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ITBA Management Development Programme Workshops 2019

20-August-19
ITBA Management Development Programme Workshops 2019

ITBA Management Development Programme Workshops Update

ITBA’s regional series of management development programme workshops are currently underway in Navan, Co. Meath and Thurles Co. Tipperary and as expected, have attracted a wide range of breeders. Upon completion of the workshops, the series of One-to-One mentoring sessions will take place at the ITBA HQ. Kerry Ryan of the ITBA caught up with both groups during the week to introduce those breeders attending the workshops to the local enterprise officer. Both Lorna Cooney of Meath County Council and Madeline Ryan of Tipperary County Council took the opportunity to update breeders on the works of the Local Enterprise Office (LEO), which combines the expertise of Enterprise Ireland with the broad reach of local authorities. They also encouraged breeders to interact with the local enterprise offices, of which there are over thirty across the LEO network.

Lorna Cooney said Meath County Council are delighted to have supported such an initiative through its Local Enterprise Office. It is our first time supporting this sector but we recognise that the it is a significant revenue generator within the local economy here in County Meath and we encourage the up-skilling of breeders and their key staff. We would like to take the opportunity to wish the participants of this pilot programme the very best and look forward to supporting them to grow and develop their businesses into the future.”

Madeline Ryan of Tipperary County Council said “Tipperary County Council and the Local Enterprise Office recognise the importance of the equine industry and its economic contribution to the County. Local Enterprise Office Tipperary is committed to business development and upskilling key staff to deal with an ever-changing business environment and is delighted to support the ITBA in the delivery of this Management Development programme. Every day small businesses strive to overcome challenges and the equine industry is no different. It is hoped that this training will strengthen the skills of the participants and prepare them for the challenges and uncertainty that lies ahead.

Speaking on this latest educational initiative, ITBA’ Kerry Ryan said we are hoping to host additional workshops before the end of the year, citing Galway and Wexford as the next possible venues. Following the success of this pilot programme, we are keen to develop and nurture the association’s relationship with the LEO network. Should breeders wish to contact their local enterprise officer, the ITBA would be more than happy to do the introduction.

Meath MDP Workshop Ardoyne Hotel Navan Lorna Cooney (2nd from right).jpeg

Tipp MDP Workshop, Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles Madeline Ryan (extreme left).jpeg

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