FAQ   Frequently Asked Questions



To supplement the on-the-job development obtained within the individual companies and the training provided by the Product Groups, Oldcastle sponsors enterprise-wide Leadership Development Programs.

Participants are nominated annually by the leaders of the Oldcastle Product Groups.

Management Development Program (MDP)

MDP is an action learning program where each participant will be challenged and equipped to think strategically about their own business. This is a weeklong program designed for new managers or individuals with less than 5 years managerial experience from across the Oldcastle federation of companies. The participants will come away with a greater understanding of the manager's job, broaden their perspective of the total business, and help them acquire a range of management and leadership skills to drive business performance.

Strategic Management Program (SMP)

SMP is designed to motivate participants by providing an enjoyable, energizing, high quality personal development experience. The participants will develop the core management skills in key areas of business strategy and organizational development. This weeklong program is based in Ireland with experienced managers from across the globe and provides managers an opportunity to share experiences and learn from each other, to meet key members of the senior management team and to develop a better knowledge and understanding of the CRH family worldwide.

Business Leadership Program (BLP)

BLP is differentiated from other leadership programs, with a primary focus on Personal Development Plans created by each participant. This intense 12 month program is designed to accelerate the growth and readiness of senior managers for future opportunities. The program is comprised of four modules to include assessments, executive coaching, and mentoring:

  • Module 1 - Myself as a Leader
  • Module 2 - Leader as Coach
  • Module 3 - Leading High Performance Teams
  • Module 4 - Customized for the Participants


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