Personal Development Program
Supporting student development for their future careers
The Personal Development Program (PDP), designed to help students grow and develop with essential life skills, is hosted on a learning management system that support students through an interactive and fun series of videos and exercises, full of entertainment & learning.
If you are using your phone to access the PDP, you will be directed to download the Go Learn app. The app may ask you for the Platform URL – please click the button below to copy the URL to your clipboard:
1. Decision Making
This module provides the student participant with an insightful overview of how decision-making works using the four styles of the Pathway Decision-Making framework, where each of the four different styles types, covering Directive, Analytical, Conceptual and Behavioural decision makers are explained, as well as different combinations of these styles. Tricks and traps along with desirable & undesirable behaviours are explored to provide the student participant with a deeper understanding of how everyone is different, based around their comforts, preferences and unique personality. Finally, factors that affect decision-making are developed to allow the student participant to see how they can align the theory of decision-making with everyday decisions they make.
|Introduction||Video Vignette: Introduction to Decision Making|
|Why is Decision-Making Important?||Video Vignette: Decision-Making Overview|
|Test Your Decision Making Knowledge||SCORM Decision Making Process|
|Decision-Making Styles Explained||Video Vignette: Decision-Making Styles|
|Now You know the Styles?||SCORM: Decision Making Styles|
|Factors that affect Decision-Making||Video Vignette: Factors affecting your Decision Making – How do you Decide?|
|Fact-ors of Fict-ion?||SCORM: Factors Affecting Decision Making|
|Six Steps in Effective Decision-Making||Video Vignette: Six Steps In Effective Decision-Making|
|Putting the six steps into action||SCORM: Six Steps in Action with Greta Thunberg|
|Traps & Tricks for Different Styles ( Desirable & undesirable behaviours)||Video Vignette: Error Traps and How to Avoid Them!|
|Are these tips, tricks or bluff?||SCORM: Tips, Tricks, Bluff?|
|Fast & Slow thinking||Video Vignette: Thinking fast & slow to help make smarter decisions|
|What speed should I be in?||SCORM: Fast & Slow thinking|
|Capt Sully ‘Case Study’||Video Vignette: Introduction to Miracle on the Hudson – Emergency Landing a Plane|
|Capt Sully ‘Case Study’||External video: Captain Sully|
|Land the Plane||SCORM: Analysing Sully’s Decision-Making Process|
|Impact of Stress & Pressure on Decision-Making||Video Vignette: Stress & Decision-Making|
|The Biology of Stress||SCORM: Identifying Parts of the Brain|
|Separating the ‘Necessary from the Noise’ (3c’s)||Video Vignette: Focusing on the ‘Necessary’ and Eliminating the ‘Noise’|
|Social Media: Noise or Necessary?||SCORM: Scenarios exercise|
|Decision-Making to Create Confidence||Video Vignette: Creating Confidence by making Effective & Efficient Decisions|
|Confidence Scenarios||SCORM: Decision scenarios that increase and decrease confidence|
|The Justin Bieber Story||SCORM: Justin Bieber & Decision Making|
|Outro||Video Vignette: Outro to Decision Making|
People & Culture Consultant
Your host for this Decision Making module, Janna Gasanova, specialises in helping people appreciate and apply the softer, human skills and traits within organisations, and within teams, including students as they grow and develop in life.
As a People & Culture Consultant, Janna firmly believes that understanding your personality reflected through your decision-making style as a person is key to everything we do in life.
Once you know your decision making style, as well as the way that you make judgements and choices, harnessed from all the insightful and interesting materials in this module, you will be able to make great decisions now and into the future.
Janna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology & Sociology from the University of Limerick, Ireland 2019.
2. Communication & Presentation Skills
This module provides the student participant with a range of great communications skills covering active listening, how their body language gives meaning, how different cultures receive communication in different ways, how to avoid using unnecessary words, how to use non-verbal communication to their advantage, how to be prepared to present when required, how to deliver great presentations and how to build confidence when speaking in a public forum. Student participants also get to understand about structuring their communication message, understanding the difference between context and content in their delivery, how to use tone effectively, how to ensure distractions and noise are minimised, as well as crafting great written communication.
|Introduction||Video Vignette: Introduction to Communication & Presentation Skills|
|Elements of Communication||Video Vignette: Elements of Communication|
|Mis-communication in Action||External Video: The Two Ronnies|
|Mis-communication in Action||SCORM: Impact of Mis-communication|
|Good Communication||Video Vignette: The Importance of Good Communication|
|The Communication Process||Video Vignette: The Steps in Communication|
|Good Communication Skills & Habits||SCORM: Match the Benefits with the Skills & Habits|
|Spot the difference||Video Vignette: Spot the difference Intro|
|Spot the Difference||External Video: Spot the Difference|
|Spot the difference||Video Vignette: Spot the difference Outro|
|Impact of What we Say||SCORM: Understanding the Impact of What we Say|
|The Communication Funnel||Video Vignette: The Communication Funnel – Context vs Content|
|The Communication Funnel||SCORM: Matching the Different Context & Content Messaging|
|Impact of Word Choice||Video Vignette: Erroneous Conjunctions|
|Impact of Word Choice||SCORM: Impact of Erroneous Conjunctions & Other Words|
|Planning your Speech||Video Vignette: Planning your Speech|
|Friends Case Study||Video Vignette: ‘Friends’ Video Intro|
|Friends Case Study||External Video: Friends|
|Steps in Public Speaking||SCORM: Align the Steps for Your Talk|
|Communicating Without Words||Video Vignette: Communicating Without Words|
|Good Non-Verbal Body Language Skills||SCORM: Separating Good & Bad Non-Verbal Actions|
|Effective Written Communication||Video Vignette: Effective Written Communication|
|Error Spotting||SCORM: Spot the Errors in the Written Communication!|
|Mind Your Tone||Video Vignette: Mind Your Tone|
|Impact of Speeches||Video Vignette: Impact of speeches|
|Impact of Speeches||External Video: Good vs Bad Speech|
|Impact of Speeches||SCORM: Match the Impact of Tone to the Outcomes|
|First Impressions Count||Video Vignette: First Impressions Count|
|Match the Scenarios||SCORM: Match Your Appearance to the Situation|
|The Importance of Rehearsals||Video Vignette: The Importance of Rehearsals|
|Skills for Your Prep Tool Kit||SCORM: Match the desired skills with the practice techniques to fill up your ‘Prep Tool Kit’|
|Hearing Feedback||Video Vignette: Hearing Feedback|
|Active Listening||Video Vignette: Active Listening|
|Active Listening||SCORM: Test Your Listening Skills|
|Communication in a Virtual World||Video Vignette: Virtual Communication|
|Communication in a Virtual World||SCORM: Dos & Don’ts in Virtual Communication|
|Outro||Outro to Communication & Presentation Skills|
Your host for this Presentation & Communication Skills module, Jack McGrath, an energy engineer turned strategy consultant, specialises in helping organisations navigate their future through planning for strategy and change, leading a team of consultants across several disciplines.
Presenting to and communicating with people is a large part of Jack’s role in ensuring that strategic objectives are developed and achieved with people, something he has to do everyday.
Understanding all the tips and tricks from this module in connecting with people and standing out form others in delivering great talks and presentations will assist you now and well into the future.
Jack hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, NUIG, Ireland 2016 and a Master’s Degree in Management Consultancy, University College Dublin, Ireland 2020.
3. Diversity & Inclusion
This module provides the student participant with an overview of the meaning of diversity & inclusion, and how in today’s multi-cultural, multi-diverse world this is important and beneficial. Why having different perspectives from a diverse range of people is also identified and explored so that the student participant can visualise and understand how they can adopt these ideas and use them in everyday life.
|Introduction||Video Vignette: Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion|
|Introduction||Video Vignette: Diversity and Inclusion Explained|
|Diversity in Action||Video Vignette: Types of Diversity|
|Diversity in Action||SCORM: Recognising Diversity|
|Diversity in Action||Video Vignette: Supporting and Embracing Diversity|
|Black Lives Matter Case Study||SCORM Exercise: Black Lives Matter Case Study|
|Black Lives Matter Case Study||Video Vignette: Outro to BLM Case Study|
|Diversity in the Workplace||Video Vignette: McDonalds Case Study Intro|
|Diversity in the Workplace||SCORM: McDonalds Case Study|
|Diversity in the Workplace||Video Vignette: McDonalds Case Study Outro|
|Diversity in the Workplace||Video Vignette: McDonalds SCORM Exercise Intro|
|Diversity in the Workplace||SCORM: McDonalds Diversity & Inclusion Program|
|Diversity and Education||Video Vignette: The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in Education|
|Diversity of Thought||Video Vignette: Diversity of Thought|
|Diversity of Thought||SCORM: How Do You Think|
|The Conscious & Unconscious Mind||Video Vignette: Understanding Our Conscious and Unconscious Mind|
|The Conscious & Unconscious Mind||SCORM: The Iceberg Challenge|
|Outro||Video Vignette: Outro to Diversity & Inclusion|
Digital Marketing Specialist
Your host for this Diversity and Inclusion module, Reece Creed specialises in Digital marketing and Social Media Content Creation. As someone who is very active in the media world Reece believes that all people should be represented no matter what race, gender or sexual orientation.
The topic of Diversity and Inclusion has been a popular discussion piece in the last decade helping our society to become more aware of racism, homophobia and other discrimination going on in our world today.
This module will help you to become more tolerant to different types of people from all backgrounds and implement these ideas into your daily life.
Reece holds a Bachelor’s Degree in New Media and English from the University of Limerick, Ireland 2020.
4. Problem Solving
This module helps the student participant identify and resolve different problems or challenges that they will experience in everyday life, and how they can use a range of problem-solving ideas from the learning materials and models presented. The differences between symptoms, causes and the problem itself are included to allow the student participant to be able to identify each of these elements.
|Introduction||Video Vignette: Introduction to Problem Solving|
|What’s The Problem?||Video Vignette: What is the Problem?|
|What’s The Problem?||SCORM: Identifying the Problem|
|Problem-Solving Solutions||Video Vignette: Looking for alternatives|
|Problem-Solving Solutions||SCORM: Problem-Solving & Looking for alternatives|
|Understanding The Problem||Video Vignette: Understanding the Differences: Symptom, Cause & Problem|
|Understanding The Problem||Video Vignette: Intro to SCORM exercise|
|Understanding The Problem||SCORM: Symptom, Cause, Problem|
|Problem-Solving & Decision-Making||Video Vignette: Using Different Styles to Solve a Problem|
|Problem-Solving & Decision-Making||Video Vignette: Intro to Cancel Culture Case Study & SCORM exercise|
|Problem-Solving & Decision-Making||External Video: Taylor Swift & Cancel culture|
|Cancel Culture||SCORM: Cancel Culture Case Study & SCORM|
|Evaluating Problems||Video Vignette: Not all Problems Need to be Solved|
|Problem-Solving Tools||Video Vignette: Problem-Solving Tools|
|Problem-Solving Tools||SCORM: Using the 5 Why’s and Fishbone Diagram|
|Outro||Video Vignette: Outro to Problem-Solving|
Your host for this Problem-Solving Module, Cian O’Donnell, specialises in technology development and programming. His line of work involves working with complex software, which requires a high level of problem-solving expertise.
Problem-solving does not only relate to fixing technical issues, but includes solving problems in friendships, in school & college and dealing with conflict.
This module will help you learn how to identify problems, find the root cause, and explore alternative ways to problem-solve that you may not have thought of before.
Cian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media Design from the University of Limerick, Ireland 2018.
5. Impact of Distractions
This module helps the student participant to identify in today’s world of social media and fast-paced technology advancements, where distractions are more present than ever, all designed to take us away from the present here and now, and attract and consume our attention, that this has an impact on the quality of their judgement and decision-making. A range of easy-to-use techniques are presented to allow the student participant to learn and use in everyday life to minimise the impact of distractions and maximise the value of being present when they need to be.
|Introduction||External Video: Hong Kong Cinema Video|
|Introduction||Video Vignette: Introduction to Impact of Distractions|
|What is Present Motivation?||Video Vignette: Auto Pilot Concept & Present Motivation Levels|
|Social Media & Attention Spans||SCORM: Influence of Social Media on Attention Spans|
|Present Motivation in Action||Video Vignette: Intro to ‘Who Dunnit?’|
|Present Motivation in Action||External Video: Who Dunnit?|
|CSI: Who Dunnit?||SCORM: Who Dunnit?|
|CSI: Who Dunnit?||External Video: Who Dunnit?|
|CSI: Who Dunnit?||Video Vignette: Outro to ‘Who Dunnit?’|
|Mind Sorting||Video Vignette: Tips to Increase Your Attention Span|
|Mind Sorting||SCORM: Practice Mind Sorting|
|Sustaining Present Motivation||Video Vignette: Keeping ‘Switched On’|
|Distractions From Others||SCORM: Holly’s Dilemma|
|Outro||Video Vignette: Outro to Impact of Distractions|
Your host for this module on the Impact of Distractions, Niamh Marron, specialises in
learning and development. As a student of psychology, she understands better than anyone the impact that distractions have on people.
Distractions are all around us, from our mobile phones and television to social media and news updates. These distractions impact us more than we realise and lower our attention spans as a result.
This module aims to help the student understand how removing distractions makes for better learning, the importance of positive influences on your peers and learning how to be present in the moment.
Niamh holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and English from Mary Immaculate College, Ireland 2021, and is currently undertaking a Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Limerick.
6. Emotional Intelligence
This module allows the student participant to become familiar with the concept of emotional intelligence, and most importantly, the value of having this skill. Reflecting on good and bad examples of this principle allows the student participant to visualise how and where this skill set can be used, and how it can advance their role and credibility in the future.
|Introduction||Video Vignette: Introduction to Emotional Intelligence|
|What is Emotional Intelligence?||Video Vignette: What is Emotional Intelligence?|
|What is Emotional Intelligence?||Video Vignette: Introduction to Caste Study|
|What is Emotional Intelligence?||External Video: Carles Puyol|
|What is Emotional Intelligence?||SCORM: Carles Puyol Case Study & SCORM|
|The Human Brain||Video Vignette: The Emotional Part of the Brain|
|The Human Brain||SCORM: The Emotional Brain|
|Emotional Intelligence Model||Video Vignette: Balancing Self and Social Awareness|
|Emotional Intelligence & Decision-Making||Video Vignette: Intro to ‘Inside Out’ Video|
|Emotional Intelligence & Decision-Making||External Video: Inside Out|
|Emotional Intelligence & Decision-Making||Video Vignette: Outro to ‘Inside Out’ Video|
|Resolving Conflict||Video Vignette: Dealing with Conflict in your Life|
|Resolving Conflict||SCORM: Conflict Resolution|
|Emotional Intelligence & Resilience||Video Vignette: How Emotional Intelligence Contributes to Building a Stronger Character|
|Emotional Intelligence in Action||Video Vignette: Intro to ‘Mourinho vs. Klopp’|
|Emotional Intelligence in Action||External Video: Mourinho vs. Klopp|
|Emotional Intelligence in Action||SCORM: Mourinho vs. Klopp|
|Emotional Intelligence in Action||Video Vignette: Outro to ‘Mourinho vs. Klopp’|
|Increasing Emotional Intelligence||Video Vignette: Tips for Boosting Emotional Intelligence|
|Outro||Video Vignette: Outro to Emotional Intelligence|
Business: Event Management Student
Your host for this Emotional Intelligence module, Mia Doyle, specialises in event management and project development. Her job involves dealing with many people and thus Emotional Intelligence is important to know what to say and when.
Emotional Intelligence is important for everyone, especially students, when it comes to dealing with their own emotions and the emotions of others.
This module aims to provide you with an understanding of what Emotional Intelligence is, how to boost your levels of Emotional Intelligence and utilise your new levels in school & college and managing the emotions of others.
Mia is currently studying Business with Event Management in the Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland.
7. Influencing & Difficult Conversations
This module helps the student participant to become more familiar with motivation theory, how it impacts them and others, and how they can apply this knowledge to influence others they engage with. Included in this session are tips for good negotiation designed to align with motivational rewards linked to different motivators held by different people. The concept of good teamwork is also developed, allowing the student participant to apply this learning within any team they are part of.
|Introduction||Video Vignette: Introduction to Influencing & Difficult Conversations|
|What is a Difficult Conversation?||Video Vignette: What are they & why should I have them?|
|What is a Difficult Conversation?||SCORM: Difficult Conversations Scenarios|
|Preparing for a Difficult Conversation||Video Vignette: Preparing for a Difficult Conversation|
|Uncomfortable vs. Awkward Conversations||Video Vignette: Intro to ‘Awkward Celebrity Moments’ Video|
|Uncomfortable vs. Awkward Conversations||External Video: ‘Awkward Celebrity Moments’|
|Uncomfortable vs. Awkward Conversations||SCORM: The Awkward Line|
|Uncomfortable vs. Awkward Conversations||Video Vignette: Outro to ‘Awkward Celebrity Moments’ Video|
|Finding a Way Forward||Video Vignette: Finding a Way Forward|
|Influencing||Video Vignette: What is Influencing & How Can I Build it?|
|Influencing||SCORM: Building Influencing Skills|
|How Bias Influences Us||Video Vignette: How to Prevent Bias Influencing Us|
|Different Influencing Styles||Video Vignette: Intro to ‘Elton Simmons’ Video|
|Different Influencing Styles||External Video: Elton Simmons|
|Different Influencing Styles||Video Vignette: Outro to ‘Elton’ Simmons Video|
|Different Influencing Styles||SCORM: Elton Simmons SCORM|
|Different Influencing Styles||SCORM: Influencing Style Questionnaire|
|Mirroring and Good Listening||Video Vignette: Influencing Using Mirroring and good Listening|
|Mirroring and Good Listening||SCORM: Are You a Good Listener?|
|Outro||Video Vignette: Outro to Influencing & Difficult Conversations|
Business: Human Resources Student
Your host for this module on Influencing and Difficult Conversations, Kate Keane, specialises in human resources. When it comes to working with people, difficult conversations and influencing are a part of the job.
Difficult conversations are not enjoyable and can often be awkward and result in poor communication. Managing conflict through difficult conversations is important to make these conversations as quick and concise as they need to be, and to introduce influence when you need to.
This module presents the learner with an overview of how to prepare for difficult conversations, how to navigate and find a way forward during and after these conversations and building influence and the different influencing styles.
Kate is currently studying towards a Bachelor’s Degree of Business, majoring in Human Resources at the University of Limerick, Ireland.
8. Learning Styles
This module outlines a range of different learning styles that people have, whether they are students or adults. Each one of us is different in our personality and that means everyone learns in a different way, whether this is achieved by way of being a reflective leaner, a theoretical learner, a pragmatic learner, or an active learner. Importantly, the student participant learns their own learning style, as well as how to best engage with other learner types, so that they get the best out of each situation when they are helping others in a learning mode.
|Introduction||Video Vignette: Introduction to Learning Styles|
|The Four Learning Styles||Video Vignette: What are the Four Learning Styles?|
|Understanding Different Learning Styles||Video Vignette: What you Need to Know|
|Understanding Different Learning Styles||SCORM: Understanding Learning Styles|
|VARK||Video Vignette: VARK & Multimodal Learning|
|VARK||Video Vignette: Intro to VARK Questionnaire|
|VARK||SCORM: VARK Questionnaire|
|Learning in School & College||Video Vignette: Introduction to Learning in School & College with Friends|
|Learning in School & College||Video Vignette: The Learning Cycle|
|Learning in School & College||External Video: SpongeBob’s Learning cycle|
|Learning in School & College||SCORM: The Learning Cycle|
|Group Learning||Video Vignette: The Benefits of Group Learning|
|Outro||Video Vignette: Outro to Learning Styles|
Secondary School Teacher
Your host for this module on Learning Styles, Darragh O’Brien, is a secondary school teacher, specialising in English and History. As a teacher, it is important to understand different learning styles so you can help your students learn the best way for them.
Knowing all about the different learning styles is important especially for students, as no two people learn in the same way. Knowing and identifying your own learning style will help you achieve success in school, college and eventually when starting a new job.
This module gives an overview of what the different learning styles are, how to identify and work with the different learning styles and how you can work together with your friends even if they have a different learning style to yours.
Darragh has a Masters Degree in Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from University College Cork.
9. Time Management
This module outlines how planning and preparing for everyday situations can improve time management and make the student participant more efficient and effective in everything they do. These concepts are presented in a way so that they can be applied to studying, as well as to everyday life scenarios.
|Introduction||Video Vignette: Introduction to Time Management|
|Why is Time Management Important?||Video Vignette: The Importance of Time Management|
|Why is Time Management Important?||Video Vignette: The Barriers to Effective Time Management|
|Time Management Tools||Video Vignette: Introduction to Time Management Tools|
|Time Management Tools||Video Vignette: Different Types of Time Management Tools|
|Time Management Techniques||Video Vignette: Intro to Time Management Techniques|
|Time Management Techniques||Video Vignette: Covey’s Time Management Grid|
|Time Management Techniques||Video Vignette: The Pomodoro Method|
|Time Management Techniques||Video: The Pomodoro Method TEDTalk|
|Time Management Techniques||Video Vignette: Getting Things Done Method|
|Time Management Techniques||Video Vignette: Intro to SCORM|
|Time Management Techniques||SCORM: Different TM Techniques|
|The Importance of Planning||Video Vignette: Intro to the Importance of Planning|
|The Importance of Planning||External Video: Brooklyn 99 Halloween Heist 1|
|The Importance of Planning||Video Vignette: The Importance of Planning|
|The Importance of Planning||Downloadable: Download your Weekly Plan|
|Prioritising||Video Vignette: Intro to Prioritising|
|Prioritising||The Big Rocks Video|
|Prioritising||Video Vignette: How to Prioritise|
|Prioritising||Video Vignette: Intro to SCORM|
|Prioritising||Video Vignette: Outro to Prioritising|
|Procrastination||Video Vignette: Intro to Procrastination|
|Procrastination||Video: Tim Urban TEDTalk|
|Procrastination||Video Vignette: How to Tackle Procrastination|
|Outro||Video Vignette: Outro to Time Management|
Digital Marketing Manager
Your host for this module on Time Management, Elle Walsh, specialises in digital marketing and management. Time management is very important when it comes to marketing, from scheduling meetings to planning promotional events.
Many of us struggle with time management, not only students in school and college. Learning how to prioritise and plan your time will help you make the most of it, and have enough time left over to do the things you enjoy and that matter most.
This module presents the learner with tools and techniques to manage their time, ways to overcome procrastination and the importance of planning and prioritising between different tasks.
Elle holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Global Business Leadership & International Business from the Technological University Dublin 2021.
10. Financial Skills
This module helps student participants to understand the basics of financial management, including the ‘what’ and ‘why’ around budgeting, providing examples of when and how these are used. Additionally, a very easy-to-understand method of explaining financial statements is provided to demystify the anxiety around these seemingly complex subjects.
|Introduction||Video Vignette: Introduction to Financial Skills|
|Introduction||Video Vignette: What are Financial Skills & Why are they Important?|
|Budgeting||Video Vignette: What is a Budget & Why do we do it?|
|Budgeting||External Video: 10 Questions to ask yourself when making a Budget|
|Budgeting||Video Vignette: Video Outro & Activity Intro|
|Budgeting||Downloadable: Create your own Budget|
|Saving Money||Video Vignette: Intro to Saving Money|
|Saving Money||External Video: Warren Buffet’s Secret Millionaires Club – Saving Money|
|Saving Money||Video Vignette: Video Outro & The Benefits of Saving|
|Saving Money||Video Vignette: Tips & Tricks for Saving Money|
|Saving Money||Video Vignette: Intro to SCORM – The Saving Money Quiz|
|Saving Money||SCORM: The Saving Money Quiz|
|Financial Tools & Techniques||Video Vignette: Intro to Financial Tools & Techniques|
|Financial Tools & Techniques||Video Vignette: Financial Tools|
|Financial Tools & Techniques||Video Vignette: Intro to Financial Techniques|
|Financial Tools & Techniques||Video Vignette: The S.M.A.R.T. Technique|
|Financial Tools & Techniques||Video Vignette: The 72-hour Rule|
|Financial Tools & Techniques||Video Vignette: Switching to Sustainable Living|
|Financial Tools & Techniques||Video Vignette: Outro & SCORM Intro|
|Financial Tools & Techniques||SCORM: Financial Tools & Techniques Quiz|
|Smart Spending Online||Video Vignette: Intro to Smart Spending Online|
|Smart Spending Online||External Video: Online Shopping Safety Tips|
|Smart Spending Online||Video vignette: How to Shop Smart & Save Online|
|Smart Spending Online||SCORM: Shopping Smart Online|
|Banking Basics||Video Vignette: Intro to Student Banking|
|Banking Basics||Video Vignette: Key Banking Terms|
|Banking Basics||SCORM: Banking Terms Quiz|
|An Introduction to Taxes||Video Vignette: An Intro to Taxes: What are Taxes & Why do we pay them?|
|An Introduction to Taxes||Video Vignette: Taxes Explained|
|Business Finance 101||Video Vignette: Intro to Business Finance 101|
|Business Finance 101||Video Vignette: Business Finance Basics|
|Business Finance 101||External Video: Small Business Basics – Cashflow, Start-up Costs & Breakeven Point|
|Outro||Video Vignette: Outro to Financial Skills|
Your host for this module on Financial Management, John English, specialises in financial advising. As a financial advisor, knowing all there is to know about managing and saving money is of the utmost importance, as customers want to deal with someone who is an expert when it comes to learning to manage their finances.
As we progress through school, we come across new experiences involving money which we may not be prepared for, like our first paycheck or starting to save money for the future. Learning the basic financial skills, you need now will benefit you greatly now and in future.
This module presents the learner with a range of tools, techniques and information to help them learn all about money management, budgeting, saving, and navigating the worlds of baking and taxes.
John is a Chartered Accountant and a Founding Partner of the firm Eden Capital, a company offering financial advice which is headquartered in Limerick, Ireland.
11. Understanding Biases
This module provides student participants with a good understanding of what biases are and how they can affect someone’s judgement and decision-making – and importantly, how sometimes this can be positive, and sometimes how this can be a negative, depending on the particular situation. This is explored through discussion and understanding of the six most common biases that are observed in today’s world. Mental well-being is also discussed to provide the student participant with an understanding of how anxiety and stress are caused and how this can be handled by themselves, as well as how they can help others. Finally, the concept of slow and fast thinking, how our brain sometimes forces us do things without thinking is presented.
|Introduction||Video Vignette: Introduction to Understanding Bias|
|What is Bias?||Video Vignette: Understanding Bias|
|What is Bias?||Video Vignette: Common Biases in Life|
|Bias in Our Lives||SCORM: Bias in Our Lives|
|Unconscious Bias||Video Vignette: Unconscious Bias Affects Us More Than We Know|
|Impact of Bias||SCORM: The Impact of Bias|
|The Illusion Factors||Video Vignette: The Illusion Factors|
|Perception||SCORM: What Shapes do you See?|
|Perception||Video Vignette: Outro to Shapes Exercise|
|Affecting Our Judgement||Video Vignette: How Bias Impacts Our Judgements|
|Affecting Our Judgement||SCORM: The Impact of Judgement|
|Managing Bias||Video Vignette: How to Manage Your Biases|
|Conscious of Unconscious Bias||Video Vignette: Becoming Conscious of Unconscious Bias|
|Contributing Factors||Video Vignette: Exploring Contributing Factors|
|Testing Your Biases||SCORM: Test Your Biases|
|Identify & Eliminate Bias||Video Vignette: Identification of Bias|
|Identify & Eliminate Bias||Video Vignette: Techniques to Eliminate Bias|
|Identify & Eliminate Bias||SCORM: Emily Goes to Kerry|
|Psychological Safety||Video Vignette: Psychological Safety|
|Benefits of Managing Biases||SCORM: The Trigonometry Challenge|
|Outro||Video Vignette: Outro to Understanding Bias|
Your host for this module on Understanding Bias, Sarah Minogue, specialises in Psychology. When working with others in this line of work, it is important to be unbiased and objective in your thoughts and opinions.
We may not realise how many biases and judgements we have and allow to affect us unconsciously in our everyday lives. Our preconceived thoughts and opinions about others affect how we feel about certain individuals, but this eliminates any chance of getting to know the real person.
This module presents the learner with the tools and techniques to recognise what biases and judgements we may have, how to recognise them and eliminate them.
Sarah holds a Bachelors Degree of Psychology and is currently workings towards a Masters Degree in the University of Limerick 2021.
12. Self Motivation & Self Confidence
This module provides the student participant with advice and skills to overcome challenges around self-confidence. It is important that students believe in themselves and their abilities in order to navigate life successfully. The lines between ego, arrogance and self-confidence are often blurred. This module provides students with encouragement, through techniques such as visualisation, self-motivating techniques as well as changing beliefs and thought patterns. The student will learn about the benefits of positive thinking both for themselves and others around them. They will learn how to conduct themselves with confidence, how to engage with others and how to be comfortable with who they are. The module also covers aspects on the importance of mental health and wellbeing for self-confidence and motivation.
|Introduction||Video Vignette: Introduction to Self-Motivation & Self-Confidence|
|Self-Motivation||Video Vignette: What is Self-Motivation?|
|Self-Motivation||Video Vignette: Why is Self-Motivation Important?|
|Self-Motivation||SCORM: Self-Motivation in Practice|
|Self-Confidence||Video Vignette: What is Self-Confidence?|
|Self-Confidence||Video Vignette: Why is Self-Confidence Important?|
|Self-Confidence||Video Vignette: The 3 Types of Self-Esteem|
|Self-Confidence||Video Vignette: How the Four C’s can Boost your Confidence|
|Changing your Mindset||Video Vignette: How to Overcome Negative Thoughts|
|Changing your Mindset||Video Vignette: Law of Attraction|
|Changing your Mindset||SCORM: Test yourself on the Law of Attraction|
|Mindfulness||Video Vignette: Mindfulness|
|Mindfulness||SCORM: Mindfulness in Action|
|Outro||Video Vignette: Outro to Self-Motivation and Self-Confidence|
Your host for this module on Self-Motivation and Self-Confidence, Chloe Markham, specialises in fashion styling, organising photoshoots and other creative services. In this line of work, understanding self-confidence and self-motivation is important when helping clients become the best version of themselves through fashion.
Many of us struggle with self-confidence and self-motivation. When we question our own abilities, wondering “Am I good enough?” we lose motivation to push ourselves and pursue our goals and dreams.
This module presents the learner with the tools and This module presents the learner with different tools and techniques to build up their self-confidence and motivation, how to stay in a positive mindset with mindfulness and harnessing the Law of Attraction.
Chloe is a professional fashion stylist and creative director, who started her own business in 2019 specialising in photoshoots, campaigns, and bespoke styling services.
13. Climate Action Awareness
This module informs participants of the transformational climate action initiatives currently under development by nations, enterprises and by social action movements. Decarbonisation being one of the largest, most visible programs around the world is the most tangible area where participants can get an appreciation of the application of new energy generation forms and a reduction in the negative affects of carbon, including solar, onshore and offshore wind, battery power, hydrogen and carbon capture, with all the developments explained in a straightforward, easy to understand way. Participants will gain confidence and an appreciation for terms they are starting to hear more about and feel equally confident to contribute their own thoughts and opinions about this critical perspective of our environment.
|Introduction||Video Vignette: Introduction to Climate Action Awareness|
|The Environment||Video Vignette: The Environment’s Value to Humans|
|The Environment||SCORM: Natural Capital Quiz|
|The Environment||Video Vignette: Environmental Damage|
|The Environment||Video Vignette: Climate vs. Weather & The Impacts of Climate change|
|The Environment||External Video: Maldives Fight for Survival|
|The Environment||SCORM: Environmental Values Quiz|
|Climate Action Initiatives||Video Vignette: Intro to Climate Action Initiatives|
|Climate Action Initiatives||Video Vignette: Nations & Climate Action Initiatives|
|Climate Action Initiatives||External Video: COP26|
|Climate Action Initiatives||Video Vignette: Enterprises & Climate Action Initiatives|
|Climate Action Initiatives||Video Vignette: Climate Scientists and Policy Advisers|
|Climate Action Initiatives||Video Vignette: Action Groups & Climate Action Initiatives|
|Climate Action Initiatives||External Video: Greta Thunberg|
|Climate Action Initiatives||Video Vignette: Society & Climate Action Initiatives|
|Climate Action Initiatives||SCORM: Climate Action Initiatives|
|Decarbonisation||Video Vignette: What is Decarbonisation?|
|Decarbonisation||Video Vignette: Energy Generation|
|Decarbonisation||External Video: Renewable Energy in Ireland|
|Decarbonisation||Video Vignette: Buildings|
|Decarbonisation||Video Vignette: Agriculture|
|Decarbonisation||Video Vignette: Transportation|
|Decarbonisation||Video Vignette: Innovation|
|Decarbonisation||Video Vignette: Circular Economy|
|Keeping Accountable||Video Vignette: Greenwashing|
|Keeping Accountable||SCORM: Spot the Greenwashing|
|Keeping Accountable||Video Vignette: Governments|
|Outro||Video Vignette: Outro to Climate Action Awareness|
Your host for this module on Climate Action Awareness, Aoife O’Donnell is an environmental scientist and senior sustainability manager. A role such as this requires an extensive knowledge about all things environmental and climate related.
Humans and our actions have such a big impact on the environment, more than we may realise, so we must become aware of how our actions effect the world we live in and actions we can take to reduce our carbon footprints and ask major organisations to do the same.
This module helps students gain a better understanding of all things climate action, from actions they can take to help the environment themselves, to learning about initiatives companies and organisations around the world are partaking in to become more climate conscious.
Aoife is the Senior Sustainability Consultant at Davy financial solutions, offering advice to organisations on reducing their carbon footprint and contributing to climate action.
14. Digital Technology Familiarisation
This module will help participants to become familiar with the latest digital technology trends and their application, including the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (VR, AR, MR). Also, how awareness around breaches in cyber security is becoming more and more relevant as criminal digital hackers look to steal and use people’s data through online scams. A full awareness will arm participants with new knowledge in emerging technology, both the positive and potentially negative aspects.
|Introduction||Video Vignette: Introduction to Digital Technology Familiarisation|
|Introduction||Video Vignette: The Importance of Learning about Digital Technology|
|The Digital Age||Video Vignette: An Introduction to The Digital Age|
|The Digital Age||External Video: What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution/Digital Age?|
|The Digital Age||Video Vignette: SCORM Intro|
|The Digital Age||SCORM: The Digital Age Quiz|
|Artificial Intelligence||Video Vignette: An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence|
|Artificial Intelligence||Video Vignette: Applications & Benefits of AI|
|Artificial Intelligence||External Video: The Turing Test|
|Artificial Intelligence||Video Vignette: Outro to Artificial Intelligence|
|VR, AR & MR||Video Vignette: An Introduction to Extended Reality: VR, AR & MR|
|VR, AR & MR||Video Vignette: VR, AR & MR Use Cases|
|VR, AR & MR||SCORM: The XR Matching Quiz|
|Cybersecurity||Video Vignette: What is Cybersecurity?|
|Cybersecurity||Video Vignette: Types of Cybersecurity|
|Personal Data Protection||Video Vignette: Personal Data Protection|
|Personal Data Protection||Video Vignette: How to be GDPR Compliant|
|Social Media||Video Vignette: Intro to Social Media|
|Social Media||Video Vignette: Risks & Rewards of Social Media|
|Social Media||External Video: Social Media vs. Reality|
|Digital Hackers||Video Vignette: Hackers in the Digital Age|
|Digital Hackers||External Video: 5 Ways to Stay Protected from Hackers|
|Digital Hackers||Video Vignette: SCORM Intro|
|Digital Hackers||SCORM: Stay Protected!|
|Robotics||Video Vignette: Robotics|
|Robotics||Video Vignette: Robots in Industry|
|Outro||Video Vignette: Outro to Digital Technology Familiarisation|
Digital Content Developer
Your host for this module on Digital Technology Familiarisation, Jodie Noone, specialises in content creation and digital media. In this like of work, it is important to be aware and knowledgeable about all aspects of digital technology.
As our world becomes more and more digitised, it is important that we arm ourselves with the right knowledge to help us succeed and keep up with all these fast-paced developments in technology.
This module discusses many interesting aspects of digital technology, both current and upcoming innovations. We look at VR, Artificial Intelligence, and ways to stay safe online.
Jodie holds a Bachelor of Science in creative media and computer technology from the University of Limerick, 2020.
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