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Management programme – Brendan Collins Open Training College

September 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - October 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Free – €60.00

This is a series of six virtual workshops;

Participants can book all six together or individual days,

Date: 2nd/9th/16th/23rd/30th September & 7th October

Time: 11am till 1pm

Cost: Free SCI Member/ € 60 Non member

Social care Ireland are delighted to collaborate with the Open Training College (OTC) on the following series of online events. This is a bespoke series of events from the OTC Management programme. The importance of personal and professional development for managers working within human services cannot be overstated and possessing such skills contributes tangibly to quality service provision. When undertaking this series of workshops, the manager will be introduced to management theory and how such theory relates to the effective management of human services. When considering professional development, the manager will review and assess strengths in areas such as managing meetings, delegating and negotiating and will plan improvement strategies as they progress with their work and studies. Behaving ethically represents a cornerstone of rights-based service provision and no study of management is complete without making reference to ethical theories and the application of these within the workplace.
The material presented in this module dealing with management theory and its ‘best practice’ application ensures that the manager will be presented with key information that will contribute to and enhance their professional development and, in turn, quality service provision.

Aim: The aim of this series of online events is to introduce the student to key management theory, the role and responsibilities of the first line manager with a focus on the personal and professional skills and attributes required to fulfil this complex role effectively.

Objectives: The series of online events has the objective of encouraging and facilitating the participant to consider and reflect on their role as a first line manager and to identify strengths and areas for development of this role currently and into the future. It also facilitates the participant to reflect upon ethical decision making and to consider the consequences in respect to this process within a human service setting.

Facilitator: Brendan Collins is the Course Director of the OTC’s Management Programmes. Before joining the College in 1999 Brendan worked for Enable Ireland (formerly Cerebral Palsy Ireland) for many years in first line positions culminating in his developing and leading the Community Development Programme for adult service users in Dublin. During this time he was also a member of the first cohort of students of the OTC’s management courses. Apart from his OTC management qualification, Brendan also holds a BA (Hons) in Training and Education from NUIG and a Diploma in Community Development from UCC. Brendan is currently completing an MA in International Development with Kimmage Development Studies Centre

PROPOSED TIMETABLE: 11 am – 1 pm  (online)

Title: Content: Date:
  1. The Theory of Management
Looking at the four functions of management Thursday 2nd of September
  1. Management v’s Leadership
Styles and contrasts, servant leadership —doing things right, as oppose to doing the right things Thursday 9th of September
  1. People Management
Group formation, conflict management Thursday 16th of September
  1. Organisational Culture
Values, sub cultures, ethical behaviour and reflective practice Thursday 23rd of September
  1. Practical Management Skills and tips
Time management, budget & finance management, managing meetings Thursday 30th of September
  1. Governance “Bringing it all together”


Understanding and appreciating it’s everybody’s role & responsibility – negotiating, decision making Thursday 7th of October
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September 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am
October 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Free – €60.00
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Charlotte Burke


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