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Engineers Guide to Effective Management - SOLD OUT

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 15 and Tuesday, 22 October 2019
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €645
    Non-Members: €745

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    (13 hours training, 13 hours further study) 26 hours   C3


Management is likely to play an increasingly important role in the life of an engineer as he/she progresses in their organisation and career. A range of recent studies on essential skills for 21st century workplaces indicate that technical expertise alone is no longer sufficient to meet individual, team or organisation objectives. Taking on new managerial responsibilities brings new challenges and demands. Knowing your own strengths and weaknesses, knowing your business and industry, knowing how to communicate, knowing how to manage and motivate people to deliver their best as individuals and as teams are the essential characteristics of today’s high performance engineering manager.


The aim of this two-day interactive CPD workshop is to enable engineers with managerial responsibilities to develop the essential characteristics necessary to operate in an effective, impactful and creative manner in their role.


This course will take place over two days of interactive workshops, complemented by pre-session reading and preparation. These days will be held a week impart, to ensure delegates have adequate reflection time and time to prepare in between.  

Day 1

Managing Yourself: Understanding your role as manager underpins all other management functions. This session will look at raising self awareness, and will give delegates an insight into their own personalities and style of management. This session will also look at role expectations, along with managing stress and building resilience.
Managing Communications: Managing how you communicate with team members is vital. Delegates will learn communication techniques, focusing on barriers and common pitfalls in communication and how to communicate with clarity and conciseness. Additionally, delegates will learn about communicating in difficult situations to ensure clear messaging.

Day 2

Managing Your Team: Managing your team is more that just managing the workflow, it’s about managing people. It is about understanding your team and their personalities to ensure that you can manage and motivate effectively and deliver results for the organisation. This session will look at developing the right culture in your team and creating a strong team dynamic, where trust is established and everyone is comfortable to challenge for continuous improvement. 

Managing Performance: Setting clear expectations, monitoring effectiveness, delivering feedback and developing talent are key skills for managers. This session will introduce the fundamentals and latest thinking in managing performance and developing your staff. There will be a strong emphasis on practical tips and practice in having meaningful 1:1 conversations on performance, development and expected behaviours. 


Ciaran O’Reilly, B.E., MSc, has over 20 years of practical experience in managing and developing technical staff in world class organisations. He received extensive training in best practice people management skills. Since 2007 Ciaran has focussed on facilitating learning and development, working for a wide variety of organisations. He lectures in “Professional Development” for a business degree programme, and is a member of Association for Coaching and Irish Institute of Training & Development.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to harness their management competencies to best meet their individual, team and organisation’s objectives and succeed as managers.

Who Should Attend

The series will benefit any engineer in a management position and particularly those who have taken on new managerial responsibilities or are in line to do so.

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15 October 2019


"Excellent, interactive course. Thought provoking."

"Very good. [I] have already recommended [it] to other managers."

Claire Nugent, Dromone Engineering: "Very beneficial to anyone recently moving into a management role."

Aisling Davis, H.S.A.: "Very worthwhile and informative course. Very engaging and interesting."

John Heffernan, Dublin City Council: "Excellent, knowledgeable instructor with very good exercises and interesting examples."


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.