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
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How to conduct an Employee Relations Investigation- 21st January 2020
Tuesday 21st January 2020- 9:30am -4:30pm
Questum Acceleration Centre, Clonmel
Employment Investigations- this one day workshop will provide you with the skills required to consider allegations, investigate using correct procedures, weigh up evidence and make the appropriate decision. You will be able to carry out fair and compliant investigations from start to finish following correct practice and procedure that is required in any investigation from initial terms of reference to producing a final investigation report. You will improve your investigative interviewing and your confidence to manage situations and employees at the initial stage which will in turn decrease the number of escalations that need to be raised to the next level.
The programme has a mixture of legislation, best practice and hands on content including:
- Introduction to Employment Investigations
- Framework for Conducting Investigations
- Skills for Conducting Investigative Interviews
LinkedIn for Business Workshop-11th February 2020
Date: Tuesday 11th February 2020 9:00am - 1pm
Venue: Clonmel Park Hotel
This is a unique, practical and interactive workshop facilitated by Justine Negri of Sole Careers, an expert on LinkedIn.
The workshop participants will learn exactly what LinkedIn is; how to develop and control their online brand and how it can add value to them and their business.
YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP & have an active LinkedIn account.
At the end of the workshop participants will
- 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 their core expertise
Excel Intermediate- 18th DEC 2019
18th December 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Excel Intermediate- Level 2
Questum Acceleration Centre- Clonmel
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.
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.
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.
• Working with Text and using common TEXT functions.
• Importing data from other sources.
• Understand how to construct an effective database within Excel.
• Understand and use a selection of the following key functions:
Supervisory Management QQI L6- 23rd Jan-27th Feb 2020 (6 Thursdays)
Commencing Thursday 23rd & 30th Jan, 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th February 2020
Questum Acceleration Centre, Clonmel
This 6 day Supervisory Skills Management QQI L6 certified programme is suitable for anyone in a supervisory or manager role who would like to gain a qualification to progress their career as well as gaining additional skills in supervision.
The aim of this programme is:
To enable the learner to examine and understand the role, duties and responsibilities of a supervisory manager within a particular vocational environment.
To facilitate the learner to understand and appreciate how organisations are managed and controlled by quality systems, clear policies and procedures, planned, organised and effective workplace practices within a particular industry setting.
To explore with the learner the role of human resource management including recruitment and selection planning and procedures, screening, monitoring and evaluation within an organisation in line with best employment practices.
To facilitate the learner in appreciating the importance of maintaining good work related processes including organisation and planning strategies, record keeping, workflow systems, operational management and supervisory procedures.
To develop an understanding of the importance of the practicalities in any business to include department budgeting, operational records and insurance criteria.
To help the learner to understand how employee training development can impact not only the efficiency of the organisation but also enhance the motivation and performance of the employee though training and assessing individuals.
To enable the learner to exercise substantial personal autonomy and responsibility.
This course is highly interactive and delivered by an experienced and highly qualified management training professional who can share life's experiences.
Portfolio of Work 40%
Skills Demonstration 60%
Google Ads Workshop- 10th March 2020
10th March 2019
9.30am – 4.30pm
Clonmel Park Hotel
This fully interactive practical one-day workshop will enable you to set up a full Google Ads campaign and get a high return on investment. You will build a Google Ad campaign throughout the day.
Please bring a laptop on the day- All participants must have their Google Ads account set up prior to the course commencing. This will include your billing details (account set up dictates this).
At the end of the day you will:
• Understand the different types of ads and bidding options
• Have set up a full Google Ad search campaign and be able to monitor and manage it successfully for a high ROI
• Be aware of the key tools and features in Google Ads and know how to use them effectively
The workshop will cover:
• Setting up a campaign in Google Ads – hands on experience setting campaigns settings and understanding bidding strategies and geographical targeting
• Setting up an AdGroup and choosing keywords – understanding and using keyword matching
• Keyword Quality score – what it is and why it is important
• Using the Google Keyword Planner, Google auto-complete & Ubersuggest for choosing campaign keywords
• Writing an effective ad and using Ad extensions effectively to increase position and click through rate
• Evaluation of existing campaign and improvements to ensure a high click through rate and conversion rate
• Linking Google Analytics data and customising Google Ads reports.
• Conversions: setting up conversion tracking
MS Powerpoint Animation & Graphics-18th February 2020
Tuesday 18th February 2020
Questum Acceleration Centre, Clonmel
9:30am – 4:30pm
You will be able to create visually appealing Powerpoint presentations that concentrate on graphics and animation. You will gain a thorough understanding of how graphics work and can be enhanced. and learn how animation can be used in a professional manner which enhances the message rather than distracts from it.
You should be very familiar with the basic use of PowerPoint and be able to create simple presentations, format slides and text. This course is not suitable for new users of PowerPoint, it is specifically aimed at those who need to create visually appealing presentations for a major event, project or presentation and who wish to learn what PowerPoint has to offer in creating high-end graphics and animation.
o Replace boring bullet lists with interactive smart-art graphics.
o Creating charts in PowerPoint and linking them to Excel, so that they update automatically.
o Animate your charts to see columns rise or line charts sweep across the screen.
• Video and Audio
o Using video or audio.
o Trimming video.
o Looping video.
o Use the animation pane and control timing and effects.
o Animation painter.
o Animation triggers.
o Created layered animation using several animations on the same object.
o Create hyperlinks to bring a slide to another application.
o Create hotspots and turn a screenshot into an interactive menu.
o Use Action Buttons for navigation.
• Master Slides
o Learn what they are and how to use them.
o Apply animation to Master Slides.
• Colour and Design
o Create and edit Themes.
o Understand how colours work together or against each other.
o Use your own custom colours
Managing with Emotional Intelligence Workshop- 1st April 2020
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Questum Acceleration Centre, Clonmel
Managing with Emotional Intelligence - Achieve a Quantum Leap in your EQ
This one day workshop will be delivered by Michael Cox of MCX Training & Development. Michael has over 25 years of experience of working with managers and leaders throughout Ireland and overseas. He is now recognised as one of the most inspirational trainers in Emotional Intelligence.
This widely acclaimed Emotional Intelligence workshop will unlock, harness, develop and maximise full potential of individuals and teams by working to people's strengths and increase their motivation, performance and productivity.
"Your EA is the level of your ability to understand other people, what motivates them and how to work cooperatively with them,"
Howard Gardner- Author of Multiple Intelligences and influential Harvard theorist
At the end of the workshop you will be able to:
- List the 7 intelligences and define what is Emotional Intelligence and a 'perfect' human being.
- Develop a greater understanding of oneself (Intrapersonal Intelligence) and how other people are 'wired' (Interpersonal Intelligence)
- Achieve a greater empathy and understanding of what motivates/ de-motivates us/ people around us and forgive short comings.
- Recognise/ admire differing types of 'wiring' and modify behaviour and communication styles according to achieve a respectful connection.
Effective Presentation Skills -CPD Accredited- Wednesday 4th March 2020
Wednesday 4th March 2020- 9:30am -4:30pm
Questum Acceleration Centre Clonmel
Overcome your fear of presenting!
This one day course combines the perfect balance of theory with practical presentation techniques to give participants the skills required to deliver effective presentations in a clear, concise and confident manner.
The 'Effective Presentation Skills' programme is now CPD accredited.
This means that on completion of the course, attendees will be awarded CPD Certification for 6 hours for inclusion in your Continuous Professional Development records for your professional body, institute, regulator or employer.
This course will help the participant understand presentation techniques and how to effectively use various “spices” to enhance their presentation. A practical hands-on approach is taken, allowing participants to practice and deliver their presentations a number of times throughout the day. At the end of the day each participant’s presentation is recorded and feedback is offered.
Understand the importance of knowing your audience
Plan an effective presentation
Beginning and ending a presentation successfully
Be familiar with a strong presentation structure
Getting the audience's attention and keeping it
Establishing audience buy-in and build your credibility
Properly using your eyes, hands, voice and stance
Participants should come to the course with a presentation topic in mind. When choosing your topic, bear in mind that initially you will build your presentation around your chosen topic and deliver it at the end of day one. Therefore, it should be a topic that you are familiar with and one that you would be comfortable speaking on. It can, but does not have to be work related.
The duration of your presentation will be approximately 10 minutes.
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