€55,000 funding for anti-bullying training

first_imgNewsEducation€55,000 funding for anti-bullying trainingBy John Keogh – September 17, 2014 715 TAGSbullyingDepartment of EducationEducation Minister Jan O’Sullivan Advertisement Delay in Limerick schools patronage process ‘unacceptable’ Previous articleFree tests in Limerick to protect against sight lossNext article1,000 Limerick people run 5k with Ray John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Beyond the neon runes New UL president invited independent inquiry WhatsApp Jan O’Sullivan, the Limerick minister who will be involved in the launch of the new energuy initiative “Let’s Conserve Energy Together Better.”Education Minister Jan O’SullivanEDUCATION Minister Jan O’Sullivan has announced that €55,000 in additional funding is to be provided for nationwide anti-bullying training sessions for parents this year.This figure is in addition to the €60,000 originally allocated this year, bringing the total allocation for 2014 to €115,000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Anti-Bullying Parent Training Programme is run jointly by the National Parents Council Primary NPC-P and the National Parents Council Post Primary NPC-PP to support the implementation of the Action Plan on Bullying, which called for training and resources for parents and boards of management.Minister O’Sullivan commented: “I recognise the very high level of demand among parents for this type of training.  Parents need the tools and know-how to support their children in preventing bullying from happening and in dealing with it when it does arise – in particular, I have already been contacted by many parents who are seeking more support in helping their children to combat cyberbullying.”She also thanked the NPC-P and the NPC-PP for their work in delivering the sessions and noted the very positive feedback from participants.The Minister encouraged all parents to avail of the training  and said: “Everyone in the wider community has an important role to play in tackling all forms of bullying and in teaching children how to manage relationships, be resilient and have empathy for others. Bullying is not a problem schools can or should be left to tackle alone.”In 2013, funding of €60,000 supported the delivery of 105 anti-bullying parent training sessions to 3,279 parents nationwide.It is expected that the funding in 2014 will allow more than 200 sessions to be organised throughout the country. Printcenter_img Linkedin Read Your Mind launches in Limerick City and County Libraries Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 142 Limerick schools benefit from minor works scheme Twitter €20 million funding plan for Limerick Institute of Technology Facebooklast_img read more

Positive thinking

first_img Comments are closed. Alison Thomas asked readers for their best ways to keep workers motivated ina negative economic climateOne of the latest US gurus to hit our shores is Perry Ludy, president ofLudyCo International. Ludy visited London last month to promote his book,Profit Building: Cutting Costs Without Cutting People. In it, he argues that laying off staff at times of economic uncertainty andrecession not only fails to provide a long-term solution, but it actuallycompounds the problem by creating a negative climate just when you need yourworkforce to be at its most committed and productive. We discussed this issue with the author and some of our readers. Inparticular, we wanted to know how companies can retain skills in preparationfor an upturn, and create a culture of learning and development when budgetsare tight. Perry LudyPresident, LudyCo InternationalWhen a company goes through a rough patch, most employees understand thatbelts have to be tightened. However, they are rarely invited to put forward suggestions for makingsavings and improving profitability, although they possess a wealth of informationand experience. Companies that tap into this resource uncover new, innovative ideas thatshake the cobwebs loose. The challenge for HR and training departments is to facilitate this processby bringing together a group of talented people representing different parts ofthe business, and furnishing them with appropriate problem-solving tools. Few companies currently invest in management training relating toprofitability improvements. Those that do, reap the rewards. Celia NicholsonHead of organisation consulting, DBMDownsizing unsettles not only those directly involved, but also the widerpopulation of the organisation as well. People lose confidence in theirlong-term security and career opportunities and start questioning their desireto stay. Employers therefore have to work hard to help their staff re-establish apositive psychological contract with the company through programmes relating topersonal development, growth and career opportunities. Research repeatedly shows that companies that invest in relevant trainingand development, effective management and good communications, stand a betterchance of retaining staff – even when the employment market picks up. Ettie McCormackDirector, Unisys University, Europe, Middle East and AfricaOne of our key initiatives is a career fitness portal designed to help ouremployees identify potential development and learning opportunities and topursue them with support from the corporate university. Career fitnessconsultants provide the human touch through face-to-face consultations. It is part of our overall objective of enhancing the growth and success ofour employees by taking a holistic approach to career management. Mark ThomasOrganisational development consultant, Marks and SpencerDespite our roller coaster ride of recent years, we got back on trackwithout widespread redundancies. Our approach has been to focus on deploying the skills and capabilities ofour people more effectively. To do that, you must find out what these are –something companies often neglect to do, even though the impact on the bottomline can be significant. For example, many workers are avid gardeners, but in the past, we failed toturn this to our advantage by moving them into plant sales. Why spend moneytraining someone else, while leaving latent expertise untapped? Adrian EgglestoneHead of people development, Co-op GroupOur company is growing. This throws up the same problem facing organisationspreparing for an upturn; namely, a shortage of skilled staff to manage changeand stabilise the business thereafter. Our solution has been to identify staff with potential, and give themsupport and training to bring them through the company more quickly. Our chief executive doesn’t believe in cutting the training budget. How canyou pursue a three-year plan if you cut this year’s training? Ruth SpellmanChief executive, Investors in PeopleA productive company respects the contribution staff can make by capturingtheir ideas not just when tough times are looming, but every day of the week,every week of the year. As a result, staff feel more in control and feel they are driving the bottomline, which, of course, they are. The other big issue is to give them a stake,and talk about careers, where they are going, and what they want to do. When business slows down, people must be creative about finding new ways ofutilising their skills and continually refining them. It is about learning as acontinuous process. Positive thinkingOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Australia: Senior Naval Aviator Leads by Example for Helicopter Underwater Escape Training

first_img View post tag: Senior View post tag: Escape View post tag: leads View post tag: Training View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defense View post tag: Example April 22, 2013 View post tag: Underwater View post tag: By Training & Educationcenter_img View post tag: Naval Australia: Senior Naval Aviator Leads by Example for Helicopter Underwater Escape Training View post tag: Helicopter Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia: Senior Naval Aviator Leads by Example for Helicopter Underwater Escape Training “You can’t expect people to feel normal doing these things because this is an abnormal activity around an abnormal event”, is how Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM CSC RAN, described the challenges of Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET).Physically demanding and personally challenging, HUET is essential for all Defence Force personnel who carry out helicopter operations over water. The training provides the skills required to escape an aircraft in the event of an emergency sea landing.HUET qualifications must be renewed every two years and RADM Barrett says regular retraining is invaluable.“Even though I have been doing HUET regularly since I first began flying in 1985, I appreciate the opportunity requalification provides to practice and correct my technique and to ensure I’m getting it right. Even with all my previous training, I still needed to get ‘dunked’ an extra couple of times today to sort out an error in my procedure.”“I was very fortunate,” RADM Barrett says of his first HUET experience. “I’d done a bit of diving so being underwater and upside down didn’t worry me and it was just a matter of getting the procedures right”.“If you don’t know what to expect, if you don’t like getting water up your nose and if you’re not that confident underwater then it is a challenge, but the beauty of the HMAS Albatross training facility is there’s someone who can sort you out underwater or above water within seconds if you have any issues. This largely removes the fear factor and then it’s just a matter of getting as comfortable as you can.”When asked what advice he would give someone about to undertake their first HUET, RADM Barrett said, “It’s easy to say relax, it’s easy to say just feel confident, but you’ve then got to experience it first hand and realise it can be done. When you understand that if you use all the right methods it will be a safe evolution, then you get more relaxed, more confident and it becomes easier”.HUET courses are conducted in a sophisticated purpose built complex attached to the Albatross Gymnasium. RADM Barrett said the resources, both structural and staff, are of a very high standard. “The facility is extremely well run. I was here as Commanding Officer when it was introduced and I know how good the system is and I know how good the staff are at keeping people safe. It has been 12 years since we put this facility in and I always enjoy coming back and being part of the training and making sure that I’m getting it right”.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 22, 2013; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defence View post tag: Aviator Share this articlelast_img read more

Newcastle to offer Granit Xhaka exit route from Arsenal in January transfer window

first_img PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Newcastle to offer Granit Xhaka exit route from Arsenal in January transfer window Xhaka appears set to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Newcastle United are prepared to offer Granit Xhaka an escape route from Arsenal in January, according to reports.Xhaka is expected to ask for a move away from Arsenal once the winter transfer window opens after being stripped of the captaincy.The midfielder’s furious clash with Arsenal fans at the Emirates last month has completely derailed his career at the club just a few weeks after he was named skipper.Unai Emery appointed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as captain after axing Xhaka and the Times claim the Gunners expect the Swiss to leave in January.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement SPONSORED 1/1 Full Screen Read More About Connatix V67539 Coming Next 1 min. story Comment Advertisement Read Morecenter_img Read More / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Video Settings Read More Top articles Skip Coral BarryFriday 8 Nov 2019 12:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link386Shares Skip Ad Xhaka has been sidelined from playing since his outburst (Picture: Getty)Newcastle are keen to take advantage of the turmoil at Arsenal and are poised to offer Xhaka a way out of the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementSteve Bruce is a fan of Xhaka and is desperate to add some steel to his midfield as he aims to steer Newcastle to Premier League safety this season.Xhaka’s £130,000-a-week wages could be stumbling block to the deal, but Newcastle are seeking a short-term deal that would see Arsenal pay part of his salary.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityNewcastle’s current top earner is Miguel Almiron, who pockets around £80,000 a week at St James’ Park.Xhaka is desperate to resume playing regularly and it is unclear if he will feature for Arsenal again after his outburst.The 27-year-old is the captain of Switzerland and the European Championships take place next summer.He has continued to train with Arsenal as normal and Emery has praised his attitude in the sessions.However, Xhaka is ‘upset’ with how he has been treated by Emery and the club in recent weeks and refused to issue an apology in the immediate aftermath of the controversy.Xhaka was then caught surprised to see his Instagram apology appear in the matchday programme notes for the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.He was further annoyed to discover Arsenal had added an ‘introductory sentence’ to his statement without his consent.MORE: Brendan Rodgers insists he is ‘loving it’ at Leicester despite calls for him to replace Unai Emery at ArsenalMORE: Arsenal star Dani Ceballos to miss Leicester City clash with hamstring injury by Metro Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE last_img read more