Carole Hogan – Managing Director

Phd, MEd, BA, HDEd, Grad Dip Training and Development, ASTD, ICM

Carole is a Human Resource Development Consultant with more than 30 years’ experience. She founded Carole Hogan Associates in 1994, and since then she has sourced experienced and competent team providing leadership and executive development and executive coaching services. She has managed teams, functions, and businesses of varying size and complexity. Carole established and managed successful Competency Based Performance Management and Development processes in many organisations. She has coached extensively in the past 15 years in high tech, biotech, financial services, smaller companies, and non-profits. Carole designs and delivers intensive, action-oriented leadership development programmes that enable executives to transfer their personal learning and leadership insights back to their everyday work in organisations. Carole is a recognized expert in executive level competency modelling and applications such as 360 assessment and development, selection, succession planning and talent management. Carole also managed executive development, succession planning, and executive coaching in organisations.

Carole has presented extensively at conferences and in academia as well as contributing and authoring numerous books and academic papers.

Carole previously lectured in Learning and Talent Development on the MSc programme in UCC and guests lectured on Human Resource Development Programmes for the University of Limerick.


  • Doctorate of Social Science in Human Resource Development, University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
  • Master of Education, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.
  • Diploma in Training and Development, University of Limerick.
  • Higher Diploma in Education, University College Cork.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, University College Cork.

Summary of Activity:

  • Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) Approved Examination Centre
    ASTD Associate Member, CIPD Member.


  • Hogan, Carole, Garavan, Thomas N., Cahir-O’Donnell, Amanda, Gubbins, Claire, (2020) Learning and Development in Organisations: Strategy, Evidence, and Practice, Oaktree Press, Dublin.

  • Hogan, Carole, Garavan, Thomas N., Cahir-O’Donnell, Amanda, (2009) Developing Managers and Leaders, Gill & MacMillan, Dublin.

  • Hogan, Carole, Garavan, Thomas N., Cahir-O’Donnell, Amanda, (2003) Making Training and Development Work; A Best Practice Guide, Oak Tree Press, Dublin.


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