County Tipperary Skillnet is a champion for innovation in enterprise learning, playing an important role in maintaining a supply of the future skills essential for the growth of Irish enterprise.
Advances in technology, market shifts and changing demographics are among some of the constantly changing trends driving new skilling requirements for industry.
Why 160 Tipperary businesses are members
of County Tipperary Skillnet
County Tipperary Skillnet management team are continuing to work and are available to discuss any queries that our businesses or trainees have regarding our scheduled training programmes and supports for businesses.
In support of this national effort and in line with Government recommendations, County Tipperary Skillnet has postponed its in-person training courses until further notice. Where possible, alternative methods of programme delivery are being mobilised.
County Tipperary Skillnet will continue to take bookings for in-person programmes commencing at a later date in 2021. Our current range of online programmes are available to view at this link
We are also available to discuss your queries about any other future programmes we offer to businesses within the Tipperary region.
Contact details at end of this page.
We would remind our stakeholders that the HSE website www.hse.ie is the authoritative source of information and advice on the situation regarding COVID-19 in Ireland.
We will keep this information updated in the coming weeks. Further information is also available on the Skillnet Ireland website at LINK
Develop your online brand with Linkedin-12th February 2021- Online 9:30am-12noon
Date: Friday 12th February 2021 9:30am - 12noon
This online 2.5hr workshop will be delivered by Justine Negri of Sole Careers via business pro zoom. Subsidised at 30%, cost per participant is €39.
You will learn exactly what LinkedIn is; how to develop and control your online brand and how it can add value to you and your business.
• be given a very thorough demonstration on how to obtain an All Star LinkedIn profile
• get a step by step guide to using the new and numerous functions and tools available on the site
• acquire instrumental tips to help maximise the efficiency of their LinkedIn profile
• gain invaluable knowledge from peers in their group and learn from like-minded professionals
• receive a LinkedIn ebook with a practical workbook included to cater for the online training programme which will incorporate further tips and suggestions to read up on post the workshop
At the end of this online workshop you will:
• Know exactly what LinkedIn is and how it can add value to your business and personal brand
• Understand the benefits of LinkedIn
• Differentiate between a poorly laid out profile and a valuable effective profile
• Know how to plan, design and write an effective profile that sells, increases online awareness and search engine optimisation using effective and relevant keywords
• Showcase your core expertise
• Succeed in your business and your career by finding high profile sales leads, employ professionals open to hearing about new career opportunities, business partners and industry experts
Digital workbook will be supplied to all participant pre the workshop for practical application during the workshop
An EBook will be supplied to all participants post the workshop
The effectiveness of this workshop lies in the accessibility to wifi on the day.
All participants must have a (basic) LinkedIn profile set up prior to the workshop
Due to current restrictions:
• Online delivery with live LinkedIn demonstrations and PowerPoint presentation used as a visual but not depended on
• Resources used will include the following: eBook, PowerPoint presentation, virtual breakout rooms and polls if necessary
• Assessment methods will include: oral questions, Q&A, group discussion, practical sessions
Justine Negri is the founder of Sole Careers, a career management business, and since its formation in 2006, Sole has seen substantial growth, as well as the expansion of the services the business has to offer; including a Training, Recruitment, Mentoring and Coaching division.
Justine has developed a unique interactive LinkedIn workshop that has been rolled out in numerous locations and due to the success of this programme she also provides 1:1 coaching & mentoring to various private clients and organisations including Local Enterprise Offices, Social Media Skillnet, Food & Drink Industry Ireland Skillnet, CK Skillnet and South-East Regional Authority. Her creative and current LinkedIn knowledge has also resulted in Justine working with executives in countries as far as Singapore.
Justine was invited by Eircom to publish a few articles on LinkedIn for Business to help promote Eircom’s new initiative, Digital Boost, which helps SME’s to maximise their online potential. She has also delivered Start Your Own Business training programmes with various Local Enterprise Offices and facilitated part of the Women Technology Entrepreneurs Training with Meath Partnership.
Justine is a CIPD Certified Internet Recruiter obtaining an overall score of 96% for her final examination. This course provides the tools to understand the backend coding, Boolean logic and data mining used in LinkedIn and major search engines like Google. As a qualified trainer Justine uses this knowledge, along with more than 15 years in recruitment,
career management and Start Your Own Business training to teach others how to use LinkedIn to showcase their online brand for business.
Microsoft Excel - Intermediate- 3rd March 2021
Date: Tuesday 3rd March 2021
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Level: Excel Intermediate- Level 2
Location: Virtual classroom
County Tipperary Skillnet is part funding this course at 40%.
Course Aims & Objectives
At the end of this course participants will have a better understanding of how formulas are constructed and will have a thorough knowledge of how to structure a spreadsheet and database within Excel.
Who Should Attend?
This course is specifically for those who already have some experience of Excel and know how to input data and format a spreadsheet. It will specifically be of interest to those who are working on spreadsheets created by others but want to know how to set up and manage their own workbooks. You should already know how to create charts.
The course content may include the items listed below.
Charts, Sheet Layout and Formatting are covered at Level 1 - Introduction.
Items not listed here (including PivotTables and Macros) are not covered on this course and are covered at a higher level.
• Review of Excel Basics.
• Understanding the difference between “relative” and “absolute” cell references.
• Understanding and using dates in calculations.
• Creating Custom formats for dates and numbers.
• Introduction to the IF function.
• Using VLOOKUP (and HLOOKUP) function.
• Using the SUMIF(s), COUNTIF(s) and AVERAGEIF(s) functions.
• Conditional Formatting.
Important notes from the Trainer re these Online courses:
Participants need to ensure that they have Microsoft Excel working on their computer and that their sound is working.
They MUST know how to switch between applications during the course, i.e. They will have a folder open with work files, they will also have ZOOM open, and they will have Excel open. On the day, they will watch the tutor perform the task on ZOOM. They will then switch to the folder which contains the work files and they will open the file. The file will open in Excel where they will perform the task themselves. they must know how to open, save and close work files before attending the course. They therefore need to be able to switch between all three areas frequently. If they are unable to do this they should consider not attending an online course as the tutor will be unable to assist them from a distance – a classroom based course would be more beneficial in this circumstance.
The trainer will send a link to the work files needed for the course.
You will need to download these work files before the course and place them in a folder on your desktop.
All participants must have a copy of Microsoft Excel on their laptop or PC. Ideally the version of Excel will be from Office 365 or Office 203 or Office 2016.
You must have internet access. Your laptop or PC must have either built-in or connected speakers and ideally should also have a webcam.
You will be sent an invitation to join the course and you may need to download and install the ZOOM app if it is not already on your computer.
In an ideal setup, each participant would have a PC with duel screens, a camera, microphone and speakers, however we know this is not normally possible. At a minimum, each person must have a laptop with Excel installed and working. You must be able to hear the trainer therefore must have speakers or headphones attached to your laptop or PC. The trainer would prefer to be able to see you. It is possible to join the course on your smart phone, where you have a microphone and camera and then you can work on your computer,
however while this works, it isn’t ideal because you cannot share your computer screen with the trainer if you are in trouble. Also, it can be difficult to see the detail of an Excel worksheet on a tiny phone screen.
First Aid Response (PHECC)- 1st, 2nd & 3rd March 2021
Monday 1st March 2021- Online 9:30am-3:30pm
Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd January 2021- Clonmel Park Hotel- 9:30am-3:30pm
The 2007 (General Application) Regulations specify that companies, based on risk assessment, need to have an adequate number of trained First Aid personnel available to deal with medical emergencies and injuries that may occur in the workplace.
The FAR course is the only First Aid course recognized by the Health & Safety Authority in Ireland. (PHECC Certification)
This course trains students to provide effective life support intervention, diagnose and treat illness and injury and maintain maximum care of a casualty until the arrival of the emergency medical services.
The Instructor staff will be experienced in the “real life” provision of emergency care and will have the Instructional Skills required to effectively teach all learning elements of the course, both theoretical and practical.
This course will also include training on the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the administration of Aspirin in the case of suspected heart attack.
Course Content includes:
Cardiac First Response- CPR, AED, Choking, Stroke
Medical Emergencies- Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning, Fainting
Injury Management & Shock- Bleeding, Bone Injuries, Sprains, Strains/Dislocations, Shock.
Dealing with Unconsciousness Casualty
Burns-Electrical Injury Care
Hypothermia & Hyperthermia
Well-Being of the First- Aid Responder
Length of Course: 3 days
Max 6 participants
Theoretical and practical skill requirements of the training to provide a highly interactive and enjoyable course.
The use of simulation and accident/incident type scenarios will enhance the learner experience and give participants the confidence and practice needed to achieve the learning outcomes and competencies specified in the PHECC standard.
Assessment of Participants:
The course involves continuous assessment. Participants will complete both theoretical and practical assessments, in the form of a multiple choice question paper and the undertaking of four skill assessments. A mark of 80% or greater is required to pass each of the elements of assessment.
Certification of Training:
PHECC certification is awarded to successful participants. The certification is valid for two years, at which point a two day refresher course will be required. Please note that the certificate needs to be in date in order to complete the refresher course.
Remote Working Using MS Teams, Planner & To-Do -Friday 26th February 2021 -11:30am-1:30pm
Remote Team Working Using MS Office 365, MS Teams including an overview of Planner & To-Do- Friday 26th February 2021 -11:30am-1:30pm
This 2 hour course is designed to give a short but comprehensive overview of how it is possible to work remotely as a team using Office 365, specifically using Microsoft Teams, Planner and the To-Do app. It is especially relevant now, as many must work from home but must still be productive and must function effectively as part of a Team.
This is a basic level 2-hour introduction. Ebridge, the training provider will cover the essential functionality of MS Teams. An additional 45-minute recording will be sent following the webinar covering some additional / optional content.
MS TEAMS - ESSENTIALS
An overview of MS Teams
The MS Teams environment
Teams and Channels
Creating / Editing a Team / Adding Members and Guests
Creating Channels within a Team / Private Channels
Conversations / Posts
Team Channel Conversations / Posts / @mention
Notifications / The Activity Feed
Conversation Options – Subject Line – Formatting
Managing / Editing / Deleting / Saving Conversations
Hiding / Showing / Pinning Team Channels
1-1 and Group Chats
Pining chats and Group Chats
Meetings in MS Teams
Using Meet Now / Meet Now in a Channel
Meeting Options – Blur Background / Chat / Meeting Notes / View participants pane
Share your screen
Schedule a meeting
Integration with MS Outlook
Manage User Profile Settings
Working with Files:
Create Links to Files
Edit / Collaborate on Files
Searching for content
Sending an email to a MS Teams Channel.
Managing employees returning to work during COVID19 and Retention Strategies - Weds 17th Feb- 10am-12noon
This 2 hour 'Managing Employees Returning to Work during COVID19 and Retention Strategies' course will be delivered online by The HR Suite.
This short course is suitable for all members of management and business owners.
On completion of this course you will have an increased understanding of how to prepare for employees’ return to work during the COVID19 pandemic. You will learn what practical steps need to be taken from the legislative and employee retention perspective. The course will also outline the various restructure options available to employers at this point in time.
The course will cover the following:
- Where are we now? Review of the current situation.
- Selection criteria for return to work
- Employer responsibilities and H&S considerations if lockdown measures eased
- Review of existing policies and procedures
- Annual leave accrual and planning
- Dealing with flexible working/reduced hours continuation requests
- Soft/Phased return to work
- Review of HR strategy in line with business changes
- Business restructure and redundancies
There will be a team excercise on:
- Stress Management
At the end of the course you will have/know:
- What practical steps can be taken to prepare for employees’ return to work.
- A greater understanding of what retention strategies to implement while employees are out.
The ACCELERATE YOU Goal Setting Workshop with Gerry Duffy- 18th February 9am-11am
Gerry Duffy is a professional speaker in the corporate sector and works with companies like MSD, Boston Scientific, IFAC, SAP, Clancy Construction, Silver Hill Foods and Aer Lingus. His core expertise is in Leadership, Goal Setting and Public Speaking.
For fun he loves extreme sport and has completed 32 Marathons in 32 consecutive days!
The ACCELERATE YOU Goal Setting Workshop
5 Winning Ways to Reach your 2021 Business Goals
In this 2 hour workshop, Goal Setting Expert Gerry Duffy will share five weekly habits designed to ensure you hit and perhaps even exceed your 2021 targets
· The 121 Thinking Rule
· The Six People to Surround Yourself With
· What Great Time Management Actually Looks Like
· How to Get Your Mind SET!
Remote Leadership- Wednesday 24th March 2021-9:30am-11:30am
Date: Wednesday 24th March 2021
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
County Tipperary Skillnet have collaborated with Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet & Wexford Chamber Skillnet to bring you the latest in our series of free short online courses to help support businesses in the South East during the current crisis:
Companies have had to quickly transition into remote working situations. For managers/ leaders making the jump from in person to virtual leadership has been challenging.
This 2 hour virtual session will help you to reflect on best working practices so that you can lead your teams to success from a distance. The short course will also examine personal habits and routines and how you can be the best version of yourself. Finally it will provide welcome tips and techniques to encourage personal and professional motivation, resilience and general wellbeing.
Topics will include:
- How to be the best version of you so you can lead successfully
- Reducing Stress and building Resilience
- Building trust for effective remote working relationships
- The 3 Es of team performance- Enabling, Empowering and Expecting
- Effective Communication with the team to ensure outcomes are achieved
This course will be delivered by Monere Development Services.
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