Jan 24th 10:00am

Green Skills Training -
Planning for Future Programmes

A roadmap for upcoming environmental and sustainability training programmes. Join a panel of experts on Jan 24th at 10 am to arm yourself with the skills and insights needed to provide quality training.


Panel 1: Award Winning Green Skills Projects from ILDN

Panel 2: What is available in Green Skills from the Further Education & Training Sector

Panel 3: The needs of Green Skills Training for buyers in the public and private sector

Panel of Speakers

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Dr. Amanda Greer

Ecologist & Director of Sustainablity - Veri Cnnec

Dr. Amanda Greer, is Veri Connect’s Director of Sustainability, managing a team of 6 ecologists. Leading the environmental training team at Veri Connect, Amanda has worked with 16 of the Leader Partnerships across Ireland, as well as numerous ETB’s and Skillnets on course delivery and accredited and non-accredited course development. 

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Noreen Fitzpatrick

Manager - Employee & Skills at SOLAS (An tSeirbhís Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna)

Noreen Fitzpatrick is the Manager of Employee Development in Enterprise, Employees and Skills at SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority (FET) in Ireland. Employee Development supports the development and implementation of the FET policy framework on skills development for the employed, to enhance levels of employee participation in FET, in alignment with the National Skills Strategy. 

"Businesses can avail of Skills to Advance development opportunities that will help their business into the future to develop that agile workforce"

Carol Baumann

Carol Baumann

CEO - Irish Local Development Network

Carol brings over 16 years managerial  experience to her role as CEO with the Irish Local Development Network. With a PhD in Education from the University of Galway, Carol has held roles in national organisations and navigated her career within a spotlight of political and public scrutiny. 


Declan Rice

CEO - Kilkenny LEADER Partnership

Declan Rice is the CEO of Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP).  He holds a number of qualifications, including a ‘first class honours’ Bachelor of Arts in Humanities an MSc in Operations Management both from Dublin City University and Level 8 Diploma in Project Management from the Technological University of Dublin.  CEO of KLPsince 2008, Declan has worked with various local development organisations in the southeast region since 1997.

"Local community people need to be valued and supported as leaders of environmental initiatives."

Nick Bennett

Nick Bennett

Founder and Director- Supply Advantage
Former Director of Purchasing Glanbia

Nick is the founder and Director of Supply Advantage. Nick brings the benefit of his 30 years working in manufacturing operations, supply chain consulting and Procurement delivery. His aim is to make supply excellence a highly valuable competitive advantage in meeting objectives for growth, profit, innovation and sustainability.

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Karen Loxton

SECAD Cork -Community and Development Officer

Karen joined the SECAD and Wild Work teams in 2018. Her work involves social inclusion using outdoors and nature education to engage individuals and community groups to encourage participation in local activities and projects. She brings her expertise in outdoor education to well-being and mental health programmes, promoting time spent in nature and ecotherapy.

She holds a BSc (Hons.) Ecology and Environmental Biology from University College Cork and a PhD. in Zoology from Trinity College Dublin.

“Nature is all around us, but sometimes we need to slow down and take the time to notice it. When we do, we embark on a lifelong journey of discovery and wonder.”


Aebhín Cawley

CEO & Founder - Scott Cawley

Aebhín Cawley is CEO and founder of Scott Cawley. Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Full Member of the CIEEM. Currently co-chair for the Irish geographic section of CIEEM Policy Group and ministerial appointee to the EPA’s Advisory Committee. Aebhín has over 20 years experience in providing ecological advice and training to the public and private sector.

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Ann Marie McSorley

CEO & Founder - Veri Connect

Ann Marie MsSorely is the CEO & Founder of Veri Connect. After 20 years experience in the training industry Ann Marie developed software to solve compliance challenges that training providers face. The Training Programme Management pillar of the company currently has an Ecologist led Biodiversity Team delivering environmental and sustainability training nationwide.

Why Attend?

Gain new skills and knowledge that can help you design and deliver more effective training programs
Learn about the latest trends and best practices in sustainable training and development
Hear from expert speakers in the field of Green Skills and Sustainability
Gain knowledge to help you stratigise your training delivery.
Hear about award winning programmes as best practice.
Become more informed on current legislation and more legistlation on the horizon.
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Maximise the impact of your training programs