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IMI-Essential Skills of Management Online Oct 4th - Dec 6th

14 September 2022 

Management Development programme

ICBE Skillnet are offering another Management Development programme with significant subsidy to Small/Medium Companies (over 50% Skillnet funding)

This is another collaboration between three Skillnet Networks and is a great opportunity for companies/managers to avail of fantastic IMI programmes at a much reduced rate.

ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet – Cork Chamber Skillnet – MIDAS Skillnet

See below details about the upcoming IMI Essential Skills of Management; which is also on our website at

There are still some places available on this highly interactive IMI online programme; designed to strengthen your managerial skillset -  Highl subsidised for SMEs – feel free to pass this offer on to anyone who might be interested.

 IMI Essential Skills of Management

Tues/Weds 4th/5th Oct - Tues/Weds 8th/9th Nov - Mon/Tues 5th/6th Dec   6 days (9am - 5pm) Members €1,250 - Non-Members €1,875 per personwith Skillnet Funding Applied/Regular cost €3,995

Contact to book your place/s Registration Deadline: Monday, September 5th

Special offer for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (less than 250 employees)


Cancellation Policy as per IMI Terms & Conditions

  • Registrants who cancel over one month in advance of scheduled training date shall incur no cancellation fee.
  • Registrants who cancel within one month of scheduled training date shall incur a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the cost.
  • If registrant cannot attend, they may nominate a participant to take their place.

 This highly interactive six-day programme is designed to enhance your existing management skills & will help you develop new competencies within a framework of identified essential skills.

This programme is comprised of 6 full days divided into 3 modules of 2 consecutive days each:

  1. Excel Learn a variety of management tools and techniques
  2. Perform Discover how to design strategies for increased employee performance
  3. Deliver Find out how to foster an environment of creativity and innovation.

Essential Skills of Management is one of IMI’s most popular management development programmes.


Module 1 (October 4th & 5th): Understanding your Role and Context • Remote working and leading • The role of the manager • Listening skills • Your development planning • Management behaviours • Essential steps of planning • Goal and objective setting • Problem solving • Responses to Conflict

Module 2 (November 8th & 9th): Aligning Goals & Resources • Influencing • Delegation • Flexible Management • Introduction to Belbin • Belbin Team roles • Motivation • Building blocks of successful teams • Building trust • Team stages & high performing teams

Module 3 (December 5th & 6th): Building an enabling culture • DiSC Profile – understanding self • DiSC Profile – understanding others • Performance management & effective feedback • Coaching skills for managers • Managing different performance conversations • Pulling it all together

Trainer Profile Fabio Grassi has over 17,000 hours of training design and delivery, and over 1500 hours executive coaching, with a client satisfaction rating of 94%. His focus is to architect tailored organisational development interventions to transform talent into real business growth and return on investment. His passion is to help executives and managers to achieve specific business outcomes by developing their team’s performance, collaboration and motivation.

Fabio is an associate faculty member with the IMI where he directs the IMI Diploma in Executive Coaching and delivers training in variety of customised programmes for organisations.

In 2009, Fabio facilitated one of the Economic Working Groups engaging the Irish Diaspora at the Global Irish Economic Forum. An IBM Global Sales School Graduate (with distinction) and the recipient of the 2001 IBM Winning Team Award, Fabio worked in IBM for 9 years in a variety of roles including Skill & Education Consultant for the organisation, advising executive and management teams across Europe. Fabio’s major interests are in Behavioural Science, Emotional Intelligence, Talent Development and Motivation, Coaching and Facilitation.