For over 30 years, Professional Development has been an Irish leader in training and certification. We believe that through training and continued development of your skills, you can create and sustain a thriving career.
Training is the key to transforming the culture and productivity of any organisation. It enables entire teams and departments to expand their skill-sets. This boosts morale and leads to fresh energy and ideas.
Where are Professional Development
Our head offices are based in Dublin, but we deliver training to clients throughout Ireland.
We offer both public (for individuals to attend) and in-company (in-house, for teams and groups) training programmes.
Our public courses take place at convenient Dublin venues, with dates available throughout the year.
Our in-company programmes and workshops are held all over Ireland. We come to your location to deliver training exclusively to your team.
What we at Professional Development do
We offer courses and certification in business skills. These include:
- Project Management
- Agile and Scrum
- Lean Six Sigma
- Train the Trainer
- Sales & Negotiation
- Customer Service
- Business Coaching & Mentoring
Our suite of courses is ever-expanding. We constantly develop new courses in response to growing trends and new methodologies available.
Training Delivery Style
We offer a variety of training styles, depending on the subject matter and aims of the training:
Practical, Skills-Based Workshops
These training sessions are short and focused, with a strong emphasis on developing practical skills and confidence for each participant. We achieve this through interactive learning, discussions, and group exercises.
Blended Practical & Theoretical
Some subjects require a combined approach of interactive and theory based learning. Lean Six Sigma is a great example of this.
With a blended approach, we balance the theoretical with participative learning through exercises and examples.
Intensive Exam Preparation
In the case of some certifications, training requires an almost exclusive emphasis on preparing to sit and pass an exam. We keep our exam preparation courses short in time-frame and sharply focused on the goal.
Who delivers our training
Our team of highly qualified, experienced trainers bring their passion for sharing their chosen subject to every course they deliver.
They create a dynamic, inclusive learning environment for all participants, and are always please to share feedback and tips.
Professional Development Courses
Project Management Courses
Great project management is at the heart of every efficient, high-performing organisation, regardless of size or industry. Trained, certified project managers are always in demand.
For this reason, our project management courses are busy all year-round. We have an extensive suite of project management courses and certification options to suit different requirements.
Choose from practical skills only (Project Management Fundamentals), or a combination or practical skills plus certification (Certified Project Management).
Our exam preparation courses for Project Management Professional (PMP) and PRINCE2 are intensely focused and geared towards setting you up for success.
Agile Project Management Courses
Agile is becoming one of the most widely adopted project management methodologies on a global scale. Due to its flexibility, Agile is perfect for projects with changing or difficult to define requirements.
Our Agile Certified Course prepares you for the Agile Master Certified (SAMCTM) exam. You can put your Agile skills on the map with this international certification.
Our in-company Agile suite includes options for those who are already experienced with this style of project management and for teams that need a very practical approach.
Scrum Master Courses
Scrum is the most popular form of Agile. It is perfect for fast-paced project environment with very team-focused approaches to managing projects.
The Scrum Team drives successful Scrum project management through clearly defined roles and responsibilities. The best-known of those roles is the Scrum Master. Our Scrum Master Certified Course (SMCTM) is a great choice for anyone who wants to begin learning about Scrum and gain certification.
We often train entire Scrum Teams for in-company clients. This incorporates the roles of Scrum Master (SM), Scrum Product Owner (SPO), and Scrum Developer (Scrum Team Members).
In recent years, PRINCE2 has become one of our busiest courses. This may be due to the fact that it is used by so many organisations.
Our intensive PRINCE2 training exam preparation course enables participants to achieve both the Foundation and Practitioner certifications within one week.
Lean Six Sigma Courses
We offer Lean Six Sigma training to support every stage of knowledge and experience.
Our Yellow Belt course is a great introduction to understanding Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. Our Green Belt training takes a more in-depth look at developing your capability and confidence using Lean Six Sigma tools.
For those who have experience in process improvement, we offer a unique approach to Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training and certification.
Train the Trainer Courses
Although Train the Trainer has gone through several changes in the past few years, the core skills needed by all trainers remain the same.
With our QQI Certified Train the Trainer courses, we address all stages of the Training Cycle. These are: identifying training needs, designing training, delivering training, and evaluating whether training has been successful.
All managers need an understanding of their role, along with a set of versatile tools they can draw upon to perform to the very best of their potential.
We offer both certified and uncertified management courses. Our courses are very practical and interactive, helping to build confidence and understanding of management styles and tools.