Organisational Development & Change


The Organisational Development and Change Unit within Sport Ireland is primarily focused on providing support to the sports organisations which receive funding from Sport Ireland including National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships.

What do we do?

There are several aspects to our work:

Capability Building

This refers to the strategic management of Organisational Capability Building (OCB) in client sports organisations across eight capability areas:

• Organisational Leadership

• Change Management

• Risk Management

• Strategic Planning

• Employee Performance Management

• Project Management

• Corporate Governance

• Stakeholder Engagement

Organisational Capability is built through a range of Learning, Advisory & Systems support services.

These include but are not limited to:

• Training Courses, Workshops and Seminars

• E-Learning

• Executive Coaching

• Psychometric & Behavioural Assessments

• Workplace Mediation

• Expert Advice – HR & Employment Law

• Expert Advice - Capability Building

• Senior Level Recruitment Support

Organisational Development & Change Interventions

We provide a wide array of interventions delivered on a specific & tailored basis with client sports organisations.  The underlying purpose of this activity is the continual improvement of organisational effectiveness within these organisations. Such interventions include but are not limited to the following:

• Organisational Assessment & Planning

• Team Building

• Intergroup Relations

• Organisational Design

• Cultural Change

Working Groups & Networks

We facilitate a range of sectoral working groups and networks. Such groups typically meet on a quarterly basis and are comprised of professionals operating in a variety of different career/role types. The purpose of each group is to support peer learning, idea sharing and networking between participants. There are currently three such groups in operation:

• Leadership, Managing Change, Performance & Projects (for NGB Chief Executives, LSP Co-ordinators and other sector based Senior Managers)

• Human Resources (for sector based Human Resource Management professionals)

• Stakeholder Engagement (for sector based Marketing, Communications, Sponsorship & PR professionals)