A Practical Approach to Court Reporting

The aim of this workshop is to give news editors, producers, presenters, reporters and any journalist involved in court reporting or taking in copy/reports from the courts a clear understanding of the procedures involved in court reporting and insights into a day in the life of a court reporter. Learning Outcomes At the ...more

Advanced Speech & Voice Training for News and Sports Presenters

Youve covered the basics and now a chance to put them into practice. An intensive 60 minute one-to-one session with a variety of scripts of your choice. Whether its news-reading, general presentation or voiceovers, this course is designed to sharpen the skills you already have, to ensure that you consistently per...more

Analytics Essentials-using Google Analytics to measure success and improve content

This practical workshop is designed to teach you how to use metrics to both measure your success and improve your content.  This course is designed to give working content creators and journalists a practical understanding of how to use metrics in their work, with the aim of actually improving their output, rather tha...more

Are you ready for GDPR 2018 - A data protection briefing for Radio Stations.

The General Data Protection Regulation will become law in May 2018 and imposes mandatory obligations on data processors. Radio stations that collect data from listeners and staff will be obliged to follow these rules. Taking a few simple steps will ensure that you will be ready to comply and this course will equip you with...more

Brand Journalism : Developing a Digital Newsroom

Radio stations understand news and journalism. Afterall, it’s one of your key specialism! However, many stations forget to promote themselves. In the Digital Age, journalism is in the hands of many, as opposed to the few, so stations are now competing for listeners and digital eyeballs from other competitors, mainly revenue-generati...more

Broadcast Law Updates

The aim of this course is to refresh trainee awareness of basic principles of defamation law. In particular, the course will:     Consider aspects of privacy law relevant to broadcasting     Outline basic principles of copyright law relevant to broadcasting     Consider the applicatio...more

Clear and Effective Communications

This is a highly interactive one day workshop which develops the skills and confidence executives need to have the biggest impact. It covers presenting effectively in different situations and engaging others in formal and informal settings. The workshop gives participants the opportunity to: Explore their current ...more

Communicating with Impact

This workshop is aimed at Senior Producers, News Editors and Station Editors who are in the position of communicating with teams, with management and at all levels across the organisation.  The workshop will look at your communication skills and how you can utilise these skills to make an impact across the organisation. Course Con...more

Content Marketing Strategy

Content marketing is the fuel that ignites your digital marketing success. Without content, you cannot trigger social media conversations, be found on search engines or convert traffic into fans. Content comes in many forms in the Digital Age, from words to photos, graphics and videos, PDF downloads to podcast and infographics. There&r...more

Copywriting and the Creative Led Sell

This workshop will explore the notion of the creative-led sell and how copywriting for radio can support this.  It will look at the different types of radio advertising, the golden rules of creative writing/copywriting for radio and provide case-studies and research to support this. Course Content Why the Creati...more

Create, Design and Publish Digital Content for Radio

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Creating Great Radio Ads

An interactive workshop that gives you the tools to write more effective radio ads that work better for your clients and your audience.  Are you responsible for writing radio ads? Perhaps you’re a sales person who also has to come up with creative ideas? Do you want to be more inspired? Want to know how to unlock the inner...more

Creative Audio Masterclass

Learning Waves Skillnet will host an afternoon with Ralph Van Dijk, Founder and Creative Director of EarDrum, Australia on 25th October 2018, 2pm to 4.30pm in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin 4.  This Creative Audio Masterclass will help Increase your Sales Performance and enable you to look at ideas with a fresh perspec...more

Creative Campaigns for Radio - Integrating Traditional and Digital Marketing for maximum success

This course will look at Creative Campaigns for Radio: Integrating Traditional and Digital Marketing for Maximum Success.   Despite the rise in digital marketing and social media tactics, the best campaigns often mix a blend of old and new. Leveraging good old PR and old school marketing techniques with digital and technology en...more

Creative Scripting for Radio Sales

This half day workshop aims to inspire those responsible for scripting radio ads within stations.  The workshop will give you some practical steps to scripting the perfect ad and will hopefully  inspire you to consider trying a different approach if their clients’ campaign isn’t working. At the end...more

Creative Scripting for Sales

This workshop is aimed at Sales and Production staff working in the Independent Commercial Radio Sector in Ireland.  The course aims, through a practical approach, to inspire participants to developing creative, fun and engaging radio adverts.  Course Content Introduction and trainer background Great r...more

Digital for Radio

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the most up to date thinking and processes in relation to digital for radio.  The programme is uniquely tailored to those working in Irish radio and will include a range of speakers and companies which will provide invaluable insights into the latest think...more

Digital for Radio Diploma - Module 10 Social Media Platforms for Radio

In most cases in radio stations, about 70% of the inbound traffic to the station’s website comes from social media. 50% of that traffic comes from Facebook, specifically. In this course, Loran Kinsella will be giving participants an overview of the current social media landscape in Ireland. He will provide importa...more

Digital for Radio Diploma - Module 11 Creating Mobile Content for Radio

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the most up to date thinking and processes in relation to digital for radio.  The programme is uniquely tailored to those working in Irish radio and will include a range of speakers and companies which will provide invaluable insights into the latest think...more

Digital for Radio Diploma - Module 13 Implementing and Mapping out your Digital Strategy

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the most up to date thinking and processes in relation to digital for radio.  The programme is uniquely tailored to those working in Irish radio and will include a range of speakers and companies which will provide invaluable insights into the latest think...more

Digital for Radio Diploma - Module 2 Overview of Digital Media Landscape

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the most up to date thinking and processes in relation to digital for radio.  The programme is uniquely tailored to those working in Irish radio and will include a range of speakers and companies which will provide invaluable insights into the latest think...more

Digital for Radio Diploma - Module 3 Legal Aspects of Social Media

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the most up to date thinking and processes in relation to digital for radio.  The programme is uniquely tailored to those working in Irish radio and will include a range of speakers and companies which will provide invaluable insights into the latest think...more

Digital for Radio Diploma - Module 3 Legal Aspects of Social Media Part 2

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the most up to date thinking and processes in relation to digital for radio.  The programme is uniquely tailored to those working in Irish radio and will include a range of speakers and companies which will provide invaluable insights into the latest think...more

Digital for Radio Diploma - Module 6 Analytics Platforms

  The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the most up to date thinking and processes in relation to digital for radio.  The programme is uniquely tailored to those working in Irish radio and will include a range of speakers and companies which will provide invaluable insights into the la...more

Digital for Radio Diploma - Module 7 Social Media Insights

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the most up to date thinking and processes in relation to digital for radio.  The programme is uniquely tailored to those working in Irish radio and will include a range of speakers and companies which will provide invaluable insights into the latest think...more

Digital for Radio Diploma - Module 8 Brand Journalism

Radio stations understand news and journalism. Afterall, it’s one of your key specialism! However, many stations forget to promote themselves. In the Digital Age, journalism is in the hands of many, as opposed to the few, so stations are now competing for listeners and digital eyeballs from other competitors, mainly ...more

Digital for Radio Diploma - Module 8 Digital Selling and Mapping your Digital Sales Process

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the most up to date thinking and processes in relation to digital for radio.  The programme is uniquely tailored to those working in Irish radio and will include a range of speakers and companies which will provide invaluable insights into the latest think...more

Digital for Radio Diploma - Module 9 Digital Selling

A radio station that is aimed at to driving sales has a range of digital technologies to choose from to make a selling powerhouse out of their sales department. But, just applying and utilizing these technologies isn’t enough. A digital selling strategy must be in place to steer the station as a whole and make sur...more

Digital for Radio Diploma - Module 9 Monestising your Digital Real Estate

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the most up to date thinking and processes in relation to digital for radio.  The programme is uniquely tailored to those working in Irish radio and will include a range of speakers and companies which will provide invaluable insights into the latest think...more

Digital for Radio Diploma 2018

This programme aims to provide participants with an understanding of the digitial landscape in Ireland, how to create content for digital platforms, how to monitor digital content, how to monetise stations digtial real estate, how to create digital campaigns for radio, how to establish what social media platforms work best...more

Digital Insights for the Radio Sector

As a CEO or Station Manager, how do you generate new revenue streams in the Digital Age?  How do you get your stations influence to extend to the social web?  In this workshop you will learn the tactics to stand out from the crowd using a mix of social, web and email marketing tactics.  Course Conten...more

Digital Marketing Diploma

This course will provide you with an understanding of the concepts of Digital Marketing and how they apply to your work in the radio station. The course will allow you to see the benefits of digital marketing and how, once effectively implemented, can yield results for your station both in terms of audience and revenue.&nb...more

Digital Media and the Law - Part 1

This two part course looks at the Media law and how it applies to the creation and publication of digital content by radio stations.  At the end of the course participants will have a general understanding of the law and how they can apply it practically to the creation of content for digital media.  The course i...more

Digital Media and the Law - Part 2

This two part course looks at the Media law and how it applies to the creation and publication of digital content by radio stations.  At the end of the course participants will have a general understanding of the law and how they can apply it practically to the creation of content for digital media.  The course i...more

Digital Selling - Mapping your Digital Sales Process

A radio station that is aimed at to driving sales has a range of digital technologies to choose from to make a selling powerhouse out of their sales department. But, just applying and utilizing these technologies isn’t enough. A digital selling strategy must be in place to steer the station as a whole and make sure that the digit...more

Digital Strategy - Development and Implementation

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Diploma in Creative Radio Advertising

Working in radio production or sales it is essential to know and understand the difference between radio and print advertising and having the ability to utilise radio to create more effective commercials. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to do just that. In this course we will show you: ...more

Diploma in Creative Radio Advertising Webinar 1 Radio Advertising

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Diploma in Creative Radio Advertising Webinar 2 Branding with Sound

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Diploma in Creative Radio Advertising Webinar 3 Pitching and Presenting to Clients

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Diploma in Creative Radio Advertising Webinar 4 Creative Writing

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Diploma in Creative Radio Advertising Webinar 5 Voice Production and Management

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Diploma in Creative Radio Advertising Webinar 6 Creative Editing and Production

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Diploma in Creative Radio Advertising Webinar 7 Briefing for Radio

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Diploma in Creative Radio Advertising Workshop 2

This workshop is focusing on two main areas: Copywriting for Radio & Pitching/Presenting to clients &/or your own sales or management team. Attendees will be encouraged to create radio copy based on a selection of subjects & briefs & prepare a short presentation. They will then be required to present their ...more

Diploma in Digital Content & Marketing for Radio - Developing your Digital Rate Card

Stations should not be leaving money on the table when it comes to upselling or cross-selling digital packages. In this workshop, participants will develop a digital rate card for their station by creating new revenue streams. Developing a digital rate card will have no negative impact on existing on-air income. Learning Outcomes At...more

Diploma in Digital Content & Marketing for Radio - Module 4 Content Marketing Strategy

Content marketing is the fuel that ignites your digital marketing success. Without content, you cannot trigger social media conversations, be found on search engines or convert traffic into fans.  Content comes in many forms in the Digital Age, from words to photos, graphics and videos, PDF downloads to podcast and infographics. Ther...more

Diploma in Digital Content & Marketing for Radio - Winning new Audiences on Instagram

Instagram is the fastest growing social network and is capturing the attention of younger audiences with its engaging Stories, live and long-form video capabilities. In this workshop, participants will develop an Instagram strategy for their radio station and learning best practice tactics and techniques. They will also learn how to combi...more

Diploma in Digital Content and Marketing for Radio - Search Engine Optimisation(SEO) and Content Marketing Strategy

Search engine marketing and optimisation for radio stations is vital to drive increased website traffic and maintain discoverability on Google. With news and content consumed cross platform, radio stations need to leverage search to win new audiences and inform existing ones, but online. Developing a content marketing strategy for your st...more

Dippol

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Effective Newsroom Leader : A 2 day course for News Editors and Assistant News Editors

A highly interactive and practical two-day course designed to develop the editorial leadership skills that are essential to leaders in a multimedia environment. The course will help you to clarify your editorial vision and communicate this to your team. It will look at the editorial values that underpin your vision and focus on how to mak...more

Employment Law and Policies - What you need to know.

This one day workshop will be delivered by a qualified Workplace Adjudicator experienced in all aspects of employment legislation and in hearing cases under the Workplace Relations Commission.  The workshop will focus on real life cases, the specific needs of the participants, and will have a practical focus. A detailed resource guid...more

European and Local Election Coverage Webinar

The statutory and regulatory obligations applying to election coverage by radio broadcasters, include European Parliamentary Elections and Local Elections. This course explores the practical implications of those obligations on broadcasters in the run-up to the European and Local Elections in May 2019, including issues such as achieving b...more

European and Local Elections : What Radio Stations Need to Know

The statutory and regulatory obligations applying to election coverage by radio broadcasters, include European Parliamentary Elections and Local Elections. This course explores the practical implications of those obligations on broadcasters in the run-up to the European and Local Elections in May 2019, including issues such as achieving b...more

Excel for Project Management

This course aims to demonstrate the application of Excel for Project Management.  The course will outline the features of Excel and its benefits in managing projects with teams.  The course is aimed at those who have already completed the Project Management Essentials for Radio with Learning Waves.  Particip...more

Final Cut Pro X 0 - Efficient Editing

This three day course suits both those new to digital video editing and existing editors familiar with other track-based non-linear editing platforms who wish diversify their editing skills and become competent Final Cut Pro X....more

Fundamental Digital Skills for Radio

​ This course aims to provide participants with an understanding of the fundamental digital skills required by radio stations.  Radio stations are more and more making their content available on social media platforms and skills are required to understand such platforms, how to create content for such platforms a...more

GDPR Webinar

The General Data Protection Regulation will become law in May 2018 and imposes mandatory obligations on data processors. Radio stations that collect data from listeners and staff will be obliged to follow these rules. Taking a few simple steps will ensure that you will be ready to comply and this course will equip you with...more

Go Create Great Radio Ads with Learning Waves

Learning Waves Skillnet is delighted to announce their collaboration with Go Create Academy, a well-known online course provider who specialise in areas such as Radio, TV, and Photography. With this new partnership comes a new opportunity to be awarded a Diploma in Creative Radio Advertising certified through the London School of Music.&n...more

Google Analytics : Telling Stories with your Customer Data

This course is for those who use Google Analytics on a regular basis but feel they are only skimming the surface of the data that is being collected. If you want to start telling stories with your customer data, stories that link back to KPIs then this course is for you.   Learning Outcomes At the end of the ...more

Honest Performance Conversations

To offer leaders and managers the chance to tackle poor performance, motivate their middle performers and stretch their top performers. To be able to coach effectively for success, to understand the difference between motivational feedback and criticism and crucially to listen, really listen to help drive success in your b...more

How to engage with Millenials and iGeneration

Millenials or Gen X are those who reach adulthood by the year 2000.  iGeneration or Generation Z are those born from the mid 1990s to the early noughties.  They have grown up in the Digital Age but research has proven that both these demographics interact with media much differently to previous generations. They ...more

Imaging Conference - Up your Imaging Game & Production that Pays!

A  2 day workshop on Imaging and Commercial Production with Day 1 largely aimed at Imaging Producers, and Day 2 will appeal to both imaging/SPI producers and potentially more widely to those involved in commercial production. Overview of Workshop Content Day 1 – Up Your Imaging Game Session 1 – Paul...more

Introduction to Broadcast Law(Part 1)

The objective of this course is to familiarise trainees / interns with little or no previous experience of radio production and media law with the basic legal principles relevant to radio production and broadcasting. Each module in the day comprises a general over-view of the relevant area of law and examines its applicati...more

Introduction to Broadcast Law(Part 2)

To familiarise trainees / interns with little or no previous experience of radio production and media law with the basic legal principles relevant to radio production and broadcasting. Each module in the day comprises a general over-view of the relevant area of law and examines its application to the practical aspects of r...more

Introduction to Radio Sales & Creative Led Selling

This workshop will explore the notion of the creative-led sell and how to sell radio using this highly effective process. The workshop will explore different types of radio advertising, the golden rules of of the creative-led sell, how to brief for radio & also provide case-studies and research to support this. Course Content ...more

Learning Waves AGM 2019

Learning Waves Skillnet will be hosting their AGM on Wednesday 10th April in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin, from 11am to 1pm. Firstly the AGM will take place between 11am and 11:30am where we will reflect on 2018 and with positivity and prosperity look forward to all that 2019 has to offer. Project Manager Teresa Hanratty and Chairperson Le...more

Learning Waves Skillnet AGM 2017

  Learning Waves Skillnet will be hosting their annual AGM this April 6th at The Gibson Hotel, Dublin, from 11am to 1pm. Firstly the AGM will take place between 11am and 11:30am where we will reflect on 2016 and with positivity and prosperity look forward to all that 2017 has to offer. Project Manager Teresa Hanratty and Chairp...more

Legal Aspects of Social Media

The aim of this course is to give participants an overview of the legal implications of publishing content to social media channels and also to look at the implications of using content from social media channels. Course objectives This course will look at the use of social media by radio stations to:   g...more

Lego Serious Play

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Making Great Radio

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Making Radio Social

The social media landscape has changed dramatically in 2018. Visual content has become more important than ever before. Facebook is no longer the only game in town, and rival platforms offer new tools and avenues to reach and grow audiences. What tools and approaches do you need to know to maximize the discoverability a...more

Mastering your Editing Skills using Adobe Audition

This two day course suits sound editors wanting to sharpen their basic skills and techniques of audio editing, repair and multitrack mixing. This is hands-on training and attendees will complete a number of exercises to introduce the editing of sound clips in the both the Waveform and Multitrack environments. The first day of training ...more

Measuring Metrics that Matter

Are you simply interested in vanity metrics? So that’s Likes, followers or subscribers? Are you missing the real value in your metrics by not daggering deeper?  In this half day workshop you will look at : How to establish the numbers that matter for you? Setting goals related to metrics Reporting metr...more

Mobile Content for Radio Diploma - Module 8 360 Recording, Editing and Publishing

An introduction to 360 Vido Production, from shooting to editing to livestreaming, this 2 day instensive hands on course with Glen Mulcahy will equip you with the knowlegde and skills to take your video skills to the next level.  Module Content Introduction to 360 video, AR/MR, VR Samples of award winning content Throw ou...more

Mobile Content for Radio Diploma - Mobile Photography Masterclass

This module is the first module of the Mobile Content for Radio Diploma and will focus specifically on mobile photography.  The two day course will be delivered by award winning iPhone Photographer, Brendan Ó Sé and with founder of Titanium Media, Glen Mulcahy.  This module will allow you the time t...more

Mobile Content for Radio Diploma - Mobile Video Shoot and Edit Masterclass

This is the third module of the Mobile Content for Radio Diploma and will focus specifically on shooting and editing video using your mobile phone.  The module will take in all of the key areas in the previous modules of the Diploma.  This module will be delivered by Mark Egan who is founder and CEO of Purple Bri...more

Mobile Content for Radio Diploma - Module 4 - App Overload

After learning in depth about some of the best apps for content creation on your (i)Phone, you might think you have all the apps you need. You’ll think again, after this day with BBC smartphone trainer and app guru Marc Settle. You might not need all of the apps you’ll learn about every day or for every project...more

Mobile Content for Radio Diploma - Module 5 - Live Streaming Solutions

This is the fifth module of the Mobile Content for Radio Diploma and will focus specifically on Live Streaming Solutions.  The one day module will be delivered by Mark Egan who is one of the leading trainers in this area along with founder of Titanium Media, Glen Mulcahy.  This module will allow you to delve into the opportuniti...more

Mobile Content for Radio Diploma - Module 6 Short Form Documentaries

This one day workshop will focus on how to create engaging, visual and shareable short-form stories to social using your smartphone. Eleanor Mannion will take you through the “mobile to mobile workflow” she uses to create original stories to be published on RTÉ’s digital and social platform first. You have to thin...more

Mobile Content for Radio Diploma - Module 7 Smartphone Documentary Filmmaking

Can a documentary idea get commissioned using just a smartphone? And then can you film and direct that 1-hour television documentary using just a smartphone? The answer to both questions is...yes. During this 2-day workshop, Eleanor Mannion will show you how she did just that. From exploring brainstorming techniques for ideas to developin...more

Mobile Content for Radio Diploma - Radio Production Masterclass

This is the second module of the Mobile Content for Radio Diploma and will focus specifically on Radio Production.  The two day module will be delivered by Wytse Vellinga, who has over 12 years experience as a journalist in this area along with founder of Titanium Media, Glen Mulcahy.  This module will allow you ...more

Mobile Journalism for Radio

A 2 day workshop on how your iPhone can help you create, edit and produce content for your radio station for use on-air and on-line across many platforms. Content : Introduction History of Mobile Journalism, where it started, where it is now and where’s going Screening session, sample stories and brief discussion on st...more

Mobile Marketing

With 80% of internet users now owning a smartphone, radio stations can no longer ignore the need for a mobile marketing strategy.  A radio station, like any other  business  needs  a  mobile  marketing  strategy  for  the  same  reason  that  you  need&n...more

Mojo - Mobile Journalism & the Law

Increasingly news and entertainment journalists are being required to generate audio-visual material (photographs / videos) for upload to their stations’ websites and / or online news feeds. The pace and nature of mobile journalism (“mojo”) throws up a raft of legal considerations that need to be applied ...more

MS Excel Introduction

Microsoft Excel provides the same style of easy to use menus as the rest of the products in the Microsoft range. This intensive course is designed to give you an introduction to Excel. Entirely “hands-on” this course will provide those attending with a good basic understanding of how to create and manage spreadsheets.  ...more

MS Intermediate Excel

This intensive course is designed for those who have either attended an Excel Introduction course or not been on an official course, but may have been using Excel for a period of time.  Course Content Review of Basics Relative & Absolute Cell References Using Multiple Sheets Linking Worksheets &...more

MS Powerpoint Intermediate to Advanced Level

Entirely hands-on, this course will provide those attending with a good basic understanding of how to create and manipulate charts, graphic images, organisation charts and how to create a rolling presentation on screen using Microsoft PowerPoint. The course will then provide participants with an insight into the advanced e...more

MS Word Intermediate

This intensive course is designed for those who have not either been on an official Word Introduction course or may not have attended an official course by have been using Word for a period of time.   Course Content Recap on Word Basics - Selecting Text, Moving around a Document, Opening, Closing and Savin...more

Negotiation Skills Training

This one-day negotiation skills training will help to improve your negotiation skills, so that you can negotiate effectively in a variety of situations, where win/win outcomes are important for success.   Course Content At the end of this training you will able to:  Define the skills of effective negotiators ...more

Network with the Best - At our Sales Managers Forum

Our Sales Managers Forum aims to provide networking and knowledge sharing opportunities for Sales Managers across the Independent Radio Sector in Ireland.  The forum will be facilitated by Mark Richardson from Mark Richardson & Associates. Mark has been working with Learning Waves Skillnet since 2010 and is one of...more

News Analysis - How to Maximise the Impact for your Listeners

  This course provides news teams in radio stations with the opportunity to review their news output, assess their news style and look at how news is integrated across all programmes in the station.  The course also provides stations with the opportunity to look at voice training and scripting for news. The overall aim of the...more

Occupational First Aid - One Day Refresher Course

This course is aimed at Qualfied First Aiders who want to retain their current certification by completing a one day refresher.  This course is aimed at those who completed the Occupational First Aid training with Learning Waves in June 2014. Course Content Participants on this one day course will be trained in ...more

Occupational First Aid 2019

Our First Aid Response Courses qualifies you to work as a Certified First Aider in the work place and to administer First Aid Care. This course also addresses Legal Requirements in the workplace Safety,Health and Welfare at Work Regulations 2007. First Aid Response is a comprehensive First aid course, covering all aspects of First aid ...more

Occupational First Aid Course

Our First Aid Response Courses qualifies you to work as a Certified First Aider in the work place and to administer First Aid Care. This course also addresses Legal Requirements in the workplace Safety,Health and Welfare at Work Regulations 2007. First Aid Response is a comprehensive First aid course, covering all aspects of First aid ...more

Optimise your Time - Don't just manage it

One day intensive interactive workshop aimed at alleviating the problems of time management and stress in your workplace. This course will arm you with the skills and mindset required to manage your time more effectively and to delegate more effectively. At the end of this course you will have : A greater understand...more

Photoshop Essentials

Digital imaging and software applications like Photoshop play a role in many areas of industry including design, marketing and communications. So learners may come from a variety of backgrounds, with or without prior graphics experience.  The aim of this course is for learners;   to gain a solid understanding of the con...more

Podcast Production

A one-day workshop in recording and editing audio to create professional radio podcasts. More people are listening to podcasts than ever before, thanks to the relentless rise of mobile. This practical workshop will teach you how to create podcasts from scratch, and reversion radio programs into engaging podcasts for you...more

Podcasting Masterclass 2018

The speakers and running order have been finalised for our podcasting conference. Taking place in The Spencer Hotel, Excise Walk, IFSC, Dublin 1, this promises to be an informative, entertaining and engaging event. Places are limited, so early booking is essential. Patrick Haughey from Haughey Media is your facilitator for the day.  ...more

Premier Pro Video Editing

This three day course suits both new and existing users Premiere Pro. It is also suitable for cross-skilling Final Cut Pro and Avid editors. This official Adobe course takes the delegates through all aspects of Premiere Pro while highlighting the connections of the NLE to other products in the Creative Cloud family such as Prelude, Photos...more

Producer Masterclass in partnership with BBC Radio Ulster

Learning Waves Skillnet is delighted to announce that it will host a Producer Masterclass in partnership with BBC Radio Ulster on Thursday 20th September 2018 in Belfast.  The event has been organised by Teresa Hanratty from Learning Waves Skillnet and Jackie Neill from BBC Radio Ulster.  The event is a continuation of...more

Producing the Producer - Radio Producer Certificate

The aim of this course is to give you the opportunity as a radio producer to optimise your current skills and to learn new skills.  The course will cover the key elements of producing a radio show, an insight to the producers toolkit, how social media is impacting the role of the producer, insights from presenters and producers acros...more

Project Management Essentials for Radio

The aim of this course is to give participants the skills and techniques to create a project from start, to plan the project and to monitor and close out the project successfully. The course will provide you with practical experience in proven techniques and will allow you to discover a range of valuable, applicable tools ...more

Radio : It's all about Talent, Content, Audiences

Learning Waves Skillnet invites you to meet a host of radio programming experts in Dublin on 27th November 2018 in the Alex Hotel, Dublin. The speakers will include Paul Sylvester, Absolute Radio, UK, Michael Brett, Content Editor, 98FM, Nessa McGann, Content Editor, Spin South West, Robbie Fogarty, Deputy Programme Director, Sunshine 106...more

Radio and its relevance in a Social World

Radio’s relevance in a Social World A one day workshop hosted by Martin Liss, M.A, an independent media & management consultant from Berlin, Germany to look at how radio can remain relevant in an ever evolving social environment.  Martin will discuss the following during the day : why you cant overestimate fac...more

Radio Broadcasting Bootcamp

This course is aimed at graduates or interns in stations who are interested in learning more about the art of radio and how programmes are put together.  There is also a work placement attached to the course for 10 days.  The course is delivered by industry experts and Learning Waves Skillnet trainers w...more

Radio Days Ireland - 2 Day Conference

A unique 2 day radio conference brought to you by Learning Waves Skillnet and IBI on 17th and 18th October 2016 in Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin featuring speakers from Ireland, Europe and the USA.   The line-up includes a lifelong radio junkie and talent coach, Dennis Clark from iHeartMedia, USA, the presenter who reaches...more

Recording Audio and Editing using Adobe Audition CC

This one day course incorporates training in the use of basic portable audio recorders and the essential skills required for using Adobe Audition efficiently in your workplace.  Users will learn how to get the most out of their on-location recordings to ensure good quality raw audio before the editing process.  T...more

Referendum 2018 Guidelines

A series of Learning Waves courses to help stations plan and prepare for upcoming Referenda in 2018 and 2019. The workshops will be delivered by Andrea Martin and Sarah Kieran from MediaLawyer along with Declan McLoughlin from the BAI.   The workshops will cover the following in relation to the upcoming Referenda...more

Research for Radio - Beyond Google

The aim of the training course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge of the principles of researching for radio. The course will examine the fundamentals needed to be an effective researcher and a self-starter. Participants will learn how to create content that is original, has a point of difference and delivers impa...more

Researching, Finding and Generating News Stories...

  ....an Audience with Enda Brady, Sky News, Garrett Harte, Newstalk, Teena Gates, 98FM and more A 1/2 day workshop looking at the challenges in researching, finding and generating news stories for your audience. The workshop will look at the challenges stations face in keeping news relevant, upbeat, developing ...more

Sales Activation Training 2018

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Sales Presentation Skills

This course will revisit the Psychology of Selling by means of learning reinforcement and to focus on the communications skill elements that are also applicable to presenting. The balance of the day will be dedicated to each person delivering and performing a short presentation of their choice in front of their colleagues...more

Scriptwriting for News - A Creative Approach

The course aims to improve the standard of writing for broadcast, by encouraging an understanding of how it differs from writing for print, and how to use this difference to best effect. Properly written scripts are not only easier for the broadcaster to read, but also for the listener to understand. At the end of the...more

Search Engine Optimisation

This one day course will focus on covering topics from the basics of SEO to an in-depth look at the main factors that contribute to a websites search engine friendliness on Google and ensures learnings around adequate SEO analysis and reporting have been covered. This course structure has been built to include plenty of op...more

Selling Digital - Practical Solutions for Radio Stations

This half day workshop aims to demonstrate how digital can work with radio and what you need to know integrate digital offerings in your client campaigns. Specifically this half day workshop will look at :          Incorporating digital into radio campaigns/sells  &nb...more

Selling Digital in Radio

This new course developed by Learning Waves Skillnet and the Digital Training Institute will equip radio station staff with the knowledge and skills to devise, sell and execute digital products and services, thus generating new revenue streams, separate from on-air. Course Description The Digital Age provides radio stations with an ...more

Senior Producer Course

The aim of this course is to give senior producers across the Independent Commercial Radio sector the skills to : Lead their teams more effectively – with practical tips and techniques to apply Generate more original and high-impact ideas Find new and different ways to tell stories Find ways to make a big...more

Senior Producer Course - Day 4

This course is aimed at those who have already completed the 3 day Senior Producer Course with Sue Ellis and Andrew Wilson. This day is designed as a follow up day and will include the following elements : Leading yourself’ – the values, drivers and styles that affect your behaviour and what you stan...more

Social Media for Sales

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Social Media Platforms for Radio - Part 1

In most cases in radio stations, about 70% of the inbound traffic to the station’s website comes from social media. 50% of that traffic comes from Facebook, specifically. In this course, Lorcan Kinsella will be giving participants an overview of the current social media landscape in Ireland. He will provide important insights on ...more

Social Media Platforms for Radio - Part 2

This module will look at how radio station people are using LinkedIN, Instagram and Snapchat for sharing content and promoting their brand.  Course Content Course Content Training Method Training Method Target Trainee Profile Target Trainee Profile Notes Notes Assessment &...more

Social Media Review and Analysis

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Sound and Vision Funding Workshop : From Idea to Application

The aim of the workshop is to help participants craft ideas and stories that can then be submitted for funding through Sound and Vision. The workshop will be highly practical and will assist participants in putting their ideas into the application. It will also serve to help you craft stories that can be used as station output and possi...more

Sound Engineering for Radio

The aim of our Sound Engineering course is to give the learner a basic understanding of what sound is and how it operates. Specifically the course will look a the frequency spectrum and listen to sounds and were they are on the frequency spectrum. This will give the learners a better understanding of the frequency spectrum...more

Sports Workshop - Save the date

Learning Waves Skillnet  will host a Sports Workshop on the 24th April 2017 in the Clarion Hotel in Dublin, which will feature sports journalist, Paul Kimmage,Managing Editor talkSPORT 2 & Head of Live Sport talkSPORT, Mike Bovill, Writer and Podcaster, Andrew Mangan and Newstalks Joe Molloy.  The workshop will discuss ...more

Storytelling and Original Journalism

The course examines what stops us producing original stories and offers quick, no-cost solutions. It looks at the power of disruptive questions and at active listening as a means to seeing stories in a new way. It offers techniques for improving the way you tell stories and for helping to pitching them effectivel...more

T.R.U.E Presentation Skills Training

This course aims to show participants how to create and deliver T.R.U.E presentations.  The course will show you the techniques that helped a client create and deliver a presentation that won them a contract worth €200k.  You will learn about the Presentation Scorecard, a tool that will help you to...more

test course

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The Art of Facepainting

To show participants how to be creative, so share ideas, to discuss best practices in relation to face painting and to review equipment and materials that best suit your needs.  The workshop will be interactive, fun and engaging with lots of creative ideas being shared by the trainer with the participants.  Co...more

The Podcast Panel - All your Podcasting questions answered

This half day workshop aims to address all your podcast questions from what makes a great podcast to the legal implications of using content online and also the music rights associated with podcasting. This workshop is aimed at all those currently making podcasts or those looking to start making podcasts across the radio sector in Ireland...more

The Power of Audio & The Creative Brief Workshop with Ralph Van Dijk

Learning Waves Skillnet invites you to meet with Ralph Van Dijk, Creative Director and Founder of EarDrum, Australia (https://www.eardrum.com.au/ ) on Thursday 28th June in the Davenport Hotel in Dublin from 10.30am to 12.30pm.  This meeting will take place in advance of the Choose Radio event in the Mansion House at ...more

The Psychology of Selling

This workshop will address the challenges we face in today’s economy and equally, will emphasis the opportunities there are for each of us to stand out from the crowd and excel.  The main focus of the workshop is on the Psychology of selling, which is to create a scenario where clients/ prospects ‘want’ to do busine...more

The Radio Test - Insights to and results from Choose Radio Flahavans Research

Join the radio industry on World Radio day when Choose Radio will present insights to and the results from the Choose Radio Flahavans Research undertaken from September to December 2018. ...more

Visual Storytelling for Radio

Stories with powerful photos and video consistently perform better on social media – but how can you get extra mileage from audio stories if you work in radio or podcasting? This intensive one-day workshop will help you create powerful visual content using simple smartphone video and photography apps and low-cost desktop pr...more

VMware vSphere 6: Install, Configure, Manage

Overview VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6. This course will give you a solid understanding of how to administer a vSphere infr...more

Webinar on 2018 Presidential Election Coverage - The Legal Implications

The aim of this webinar is to provide you with up to date information in relation to the BAI guidelines on the Election Coverage issued on 20th September 2018.  The publication of the guidelines assists broadcasters to ensure that their approach to coverage is open, transparent and fair to all interested parties. The ...more

What You Need to Lead

The WHAT YOU NEED TO LEAD workshop is about practical ideas, tools, and techniques. The workshop focuses on the requirements of managers and recognises the need to work effectively with people who report to you, or whom you report to. Your success, and the success of those you work with, depends on effectively getting the ...more

Writing for the Social Web

Content is the fuel that drives social success so understanding how to write for the social web is a vital skill. In this one day workshop you will learn about : Receipe for great social content Writing for emotional connection Writing paid copy Writing with SEO in mind Writing to prompt action Writing for ...more

Writing for the Web and Re-purposing content

As radio professionals - whether journalists (news/sport), presenters, programming, production or sales - you are skilled storytellers.  But telling stories online requires the use of different techniques. There are tried and tested methods of writing for the social web which you will learn in this module. In the workshop present...more