Training and Development comes under the same organisational budget but they have different objectives.

  • Training is about acquiring new skills and knowledge so you can do things better;   development is about improving yourself so you can be better while doing it.
  • Training changes what you do; development how you do it.
  • Training is easily measured; development just matters.
  • With training your transformation is not required; with development, it is a       distinct possibility.
As employees over 50 face a longer working life, they need to continue training and developing themselves, and their organisations need to continue supporting them.

What do we offer?

- A development programme designed for over fifties employees. 

- One-to-one development coaching.


Is this programme right for you?
  • Take the living and working in an age of longevity questionnaire here
  • Read about our development programme here
  • Look at what others have said about it here, and
  • Tick off the reasons for not doing it here.

“If you could export this programme; you could change the world”David Meeker, CEO, Genzyme Corporation, Boston MASS
“You are onto something here. This programme’s time has come”Kingsley Aikins, CBE, Diaspora Matters
“This really worked. Sufficient time was allowed for us to determine what was really important”David Mee, Vice President, Materials Management EMEA Avnet Technology Solutions
“I thought the structure and content was excellent.”Liam Hogan, Retired Chartered Accountant
“I came away enthusiastically looking forward to my ‘third-act.”Mary Dooley, Bursar National University of Ireland
"The course was exceptional and as you know that was the overwhelming view of all participants"Liam Hogan, Retired Chartered accountant
"Excellent facilitation and content".John Doherty, The Beehive
"I thought I’d tell you it feels more than ever like you’re on to something important here"Richard Cooper, International Training Consultant, France
"In the first and second acts there is always someone to blame, family, busyness, in the third act there is no one left to blame"Paul Sullivan, Corporate Director
“It’s not that you have run out of road it’s just that you have run out of road markings”Eoin Sheahan, Marketing Manager, Retirement Marketing Team New Ireland Assurance

Contact: Dr. Edward J Kelly

Edward KellyDevelopment Programme