As an SME professional there are many different skills that you need to develop or hone to ensure the successful running of a business.
Skillnet Ireland has developed the SME Manager Competency Framework following extensive consultation with SME Managers throughout Ireland. The Framework focuses on you, your relationships, your business and the specific competencies that are relevant to SME Managers regardless of the sector, business or managerial position you are in. The Framework is the foundation for the suite of management programmes available directly to businesses through Skillnet Ireland.
Skillnet Ireland are also currently developing an SME Manager Competency Framework self-assessment tool and related supports for SME Managers. The tool will enable you to see at a glance the different skills that accomplished managers need to perform effectively in their roles. It will assist you to recognise which level you are at now and the next level to aim for. The tool will help you to determine the skills you need to develop, in order to drive the future development of your business.
The framework will be published in June 2018 and the self-assessment tool will be available later this year.