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Managing in Challenging Times

By Viv Menzies | September 23, 2022
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Writing as far back as 1959, in his publication, Landmarks of Tomorrow, the great management consultant, educator and author, Peter Drucker, stated:   “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence. It is to act with yesterday’s…

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Important Upcoming Dates – Social Care Courses – Autumn 2022

By Viv Menzies | August 31, 2022
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Please note the Deadlines for applying for the following social care courses:   Sept 2nd:       Certificate in Supporting and Working with Families 8 weeks, QQI Level 7, €395, Starts Sept 16th, 2022 with an Online Orientation Session from 10am…

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CPD Short Courses – Autumn/Winter Schedule 2022

By Viv Menzies | August 30, 2022
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The OTC has launched the Autumn 2022 schedule of short CPD Certificate courses. The College has delivered level 5-7 major awards for many years, as well as a wide range of special purpose and minor awards in the areas of…

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How Managers Improve Team Performance Through Leadership Learning

By Viv Menzies | August 30, 2022
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As a manager, or aspiring manager, what can you do you each and every day to improve team performance? Well, remember that truly effective leaders always have absolute clarity in terms of their own role and objectives. This in turn…

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Five Questions to Improve your Leadership Skills

By Viv Menzies | June 22, 2022
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The OTC has a proven track record when it comes to the delivery of high-quality accredited management courses. Modules such as Key Management Skills: Teamwork, Leadership & Communications equip students with practical skills as well as the necessary theoretical knowledge.Unit 2…

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OTC Student Support Service – A Student’s Perspective

By Viv Menzies | June 2, 2022
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As a third-year student, the Student Support Service has been a welcome addition to the overall suite of supports offered by the Open Training College (OTC). The Student Support Service offers a variety of supports, including academic guidance, career guidance…

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How will I fit a Social Care degree into my busy life?

By Viv Menzies | May 24, 2022
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This is a question that we get asked all the time, and rightly so, because it helps the potential students to get their heads around the level of commitment required when studying a third level degree course. So, during their…

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The Gorilla in the Room! The Complexity of Communication.

By Viv Menzies | May 20, 2022
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The first time I began to appreciate the importance of clear communicationwas many years ago now while taking part in a training session when the instructor pointedout and made more obvious all of the elements of communication that I had…

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