Skillnet Ireland Masterclasses & Workshops

The following Masterclasses and Workshops are available through Skillnet Ireland. There are a number of places available first come, first served. These Workshops and Masterclasses are a sneak peek at the many innovative sessions that are running as part of the MentorsWork programme. Please see our website for more information or to apply.

Alternatively, if you would like to attend any of the individual sessions listed below, please register by filling in this short form with your details and we will be in touch.


Don't forget to apply to the free 8-week business support programme, MentorsWork. The focus of this phase of the programme is to help small businesses get through the third lockdown, and it is completely free to apply, so make sure to fill out the short application form here if you are a private sector businesses that employ between 3-250 people.


Masterclass | Using Best Practice Standards can Add Value to your Business

  • Wed 10 Feb 1.00pm- 2.00pm

Adding value to your business means improving your business processes and productivity to meet your customer expectations.  Availing of best practice principles and methods from national and international standards supports you in striving for excellence in delivering your products and services.  This masterclass will focus on customer centric best practice methodologies that can improve your productivity and competitiveness.


Masterclass | Innovation: The art of the possible for Business

  • Thurs 11 Feb 1.00pm- 2.00pm

This masterclass explores innovation and creativity.  It shines a light on the barriers to creativity and how to overcome them, creating a culture where bright ideas flourish.  You'll learn how to promote innovation and innovative processes throughout your company, how to develop and gather ideas to make strategic long-term plans that foster growth using creative and innovative thinking skills.


Workshop | Accelerate Your Growth – Develop Your Export Potential

  • Fri 12 Feb 10.30am - 12.30pm

Grow your business in 2021 and beyond by finding out how to develop the export potential of your business. We will help you explore the option of growing your business through exporting whether you are currently exporting or not. Learn where to begin and how to strategically develop an export plan and find out what supports are available.


Masterclass | Cybersecurity and your SME: Why and how to protect your business from today's cyber threats

  • Fri 12 Feb 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Hackers are increasingly turning to smaller, softer targets, and as smaller businesses increasingly fall prey to cyber attacks, the consequences can be devastating. This practical masterclass will provide business owners with the critical knowledge, insights and recommended methods by which to protect their business from email-phishing scams, social-media hijackings, ransomware, viruses and malware attacks - a must for all businesses today.


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