Publish Date: Tuesday, January 31st 2017:
- 150 Members of Mid-West Business Community Participating in the Programme
Limerick Chamber today kicked off its Regional Leaders’ Programme at an event hosted by Dell EMC at its campus in Raheen Business Park. The programme is being delivered by the Limerick Chamber in partnership with Dell EMC and the University of Limerick. The purpose of the initiative is to develop leaders for the future in the Mid-West region and beyond through mentorship and skills sharing.
Limerick Chamber today kicked off its Regional Leaders’ Programme at an event hosted by Dell EMC at its campus in Raheen Business Park. Pictures are Nicola Grennan - DELL EMA, Timmy O' Dwyer - Speaker DELL EMC, Dr James Ring - CEO Limerick Chamber, Der Philip O'Regan - Dean, Kemmy Business School University of Limerick, Professor Don Barry- Speaker / President University Of Limerick, Lynsey Delaney - DELL EMC. Picture: Shauna Kennedy.
Following on from the success of the Limerick Chamber’s recent Leadership Mentoring Programme, this new programme, with the support of Dell EMC and University of Limerick, will support skill development amongst 150 current and future business leaders. The Regional Leaders’ Programme will run on a bi-monthly basis at Dell EMC’s Limerick Campus. Over a networking lunch, each session will involve an address from one of the country’s well known executives – someone from either the private or public sector.
The programme will be made up of 5 leadership talks over the course of 12 months. The first will be delivered by Denis Brosnan, former CEO, Kerry Group on the 21st February. Each of these leadership talks are private sessions for the 150 participants signed up to the programme.
Dr James Ring, CEO, Limerick Chamber, said: “Our Regional Leaders’ Programme is aimed at professionals who want to develop their leadership skills or for companies who would like to increase the capacity of their internal talent pool to ensure the next generation of their company is in safe hands. We are delighted to partner with Dell EMC and the University of Limerick on this initiative. Experts from both organisations will be centrally involved in the delivery of the programme at Dell EMC’s campus.”
In between the bi-monthly leadership talks, the 150 participants will participate in smaller groups with a mentor. This will be a senior leader from the region who will work with them to develop their leadership skills. Each group will receive a new mentor every two months, ensuring that they are exposed to many different leadership styles drawn for a broad range of sectors.
Timmy O’Dwyer, Vice President, Global Parts Operations and Limerick Site Leader for Dell EMC said that the company was looking forward to working with business people from across the region.
“Dell EMC is delighted to be partnering with Limerick Chamber on this exciting programme to support the growth and development ambitions of the mid-west region. As a large employer in Limerick we’re always looking at innovative ways we can support the community and leverage the talent within our team to the benefit of the region. The Limerick Chamber Regional Leaders’ Programme is a perfect vehicle for the leaders from within our business to share expertise with the participants. Having somewhere to turn for advice whether you are the founder of a start-up or an executive within a more established company is crucial, and we hope this programme will meet that need while enhancing leadership capabilities across the region,” said Mr O’Dwyer.
More information about the Limerick Chamber Regional Leaders Programme is available at www.limerickchamber.ie.