Thinking of taking a course in Leadership Skills & Development

Thinking of taking a course in Leadership Skills & Development

Good leadership skills & development training is not just about having people reporting to you, it is about managing them effectively, inspiring them to work better and ensuring they do so in a happy and safe environment. There are few topics more current then leadership, what it is, how it is defined and what ‘good’ […]

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The Importance of Proper Stress Management

The Importance of Proper Stress Management

Stress is dangerous, for your wellbeing, physical and mental and for the wellbeing of those around you. In terms of the workplace environment, stress and stressful environments are frequently cited as one of the largest issues of modern working life. Stress creates tension in the workplace, and severely inhibits productivity, work-life balance and the ability […]

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Why study a course in Powerpoint

Why study a course in Powerpoint

Microsoft Powerpoint remains one of the most reliable office tools in relating to presenting information in a way that’s easy for the audience to digest. Although there have been a host of web-based competitors, Powerpoint remains one of the most accessible, flexible and reliable presentation tools on the market. For those in corporate position, and […]

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Why Study People Management

Why Study People Management

No matter what the area of business, it is people that are at the core of it. For any organisation to be successful, whatever the scale or the size, it is vital to have the right people in the right positions doing the right jobs and being happy in their work. Without that, there is […]

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Why Take a Course in Manual Handling

Why Take a Course in Manual Handling

With health & safety, workplace regulations and employer liability all very much to the fore these days, a course in manual handling for management and employees is a sensible step to take. Workplace injuries from manual handling are frequent and can lead to painful and long term injury and possible disability and can also affect […]

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Why do advanced corporate training in Excel

Why do advanced corporate training in Excel

Excel is one of the most ubiquitous software packages in the world, enabling businesses of vastly different scales to perform both basic and complex financial calculations and data driven analysis. Learning how to utilise the vast capabilities of Excel is a very valuable toolset for either your own professional development or that of your employees. […]

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Why take a course in Customer Service

Why take a course in Customer Service

Customers are at the heart of everything, whatever sector your business is in. Customers aren’t an automatic right for a business, they constantly need to be nurtured, increased and retained. Like people’s habits of consumption, purchase and usage, Customer Service trends continue to evolve and modify in line with market trends. That’s why a focus […]

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Why Study Conflict Management

Why Study Conflict Management

Being able to manage situations in the workplace where conflict is in play is a very important element of management and leadership development in your career. Organisations need leaders, and future leaders, who are able to identify, adapt to and resolve issues of conflict to ensure they present no strategic threat to the development of […]

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Accounting Courses

Accounting Courses

If you´re thinking about becoming an accountant well, take comfort.  You couldn´t be joining the profession at a better time!  Accountancy as a profession has experienced unprecedented growth in recent times in Ireland and in Europe. In Ireland and Britain, it amoung the largest single employer of university graduates from any discipline. Some of the […]

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Communication Skills Training

Communication Skills Training

Poor workplace communication skills is more than simply an irritant. Paul Golden writes on how it can have a direct impact on the efficiency of the organisation, employee productivity and revenue. Communication in the workplace is the key to a successful business. Most businesses can do more to ensure their organisation has effective lines of […]

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Return on investment: Why ROI for training does not matter

Return on investment: Why ROI for training does not matter

Is return on investment analysis really worth the effort? Donald H Taylor does not think so, and his article cautions fellow trainers and their clients to steer clear of this troublesome issue. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could prove training’s value in money terms? Sure, really wonderful. So why don’t we do it? A […]

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Persuasion: The learnable art of positive influence in training

Persuasion: The learnable art of positive influence in training

This article will introduce the trainer to the world of persuasion. Successful trainers need to influence learners to create a positive learning experience. We also show you how to adopt a more influencing style in your training workshops and indeed in your life! Persuasion is not manipulation When most people hear the word persuasion they think […]

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Harvard leadership styles: Six leadership strategies

Harvard leadership styles: Six leadership strategies

Which leadership strategies will give you the results you want? Research published in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) may just have the answer. Corporate cultural components The study used a random sample of nearly 4,000 executives. It found that the most effective leaders choose from six distinctive leadership styles. The research investigated how each of the […]

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Informal learning: opportunity or threat for L&D professionals?

Informal learning: opportunity or threat for L&D professionals?

Donald H Taylor takes a hard look at informal learning and asks if it is an opportunity or threat for learning and development professionals. For a while there everyone was talking about informal learning – at conferences, in books and on the internet. But what does informal learning mean? In particular, what does it mean […]

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Working on Presentation Skills

Working on Presentation Skills

In her popular series that looks at the trials and tribulations of a trainer, Monica Murphy helps a group of engineers to acquire presentation skills. Giving a presentation is one of the most useful skills anyone can have. The ability to apply it to numerous different situations in both a professional and personal capacity is one of […]

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Don’t stand still: the importance of CPD and lifelong learning

Don’t stand still: the importance of CPD and lifelong learning

Lifelong learning, upskilling and continuous professional development are more important than ever before. Business and technologies are changing. As a result, it has become crucial for employees to upskill. You may have thought you were through with learning once you finished formal education, but it is unlikely to be the case. An educated workforce attracts […]

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Publicising your corporate event: a step-by-step guide to success

Publicising your corporate event: a step-by-step guide to success

The clamour of shows, product releases, conferences and exhibitions makes it hard for people to notice your corporate event. That’s true, even of your  target audience. Good publicity can be the difference between success and failure. Luckily we have is a simple step-by-step process to ensure your event is a success. STEP 1: PREPARATION Designate a […]

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Crossing cultural borders: How businesses can bridge the gap

Crossing cultural borders: How businesses can bridge the gap

Phillip Khan-Panni, MBA, FPSA and ATM, discusses the many reasons why cross-cultural training is important to every business. The whiskey liqueur, Irish Mist, is sold around the world, but had limited success in Germany. Clairol’s curling iron, the Mist Stick, also failed in that country. The reason was the same for both products – mist is […]

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Learning Styles: improving your training effectiveness

Learning Styles: improving your training effectiveness

Brian Moore and Guy Flouch outline how to improve training effectiveness by developing a greater understanding of the different learning styles of trainees. Learning is the goal of training. As trainers, you have probably noticed that some trainees appear to learn ‘quicker’ or ‘more easily’ than others. While we are all natural learners, research has […]

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Don’t underestimate the importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Don’t underestimate the importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development or CPD is the process of continual learning. Professionals undertake CPD to keep up to date with changes in their field, as well as learn new skills, and develop their knowledge or experience. Certain industries and professional bodies require or encourage their members to undertake a certain number of CPD hours every year […]

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