Optimum Results

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This course is designed to develop digital, transversal, management and leadership skills. Participants should also develop the fundamental skills necessary to adapt to market trends and prepare for the future.

Duration

2 x half day sessions

Interactive Sessions

Engaging Content

Experienced Trainers

Experts in their field

Resources & Materials

Reference notes

The Critical Business Skills aims to enable those with non-business backgrounds, to fulfil their potential and progress to middle management roles.

 

The course is designed to develop critical business skills required to contribute to economic development and productivity within their organisation or elsewhere.

 

The content will use methods of self-reflection to evaluate personal performance and professional development. Participants will assess personal strengths, characteristics and skills that impact on workplace performance. They will design strategies to enhance personal and organisational strengths and manage weaknesses.

 

Participants will develop valuable leadership and management skills required to maximise their team’s contribution to the organisation. Negotiation skills are a key skill in a wide range of business contexts, such as contracts, deal-making, employment discussions, team building, and disputes. This course will enable participants to understand, accommodate and manage individual differences through constructive negotiations.

This course is aimed at those with non-business backgrounds. It is is designed to evolve digital, transversal, management and leadership skills. Participants will grow the fundamental skills necessary to adjust with market trends and prepare for the future.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

 

– Understand the relevant business regulations and legislation.

– Achieve key analytical, critical thinking, negotiating and leadership skills required for business success.

– Critically examine the national and global business environments to identifying market needs and trends.

 

The Programme will be delivered using a mix of methods which have been tried and tested by the delivery team over the past ten years. These include:

  1. Delivery via Zoom or another suitable platform. Optimum Results Ltd has developed the capability to deliver highly effective training interventions and have been able to use the full functionality of Zoom/ Microsoft Teams to enhance the experience for Participants. Confidentiality can be maintained using individual Breakout Rooms where Participants can talk on a one-to-one basis with the Trainer as required
  2. On-site Delivery at your business premises or at our state-of-the-art training rooms

2 x half day sessions

Modules include:

 

– Marketing Analytics and Research

– Organisation Psychology and Analysis

– Leading and Managing People

– Management Skills

– Critical Thinking

– Negotiation Skills

 

 

Silver Hill Farm have engaged Optimum Results for several years to deliver tailor-made training programme both our senior and front-line managers. In times of exceptional growth, this training has been a tremendous success and exceeded all our expectations. One of the most significant impacts is the remarkably increased levels of employee engagement with all participants eager to improve themselves and their performance. The Optimum Results’ style of delivery ensured that we also enjoyed the experience along the way.
Michael Briody
Silver Hill Foods Emyvale, Co. Monaghan

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      The Critical and Practical Skills Programme FAQs

      Optimum Results have been delivering bespoke training programmes and customised mentoring solutions to our clients both domestically and internationally since 1995. We are thrilled to have fantastic case studies and testimonials to showcase our work over the years.

      We also pride ourselves in our quality of training content and delivery, and as such, we offer a satisfaction guarantee to our clients.

      The fantastic thing about all our programmes is that they are completely customised to meet your specific objectives.

       

      These programmes can have extremely positive effects on your organisation, from getting a plan of action together, to getting you out of a rut, do helping your team get across that ‘hump’ that they are struggling with.

       

      We can bridge that skills gap that you currently have, and empower your team, by providing them with the essential advice and support that they need.

      Absolutely. All our sessions start with learning your objectives, and tailoring the session to meet these objectives.

      Contact us today through the form below, or by emailing us on info@optimumresults.ie, or phone at 042 93 33033.

      Contact us today to discuss our pricing and payment options available.

      We have a dedicated helpdesk for all our mentoring sessions and training programmes. Our friendly team are always on hand to answer your questions and provide you with any additional support you may need.

      Absolutely. Our range of delivery options ensures we can safely deliver all training programmes and mentoring sessions remotely, and just as effectively.

      This brand new innovative programme brought you by Optimum Results provides Female Entrepreneurs or Women Managing Business with the tools they need to grow and develop their companies when faced with unique challenges.

      Duration

      6/8 x 3 hour online sessions
      3 x mentoring sessions
      10 hours x Offline learning

      Interactive Sessions

      Online modules
      Mentoring sessions
      Offline learning

      Experienced Trainers

      Subject Matter Experts
      Guest Speakers
      Experienced Mentors

      Resources & Materials

      Reference notes
      Recorded sessions
      Learner workbooks

      A new ‘skills and technology’ based approach to enable women to reach their full professional potential.

      The new Optimum Results’ Women Managing Business Series has evolved from our work with Women Business Managers over the past 26 years. ‘Designed and Delivered by Ambitious & Dynamic Women for Ambitious & Dynamic Women’, these programmes represent a unique and highly effective approach to optimising business and career opportunities for women in all types of businesses across the
      globe.

       

      While the core skills of business management remain constant regardless of gender, extensive research and our experience show that women face specific challenges. This programme is designed specifically to address those barriers so that women can succeed in business.

       

      Both programmes in our Women Managing Business series build Management Skills on three fundamental foundations:


      (i) Managing Self,

      (ii) Managing Business, 

      (iii) Digital Fluency.

       

       

      Women who wish to start their own business and manage its early phase growth or Women managing an established business which has potential for significant Growth & Development (including exports).

      This series of training represents a new approach to enabling women to achieve work/life balance – while engaging in a comprehensive self-development programme, learners will also discover how leading-edge technology can be utilised to optimise their performance.

      The Optimum Results training webinar workshops are interactive, participative, engaging and enjoyable with modular content delivered by experienced and qualified subject experts.

       

      Three-hour modules are delivered in two 90 minute blocks with a 15 minute break. 


      Training focuses on building practical skills required by the Participants and assist the conversion of knowledge into action.

       

      Training materials, templates and the programme workbook are of a high
      standard and are sent to Participants a few days in advance of each module.

       

      Networking, peer support and collaboration is facilitated and encouraged to continue far beyond the duration of the training and, as with all Optimum Results’ training programmes, Participants may avail of a “Help Desk” to address any particular challenges or issues.

       

      An optional module “The Working Mother’s Tool Kit” may be included, and the programme may be adapted to be sector-specific involving appropriate sector expertise.

      This training programme consists of up to 8 online sessions, with mentoring and offline learning included. 

       

      The duration can be adapted to suit the clients needs, however we recommend a time-frame of 12 weeks to complete the full course.

      Programme Format


      The Women in Business Series consists of a choice of two programmes:


      1. The Female Entrepreneur (Early Phase Small Business Management)

      Target Audience: Women who wish to start their own business and manage its early phase growth
      Group Size: Up to 20 participants
      Programme Structure: 6 X 3 hr live stream, weekly interactive webinar workshops with 10 hours of offline learning and planning. Additional supports include reference material, recommended reading, YouTube clips, practical tips and tools, the programme workbook which facilitates the conversion of knowledge into relevant action plus personal and business planning templates.
      Programme Output: A Business and Personal Plan for Success

      2. Women Managing Growing Businesses (Growth & Development)

      Target Audience: Women managing an established business which has potential for significant Growth & Development (including exports)
      Group Size: Up to 15 participants
      Program Structure: 8 X 3 hr live stream, weekly interactive webinar workshops with 3 X online AV mentoring sessions per Company/Management Team. To get the best from the programme, participants (or team) should allocate at least one additional hour each week to review the training and reference material, recommended reading, YouTube clips, practical tips & tools. In addition, a
      programme specific workbook facilitates the conversion of knowledge into action, a personal development plan and provides a template for a Strategic Business Growth & Development programme for the business.
      Program Output: As this programme is classified by the European Training Foundation (ETF) as being an “International Best Practice Programme”, Participants/Company Teams who submit a Strategic Plan for Growth & Development of an appropriate standard will be awarded a tri-branded “Advanced Certificate in SME Management Practice” (ETF, Human Resource Excellence and the Business Development Agency)

      We live in a hugely exciting era for Women in business; the opportunities for remote and flexible working, online networking and collaboration, eLearning and upskilling, eCommerce and digital marketing, access to online investment communities and other “digital disruptors” provide exciting solutions to the problems that Women traditionally face in business.
      Amy Clinton
      Programme Director

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          The Women in Business Series Programme FAQs

          Optimum Results have been delivering bespoke training programmes and customised mentoring solutions to our clients both domestically and internationally since 1995. We are thrilled to have fantastic case studies and testimonials to showcase our work over the years. 

           

          We also pride ourselves in our quality of training content and delivery, and as such, we offer a satisfaction guarantee to our clients.

          The Women in Business series has two options – 1.) Female Entrepreneurs and 2.) Women in Growing Business. Each programme is uniquely designed to cater for the specific challenges Females face when managing and growing their business.

           

          The course covers a wide range of content covering 3 pillars:

          1. Managing Business
          2. Managing Self
          3. Digital Fluency

          The wide range of areas covered ensure you will be equipped with full toolbox to take back to your business.

           

          Talk to us today to see how your specific challenges can be addressed in this course – info@optimumresults.ie 

           

          Absolutely. All our sessions start with learning your objectives, and tailoring the session to meet these objectives.

          Contact us today through the form below, or by emailing us on info@optimumresults.ie, or phone at 042 93 33033.

          Contact us today to discuss the course and what payment options are available to you.

          We have a dedicated helpdesk for all our mentoring sessions and training programmes. Our friendly team are always on hand to answer your questions and provide you with any additional support you may need.

          Absolutely. Our range of delivery options ensures we can safely deliver all training programmes and mentoring sessions remotely, and just as effectively. 

          The Supervisor and Line Management Skills Development Programme (IGNITE) assists participants in establishing their role, the skills required and attributes necessary to guarantee a successful career.

          Duration

          7 full day sessions delivered across 5 months.

          Interactive Sessions

          Engaging Content

          Experienced Trainers

          Experts in their field

          Resources & Materials

          Reference notes

          Our IGNITE™ programme is a long established, successful, EU award winning training programme to build the competencies of supervisors, 1st line and middle managers. Tailor designed for each client organisation and participant group, the IGNITE™ programme has consistently met its primary objective: To improve the performance of the organisation through improving the performance of people.

           

          Programmes specifications can reflect sector-specific requirements and include elements delivered by industry
          experts or client personnel, as may be appropriate. 


          IGNITE™ is one of three programmes delivered by Optimum Results which are classified by the EU’s Training
          Foundation (ETF) “International Best Practice Programme” and participants who produce an appropriate learning output can be awarded an ETF “Certificate in Line Management Practice”.

          Middle and Line Managers of all industries and sectors, who are responsible for a team.

          Each IGNITE™ programme is tailored to suit client’s training needs, budget and work schedules. Course content and key areas of emphasis are agreed prior to the programme commencing.


          As well as learning the essentials of a wide range of business subjects, participants build management confidence, thinking, problem solving, productivity, communication, innovation and management competencies.

          The Programme will be delivered using a mix of methods which have been tried and tested by the delivery team over the past ten years. These include:

          1. Delivery via Zoom or another suitable platform. Optimum Results Ltd has developed the capability to deliver highly effective training interventions and have been able to use the full functionality of Zoom/ Microsoft Teams to enhance the experience for Participants. Confidentiality can be maintained using individual Breakout Rooms where Participants can talk on a one-to-one basis with the Trainer as required
          2. On-site Delivery at your business premises or at our state-of-the-art training rooms

          This training programme typically consists of a 7 Day Management Skills Programme delivered over 5 months.

           

          Typically, six or seven full day workshops (or 12/14 half days) are spread over six months to minimise work disruption to the business and optimise learning / change implementation.

          This programme is fully designed to meet each Clients requirements. Modules covered include:

           

          Understanding & Managing Self
          – Programme Overview and Objectives
          – The Supervisors’ and Managers’ role
          – Leadership & Management Profiles
          – Key Skills of Supervisors & line Managers
          – Managing Time & Stress
          – Problem Solving
          – Personal Development, Thinking, Disposition and Attitude

           

          Management & Leadership
          – Understanding everyone’s Roles and Responsibilities
          – When to Manage and When to Lead Effective Delegation
          – Effective Communication
          – The power of Workplace and organisation culture
          – Communicating with Staff

           

          Managing & Developing People
          – Personality types and their effect on relationship building
          – Managing underperformers and difficult people
          – Communication & critical conversations
          – Competencies: Knowledge, skills, attitudes & behaviours
          – Motivating for performance, Giving & receiving feedback
          – Identifying needs and agreeing actions / change & development
          – Understanding the principles of Performance Management
          – Essential elements of labour law (equality, harassment bullying etc)

           

          Internal & External Customer
          – Who are our Customers (Internal & External)?
          – My role in the Customer Experience
          – The foundation stones of Marketing
          – What is our Competitive Advantage? / USP?
          – Adding Value and Superior Performance
          – How does our customer define Quality, Reliability, Service & Value
          – Customer Care and Relationships Management

           

          Understanding Costs, Budgets and Finance
          – Your role in managing costs
          – Elements of Lean
          – Undertaking a cost reduction audit
          – Understanding efficiency and the impact on performance
          – Identification and eradication of waste
          – Impact of mistakes and reworking on the financial performance of the business
          – Cost management case study
          – Our cost reduction plan

           

          Problem-Solving, Decision Making & Innovation
          – Problems, Solutions and Process
          – Problems we Experience and How they Arise
          – One-Off and Repetitive Problems
          – Becoming Informed and Clearly Define the Problem
          – Lean Enterprise Techniques
          – Innovation & Creativity
          – Creating and Innovative environment
          – Special Projects and Project Management

           

          Personal Development, Positivity & The Work Environment
          – Personal Development, Thinking, Disposition and Attitude
          – Tracking & Monitoring Progress to Success
          – Conclude Work Based Assignments and tips for presentation (if applicable)

          As part of a growth & development strategy in our Company, we embarked on a programme of upskilling our Line and Divisional Supervisors and Managers. In this light, we engage with Optimum Results in 2019 with whom we had worked previously. We have now very satisfactorily completed the first phase and commencing a more complex Phase II which integrates Line and Senior Management Training. We are hugely pleased with the Optimum Results team who put a special effort into understanding our Company needs and achieving the desired outcomes.
          Peter G McCaughey
          IJM Timber Engineering Ltd Monaghan

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              The IGNITE Programme FAQs

              Optimum Results have been delivering bespoke training programmes and customised mentoring solutions to our clients both domestically and internationally since 1995. We are thrilled to have fantastic case studies and testimonials to showcase our work over the years.

              We also pride ourselves in our quality of training content and delivery, and as such, we offer a satisfaction guarantee to our clients.

              The fantastic thing about all our programmes, is that they are completely customised to meet your specific objectives. Our Programmes can have extremely positive effects on your organisation, from getting a plan of action together, to getting you out of a rut, do helping your team get across that ‘hump’ that they are struggling with.

              We can bridge that skills gap that you currently have, and empower your team, by providing them with the essential advice and support that they need.

              Absolutely. All our sessions start with learning your objectives, and tailoring the session to meet these objectives.

              Contact us today through the form below, or by emailing us on info@optimumresults.ie, or phone at 042 93 33033.

              Contact us today to discuss our pricing and payment options available.

              We have a dedicated helpdesk for all our mentoring sessions and training programmes. Our friendly team are always on hand to answer your questions and provide you with any additional support you may need.

              Absolutely. Our range of delivery options ensures we can safely deliver all training programmes and mentoring sessions remotely, and just as effectively.