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Problem Solving & Critical Thinking- Online-21st May 2021- 9:30am-12:30pm
Friday 21st May 2021 9:30am-12:30pm
Subsidised cost is €39 per participant is part funded by County Tipperary Skillnet.
This 3 hour 'Problem Solving & Critical Thinking' workshop is one in the 'New Links Training Solutions' Personal and Professional Development series.
New Links Training Solutions are experts in leadership, management and professional development training and are a QQI registered training provider.
At the end of this 3 hour workshop participants will be able to:
- Identify their critical thinking skills and identify their critical thinking style.
- Explore the critical thinking process and be able to assess diverse viewpoints/contributions.
- Improve key critical thinking skills, including active listening and questioning.
- Systematically analyse context and information to clearly understand and identify a problem.
- Use critical thinking and problem-solving tools to overcome obstacles and objections.
- Select the best technique for making decisions.
- Learn how to avoid individual and collective decision making pitfalls.
Training will be live-streamed using a virtual training platform, complete with 2-way audio, visual presentations, course chat, and live questions which allows for in-classroom and online interactions. While laptops/ desktop PCs are the preferable option, mobile devices can also be used. But, please note that participants usually perform better when interacting with virtual classrooms when using a keyboard and mouse as they can type questions directly to the instructor, or ask a question using their computer microphone.
Remote participants should be aware that the instructor will call upon them for their input just as if they were in the physical room.
All instructions, course work, and materials needed will be sent out in advance for the participant to print. It is recommended that everyone should have a notebook available to take notes
Microsoft Excel Core Wednesday 2nd June 2021
Date: Wednesday 2nd June 2021
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Virtual classroom
County Tipperary Skillnet is part funding this course at 40%.
Course Aims & Objectives
At the end of the course participants will have a solid knowledge of how to set-up and manipulate data within Excel. This introduction level is important for anyone who wishes to go on to Intermediate and Advanced level at a later time.
Who Should Attend?
Participants on this course should have some familiarity with using a PC, mouse and keyboard. The class is designed for those who have little or no knowledge of Excel or who have only been working on inputting data into a standard Excel spreadsheet.
Items not listed here are not covered on this course and are covered at a higher level.
•A first look at the Excel environment.
•Understanding the difference between a spread sheet and a database within Excel.
•Entering data into Excel.
•Manipulating Rows and Columns of data.
Changing data, copying or moving data within a spreadsheet or between spreadsheets.
•Formatting a spreadsheet, including text formatting, cell formatting, borders, alignment and font.
•Creating basic formulas using mathematical symbols.
•Understanding and using the AutoSUM functions.
•Understanding the difference between Relative and Absolute cell referencing.
•Page layout and preparing data for printing.
•Creating Headers and Footers within Excel.
•Freezing rows and columns.
•Creating basic charts from data.
•Saving a spreadsheet in various formats.
•Creating Pie, Column, Line, and Mixed charts.
•Quick sorting in ascending and descending order.
•Multilevel sorting by more than one field.
•Retrieving records using autofilter, custom and advanced filters
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.
Creating Digital Content with Lasting Engagement- Marla Communications- 27th May, 3rd & 10th June 2021
- Thursday 27th of May (Workshop 1)
- Thursday 3rd of June (Workshop 2)
- Thursday 10th of June (Workshop 3)
Time: 10am - 1pm
Cost per participant: €259 (this includes 40% discount) funded by County Tipperary Skillnet
3 hour one to one mentoring sessions will be scheduled directly with each participant.
The training company Marla Communications will deliver this course on behalf of County Tipperary Skillnet.
This training programme is for every individual or company who struggles to come up with frequent, interesting and engaging content for their social media channels. Its for those who sit down on a Monday morning to come up with posts and wait for inspiration to hit. Not only does this course provide great ideas for social media posting, it provides a step by step guide to a content creation process that is easy, stress free and that works! The programme also covers step by step guidance on using Canva to design professional and engaging visual posts, and Vimeo for cost effective and impactful video development. Participants will also receive a number of useful interactive templates, including a social media planner that manages ongoing and consistent communication across all relevant platforms.
Workshop 1: Understanding the Context of Digital Communication
• Introduction to concepts and templates
• Introduction to what good and bad communication looks like
• Understanding the context of social media content
• Demonstration of how mind mapping delivers content ideas and longevity
• Step by step guidance on the content creating process
• Demonstration on how to analysis metrics on a monthly basis, thus providing an understand of which content works best for engagement levels
Workshop 2: Creating Impactful Visual & Engaging Posts
• Guidance on the development of professional and creative posts
• A detailed overview of Canva with a step by step guide on graphic development
• Understanding of all elements of the Canva interface
• Guidance of using online image/video libraries
• Guidance on how to export Canva projects correctly
• Guidance on how to publish Canva projects on all relevant social media platforms
• A review of how to maximise exposure through boosting posts
Workshop 3: Developing Professional Video Content
• An overview of the technical process of creating professional business videos
• All technical aspects of developing a corporate or marketing video
• The basics of how to capture sound and lighting for a professional look
• How to create, edit and distribute videos across all platforms
One to One Mentoring
Each participant will receive 3 hrs one to one mentoring. The primary focus of these sessions will be to help each participant understand content creation in the context of their own business and persona groups. A further goal of the mentoring will be to assist each company with the development of a usable and easy to manage weekly content plan. Finally, each participant will be given step by step support to enable them to design and develop their own visual and video content for all future posts.
Lunch & Learn- Instagram as a Sales Channel- Wednesday 26th May-12:30pm-2pm
Lunch & Learn Series- 'Instagram as a Sales Channel'- Wednesday 26th May-12:30pm-2pm
Networking from 1:30pm-2pm
County Tipperary Chamber, LIT Questum, County Tipperary Skillnet & Sandra Hennessy of Be Dynamic have collaborated to bring you the latest in our series of FREE Lunch & Learn informal networking events.
Maximise your use of Instagram and network with other companies.
Assertiveness Skills-14th June 2021-9:30am-12:30pm
Date: 14th June 2021
This 3 hour Assertiveness Skills training course is designed for everyone and will help delegates to develop skills to enable them to be more confident covering key areas such as:
- What is Assertiveness
- Assertiveness Techniques
- Counselling Yourself
- Two Way Communication
- How to Be Assertive
- Self Development.
- What is Assertiveness?
- Understanding Behaviours
- Communication Skills
- How to be Assertive
- Self Development
This online interactive course will be delivered by Optima training & Consulting
Microsoft BI (Business Intelligence) Seminar- 1st June- 9:30am-10:45am
Microsoft BI (Business Intelligence) Seminar
Tuesday 1st June- 9:30am-10:45am
Course will be delivered by 'Systems and Software Training' online via Microsoft Teams.
Duration 75 Minutes Online
Transform your data into valuable insights with Microsoft BI.
Power BI is a business analytics solution that lets you visualize your data and share insights across your organization, or embed them in your app or website. Connect to hundreds of data sources and bring your data to life with live dashboards and reports.
If you are already manually analysing data for monthly, quarterly or annual reports which can be very time consuming, BI will allow you to create once and update automatically.
• Overview of Microsoft BI
• Data Sources - Finding your Data from Excel, Local Applications ( SQL, Oracle Etc),
To Data from the Web.
• Data Shaping - Shaping or transforming the data includes renaming columns or tables, changing the text to numbers, removing rows, setting the first row as headers, and so on.
• Data Modelling – enhance the data with relationships, calculations, measures, hierarchies etc.
• Visualisations – Show the range of ways data can be displayed and some of the more effective ways of communicating visually.
• Sharing your Results - How to do this and options available.
This seminar would be of benefit to Line managers in Finance & Accounts, HR & Training, Production, Sales & Marketing, and Logistics.
Communicating with Intercultural Teams- Thursday 17th June- 9:30am-11:00am
Date: Thursday 17th June 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Communicating with Intercultural Teams
According to recent statistics from the CSO there are over 600,000 non Irish people living in Ireland. Our workplaces are becoming increasingly intercultural. As well, we are seeing a significant increase in collaboration and connecting with worldwide locations due to the technological advances and the impact of the Pandemic and we are working among different time zones, nations and expectations.
This 90 min short course is for Managers, Supervisors and Team Leads who are working with intercultural teams. It will give participants a chance to evaluate their own communication styles and those of their team members and allow for opportunities to consider past challenges and successes in these teams. It will give strategies for effective communication and address how to approach the unique opportunities and challenges being faced in the workplace with intercultural teams.
This course will also highlight areas of consideration such as how various cultures approach their work day, motivation, core values, holidays, work life balance and more.
- Understanding cross cultural communication.
- Consideration of values around working habits, motivation, holidays and time off.
- Strategies for effective one on one and team meetings.
- Addressing communication and cultural differences.
- Delivering feedback across language and culture for maximum effect.
This course will be delivered by Monere Development Services.
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