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Screen Skills Ireland announces Call for Tutors for Screen Leaders Programme
29 Jul 2021 : News Desk
Screen Skills Ireland is seeking to engage a number of Tutors in the areas of Strategy, Leadership, Marketing and Branding, Digital Strategy and Transformation, Finance, Talent Management, Workplace Wellbeing, Workplace Innovation, Diversity and Inclusion and Sustainability. 

About Screen Skills Ireland

Screen Skills Ireland is the skills development business unit within Fis Éireann/Screen Ireland (SI), the national development agency for the creative screen industry. Screen Skills Ireland has responsibility for investing in people and skills development across film, television and animation. Screen Skills Ireland designs, develops and delivers industry-focused skills development initiatives encompassing film, TV, animation, games and VFX, for all roles from new entrants to company leaders.

About Screen Leaders 

Screen Leaders is the strategic company development programme for the screen industries that can transform businesses. Designed for company leaders working in film, television, animation, games, post-production, VFX, facilities, sales, distribution, and exhibition, it is funded by the Creative Europe Programme and Screen Skills Ireland.

Screen Leaders provides an extensive toolkit to grow and develop companies and industry leaders. The programme focuses on strategic planning; the ability to implement strategic decisions; methodologies to align company culture to the strategic plan; development of organisational structure; and the skills to adapt to change, foster innovation, explore new and developing business models and build company value. Screen Leaders enables participants to make informed strategic decisions, which support the future growth of their companies. This programme focuses on the execution and implementation of company strategies and building industry leaders.

The Screen Leaders programme is aimed at company leaders leading companies across the value chain in industry sectors such as film, television, animation, games, post-production, VFX, facilities, sales, distribution and exhibition. 

Goals and Objectives

  • To enhance the entrepreneurial skills of European audio-visual Promoters
  • To develop ambition and confidence in European audio-visual Promoters
  • To create stronger and more commercially viable European audio-visual Companies
  • To create a cooperative and trusting network of industry professionals who can utilise each other’s talent, capabilities, and contacts to create more and better productions and to place those productions competitively on the international market.

Screen Leaders provides participants with the opportunity to take a step back and invest in their own personal development and company development. Our team work with the companies to assist them to plan strategically, influence change, collaborate and communicate effectively. Our aim is to equip the participants with the skills and tools needed to implement their new strategy for their company. Unusually for such a programme the execution steps are mapped out as part of the process and the companies commit to taking these steps to implement their plan while on the programme.

The Screen Leaders Programme

The optimum number of candidates is 8 -10 companies with 2 company promoters per company.  The company promoters must be able to effect change within the organisation and so should be the CEO and another senior person COO, CFO or CTO. 

The programme is divided into 3 modules and 1 and 3 are residential with classes over a 3.5 day period.  The emphasis is on one-to-one coaching throughout the whole programme. 

The curriculum is developed by Screen Skills Ireland with the Tutors and the emphasis is on learning and then the practical application of the learning.  A key aspect of the course is the one-to-one coaching that takes place.

At the conclusion of the programme we anticipate that participants know how to craft a strategy, understand the dynamics at play within their companies in terms of resourcing, team interaction and delivery and know what will point them towards long-term sustainability.  They should have a strategy that they can develop and set milestones and a personal development plan.

Typical topics covered over the course of the programme –

  • The Role of Strategy and Leadership
  • Leadership Group Work – Understanding ourselves and others
  • Understanding Company Cash Flows
  • Making Innovation Work
  • Digital Transformation
  • Building High Performance Teams
  • The Strategic Planning Model
  • Strategic Growth Case Studies – Audio-Visual and non-AV
  • Influence, Impact and Networks
  • Coaching and Developing Talent
  • Past Participant Case Study
  • Slate Management
  • Challenging Business Conversations / conflict management – including role playing
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Sustainability

Programme Resourcing

The programme is organised by the Co-Directors Teresa Mc Grane (DEPUTY CEO Screen Ireland) and Gareth Lee (Manager Screen Skills Ireland) and the Programme Manager Barbara Henkes.


Screen Skills Ireland is seeking proposals from suitably qualified persons in the key areas outlined of Strategy, Leadership, Marketing and Branding, Digital Strategy and Transformation, Finance, Talent Management, Workplace Wellbeing, Workplace Innovation, Diversity and Inclusion and Sustainability. 

If you are submitting a proposal regarding Strategy and Leadership, base your quote on 12 days.  All other disciplines should be on a per day basis.

You will need to be available between the following dates 27th – 30th September 2021(Module 1), October / November (various dates Module 2) and 16th – 20th January (Module 3).  Strategy and Leadership form the core part of the course and those days will be as follows:

  • Module 1 Delivery: 3.5 days
  • Module 2 1:1 Coaching (including prep and delivery): 5 days
  • Module 3 Delivery: 3.5 days
  • Total Days: 12 days                

For Strategy in Module 2 – 10 days apply as there are more one-to-one meetings.

The final days may be subject to numbers on the course and additional design and prep.

Please submit as part of your interest a full proposal setting out:

  1. Your understanding of our needs.
  2. Your professional experience including CV.
  3. Your experience of the Screen Sector.
  4. Your financial proposal and daily rate.

Criteria for selection:

  1. Your understanding of our needs 10%
  2. Your professional experience 20%
  3. Your experience in the Screen Sector 40%
  4. Fee proposal 30%

Proposals should be sent to info@screenleaders.ie and this will be an open portal for interested parties to participate in the programme. Decisions will be made on the main Tutors by 14th August – but all other Tutor applications will form part of a panel that we can draw on.

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