Supervisory Management For the Screen Sector

Date: June 18th

Tutor(s):  Deborah Collins – Professional Development 

Duration: 3 x Half days 

Venue: Online

Cost: €90

Course Profile:

This course, run in partnership with Screen Ireland, will run SATURDAYS – June 18th, 25th and July 2nd (9.30am – 1.45pm)

Please note that we will run the course dates that receive the most demand. 

This Supervisory Management course is aimed at those who are currently involved in, or about to undertake a supervisory management position in the Irish screen industry. The course covers the key principles of effective management and examines the qualities of a good manager. By the end of the course trainees will feel confident in their own ability to manage others with skill and success.

Participant Profile:

This course is aimed at any crew working in the Film and TV Drama Sector who have recently, or who soon will step up to a Supervisory role including Production Managers, Coordinators, Line Producers, Location Managers,  and Heads of Departments.

The course is limited to 14 participants.  

Application Procedure: June 18th 

Please apply online at this LINK by 12pm on Tuesday May 24th 2022. 

For further information, please email

Applications for this course are limited and we expect a high volume of applications.  Applications without a CV will not be considered for selection.  

Screen Ireland and Screen Skillnet courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.


Training Objectives: 

*Understand different management styles

To perform a role with success, you must first understand it well. We dedicate time to understanding the various styles of management during training.


*Gain stronger communication skills

Communication is at the heart of almost everything a manager does. During training, we look at how you can get your message across clearly whether you’re communicating with your team or upper management.


*Possess techniques for organisation and managing their time

This course has a module called “Organisational Skills and Planning”. It includes time management, organisation, and the ever-important skill of delegation.


*Know how to motivate their team and build strong relationships

Team motivation is high on the list of essential management skills. You’ll learn a variety of ways to build and maintain a strong team culture.


*Be able to spot and solve problems

It is almost impossible to avoid problems. They will inevitably crop up from time to time. We aim to prepare you with skills for spotting and resolving any issues that arise with ease.

Course Content:

  • Management Styles
  • Qualities of a good manager
  • Management vs leadership
  • Understand different management styles and their impact on staff
  • Evaluate strengths & weaknesses of each style
  • Discover and evaluate your own style
  • Motivation & Team Building
  • Your responsibility as a role model
  • Engaging with staff to build great working relationships
  • Using motivational techniques
  • De-motivation: recognise the symptoms
  • Addressing and resolving low morale


  • Organisational Skills & Planning
  • Managing your time
  • Goal-Setting: short, medium, and long term
  • Using the SMART goal-setting approach
  • Prioritising tasks
  • Delegation skills and work allocation
  • Communication & Assertiveness
  • Understanding how we communicate
  • Communicating with confidence and clarity
  • Understanding assertiveness
  • Learning how to say “No”
  • Managing Performance
  • Setting recognisable performance goals
  • Improving staff performance
  • Providing constructive feedback
  • Addressing poor performance constructively
  • Managing Conflict & Tricky Situations
  • Identifying areas of conflict
  • How to handle difficult conversations
  • Responding vs reacting

Tutor Profile:

Professional Development specialise in delivering training for core business skills including project management, Prince2 courses, lean six sigma, management, communications, sales, and training design and delivery skills. Whether you’re seeking a practical workshop, international certification, or a combination of both, Professional Development can provide the most rewarding solution for your needs.

  • 17th June 2022 - 2nd July 2022
    8:00 am - 1:45 pm