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Learning and Development Programmes

For all our programmes and supports please see the menu on the left hand side of the webpage.

HR are moving to blended learning to go with their courses.   Entry required for Learning and Development courses is the completion of assigned online lil.tcd.ie pre-course work.

Cancellation Fee: There is no cost for staff attending these courses but you will be asked for a departmental cost code on booking. Your department will be liable for a charge of €75 for 4 working days' cancellation notice and €150 for 48 hours' notice or non-attendance without prior cancellation by email to staffdev@tcd.ie.

Approval for Attendance: Please note that your manager needs to be aware of any planned absence from your area, please discuss with your manager/head of school in advance of booking.

Food Requirements: We offer a light lunch on our full day courses which consists of sandwiches, wraps, tea /coffee. We endeavour to accommodate allergies including: coeliac, shellfish/nut allergies and vegan/vegetarian staff. However we rely on the capacity of providers in this regard.  Participants are encouraged to make their own arrangements where this better meets their requirements.

Our Complete Learning and Development Catalogue of events and opportunities for you.

This catalogue shows all our face to face events, including specialist development programmes, our management series, and learning opportunities for all staff.

Learning and Development Catalogue of upcoming events in date order 6 November 2019

Learning and Development Catalogue of upcoming events in programme order 6 Novemberr 2019

Professional Skills Programme

The Learning and Development Unit run a Professional Skills Programme to support continuous professional development among staff.  This is a ‘blended learning’ programme that combines on-line learning with face-to-face classroom training.  Specified pre-course modules on LinkedIn Learning lil.tcd.ie must be completed in advance.  The programme includes topics on Minute-taking, Editing for Professionals, Practical Writing for Success and Writing for the Web, Supervisory Management Skills, Management Development and Practical Project Management.

To book your place Click here.

YourHR 2019 - Research Manager and All Manager Series

The YourHR Manager Series on HR Matters consists of 2 hour seminars/workshops on key HR Manager areas: Courageous Conversations, Work Permits, Induction and Probation, Sick Leave and Absence Management. We will be advertising these events later in the academic year.

Wellbeing Talks

HR Learning & Development are delighted to announce dates and venues for our next series of Wellbeing Talks organised for all staff that will cover the following topics.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Programme Speaker Date and Venue

Positive thinking in challenging times

This talk will address: Realistic optimism with a dash of reframing!

Jerry Kelly
First HRD

17th May 2019
completed

Neuro Wellness in the Age of Mass Distraction

This talk will give you an understanding how modern living is causing our whole system to be in survival instead of creation mode.

You will be given some practical tips and 5 settings for focused attention.

Rosie King
Richella Boggan
Trinity Sports Centre

21st May 2019
completed

Tick tock, finding the 25th hour

This session will address the efficient use of time and the role of the "external time" and "inner time".

Jerry Kelly
First HRD

7th June 2019
completed

Bouncebackability – building your resilience

This session will address practical steps to build resilience

Jerry Kelly
First HRD

10th June 2019
completed

Health by Stealth

How to be healthy by making small changes.

In this talk, we will define what is proven to make you healthy and work out strategies to incorporate small steps in your day to be healthy. There will be no gruelling exercise, guilt or lectures on the benefits of chai seeds!

Rosie King
Richella Boggan
Trinity Sports Centre

12th June 2019
completed

Thinking outside the box

This talk will address: Knowledge, skills and techniques to move outside the zone.

Jerry Kelly
First HRD

14th June 2019
completed

Switch On, Not Off

This talk will address: Recognising the symptoms, source and causes of stress

Jerry Kelly
First HRD

17th June 2019
completed

Neuro Wellness in the Age of Mass Distraction

This talk will give you an understanding how modern living is causing our whole system to be in survival instead of creation mode.

You will be given some practical tips and 5 settings for focused attention.

Rosie King
Richella Boggan
Trinity Sports Centre

19th June 2019
completed

Switch On, Not Off

This talk will address: Recognising the symptoms, source and causes of stress

Jerry Kelly
First HRD

22nd March 2019
completed

For further information on Staff Wellbeing see our HR Wellbeing pages:  https://www.tcd.ie/hr/staff-wellbeing/

YourSkills Programme

Programme Speaker Date and Venue

How to prepare for media interviews

This master class will help you prepare for all types of media interviews.

  • Understanding media interviews
  • Sound Bites
  • Effective Communication
  • Managing reputation

Tom Molloy
Public Affairs & Communications

3rd May 2019
completed

Social Media and Platforms
Are you interested in starting social media for your work area?   

This talk will set out the different forms of social media, and clarify how best to use these tools to the professional benefit of Trinity. 

Social networking and social media are powerful communication tools which can have a significant impact on organisational and professional reputations. Examples of social networking websites are Blogging, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Wikis etc.

Sharon Campbell
Public Affairs & Communications

14th May 2019
completed

How to write an Oped

How to write an Oped - The op-ed is usually longer than a regular letter to the editor. It is often written by a subject matter expert and is an example of an instance when a freelancer produces copy as a ghost-writer under someone else's by-line.

  • A guide to understanding and writing an Oped.
  • Starting and Finishing, and where to put the key points.
  • Using an active voice in writing.
  • Focus on the audience.

Tom Molloy
Public Affairs & Communications

15th May 2019
completed

Pitch to Win

  • Basic ingredients of any pitch: know your audience, know your facts, tell a good story about yourself and your potential “customers”.
  • What specific information are investors looking for? (Market fit, legal team, etc.)
  • How to grab attention and make your message memorable.
  • How to talk about something that doesn’t exist yet in a way that makes it feel real.
  • Practise elements of your pitch, with feedback from tutor and peers.

Learning Outcome

  • Focus on what your audience needs. Understand the power of story.
  • How to use what’s “front of mind” to hold your audience’s attention.
  • Learn the strengths and weaknesses of your current pitch style.

Steve Rawling
New Thinking Tools

23rd May 2019
completed

Storytelling for Impact

Basic storytelling

  • Every story needs action, emotion and a moral if you want people to pay attention and remember it.
  • Tell a basic story about yourself and your work.
  • Talk about your ideas in story form and use the patterns and ingredients of fictional stories to tell compelling factual stories about your work.

 Understand your audience.

  • Who are you trying to reach?
  • How do you adapt your message or explain technical subjects to non-experts.

Storytelling as a way of working

  • How stories can help you influence people and change the culture of your organisation/team.
  • How to build storytelling into your organisation. 

Steve Rawling
New Thinking Tools

23rd May 2019
completed

Social Media and Your Profile - Academic & Research Staff only

Bring Your Device to this event.

Are you interested in increasing your profile through social media?

This event will look at different forms of social media how you can maximise these tools for the benefit of your Academic and Research profile. Social networking and social media are powerful communication tools which can have a significant impact on organisational and professional reputations.

Sharon Campbell
Public Affairs & Communications

28th May 2019
completed

The Art of Presenting

The aim of this one-day workshop is to help participants build their practical skills, knowledge and confidence in the art of presenting. This workshop is suitable for anyone who delivers presentations and who would like to build their skills in this area.

Course Objectives:
As a result of completing this workshop you will have:

  • Discussed the benefits of preparation as a key to effective presenting
  • Demonstrated how to create learning objectives
  • Discussed how to effectively manage group dynamics
  • Prepared for and practiced delivering a presentation

Outline:

  • Preparation as the key to effective presenting
  • Who is my audience & what do I want to communicate?
  • How to control nerves & communicate effectively
  • Top tips for visual aids
  • How to conduct a question & answer session
  • How to deal with challenging participants

Practical presentation & feedback

Derbhille Clarke
Skills Team

30th May 2019
completed

Responding to Distressed People

  • This experiential workshop aims to equip people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to support others who are experiencing distress.
  • The workshop covers active listening, boundaries and referral skills, and active participation is encouraged and facilitated.

It is hoped that people will gain a sense that they can feel more confident to engage with others who are in distress with a view to hearing their story, minding themselves in doing so and feeling equipped to consider suggestions they can make about where further support can be found.

Mark Robinson
Student Counselling Services

31st May 2019
completed

Responding to Distressed People
Faculty of Health Sciences Staff only

  • This experiential workshop aims to equip people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to support others who are experiencing distress.
  • The workshop covers active listening, boundaries and referral skills, and active participation is encouraged and facilitated.

It is hoped that people will gain a sense that they can feel more confident to engage with others who are in distress with a view to hearing their story, minding themselves in doing so and feeling equipped to consider suggestions they can make about where further support can be found.

Mark Robinson
Student Counselling Services

18th June 2019
completed

Responding to Distressed People
Faculty of Health Sciences Staff only

  • This experiential workshop aims to equip people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to support others who are experiencing distress.
  • The workshop covers active listening, boundaries and referral skills, and active participation is encouraged and facilitated.
It is hoped that people will gain a sense that they can feel more confident to engage with others who are in distress with a view to hearing their story, minding themselves in doing so and feeling equipped to consider suggestions they can make about where further support can be found.

Mark Robinson
Student Counselling Services

25th June 2019
completed

Responding to Distressed People
Faculty of Health Sciences Staff only

  • This experiential workshop aims to equip people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to support others who are experiencing distress.
  • The workshop covers active listening, boundaries and referral skills, and active participation is encouraged and facilitated.
It is hoped that people will gain a sense that they can feel more confident to engage with others who are in distress with a view to hearing their story, minding themselves in doing so and feeling equipped to consider suggestions they can make about where further support can be found.

Mark Robinson
Student Counselling Services

5th July 2019
completed

 

 

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