Our magazine T & D (Training & Development) is packed with news, features, advice, information and coverage of the issues that most interest or concern our members. It covers the art and science of developing people and the systems they work in, highlights proven practices and emerging trends, and advances new thinking. T&D will support you in improving job performance and achieving optimum career advancement.


Highlights from the latest issue 

Technology Versus Humans

Finding the sweet spot where physical and digital meet.

Innovation In A Crisis
Finding new approaches to adapt to the changing circumstances of the world of work.



The phenonemon is prevalent in organisations but employees are developing their own management strategies.


Leading In A Time Of Crisis

Orlaith Carmody interviews Age Friendly Ireland boss Catherine McGuigan.






Research from Dr John McMackin and Prof David Collings from DCU found that only 30% of organisations are confident about meeting their future skills needs.

Brother Kevin
Orlaith Carmody met with Capuchin Day Centre founder Brother Kevin to discover what we can learn from his work.


IITD Conference 2019

Report on the main talking points from the IITD Conference held at Croke Park.






Brexit and L&D

Ireland’s economy is likely to be challenged by Brexit. The L&D sector will also be challenged, but with that comes many opportunities.

The Power of VR and AR
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are creating a buzz worldwide, especially within the world of L&D. Here we unravel the mystery of the technology and how it can benefit your organisation.

CIMA Interview: Diarmuid Cotter, CFO, IBM Digital Sales Europe
The second in the series in association with CIMA investigating the strategic value of L&D to the C-Suite and to business strategy.


From Commander To Coach 
How a different approach can reap dividends in your organisation.

High-tech Leadership Skills - Policy Update 


Networking your way to success 
Kingsley Aikins, CEO of The Networking Institute, explains the importance of networking, and why you shouldn’t be afraid of it.

Celebrating 50 years of the IITD
Plotting the path of L&D policy in Ireland and where it is heading in the future.


Why don’t more organisations provide innovation training? 
Laurence Knell ask the questions based on his recent research.




Highlights from the previous issue



Tapping into the Hidden Workforce 
Finding hidden talent and encouraging them back into the workforce is a challenge that Abodoo and the Skillnet ReBoot programme is tackling head-on.

IITD National Training Awards 2019 
Over 500 L&D professionals attended the honouring of the best of the profession at the Killashee Hotel in March. Warm congratulations to SuperValu & Centra, winners of the overall prize this year.

Interview: Mike Doyle, COO, Kerry Group
A new series in association with CIMA investigating the strategic value of L&D to the C-Suite and to business strategy.

IITD National L&D Conference 
Over 250 L&D professionals attended IITD’s conference at Croke Park exploring the theme of Thrive & Grow – Transforming L&D to deliver business impact 

Investing in a Skilled Workforce – Policy Update 

Celebrating 50 years of the IITD 
The IITD was born in April 1969 by a hard-working bunch of volunteers who had a vision of the future.




Highlights from the previous issue


Small Business: Trends in Training

What are the skills deficits in Irish SMEs and what are stakeholders’ priorities regarding training and development?


Next Generation BioProcessing

We speak to John Milne, Director of Training at the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training about a new training centre for Biopharma opened in June, a joint initiative between GE Healthcare and NIBRT

Leadership teams: Formula for success
Did you know there is an ideal number of people in effective teams? The effectiveness of any team can now be reliably assessed and improved, says the author, who presents a formula for success.

The Burnout Problem
Research suggests that burnout is most likely to be caused by factors within the control of the organisation, such as the design of work. Find out why the preventative approach works.

Psychometric Testing: Myths debunked
Are you a fan of assessments and testing? Whatever we think, psychometrics are well established, especially in recruitment. Some of the most popular myths are tackled here.

Smart Business:
The keys to keeping graduates?




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