Embracing a Prosperity Process

Could a “Culture of Continuing Education” drive prosperity? If so, what next?


Life Long LearningNovember 22

Life Long Learning is key to unlocking our potential. Knowing how to do things can be more important than formal qualifications. Life is more about pepper than paper. How can we unleash the latent potential of those without formal qualification but keen to contribute.  ‘To know, but not to do, is not to know!’ Dexter Yager. 


Centres of Excellence  – December 13

How many global centres of excellence can we have on a small island? Regionally, the border boasts innate strengths & unique experience in sectors on which we can build. Norbrook, First Derivatives, Glen Dimplex, Teleperformance, retailers, manufacturers & hospitality thrive here. Could market opportunities be linked to specific employer driven, non-degree training? Can we teach old dogs new tricks or use the old tricks in new sectors?


Control, Alt, Delete! – January 17

Can we identify specific remedies to re-skill & up-skill potential employees?  What Public/Private partnerships might emerge to re-energise people using existing training efforts & industry specific programs?  Regional synergy can magnify the impact of programs. Can we embrace the opportunity to fill niche labour markets shortfalls in Dublin and Belfast?  Can we collectively reboot our thought processes?


 Sessions 5.30pm to 7.30pm; Light bites served from 5:00 to 5:30. a participation fee of £20/€24 is requested; it is waived for members of Empowering Change in Emerald Valley.  

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