This is a comprehensive list of the courses available for all Academic, Research and Professional, Managerial, Support Services staff to enable learning and development throughout the year.

Click on each course heading to expand for further information on how often we run these training opportunities, who should attend, and the course content as well as details on how to book.

For the most up to date event list, please refer to the Talent Development space on UL Connect

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Who should attend? All staff

How long is this course? 2 Hours

How many times a year do we run this course? Once a year

How is this Workshop Delivered? Online

Who delivers the workshop? 

Thomas O'Shaughnessy, Assistive Technology Officer. Thomas currently manages the Educational Assistive Technology Centre (EATC). He also manages projects related to inclusive practice, accessibility and Universal Design for Learning. Thomas also has guest lectures on several undergraduate and postgraduate courses in AT, Accessibility and UDL.

What will be covered? This session will look at practical and straightforward ways to make your communication more accessible. The session will discuss why accessibility is so essential before demonstrating quick ways to improve accessibility in Outlook 365. The session will encourage interaction and provide hands-on exercises for participants to practice and apply the knowledge they have learned in the session. The session will also address accessible practice across other shared applications, including Word 365 and PowerPoint 365. The session will also explore accessibility in terms of social media platforms as their usage grows across higher education. The session will conclude with brief demonstrations of commonly used assistive technologies, showing how these technologies interact with accessible and inaccessible digital content. 

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect  or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

Cancellation Policy Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

Category: Building Leadership and Management Capacity, Supporting Research

Who is this programme for? Researchers > 3 years post doc

How long is this programme? This programme involves 7 sessions and 2 action learning sets.

How many times a year do we run this programme? We aim to run this twice a year.

How is this programme delivered? Hybrid - In person delivery, with additional online modules

Who delivers the workshop? Various presenters, both external and internal experience.

Programme Overview 

Are you a researcher looking to develop your leadership skills? Have you more than 3 years post PhD experience? Then the Aspiring Research Leaders Programme could be the programme for you.

The Aspiring Research Leaders Programme has been designed to help you to develop the competencies you need to further your research career.

This programme will enhance your skills to lead others, build relationships and improve your collaboration skills. The programme will help you to understand funding opportunities, and finances. This programme offers you all the tools you need to take the next step in your research career.

With a mixture of face to face and online delivery, this programme is delivered in short sessions over a 9-week period. Strengthened with Action Learning Sets to maximise peer learning, participants are supported through the programme to identify the actions they need to take in order to start becoming an Independent Researcher.

For more information and to view testimonials from previous attendees, see the Aspiring Research Leaders Programme page.

What will be covered? 

Opening Session - Expert panel, followed by the opening session. Topics include

• Context setting • Self-Awareness • Team Development & Collaboration • Action Planning

Knowing your leadership style

Stepping into your leadership presence

Managing Difficult Conversations

Understanding the levers for success Part 1 - Funding and Research Supports

Understanding the levers for success Part 2 - Recruitment, Contracts and Finance

Closing Session - Expanding Your Strategic Thinking.

Participants will also be assigned to an Action Learning Set

Are there any requirements? 

Participants must be available to attend all sessions.

Participants must be <3 years post doc.

Is there a cost to attend this programme? An external facilitator has been engaged at no cost to you for your professional development. As places are limited, please only sign up if you are fully committed to attending.

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect  or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

Course Category: Talent Development

Who is this workshop for? All Staff

How long is this workshop? 1 Day

How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2/3 times a year

How is this workshop delivered? In person delivery

Who delivers the workshop? 

Paddy Lavelle, https://totalimpact.ie/ 

What will be covered?  Overview

This programme provides participants with an insight into the dynamics of engagement in a variety of situations, an understanding of their own personal challenges, and the tools and techniques to make a significant impact and contribution in these different settings.

The programme is designed to build participants’ skill and confidence as it moves from asserting themselves in potentially challenging one-to-one interactions to expressing themselves with confidence and impact in more complex group settings.

The training is highly interactive with opportunities to work in pairs and groups as well as time for personal reflection and individual skill practice.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Following this workshop, participants will be able to 

• Understand the Dynamics of One-to-One Conversations

• Express yourself effectively

• Be able to give and receive feedback

• Understand the Dynamics of Group Conversations

• Increase Your Meeting Engagement

• Respond to the Unexpected at Meetings

Do I need to prepare anything before or after the session? 

Pre-course training call with participants to identify unique needs and challenges. This maximises relevance to your needs.

Is there a cost to attend this workshop?

An external facilitator has been engaged at no cost to you for your professional development. As places are limited, please only sign up if you are fully committed to attending.

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect  or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

Cancellation Policy Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

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Course Category: Culture/Values

Who is this workshop for? All Staff

How long is this workshop? 1 Hour

How many times a year do we run this workshop? Monthly

How is this workshop delivered? Online

Who delivers the workshop? Various presenters, both external and internal experience.

Overview

During the year there is an active calendar of events and initiatives that are run for the benefit of all UL employees, covering mental health and physical exercise, nutrition and wellbeing, personal finance, personal development, stress management among others.

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect  or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

 

Course Category: Supporting Research

Who is this workshop for? Academics/Researchers

How long is this workshop? 1 Hour

How many times a year do we run this workshop? Twice a year

How is this workshop delivered? Online

Who delivers the workshop? Ashling Hayes - Head, Research Services Glucksman Library

What will be covered?  Overview 

It is extremely difficult to “measure” the impact of an individual researcher or a research group on the discipline or society. However, bibliometrics can help to broadly inform evaluation alongside qualitative, expert assessment and review.

It is also important that research metrics are used responsibly, in a fair, transparent and robust way.

In this session we will look at the main author metrics and how you can find them to support your research impact.

Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next workshop email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

Course Category: Talent Development

Who is this workshop for? This workshop is suitable for anyone who writes at work, whether it’s email, reports, brochures or web content.

How long is this workshop? 1 x half day

How many times a year do we run this workshop? Once a year

How is this workshop delivered? Online

Who delivers the workshop?  Sarah Marriott, www.plainenglish.ie

What will be covered?  Overview

Business writing is an essential skill in many roles. Developing the ability to express yourself clearly, concisely and effectively in writing can also help you in your career. But how can you be sure your emails, letters and reports are successful? Make sure your writing gets noticed for all the right reasons – because it’s strong, clear, concise and polished.

This highly practical workshop will help you achieve greater impact with all your business writing. It covers the fundamentals of good writing that apply to all types of communications. You’ll learn how to plan and structure a document, use language and layout to capture the attention of busy readers, and write to reflect your organisation’s brand values

Course objectives/Learning outcomes

After this workshop, you will feel confident you can:

• Deliver written messages successfully

• Build a clear plan, to speed up the process

• Write effectively to achieve objectives

• Use clear, concise English with a professional tone

Are there any requirements? This is an interactive workshop and attendees should join using their webcam and access to their microphone.

Is there a cost to attend this workshop? An external facilitator has been engaged at no cost to you for your professional development. As places are limited, please only sign up if you are fully committed to attending.

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

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Course Category: Talent Development

Who is this workshop for? Academics - Assistant/Associate Professors

How long is this workshop? 1 x half day

How many times a year do we run this workshop? Once a year

How is this workshop delivered? In person delivery

Who delivers the workshop? Maeve Lankford, https://maevelankford.com/

What will be covered?  Overview

 

This half day workshop is an opportunity to develop your career strategy and focuses on

  • Identifying where You Want to Get to
  • Developing a Success Mindset
  • Being Strategic
  • Being Proactive
  • Developing Your Reputation and Brand
  • Gaining Confidence and Support

Is there a cost to attend this workshop? An external facilitator has been engaged at no cost to you for your professional development. As places are limited, please only sign up if you are fully committed to attending.

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

Course Category: Talent Development, Supporting Research

Who is this workshop for? Researchers

How long is this workshop? 1 x half day

How many times a year do we run this workshop? Once a year

How is this workshop delivered? In person delivery

Who delivers the workshop? Maeve Lankford, https://maevelankford.com/

What will be covered?  Overview

Clarity of direction is the starting point of all successful achievement. We’ll begin by clarifying the outcomes you want to achieve personally and professionally. In this workshop you will be able to take the time to focus on your career and create a strategy for career success.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

After this workshop, participants should be able to 

  • Gain clarity on your career aspirations​
  • Identify your limiting beliefs and imposter syndrome & create more empowered thinking to overcome them​
  • Clarify the brand of You and stand out at work based on your most authentic self​
  • Develop your networks and create relationships that nurture

Is there a cost to attend this workshop? An external facilitator has been engaged at no cost to you for your professional development. As places are limited, please only sign up if you are fully committed to attending.

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

Course Category: Compliance/Mandatory

Who is this workshop for? Chairs of Interview Panels

How long is this workshop? 1 Hour

How many times a year do we run this workshop? Once a month

How is this workshop delivered? Online

Who delivers the workshop? A representative from the UL Recruitment Team

What will be covered?  Overview

This 1 hour course will cover the policy, processes, role and responsibilities of the Chair of an Interview Panel. This course is a mandatory requirement to Chair an Interview panel and is delivered by the HR recruitment team.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

At the end of the training course you will understand the duties involved as Chairperson:

  • Interviewing remotely​
  • Selection of Board members
  • Responsibilities of the Chairperson
  • Policy / Process​
  • Making the best decision

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

Course Category: Supporting Research

Who is this workshop for? Academics/Researchers

How long is this workshop? 1 x half day

How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2/3 times a year

How is this workshop delivered? Online

Who delivers the workshop? Duncan Yellowlees, Skillfluence https://skillfluence.co.uk/

What will be covered?  Overview

This interactive and applied workshop helps researchers and academics ‘connect the dots’ between effective communication, successful funding applications, societal impact and career success. Researchers learn practical tools and techniques used in in academia, business and the dramatic arts.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Participants leave with impactful communications for their research and a toolset they can use to improve their communication strategy moving forward. The tools and skills learned in this workshop help participants create compelling and persuasive research proposals and funding applications, deliver engaging presentations, have productive conversations with industry partners and investors, connect with the public and media and effectively engage with a wide range of community stakeholders.

Are there any requirements? This is an interactive workshop and attendees should join using their webcam and access to their microphone.

Is there a cost to attend this workshop? An external facilitator has been engaged at no cost to you for your professional development. As places are limited, please only sign up if you are fully committed to attending.

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

Course Category: Talent Development

Who is this workshop for? All Staff

How long is this workshop? 1 x half day

How many times a year do we run this workshop? Once a year

How is this workshop delivered? In person delivery

Who delivers the workshop? Representatives from the Marcomms team and guest speakers.

What will be covered?  Overview

These summits will provide you with support to communicate with your stakeholders in an engaging and impactful way.

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar  UL Connect  or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

Course Category: Compliance/Mandatory

Who is this workshop for? All Staff

How long is this workshop? 1 Hour

How many times a year do we run this workshop? Multiple times a year

How is this workshop delivered? Online

Who delivers the workshop? Caroline Keane, University Solicitor and Barry Shanahan, Research Governance Officer.

What will be covered?  Overview

This presentation will provide an overview of the University's Policy for Conflicts of Interest, describe the requirements for disclosure, and explain the steps in the process in order to comply with these requirements.​

We will also consider situations where conflicts may arise in respect of academic, administrative and research activities, and how those conflicts could be managed and avoided.

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

Course Category: Talent Development

Who is this workshop for? Academics

How long is this workshop? 1 x half day

How many times a year do we run this workshop? Once a year

How is this workshop delivered? In person delivery

Who delivers the workshop? The Provost, Associate Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs, and Student Engagement along with panel guests.

What will be covered?  Overview

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from experienced course directors, how they engaged students and achieved excellence and also find out the supports available.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session participants will have: 

  • Understood the key role of UL Course Directors in line with strategic priorities
  • Learned elements of excellent course design and directorship from experienced Course Directors
  • Identified the levers for excellence
  • Know where to find out more in order to operationalise this

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

Course Category: Culture/Values

Who is this workshop for? All Staff

How long is this workshop? 1 x half day

How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

How is this workshop delivered? Online

Who delivers the workshop? Sarah Simcoe - Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI) https://www.enei.org.uk/

What will be covered?  Overview

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session participants should be able to 

• Understand culture and its importance to the matters that moment for people

• Dive in to discovering the impact of cultural differences within every day interactions

• Discuss how individual and cultural preferences can influence interactions and working practices

• Consider empathetic approach to building an environment of cultural sensitivity and competence

• Identifying opportunities across interactions, language, communication, practices

• Apply a practical approach to actions that can be taken following the session

Are there any requirements? This is an interactive workshop and attendees should join using their webcam and access to their microphone.

Is there a cost to attend this workshop? An external facilitator has been engaged at no cost to you for your professional development. As places are limited, please only sign up if you are fully committed to attending.

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

Category: Building Leadership and Management Capacity

Who is this programme for? Current Head of Departments

How long is this programme? 4 x one hour sessions during the year

How many times a year do we run this programme? Once a year

How is this programme delivered? In person delivery

Who delivers the workshop? Various presenters, both external and internal experience.

What will be covered?  Overview

This programme consists of a series of four short in person sessions that will be held throughout the academic year, focusing on key topics for HoD's.With input from the Provost and an expert speaker, these sessions aim to provide you with an opportunity to pause and reflect on some key areas of your role. There will also be an opportunity for Peer learning with other Heads.

How do I book? Current Head of Departments will be advised of the programme of events 

Category: Talent Development

Who is this programme for? Professional, Managerial, Support Services

How long is this programme? 4 x half days + One Coaching Session per Participant 

How many times a year do we run this programme? Once a year

How is this programme delivered? In person delivery

Who delivers the workshop? 

Maeve Lankford https://maevelankford.com/ and MaryAnn McGowan https://www.maryannmcgowan.com/

What will be covered?

The aim of this programme is to support participants in thinking strategically about their career and to develop the skills to support the achievement of their career goals.

During this 4 module programme, guest speakers will share their own inspirational career journeys. Upon completion of the workshops, each participant will have a one-to-one coaching session to further support their personal career advancement pathway.

Module 1: Knowing yourself and your strengths - This workshop will support participants in increasing their self-awareness and identifying their strengths so that they can harness both to support them in achieving their career goals.

Module 2: Setting yourself up for success - In this workshop participants will be introduced to the concepts of setting intentions and goals and developing effective daily and weekly practices to move them in the direction of their desired career outcomes.

Module 3: Expanding your network and growing your influence - Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their current networks and assess the gaps in the context of their career aspirations.

Module 4: Turning obstacles into opportunities - Participants will reframe limiting stories and beliefs they may have and create more empowered beliefs to support them in creating and embracing future opportunities. Participants will also learn tools to support them in having impactful conversations with peers or managers around creating opportunities for growth and development.

Are there any requirements? Participants should be available to attend all sessions

Is there a cost to attend this programme? No. An external facilitator has been engaged at no cost to you for your professional development. As places are limited, please only sign up if you are fully committed to attending.

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours of the first session to allow someone else take the place.

 

Course Category: Building Leadership and Management Capacity

Who is this workshop for? Managers

How long is this workshop? 3 hours

How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

How is this workshop delivered? In person

Who delivers the workshop? Anna RowanHome - Anna Rowan Training

What will be covered?  Overview

Do you want to gain a greater awareness of how you and others typically respond to change? Do you want learn how to support others in challenging times and manage your mindset and emotions appropriately?

This workshop will give you the toolkit to become more confident when managing others in an uncertain environment, both at work and outside of work.

Are there any requirements? The workshop will be highly experiential, and attendees will be asked to bring example of demonstrate the change models to promote dialogue, raise awareness and build confidence for dealing with and leading others through change.

Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connector to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 48 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

Course Category: Talent Development

Who is this workshop for? All Staff

How long is this workshop? 3 hours

How many times a year do we run this workshop? Once a year

How is this workshop delivered? In person

Who delivers the workshop?  Anna Rowan, Home - Anna Rowan Training

What will be covered?  Overview

“There is nothing permanent except change.” Heraclitus

Do you want to gain a greater awareness of how you typically respond to change? Do you want learn how to manage your mindset and emotions appropriately in these uncertain times.

Do you want to become more confident with adapting to change which can be applied to both work and outside of work.

Are there any requirements? The workshop will be highly experiential, and attendees will be asked to bring example of demonstrate the change models to promote dialogue, raise awareness and build confidence for dealing with and responding to change.

Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least  48 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

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Course Category: Compliance/Mandatory

Who is this workshop for? All Staff

How long is this workshop? 40 - 50 minutes

How many times a year do we run this workshop? This e-learning course is on demand and can be done at any time.

How is this workshop delivered? This is an e-learning course.

Overview

It is important for the University and our stakeholders that everyone is aware of their data protection responsibilities.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Following the training, learners should be aware of the responsibilities 

How do I book? This course can be found on SULIS. Please allow a few weeks to allow your new account to sync. Instructions on how to access the eLearning can be found here GDPR eLearning | University of Limerick (ul.ie)

Cancellation Policy: None

Course Category: Compliance/Mandatory, Culture/Values

Who is this workshop for? All Staff

How long is this workshop? 1 x half day

How many times a year do we run this workshop? 4/5 times a year

How is this workshop delivered? Online

Who delivers the workshop? Sheena Clohessy

What will be covered?  Overview

This course will cover the

  •  Dignity & Respect Policy in UL
  •  What is meant by harassment, bullying, victimisation
  •  Implications of these behaviours
  •  What you can do if problems arise

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Following the workshop, attendees will have an understanding of the policy, be able to identify different examples of harrassment or bullying behaviours. The role of the designated contact person and the complaints process.

How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

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Course CategorySupporting Research

Who is this workshop for? Researchers

How long is this workshop? 1 x half day

How many times a year do we run this workshop? Once a year

How is this workshop delivered? In person delivery

Who delivers the workshop? Elaine Kiely, Careers Advisor

What will be covered?  Overview

This workshop provides basis for you to develop a strong CV for adaptation to your preferred career path. Builds strategy around career development.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Following this workshop, participants will be able to 

  • Learn from examples of effective CVs.
  • Steps to developing a strong CV.
  • Develop a framework for your own CV.

Are there any requirements?

One week before this workshop participants will need to submit the following:

  • A brief outline of their research area along with the name of their academic department
  • A copy of their current CV (don’t worry if this is not up to date as they will have time to work on it)

And

    You will be asked to share your CV in small groups as part of a Peer Review exercise.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Course CategoryTalent Development

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop? 3 hours

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? Once a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Optima Training https://www.optimatraining.ie/

    Overview/Course Outline

    This course is designed for experienced users who want to utilise the more advanced features of Microsoft Excel.

    Microsoft Excel Advanced Course Outline

    • Introduction, Overview & Objectives
    • Advanced Formulas & Functions
    • Templates
    • V & H Lookups
    • Break
    • Advanced Charts
    • Scenarios & Validation
    • Power Pivots & Pivot Tables
    • Macros

    Are there any requirements?

    Attendees should have completed an Intermediate Excel Course before attending the Advanced Course.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? Yes, there is a €50 Cost Code Transfer Required - please provide this when booking to guarantee your place.

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Places are limited so attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Course CategoryTalent Development

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop? 3 hours

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? Once a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Optima Training https://www.optimatraining.ie/

    What will be covered?  Overview

    Want to improve your Excel Skills? This course will introduce you to some of the basic to intermediate functions and features of Excel.

    Join the Live Session anytime from 09:15

    • Introduction, Overview & Objectives
    • Formulas & Functions
    • Named Ranges & Cell Formatting
    • Manipulating Worksheets & Templates
    • Paste Special Options & List Management
    • Subtotaling
    • Charts
    • Pivot Tables

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? Yes, there is a €50 Cost Code Transfer Required - please provide this when booking to guarantee your place.

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy:  Places are limited so attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

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    Course CategoryCompliance/Mandatory

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop? 1 Hour

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 4 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Dr. Maria Connolly, Corporate Secretary, University of Limerick

    What will be covered?  Overview

    The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 applies to the University of Limerick and impacts on all of us in our day-to-day work.

    This is a practical 1-hour FOI awareness session which will provide:

    An introduction to the FOI Act 2014, including important definitions,

    How the FOI process works within the University,

    Practical implications of FOI – the obligations and requirements FOI places on each of us as employees of the University.

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

     

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    Course CategorySupporting Research

    Who is this workshop for? Academics/Researchers

    How long is this workshop? 1 Day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? David Jones, London

    What will be covered?  Overview

    Many obstacles can get in the way of publishing your research. Is writing papers an intimidating or time-consuming task? Do you find it hard to start writing, or is it difficult to know when to stop writing and submit the paper to a journal? Do you have half-finished papers languishing on your desk?

    This webinar helps researchers learn the skills of writing research papers for peer reviewed journals. It focuses on all the steps involved in the writing process after the collection and analysis of data. It offers effective strategies to be more efficient at publishing your research. It is important that delegates come with results that they are ready to write-up for publication.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

    Following this workshop participants will be able to: 

    • identify the obstacles that stop you from writing and publishing your papers
    • prepare a publication strategy to ensure you produce the papers you want
    • understand the publication process from the editor’s perspective
    • plan a paper that is more likely to be published in your target journal
    • write and edit more quickly and confidently
    • overcome writing “traps” that slow you down
    • work effectively with co-authors
    • successfully navigate the reviewing process to final publication.

    Are there any requirements? This is an interactive workshop and attendees should join using their webcam and access to their microphone.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Course CategorySupporting Research

    Who is this workshop for? Early-career researchers (PhDs and postdocs) who are looking to build their track record and gain independence by winning fellowships and research grants. Previous experience in writing proposals is welcome but not required.

    How long is this workshop? 2 x half days

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? 

    Dr Nicholas Burger – Trainer and Communications Consultant.

    Nicholas Burger holds a PhD in the health sciences where has won numerous fellowships and awards for his research. Nicholas has nearly a decade of experience working internationally with researchers and governmental programmes to support research communication and evidence-based decision making. Nick works as both a trainer and consultant at Scriptoria where he delivers tailored support for clients across sectors including agriculture, health, infrastructure and the environment.

    What will be covered?  Overview

    This highly interactive grant writing course teaches researchers critical skills to write effective research proposals and win funding. We discuss the relevant funding agencies for the participants' subject and how to develop and refine a grant proposal tailored to different calls. We also take participants through the process by which funders evaluate proposals and review examples of real proposals in an interactive session, discussing the positives and negatives of each one. Additional exercises guide participants to develop and communicate their ideas using practical brainstorming tools. Because successful proposals depend on effective writing, we also teach how to effectively communicate complex research ideas to a less specialist panel review audience. Finally, we take participants through the stages of the collaborative proposal writing and editing process

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this course, participants will be able to

    1. Describe the proposal review process

    2. Effectively manage a collaborative proposal writing process

    3. Understand the requirements for each section of a proposal

    4. Understand the key differences between criteria for fellowships and research grants

    5. Draft a compelling and concise proposal abstract and text

    6. Write convincingly about research impact

    7. Use brainstorming tools to generate ideas and evidence

    8. Assess and mitigate risk

    9. Refine ideas and writing for a less technical audience

    Are there any requirements? This is an interactive workshop and attendees should join using their webcam and access to their microphone.

    Do I need to prepare anything before or after the session? 

    Trainees are required to submit the following information prior to the course

    • Your discipline/ research area
    • Your level of experience in Grant Writing
    •  Your Target Funders

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop?

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

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    Course Category: Supporting Research

    Who is this workshop for? Academics/Researchers

    How long is this workshop?  2.5 Hours

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? David Jones

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    Peer review helps to ensure the quality and reputation of published academic research. The ability to review manuscripts for journals is a core skill that every researcher must acquire. However, many inexperienced reviewers can spend too much time reviewing a single manuscript. By learning how to review manuscripts quickly, you will have more time for your own research. But how long should you spend reviewing a manuscript? And what should you write in your review? Find out in this workshop which draws upon the results of an extensive survey of editors of international journals. The main focus will be on STEM journals, with best practice based on the views of 116 editors of medical, psychology, biology, chemistry, physics, maths, engineering and geology journals. The workshop is also highly relevant to Social Science, Arts and Humanities researchers as it includes the views of 112 editors of sociology, economics, law, history, philosophy, literature and linguistics journals.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    Through group exercises and discussions, attendees at this workshop will learn:

    • how the peer review system works
    • about their responsibilities as reviewers
    • what editors expect in a review
    • why the peer review system can sometimes go wrong
    • how to critically evaluate a research manuscript
    • what to include in written comments to editors and authors
    • how long they should spend reviewing a manuscript
    • practical methods for reviewing a manuscript quickly and effectively.

    Are there any requirements? This is an interactive workshop and attendees should join using their webcam and access to their microphone.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No, an external facilitator has been engaged at no cost to you for your professional development. As places are limited, please only sign up if you are fully committed to attending.

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

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    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? New Assistant Professors

    How long is this workshop?  Half day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? In person delivery

    Who delivers the workshop? The Provost, Research Office, Centre for Transformative Learning, and HR will all contribute to this session, as well as hearing from colleagues who have experience as LBBs.

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    If you are a new Assistant Professor this session will cover:

    • How can I build my academic career?
    • What supports are available for me?
    • What should I know as I get started?

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance.

    Course Category: Culture/Values, Compliance/Mandatory

    Who is this workshop for? All New Staff

    How long is this workshop? 1 Day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? Every two months

    How is this workshop delivered? In person delivery

    Who delivers the workshop? The President, HR Director and various speakers from across the university.

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    Join us and and other new colleagues as we introduce you the University's goals and supports available to you. During the day you will find out about:

    UL in Context:​​

    • Welcome and Introduction to UL
    • UL in the International Context

    UL’s Core Goals – Student Experience and Research:

    • Research at UL
    • Centre for Teaching and Learning
    • Cooperative Education and Careers Division:
    • Library and Information Systems

    How We Operate - What You Need to Know:

    • Corporate Secretary’s Office
    • Health & Safety
    • HR – Policies and Support
    • UL Quality Support Unit
    • Information Technology Division:
    • Equality & Diversity

    You will also be signposted to further online information you will need to get started.

    Do I need to prepare anything before or after the session? A light lunch will be provided, please advise in advance if you have any dietary requirements.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance.

    Course Category: Supporting Research

    Who is this workshop for? New members of the UL research community

    How long is this workshop?  Half day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? In person delivery

    Who delivers the workshop? The VPR, Research Office, Regional Writing Centre, Library , Talent Development among others will all contribute to this session, as well as hearing from colleagues who have experience as researchers.

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    Find out more about:

    • Research Office
    • Talent Development
    • HR Strategies for Research (HRS4R)
    • Research Finance
    • Regional Writing Centre
    • Library Supports

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    Are there any requirements? 

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? 

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance

    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? Managers

    How long is this workshop?  1 x half day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? 

    Paddy Lavelle, https://totalimpact.ie/

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    This workshop is for managers to increase their effectiveness in influencing a variety of situations as part of their management and leadership roles.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    As a result of this programme participants will know how to;

    • the key skills required to influence effectively with a range of stakeholder including influencing upwards
    • manage the key elements and stages required to influence effectively
    • use, strengthen and adapt their preferred influencing style to suit individual situations and objectives.
    • select the most appropriate influencing strategies and approaches to secure the best result in different situations.
    • prepare for and structure an effective influencing meeting or presentation

    Are there any requirements? 

    Pre-course training call with participants to identify unique needs and challenges and gather relevant content for inclusion and tailoring of training programme.

    This is an interactive workshop and attendees should join using their webcam and access to their microphone.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No, an external facilitator has been engaged at no cost to you for your professional development. As places are limited, please only sign up if you are fully committed to attending.

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Course Category: Supporting Research

    Who is this workshop for? Researchers

    How long is this workshop?  1 x half day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Joanne Hagerty, Skillfluence https://skillfluence.co.uk/

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    Learn how to introduce innovation habits into work by looking at some core creativity techniques and applying them to provide practical solutions. This workshop is all about creative innovation; how to spot possibilities and think strategically with a creative mind set. Researchers will find out about the basic principles and methods of design thinking and how to apply them to the way they approach research. Participants will learn new techniques to think freely and explore new tools and exciting new research directions.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    Are there any requirements? This is an interactive workshop and attendees should join using their webcam and access to their microphone.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No,

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop?  1 x half day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 3/4 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? In person delivery

    Who delivers the workshop? Tina Kinirons, https://www.tkservices.ie/

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    This course is aimed for those preparing for Interviews in the public sector.

    This course will cover: 

    •Main structure of the interview – likely opening questions – what to expect as the interview is being closed out – what interviewers are looking for – the interview panel

    •Preparing for the interview – how to complete the application form or write your CV

    •During the interview – what to expect – tips about nerves and focusing on making sure you answer the question asked •Answering competency questions - What are interviewers looking for when asking competency-based questions, how to structure the answer (STAR / CAR), what to include, what can help you with your answers, what are the UL competencies. Other types of questions.

    •Competency answer practice. Influencing scoring – how to strengthen your answers and earn higher scores.

    •After the interview – what’s happening after you leave the interview – how scoring works

    •How to prepare for your interview, hints and tips and approaches for preparing

    •Attending virtual or online interviews – additional hints, tips and advice about what to do before and during the online or virtual interview.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No. An external facilitator has been engaged at no cost to you for your professional development. As places are limited, please only sign up if you are fully committed to attending.

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    This course is a requirement for anyone who participates in Interview Selection boards.

    Instructions on how to access this course can be found on the Interviewer Skills eLearning | University of Limerick (ul.ie)

    Course Category: Supporting Research

    Who is this workshop for? Academics/Researchers

    How long is this workshop?  1 Hour

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Ashling Hayes - Head, Research Services Glucksman Library

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    ORCID is a unique identifier — an Open Researcher and Contributor ID — that links your research outputs/activities to one another. Increasingly, funders, publishers, and other research services require it. So — what is it, and what can you do with it beyond setting it up?

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    In this short workshop, we will:

    • Show you how to create and update your ORCID profile
    • Walk you through ways to quickly add article information to your ORCID
    • Link your ORCID to ULRIS
    • Link your ORCID to Scopus

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    All UL staff are required to complete this course. 

    Instructions on how to access this course can be found on the IT Security Awareness Training page.

    Who is this workshop for? UL Staff

    How long is this workshop? 1-1.50pm for three weeks commencing Tuesday 5/3/24

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? n/a

    How is this workshop delivered? ar an gcampas / on campus – Seomra na Gaeilge LCO-016, Languages Building

    Who delivers the workshop? Aonad na Gaeilge UL

    What will be covered?  Suitable for those who did Irish at school but would like to go over the basics. Themes include fun facts about Irish/ introducing yourself / meeting people / the weather.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes: To provide a general re-introduction to the language for those who are out of practice.

    How do I book?  https://forms.office.com/e/D7TncB4nf5

    Cancellation Policy: n/a

    Are there any requirements? Ideally, participants will have studied Irish at school even if it was a long time ago.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? Workshops are free of charge to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge 2024.

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    All UL staff and student have access to LinkedIn Learning. For more information and suggested learning paths take a look at our dedicated webpage LinkedIn Learning

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    Course Category: Building Leadership and Management Capacity

    Who is this workshop for? Managers, this programme is aimed at those who are new to management and wish to develop their managerial skills.

    How long is this workshop?  This programme consists of 6 core modules, 3 elective courses and 7 mandatory courses.

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? The core modules will be delivered in person.

    Who delivers the workshop? Tricia Cunningham, Leap Leadership https://leapleadership.ie/ and various UL contributors

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    Managers in the University of Limerick need to be able to manage on-going changes successfully and with confidence. Management Essentials has been designed to support you on your journey as a people manager; helping you develop a complete set of management skills and capabilities. With core, elective and mandatory elements leading to a digital badge, this programme ensures that you will develop a comprehensive management toolkit, enabling your success as a Manager in the University of Limerick. Through group discussions, team exercises and personal reflections you will identify actions to ensure what you learn is applied in the workplace. Facilitated by skilled professionals with in-depth knowledge and experience of what it takes to become a successful and effective manager, this comprehensive Management Essentials programme will kick-start your journey to leadership.

    Are there any requirements? Yes, participants need to be managers.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No. An external facilitator has been engaged at no cost to you for your professional development. As places are limited, please only sign up if you are fully committed to attending.

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance.

    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop?  1 day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? In person delivery

    Who delivers the workshop? Paddy Lavelle, https://totalimpact.ie/

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    Do you…

    • find yourself getting anxious, nervous, stressed or even dreading having certain ‘difficult’ conversations, particularly in a virtual environment?
    • find it hard to raise a difficult subject in a way that doesn't sound negative or aggressive?
    • struggle to keep these conversations on track and get a positive resolution?
    • worry that the conversation will escalate into conflict or even deadlock?
    • tend to avoid having these conversations in the hope that things will resolve themselves?

    Would you like to be able to …

    • give unexpected news, decisions or feedback, or discuss personal performance issues, in a way that sounds positive and constructive?
    • discuss difficult subjects in the same confident and relaxed way that you handle day to day conversations?
    • manage different personality styles and conversation dynamics in a way that avoids potential conflict and keeps the conversation on track?
    • handle these types of conversations in a way that maintains the relationship while getting the best result?

    If you find yourself answering "yes" to any of these questions, this workshop is for you.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    Managing Difficult Conversations" will provide you with the tools you need to;

    • manage the key factors that impact difficult conversations on both an online and in-person
    • prepare for and conduct challenging conversations using an easy-to-follow structured framework
    • build trust and use questions skillfully to manage the difficult stages of a difficult conversation effectively
    • prevent conflict from escalating and keep difficult conversations on track and moving forward
    • achieve "win-win" results

    Are there any requirements? Pre-course training call with participants to identify unique needs and challenges and gather relevant content for inclusion and tailoring of training programme.

    Do I need to prepare anything before or after the session? A light lunch will be provided, please advise in advance if you have any dietary requirements.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No. An external facilitator has been engaged at no cost to you for your professional development. As places are limited, please only sign up if you are fully committed to attending.

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    For more information about mentoring in UL for employees see Mentoring

    Instructions on how to access this course can be found on the Mentor/ Mentee E-Learning Modules page.

    Instructions on how to access this course can be found on the Mentor/ Mentee E-Learning Modules page.

    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop?  1 x half day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? Once a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Sarah Marriott, Plain English Ireland for business writing skills training and editing services 

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    Participants will gain confidence in their skills on this half-day workshop-style course. You will also learn about best practice, how to listen more effectively and how to write less during a meeting – and how to ensure completed minutes achieve their objectives.

    What's covered? the course is broken into 3 parts. Before the meeting, during the meeting and after the meeting.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    After this course, you will:

    • Feel confident that you know how to take minutes effectively
    • Understand the role and responsibilities of the minute-taker
    • Be able to listen more effectively for salient points
    • Understand how to decide what goes into minutes (and what doesn’t)
    • Take shorter clearer notes (to speed up the writing-up stage)

    Are there any requirements? This is an interactive workshop and attendees should join using their webcam and access to their microphone. Please join using a PC or laptop so you can share your screen. 

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? 

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

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    Course Category: Supporting Research

    Who is this workshop for? Academics/Researchers

    How long is this workshop? 2 x 3 hour workshops  

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Jo Haggerty, Skillfluence

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    In this lively and interactive workshop participants learn a systematic approach to networking and making connections whether it’s in person or online. We’ll look at conferences and think about first impressions, body language, practical tips on introductions and how to keep in touch. Learn tactics to build and expand research networks through developing relationships and creating opportunities to connect. Find out how to maintain contacts, increase your network and set your own networking goals. Learn efficient methods to network more efficiently using online platforms.

    With this participative workshop we help to remove the fear factor, increase confidence and maximize efforts. Individual will create and deliver their own pitch-conversation starter. This session is aimed squarely at practical solutions to the typical networking situations researchers face such as poster sessions, research or industry focused conferences, networking events and formal occasions.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    • Planning to network and preparing for networking events

    • In person networking at conferences and events
    • Connecting and networking online
    • Create your own introductory conversation starter/pitch
    • Building and strengthening research collaborations

    Are there any requirements? This is an interactive workshop and attendees should join using their webcam and access to their microphone.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Course Category: Building Leadership and Management Capacity

    Who is this workshop for? New Heads of Department and Assistant Deans

    How long is this workshop? There are multiple sessions throughout the year.

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? Once a year.

    How is this workshop delivered? In person delivery

    Who delivers the workshop? Various contributors

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    This programme is for new Heads of Department and Assistant Deans.  The aim of the programme is to support you as you commence this new role, providing you with the knowledge,  understanding and skills you will need as you get started.

    The programme will help to set the context for your role, with discussions of University priorities and how HODs and Asst Deans can help to build the culture and environment for colleagues to thrive.

    The programme will also outline the levers for success in the University.  It will provide an introduction to what you need to know, where to find out more, and who can help.  

    The leadership elements of the programme, provided by Advance HE, will be a starting point to your development as an effective and inclusive leader at UL.

     

     

     

     

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    Course Category: Supporting Research

    Who is this workshop for? Academics/Researchers

    How long is this workshop? 1 Hour

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Ashling Hayes - Head, Research Services Glucksman Library

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    Open Access to Research Publication. A short introductory session on funder open access policy requirements. This session will cover how you can meet your Open Access funder requirement.

    This Session will cover:

    • Overview of Funder Mandates
    • Plan S
    • Green Open Access through ULIR
    • Gold Open Access and The library's Gold Open Access deals with publishers.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect  or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

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    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? Managers

    How long is this workshop? 1 x half day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 4 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Síle O'Donnell, PAI https://pai.ie/

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    The University of Limerick is committed to the Performance and Development Review System (PDRS) to ensure the alignment of team and individual objectives with the University's strategic priorities. The overall focus of the system is on improving performance and enhancing professional/career development.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    • Understand and develop your role as a manager in the PDR process
    • Develop the skills that you need to manage, support and develop staff in the PDR process, with a particular focus on:
    • setting performance & development objectives
    • giving feedback effectively
    • having constructive performance & development conversations

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect  or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop? 1 Hour

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 4/5 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Alison O'Regan, Head of Talent Development

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    The PDR discussion is a key tool in developing talent at UL. The purpose of this short briefing session is to provide an overview for all staff of the University's Performance and Development Review System and how best to approach your next review.

    Please note that all staff should have had a Performance and Development Review (PDR) meeting within the twelve months leading up to 31st November. The purpose of the workshop is to align with the University/Faculty/Team/Division/Individual objectives.

    Understand the roles and expectations.

    Support personal development.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect  or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? Academics - PhD supervisors, co-supervisors, and future PhD supervisors.

    How long is this workshop?  1 x half day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? Once a year

    How is this workshop delivered? In person delivery

    Who delivers the workshop? A representative from the Graduate & Professional Studies team and Mary Ann McGowan

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    The aim of this programme is to provide information and skills to PhD supervisors, co-supervisors, and future PhD supervisors.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    The aims of the programme are summarised as follows: Understanding University Procedures for PhD Supervision

    • What makes an effective PhD supervisory relationship?
    • Co-creating the relationship and creating mutual expectations
    • Effective communication
    • The role of power in the relationship
    • Resolving problems effectively
    • Co-Supervision
    • PhD Supervision in an International Context

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect  or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Course Category: Supporting Research

    Who is this workshop for? Principal Investigators

    How long is this workshop? 2 Hours

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? Once a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Paddy Lavelle, https://totalimpact.ie/

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    Introduction

    • The Researcher Development Programme
    • Aims and objectives
    • The role of the PI in coaching researchers
    • Benefits of coaching

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    Coaching – a transformative conversation

    • Skills for quality conversations
    • Shifting perspectives and introducing new ways of thinking
    • Getting to the heart of the matter

    Tools to Support Your Coaching Conversations

    • The researcher development framework
    • Researcher career planner
    • Powerful questions and the GROW model

    Setting Goals

    • Establishing an area of focus
    • Increasing self-awareness
    • Helping the researcher to develop a SMART goal

    Exploring Options and Gaining Commitment

    • Dealing with potential obstacles
    • Committing to action

    Continuous Improvement

    • Reviewing your coaching sessions
    • Evaluating and developing your coaching skills

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Category: Supporting Research

    Who is this programme for? Principal Investigators

    How long is this programme? This programme consists of 8 short sessions over 3 months

    How many times a year do we run this programme? Once a year

    How is this programme delivered? Hybrid - In person delivery, with additional online modules

    Who delivers the workshop? Various presenters, both external and internal experience.

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    The Accelerate programme has been designed to support early-stage researchers in their development as leaders and managers of research projects and teams.

    Participants will learn how to accelerate their career as a research leader through a series of short, practical and impactful sessions delivered by internal and external experts.

    Calling PIs who are at the early stage of their research leadership career: 
    Would you benefit from guidance on managing your research project?
    Are you aware of the research supports available to you in UL?
    Do you want to have greater presence as a  research leader?
    Would you like to have greater influence in certain situations?

    Is there a cost to attend this programme? No, but we do ask that participants commit to attending all the sessions.

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop?  either 2 x half days online, or one day in person

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online and in person

    Who delivers the workshop? Dr. Simon Raybould, AwarePlus

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    Learn how to present information clearly and effectively to get your message across with tips on how to manage nerves and present with confidence. This session will focus on both online and in person delivery.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    By the end of this programme, participants should: 

    1. Be able to plan and structure a presentation/speech for maximum impact
    2. Have developed the skills to deliver an engaging and energetic presentation  
    3. Have the skills to manage fear of presenting and transform fear into confidence
    4. Be able to use visual aids for maximum effect and minimum interference
    5. Be confident in dealing with challenging questions effectively

    Are there any requirements? If online, This is an interactive workshop and attendees should join using their webcam and access to their microphone.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

     

    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop?  2 x half days online

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 

    How is this workshop delivered? 2/3 times a year

    Who delivers the workshop? The course is led by an experienced project manager and trainer and will use a variety of approaches during the class including presentations, discussion groups, and group exercises. 

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    This Introduction to Project Management course objectives are to give you practical experience of key project management tools and techniques and introduce a project management approach that is structured yet flexible. 

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    At the end of the training course you will:

    • be able to describe a standard project life-cycle and project constraints.
    • be able to adapt a set of standard templates and more for use with your own project.
    • have a draft set of project documentation that you can use as the basis for your project planning on your return to work

    Are there any requirements? This is an interactive workshop and attendees should join using their webcam and access to their microphone.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? Yes, there is a €90 Cost Code Transfer Required - please provide this when booking to guarantee your place.

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? Academics - Assistant Professors/Associate Professors

    How long is this workshop?  2 Hours

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? Once a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? The Provost, Deans and contributors from across the University.

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    These briefing sessions will provide advice on the process of progressions/promotions within the university and the application process.

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

     

    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop?  1 Day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? In Person

    Who delivers the workshop? TBC

    What will be covered?  Overview Lean allows your business to drive efficiencies into your processes through the removal of waste using a standard set of tools.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

     

    • Participants can identity savings to their department & organisation
    • Empower the workforce to identify & implement solutions
    • Drive efficiencies in process 
    • Reduce costs and streamline processes

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place

    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop? 1 x half day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? In Person

    Who delivers the workshop? TBC

    What will be covered?  Overview

    Process Mapping is a universal tool on how best to represent visually what we do at work.  This technique is suitable for all industries.  In manufacturing industries, steps are often tangible however for both supporting services & transactional/ service industries it is crucial to make the invisible visible.  It is often the decisions we make in our heads that are not captured.  By ensuring a process map has the right level of detail, these steps are captured.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the workshop attendees will know 

    • What is a Process Map
    • Benefits of Process Mapping
    • Different types of Process Maps
    • How to develop a Deployment Process Map 
    • How to read a process map

    Are there any requirements?  No

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connector to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 48 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

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    Course Category: Compliance/Mandatory

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop?  1 Hour

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 4 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Dr. Maria Connolly, Corporate Secretary, University of Limerick

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    All staff are required to employ good records management practices in line with the UL Records Management Policy (available at UL Policy Hub).

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    This practical one-hour session covers:

    • the aims & benefits of records management - why we need to manage records;
    • creating, storing and using records;
    • managing confidential records;
    • keeping records secure - security and access controls;
    • electronic records and e-mail;
    • retention, appropriate disposal and archiving - how long to keep records and how to securely dispose of them/archive.

    More information about records management at UL including guidance and other resources can be seen at www.ul.ie/recordsmanagement

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Course Category: Supporting Research

    Who is this workshop for? Academics/Researchers

    How long is this workshop? 1 hour

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Armin Straube, Research Data Manager in the Glucksman Library

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    Handling research data is an integral part of the research process. In this 1 hour introduction, Armin Straube, Research Data Manager in the Glucksman Library will introduce researchers to the principles of RDM and will enable the participants to plan their data management from the start of their research projects.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    Research Data Management will introduce researchers to the principles of RDM and will enable the participants to plan their data management from the start of their research projects.

    Are there any requirements? No

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Course Category: Supporting Research

    Who is this workshop for? Academics/Researchers

    How long is this workshop?  1 Day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? In person delivery

    Who delivers the workshop? Paul Reynolds

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    This programme will cover the following: What are Research Ethics? A Conceptual and Contextual Framework

    • Concepts and Problems in Research Ethics
    • Research Ethics and the Research Process - Mapping Ethical Issues and Research Design
    • Beneficence and Non-Malfeasance in Research Practice: a Guide
    • Troubleshooting Research Ethics Problems (both prescribed and brought by the audience)
    • Research Ethics Scrutiny and Representing Research Ethics Effectively

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    • To have a general understanding of what research ethics involves
    • To have a general understanding of key concepts in research ethics
    • To be able to apply key concepts in research ethics to individual research projects
    • To understand what you can claim and how to incorporate key research ethics concepts into your research ethics application

    Are there any requirements? There is a short document to be read in advance of the workshop. This will be emailed some days before.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Category: Supporting Research

    Who is this programme for? Researchers - 2 years post PhD experience

    How long is this programme?  There will be 4 face-to-face half day sessions over 4/5 weeks for an immersive experience, with the bonus of a one-to-one pre-commencement meeting and a one-to-one career clinic post-completion. 

    How many times a year do we run this programme? 2 times a year

    How is this programme delivered? In person half day sessions, with both one to one meetings online.

    Who delivers the workshop? 

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    Are you a researcher who has considered pursuing a career beyond academia? HR Talent Development’s programme for researchers “Navigate” is designed for those who are thinking about careers beyond academia. Throughout the programme you will have an opportunity to reflect on your career to date, prompt consideration about the direction you would like to go in with it and equip yourself with the tools you will need to Navigate the change to a career beyond the University, through hands-on workshops in CV Building, Interviewee Skills, and Practical Career Planning

    Opening Session - Panel discussion with industry contributors covering the practicalities of moving from academia to industry, and what organisations are looking for when hiring staff with research backgrounds. This will be followed by Career Development Workshop 1: Planning for Transition to Industry.

    CV Building Workshop - A practical workshop which will provide a basis for you to develop a strong CV for adaptation to your preferred career path. As part of this workshop, participants will be invited to share their CV in small groups as part of a Peer Review exercise.

    Interviewee skills - How to prepare for and deliver in an interview outside of the university environment

    Closing session - Career Development Workshop 2: Taking Action.

    Is there a cost to attend this programme? No, but we ask that participants commit to attending all sessions.

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Information on this course will be added shortly.

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    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop?  1 hour 45 mins

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 4 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Optima Training https://www.optimatraining.ie/

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    This training is for SharePoint End Users(not SharePoint Site Owners) where you will be shown how to use basics of SharePoint, which can enhance collaboration and to facilitate improved productivity.

    In this session we will cover

    • What Sharepoint 365 about?
    • SharePoint 365 Portal – how to access the SharePoint Start page, what it is and what it shows
    • Navigation, following sites & breadcrumbs
    • Document libraries, Folders etc.
    • Search Functionality
    • Menu and contextual Menus
    • File, edit copy
    • Lists
    • Calendars
    • Tasks and Task list

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? Yes, there is a €50 Cost Code Transfer Required - please provide when booking

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

     

    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop?  1 hour 45 mins

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 4 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Optima Training https://www.optimatraining.ie/

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    Are you a Sharepoint site user? do you want to create your own Sharepoint site?

    Please note that ITD regulation requires all new SharePoint site owners to undergo (or show evidence of completing) approved University SharePoint Training before a site is created and put into the live environment. This is in line with data protection requirements, ensuring staff managing access to University documents has adequate training to safeguard access to these documents through the correct set of permissions.

    This course will cover the following:

    • Managing Rights and Permissions
    • Inheriting Permissions
    • Permissions and Groups
    • Creating Pages
    • Creating & Managing Lists
    • Sharing documents
    • Search
    • Recycle bin
    • Webparts
    • Managing Views
    • Managing Alerts & Alert Settings

    Are there any requirements? No

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop?  1 x half day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? In person delivery

    Who delivers the workshop? Paddy Lavelle, https://totalimpact.ie/

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    How to handle impromptu speaking opportunities and communicate with confidence.

    Preparing for the Unexpected

    • Finding your voice
    • Fear, nervousness and the impact on speaking performance
    • Managing your “inner game”
    • Strategies to manage nerves and overcome fear and anxiety
    • Thinking through your response
    • Action planning

    Delivering Your Response

    • Establishing your credibility
    • Present your argument, idea, proposal or response using a compelling framework
    • Delivering confident response
    • Handling challenging questions
    • Skills practice
    • Action planning

    Thinking and Speaking on Your Feet at Meetings

    • Typical challenges in engaging at meetings
    • Managing meeting dynamics 
    • Organising your thoughts under pressure
    • Understanding and adapting your communication style for maximum impact
    • Strategies to increase engagement

    Preparing to speak and respond ~”on your feet”

    • Speaking persuasively and confidently
    • Handling challenging questions and audiences
    • Skills practice
    • Action planning

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    As a result of this workshop participants will know how to:

    • think on their feet
    • manage first impressions and connect with confidence
    • present an argument, idea, proposal or response in a compelling way
    • increase their effectiveness in meetings and when responding under pressure

    Are there any requirements? Pre-course training call with participants to identify unique needs and challenges.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? 

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Course Category: Supporting Research

    Who is this workshop for? Researchers

    How long is this workshop?  2 hours + a follow up 30 minute call

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Duncan Yellowlees, Skillfluence https://skillfluence.co.uk/

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    Stories are one of the most effective ways to engage audiences with your work. Research is ripe for finding impactful tales, from personal anecdotes to making the best use of examples, storytelling is an invaluable skill for anyone who wants to communicate with impact.

    Relevant for all types of research communication, these are the tools that allow you to engage and stand out at your next conference, funding pitch or lecture series.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    By the end of the session participants will:

    • Know why stories are powerful.
    • Understand how to use stories as presenters.
    • Know how to find great stories to tell.

    Are there any requirements? This is an interactive workshop and attendees should join using their webcam and access to their microphone.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Course Category: Culture/Values

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop?  1 x half day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Niamh Gaffney, Kinch Lyons https://www.kinchlyons.com/

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    Increased stress, burnout, always being ‘on’, and reduction in motivation and engagement are just a few examples of the challenges faced by employees today. Learning how to foster resilience and address these challenges has become more important than ever before. People who cultivate characteristics of resilience are better able to adapt to stress and adversity, are more agile, engaged, and can cope better with ambiguity. In this session, we focus on the Five Pillars of Workplace Wellbeing; Energy, Future Focus, Inner Drive, Flexible Thinking and Strong Relationships. This proactive approach to managing stress and building and sustaining healthy high performance educates and empowers individuals to take ownership of their own resilience and wellbeing, helping them face their individual challenges with less stress.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    THE MASTERCLASS WILL ENABLE YOU TO

    • Understand what resilience is for you and why it is important to build resilience in order to better manage the stress you face.
    • Develop a new awareness of how you perceive stress, and learn how this awareness offers you choices for stress management.
    • Explore how the Five Pillars framework can increase your sense of control over your situation, building on your existing stress management strategies to improve resilience and adaptability.

    Are there any requirements? This is an interactive workshop and attendees should join using their webcam and access to their microphone and be in a quiet space.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    This course is being re-designed. Please check back shortly for further information.

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    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop? 1 Day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? In person delivery

    Who delivers the workshop? Tony Shone, Invisio Training https://invisio.ie/

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    The programme builds awareness of team working and helps build high performing teams.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    At the end of this programme, participants will understand the Stages of Team Development and what should be happening at each stage to move the team forward. They will learn to identify the role each person plays on the team, the responsibilities of individuals and the team and have increased self and team awareness. They will also understand different behaviour types in teams

    Are there any requirements? Participants will be asked to complete the following pre work:

    • Complete Belbin Team Roles Individual Report

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place and must be before pre-course work is complete. 

    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop? 1 Day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? In person delivery

    Who delivers the workshop? Paddy Lavelle, https://totalimpact.ie/

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    Are you engaging your stakeholders and having productive meetings? Are you getting the most out of online and in person meetings?

    After this one day training session participants will be able to effectively manage meetings, both in person and online

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Overcome the typical challenges facing the chairperson when leading discussions
    • Develop a support structure and processes to achieve maximum engagement
    • Adapt personality preferences to create engagement
    • Create a safe environment to build trust
    • Manage large groups and keep people actively engaged
    • Manage more vocal and quieter participants
    • Deal with difficult personality types and keep discussions on track
    • Adapt personal conflict management preferences to facilitate and diffuse conflict
    • Handle confrontation, resistance and unexpected challenges effectively

    Are there any requirements? Pre-course training call with participants to identify unique needs and challenges and gather relevant content for inclusion and tailoring of training programme

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Course Category: Building Leadership and Management Capacity & Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop? 1 x half day

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 2 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? In Person

    Who delivers the workshop? Nicola Donohoe, nLighten Consulting

    What will be covered?  Overview

    This training is designed for those who are interested in learning how to challenge their way of thinking. We are all focused on our day-to-day, transactional activity & don’t consider how we can be more strategic. This session is focused on giving you the skills to think & act strategically.
    Learn the skills & a framework to look at situations & make decisions & pitch your ideas differently. This training will give you the time & opportunity to elevate your thinking & assess how you do your role.
    This training is the first step on how to become a more strategic thinker.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

    The current aim is to:-
    – Explain the difference between Operational versus Strategic Thinking
    – Introduce the Hoshin Kanri Strategy Framework to develop a strategy
    – Learn how to influence & elevate your thinking
    – Practice how to be more strategic in your role

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connector to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 48 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

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    Category: Talent Development

    Who is this programme for? Academics

    How long is this programme?  4 x half days + One Coaching Session per Participant

    How many times a year do we run this programme? Once a year

    How is this programme delivered? In person delivery

    Who delivers the workshop? Maeve Lankford https://maevelankford.com/ and guest speakers.

    What will be covered?  

    WORKSHOP 1: CHARTING THE COURSE

    All successful achievement begins with knowing the outcome you want. This session will support participants in clarifying their career aspirations, thinking beyond circumstances and challenges and accessing what is possible.

    WORKSHOP 2: NAVIGATING THE ROUTE

    Taking steps to align with the desired career results, we will explore how participants show up currently and how they need to be showing up to achieve the results they want professionally.

    WORKSHOP 3: OVERCOMING ROAD BLOCKS

    Creating success habits to ensure positive growth. Taking personal responsibility to do all I can within my current context, including getting others on board with my agenda. Developing empowering responses to set backs.

    WORKSHOP 4: ARRIVING AT DESTINATION

    We’ll reflect on our development journey and identify any blocks to future progress. We will analyse existing networks and professional profiles to optimise impact and introduce Action Learning as a tool for ongoing professional development.

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    • Clear, written career and life vision
    • New relationship to fear-based thinking
    • Managing your mindset in support of outcomes you'd love
    • Clearly expressing my (academic) purpose
    • Confidence in articulating my purpose to multiple audiences
    • Consciously evaluating & managing my impact
    • Daily practices to optimise successful goal achievement
    • Tools to enable conversations that build trust
    • Tools for managing my triggers
    • Reflection on the learning, celebrating successes and plans for next steps
    • Analysis and enhancement of current profile & networks
    • Establishment of Action Learning sets

    Is there a cost to attend this programme? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

    Course Category: Talent Development

    Who is this workshop for? All Staff

    How long is this workshop?  90 mins

    How many times a year do we run this workshop? 4 times a year

    How is this workshop delivered? Online

    Who delivers the workshop? Louise McNamara, Invisio Training https://invisio.ie/

    What will be covered?  Overview 

    Do you want to be more more productive and use your time more efficiently?

    Learn how to manage yourself to achieve all the things you never seem to have time for.

    At the end of this programme, participants will be able to prioritise tasks, delegate more effectively and develop a personal action plan to manage their time more successfully

    Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes 

    • Prioritising and Planning
    • Greatest benefit exercise
    • Prioritising using the urgent/important matrix
    • Planning cascade system
    • Key areas of responsibility
    • Weekly schedule
    • Daily to do list
    • Your relationship with time
    • Profiles and pitfalls questionnaire
    • How you personally ‘waste’ time
    • Time Eaters
    • Time stealers
    • Interruptions
    • Chasing other people
    • Time management tips
    • 30 ways to save more time
    • Tips for meetings
    • Technology tips (email, internet, smart phones, apps, calendar, address book contacts)
    • Solutions to time eaters
    • High leverage tasks
    • Delegating effectively
    • Empowering others
    • Personal action plan

    Are there any requirements? This is an interactive workshop and attendees should join using their webcam and access to their microphone.

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop? No

    How do I book? For details of upcoming training opportunities see our events calendar UL Connect or to book your next course email HRtalentdevelopment@ul.ie

    Cancellation Policy: Attendees are asked to cancel at least 72 hours in advance to allow someone else take the place.

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