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Jacinta Doyle Durand

Jacinta’s Experience:
I worked in the electronics industry for 16 years. For 8 of those years I was a Quality Engineer (I have degree in Industrial Engineering from NUIG). I then took on the role of Training and Development Manager for 6 years, and HR Manager for a further two years. For the last 16 years I have combined academic work with in-company consultancy in HR. I lecture for the National College of Ireland teaching CIPD accredited courses in HRM and a new course, Coaching, Mentoring and Consulting. I also teach a number of QQI programmes: Training Delivery and Evaluation, Team Leadership, Business Management, Employment Law and Project Management. I provide on-going support to students, helping them achieve their full potential. I endeavour to explain academic concepts clearly and in a practical way, so that students have the ability to put classroom learning into practice in the workplace, in order to add value to the organisation and their own career prospects.

In-company work has included designing and delivering training in areas such as People Management, Presentation Skills, Time Management, Strategic Leadership, Managing Under Performers, Stress Management, Dignity at Work, Health and Safety, Interviewing Skills for Managers. I also have a lot of experience in recruiting employees. My training programmes are designed to be practical and as a result are more likely to effect change in how the employee behaves and performs in the workplace. Thereby helping employees contribute to improving organisational performance and their own long-term job security and employ-ability. All Programmes and tailored to meet the unique requirements of individual clients, in terms of content and duration.

We are delighted that you have an interest in giving time to our Mentoring Programme. We are keen to see our mentors gain a reciprocal benefit. What do you hope to gain from your involvement with the programme?: Develop my Skills as a Mentor, Give Something Back

Other: I enjoy teaching and training. I am constantly learning as I teach, and the work I do in-company is also a fantastic learning opportunity. I bring what I learn from my academic work into my in-company work, and vice versa. I spend so much of my time thinking about the best way to do things in the workplace, the best way to manage people and the best way to add value to the organisation. Bizmentors would give me the opportunity to share that research and learning with business people who are too busy to think!

4 area’s you can help a business with:

  • General Business Management
  • Training & Development
  • HR
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