Macra Agricultural Skillnet News: 1 November 2019

Post on: Fri, 01, November 2019

Only a few days remain to book your place on the popular Strategic Management seminar at the Faithlegg Hotel, Waterford on 5th and 6th November. The programme, now in its second year, is delivered over two days by Lynaire Ryan, Dairy Consultant from New Zealand. The course will help attendees to develop a strategic plan and determine priorities, goals and actions. Those attending can avail of preferential overnight rates at the hotel.

Macra Agricultural Skillnet is delighted to work in partnership with Kerry Agribusiness,  Arrabawn, Lakelands, Aurivo, Glanbia and Carbery in delivering a four-day course in People Management for their suppliers. This course will be of interest to farmers who are or will be employing labour. The course will equip the participants with the knowledge, skills and competence to effectively supervise employees on their dairy farm. Topics covered will include hiring staff, the induction process, getting the right person for the job, placing job advertisements, employment legislation, managing others, communication and health and safety.  The course will be delivered by consultant, Dr. Nollaig Heffernan, representatives from the WRC (Workplace Relations Commission) and Teagasc specialists.  Contact your Farm Relations Co-op staff if interested in attending

Following its success last year, we are pleased to again deliver the L4YP - Leadership for Young Professionals 2019/2020 for graduates. The course will be delivered by the Agri Food Graduate Development Programme in UCC. There are approximately ten contact days with online and distance learning elements.  The course will be recognised for prior learning by UCC, UCD and the IMI for those who wish to continue their studies. The total cost of the course is €880 to Macra members or staff or our Associate members. Non-members total cost is €905.  Provisional dates for delivery are 6th, 7th, 20th and 21st December 10th, 11th, 25th and 26th January and the 22nd and 23rd February. Secure your place by paying a booking deposit of €100.

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