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    Dorothy McKee Consulting

    “Collaborating with local people and partnerships to deliver creative consultancy solutions”

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    Develop Your Leadership Skills & Potential

    ILM research undertaken in October 2016 found that 28% of UK workers feel they don’t have a trustworthy and inspirational leader – topping the list of what they lack most at work. Nearly one in four (24%) say that leaders in their organisations make them feel stressed and less than a quarter (23%) would be very likely to recommend their company’s overall leadership.

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    Track Record in Course Delivery

    Dorothy McKee Consulting has a proven track record in ILM Course delivery having launched and delivered more than a dozen cohorts in Leadership and Management and Coaching and Mentoring over the past two years alone, providing ILM training to more than 100 students. Our training programmes have helped to develop leaders in organisations across the Public, Private and Third Sectors in Northern Ireland. See our Clients List for more information and testimonials.

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    Targeted HR Support Services

    Our consulting team has a wealth of experience in developing bespoke solutions for clients covering a range of HR services including: recruitment & selection, cultural audits, HR policy reviews, appraisal and reward & recognition reviews, HR investigations and more.

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About Us

Dorothy McKee Consulting is a management & HR consultancy firm specialising in providing niche services designed to help top teams and organisations successfully implement change. Based in Ballynahinch Northern Ireland Dorothy McKee and her associate team are committed to delivering quality consultancy services to organisations facing the challenge of survival in the current uncertain climate.

We help clients to successfully address: personal and organisation development issues; strategic and operational change; the promotion of Equality, Good Relations and Diversity; Human Resources issues and strategy and policy reviews.

Our well qualified and experienced team and local and national partners provide clients with innovative thinking and emerging good practice in managing change.

Our consulting team has extensive experience and credibility, across a range of sectors, locally and nationally in implementing, leading edge consultancy solutions to organisations undergoing transition.

We are an accredited Institute of Leadership and Management level 5 and 7 Centre and can deliver leadership development programmes at Award Certificate and Diploma level in addition to a range of endorsed and development programmes. img


Why Us

Online Support

Making use of cloud storage and discussion forums for easy access to course materials and content

Experienced Consultants

An experienced consultancy team with a track record in their field

Practical Training & Advice

Practical advice and guidance which can be applied to the workplace to achieve results


Ongoing tutoring and 1-1 coaching to help you develop your skills and knowledge

Our Courses

  • ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management

    Duration: 6 months Certificate 18 months Diploma

    The Level 5 qualification in Leadership and Management is made up of a broad range of units covering skills in six core areas – working with people, managing yourself and personal skills, providing direction, facilitating innovation and change, achieving results and using resources.


    Tutor: Dorothy McKee

  • ILM Level 5 in Effective Coaching and Mentoring

    Duration: 6-9 months Certificate 18 months Diploma

    These qualifications are for managers and those with significant responsibility for effective coaching and mentoring as part of their daily role within an organisational context. They are also ideal for individuals who wish to move into a development role or start a career as a freelance coach or mentor.Participation on the programme gives you the confidence that you are undertaking coaching and or mentoring in a professional and ethical manner in a way that reflects current good practice.


    Tutor: Dorothy McKee

  • ILM Level 7 in Leadership and Management

    Duration: 6 months Certificate 18 months Diploma

    This accredited programme is aimed at existing or aspiring senior managers seeking to develop themselves as leaders and managers, who recognise they must satisfy various stakeholders and who want to invest in their own personal brand. The highly interactive programme requires undertaking work based research activity and applying current models and theoretical frameworks to enhance personal and organizational effectiveness


    Tutor: Dorothy McKee

  • Non-accredited Workshops

    1-2 day programmes

    Dorothy McKee Consulting has developed a track record in delivering interactive, insightful and relevant one day workshops to organisations across Local Government, the public sector, private sector and community & voluntary sectors in Northern Ireland. This includes workshops covering recruitment & selection, governance, leading change and coaching and mentoring.


    Delivered by Dorothy McKee & Associates

Our Tutors

  • Paul Tracey

    Associate Consultant

    Paul Tracey has designed and delivered learning and change events for the last twelve years. Prior to this he worked as Head of Corporate Treasury in Ulster Bank. He created and now manages Paul Tracey Consulting. Paul provides support to Dorothy McKee Consulting in delivery of ILM Level 5 programmes, specialising in Emotional Intelligence, Mental Toughness and NLP. Paul holds Master Practitioner accreditation in Neuro Linguistic Programming.

  • Dr Debbie Donnelly

    Associate Consultant

    Dr. Debbie Donnelly is an experienced senior executive and consultant who held positions where she was involved in providing leadership and oversight in relation to policing, criminal justice, equality, governance, policy making and evaluation. She is a former Deputy Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Policing Board and has an excellent understanding of the challenges facing the partnership members

  • Ronan Brennan

    Associate Consultant

    Ronan is an experienced HR and Employee Engagement practitioner with a strong track record in the design, implementation and evaluation of a range of learning & development, employee engagement, performance management and health and wellbeing programmes. He was CIPD Northern Ireland Student of the Year Winner 2016 and currently runs his own HR Consultancy in addition to working as an HR Business Partner for a multi-national healthcare supplies manufacturer. In 2019 he became a Chartered Member of the CIPD.

  • Ian McMaster

    Associate Consultant

    Since leaving University with a degree and post-graduate studies in education Ian has travelled extensively providing workshops and training in places such as Nigeria, Dubai, Germany, Poland and Sri Lanka. His reputation is one of being able to develop innovative and successful learning programmes to improve performance within teams and organizations. Ian has considerable experience delivering ILM programmes and is a certified facilitator with Emergenetics International.

  • Olivia Cleland

    Associate Consultant

    Olivia Cleland is a Learning and Development specialist with a passion for developing the potential and capability of individuals, teams and organisations. With over 15 years experience in both the private and public sector, Olivia is an authentic advocate of people development and specialises in Management, Leadership, Coaching, Resilience, Emotional Intelligence and NLP. Olivia assists in the delivery of our ILM Level 5 programmes.

What our Students say

"This course has been a revelation to my career. Thoroughly enjoyable and relevant. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone thinking of participating".

Lee-Ann Calwell - Level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management

Compliance & Operational Risk Manager

Cornmarket Insurance Services

“The ILM Level 7 is an investment in your future. Professionally delivered, motivational, informative and rewarding”.

Joseph McNeill - Level 7 Diploma

Production Manager

Schrader Electronics

“The ILM Level 7 diploma provides excellent opportunities for a very practical application of contemporary and traditional leadership theories to practice. I would recommend that all senior leaders no matter how experienced they are in their role consider undertaking this course”.

Graeme Bannister - Level 7 Diploma

Director of Community & Wellbeing

Ards & North Down Borough Council