November training courses: Management skills and employment law

Two upcoming courses, delivered by trainers with extensive industry experience, offer vital skills for the success of your business: management skills and employment law.

Foundations in Management 

This course is designed for someone moving into a management role as well as for established managers who want to improve the effectiveness of their people management skills.

Topics covered include:

  1. The role of the manager
  2. Motivating the team
  3. Dealing with disciplinary issues
  4. Handling grievances
  5. Handling conflict 
  • When: 23 & 24 November (two-day programme)
  • Venue: Ibec, 84-86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2
  • Cost: €370 per participant for SFA member companies, €420 for non-members
  • How to register: Register online here or contact Alexandra Racheru on 01-6051675 or

Foundations in Employment Law

This two day course is designed to equip owner/managers with the skills needed to handle HR issues and provide a sound understanding of employment law.

There are over forty pieces of employment legislation in Ireland designed to protect employees. Non-compliance with this legislation can result in large financial compensation claims awarded to employees by the Workplace Relations Commission or Labour Court. These awards can be anywhere from four weeks' to five years' pay.

Course outline:

  1. Contracts of employment – flexible, permanent, part time, fixed term and specific purpose contracts
  2. Discipline and dismissal – effectively ending the employment relationship if a member of your team has a conduct, performance or absence issue
  3. Equality legislation – understanding the protections that must be afforded to employees
  4. Protective leave – maternity, paternity, parental, carers, adoptive and force majeure leave
  5. Working time – hours of work, holidays, public holidays and rest breaks
  6. Grievance handling – dealing with conflict and bullying/harassment issues

Attendees also leave with the SFA's employment law guidelines. 

  • When: 30 November & 1 December (two-day programme)
  • Venue: Ibec, 84-86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2
  • Cost: €370 for SFA members, €420 non-member rate
  • How to register: Register online here. For queries, please contact Alexandra Racheru on 01 605 1675 or  
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November training courses: Management skills and employment law