New First Line Managers in the making

18 May 2011     Last updated: 20 Jun 2014

13 participants from 8 organisations across Northern Ireland have begun the 2011 spring session of Institute of Management and Leadership (ILM) level 3 in First Line Management (FLM) as part of the Reaching Communities NI Support and Development Progra

This ten week programme has been designed specifically for the voluntary and community sector. It includes current management theories and practical tools and gives an overview of management, providing a stepping stone to other qualifications.

“We were able to build networks and relationships with organisations that we might not have had access to before the programme.” Jolena Flett, NICEM
“Managing staff, conflict and managing change - I've put a lot of what I learnt in these sessions into practice already.” Teresa Livingstone, Something Special

Over the last three years, 89 people have participated in the First Line Management programme, which runs three times during the year.  We are currently recruiting for the October intake.

A key element of the programme is to meet and work alongside other voluntary and community groups and this has proven a hit with all the participants in each First Line Management course.

Participants on the RCNI FLM programme May-July 2011

Claire ConverySouth Down Family Health Initiative
Graham RankinThe Orchardville Society
Mark JenkinsonEnable NI
Tim CurrieEnable NI
Claire NortonCedar Foundation Head Office
Anne MagillCarrickfergus Women's Forum
Martin McCrystalNorth West Community Network
Gabrielle QuinnNorth West Community Network
Johny TurnbullHeadway UK
Roisin McCuskerDevenish Partnership Forum
Mairead CurranOrchardville Society
Gerard AndersonHeadway UK
Gillian PreshoCedar Foundation













For more information on the course, including details of how to register an interest in attending the next sessions, contact Roisin Kelly by email at [email protected]

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