About Us

ManagementWorks is a government-funded initiative of the national training agency Skillnets. We offer a suite of high-impact management development programmes to help business owners, managers and management teams to achieve better results. We know that if we help you to build management and leadership capability, you can develop a more profitable and more sustainable business. 

Our Approach

  • Focused on business success – we only provide high-impact programmes with a proven track record of delivering improvements in performance
  • Affordable and accessible – our programmes are heavily subsidised and available nationwide
  • Action oriented – all of our programmes, including the postgraduate diplomas, focus on taking action, measuring impact and achieving positive results for your business
  • Delivered by the best – our programmes are delivered by Ireland's leading management training and coaching providers

Our Programmes

Our Business Growth and Business Leadership programmes are aimed at Owner Managers. They combine group workshops with one-to-one business coaching. We know from experience that owner managers learn best when they are in the company of other owner managers. We also know that the best way to make sure that the learning that takes place in the workshops is applied in the workplace is to provide professional coaching support. Our coaches will work with you to drive performance improvements in your business.

Our IMI Diploma Programmes are aimed at Managers and Senior Executives who want to develop their management and leadership capability and achieve postgraduate certification at the same time. These can be completed as standalone postgraduate certificate programmes or they can be combined to achieve a Master’s Degree.

Our Management Team and Lean Business programmes are both aimed at developing management capability within your wider team. You need everyone in your business to take responsibility for ensuring that your business is being run effectively, profitably, and sustainably. These programmes will help them to do just that.


The Management Development Council report 2010 identified the need to enhance the level of management capability of small and medium-sized firms. As a result of the research, ManagementWorks was established in 2012 under the Government's Action Plan for Jobs with a remit to support small to medium enterprises in sustaining and creating jobs.

Over two thousand business owners and managers have participated in ManagementWorks programmes since its establishment.

For small and medium-sized firms in particular, improving management capability has been shown to have a real and sustained impact on performance in terms of improved sales, efficiency and employment growth.

ManagementWorks is a Skillnets initiative and is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

About Skillnets

Skillnets was established in 1999 and is funded from the National Training Fund (NTF) through the Department of Education and Skills (DES).  Skillnets actively supports and works with businesses in Ireland to address their current and future skills needs.  It funds training networks that deliver subsidised training to groups of companies in the same region or sector and with similar training needs. Since 1999, Skillnets has facilitated almost 70,000 Irish enterprises in over 400 networks to improve the range, scope and quality of training and has allowed over 300,000 employees to up-skill and meet their work-related training needs. For further information, see www.skillnets.ie