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Microsoft Excel - Intermediate- 21st July 2021
Date: Wednesday 21st July 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.
Creating Digital Content with Lasting Engagement- Marla Communications- 8th, 15th & 22nd September 2021
- Thursday 8th September (Workshop 1)
- Thursday 15th September (Workshop 2)
- Thursday 22nd September (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.
Communicating with Intercultural Teams- Wednesday 8th September- 9:30am-11:00am
Date: Wednesday 8th September 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.
Cyber Security Awareness for Business Owners- Tuesday 22nd June 2021- 10am-12noon- FREE
This 2 hour Cyber Security Awareness workshop is for Business owners/ managers
County Tipperary are supporting this workshop with 100% funding to assist micro and small businesses during this difficult time. The webinar will be delivered by L2 Cyber Security Solutions.
The following topics will be covered:
1. Spotting email scams
2. Catching social engineering tricks
3. Keeping your business website secure
4. Simple password best practices
5. Effective authentication
6. Dealing with Ransomware
The Multi Generational Workforce- MONERE-Wednesday 11th August 2021-9:30am-11am
Date: Wednesday 11th August 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
The Multi Generational Workforce
For the first time in history 5 generations are working side by side:
Silent Traditionalists- pre 1943
Baby Boomers- 1944-1960
Gen X- 1961-1980
Whether this multi generational workplace feels happy and productive or challenging and stressful is in large part up to you. For leaders managing multiple generations in the workplace is not as easy as it sounds. Each defined generation has different expectations, communication styles and perspectives.
Nevertheless adopting a management strategy that addresses the distinctive characteristics of different generations in the workplace can allow employers to harness the respective strengths of their workforce. In this workshop managers will learn how to utilise different generational profiles to optimise performance and enable a motivated workforce.
- Understanding the profiles of the five main workforce generations.
- Working with, motivating and leading a multi generational workforce.
- Understanding leadership styles to suit each generation.
- Understand how to access generational strengths, while providing a flexible leadership style to retain your workforce.
This course will be delivered by Monere Development Services.
Speaker School with Gerry Duffy- How to Present like a Pro-Thursday 2nd September 9am-5pm- Clonmel Park Hotel
Speaker School with Gerry Duffy- How to Present like a Pro
Date: Thursday 2nd September 2021- Clonmel Park Hotel
Cost: Subsidised at 50% this course is brought to you at the discounted amount of €89 ( light lunch included).
Max 10 participants to ensure adherence to Covid guidelines and one to one coaching.
WHAT IS 'SPEAKER SCHOOL'?
A one day practical workshop designed to improve your presentation skills significantly and speak with confidence. If Public Speaking is something you are keen to improve your skills in, then this is the event for you. If you find yourself getting nervous in advance of speaking, then we have you covered with that as well.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Business owners, middle and senior leaders, people who present as part of their role.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Firstly, it has a maximum of 10 participants on this course to allow for a save distance between participants adhering to Covid guidelines and this maximum also allows for one-to one coaching and feedback.
The day runs from 9am – 5pm and everyone will have stage time on two occasions. Everyone presents early, then we go into theory after which you prepare the same presentation again but with the new learning inserted. Everyone then delivers a second time so that they are immediately feeling, experiencing and delivering their growth in front of the group. One of the extra values in the day is the opportunity to observe others as they deliver their own presentations.
WHAT ABOUT THE CORE CONTENT?
The day covers
• The Four Keys to a Great Presentation
• 3 Ways to Open with Impact
• How to Overcome Nerves/Fear
• How to ensure you get your Message across
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Gerry Duffy is a full time professional speaker in the areas of Goal Setting, Leadership and Public Speaking. In the past decade he has delivered over 2,000 presentations and this has taken him across Ireland and the UK as well as Spain, Switzerland and the United States. His CV has seen him work with companies such as Aldi, Air Bnb, Aer Lingus, British Gas, HP Inc, Paypal, SAP, Sales Force and MSD. Up to the age of 37, he was terrified of public speaking.
“This is a great course, regardless of the amount of experience you have with public speaking. The groups are small which makes it a more personal and enjoyable experience. I was thoroughly engaged for the entire day which speaks for itself. You begin by presenting for three minutes and then receive feedback from the group, before going through all Gerry’s tips. The day ends with an opportunity to put into practice anything new that you have learned. This is a really useful and practical workshop and a must-do for anybody in business, so much so that several of my colleagues will be attending in the coming months! “ John Brennan, Managing Director, ORS
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