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Training Archives - GMJ Associates

At GMJ Associates we believe that training should offer real benefits for your business. These aren’t our training courses – they’re yours! We work to understand your specific business situations and culture and then adapt the training to give you the best results. We also believe that learning must be fun. Participants like the interactive nature of our courses. They comment on the easy learning environment and warmth and enthusiasm with which training is delivered.

Ethical Awareness Training

Ethical awareness training helps employees become more aware of the need for the ethical behaviour, more able to question and reason whether something is right and more sensitive to the possible consequences of unethical behaviour.

This training in ethics also makes it more likely that employees will Read More

ESG Strategy

Board directors and senior managers generally accept that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is important and increasingly they are coming under pressure from providers of capital, partner companies and customers to articulate their ESG strategy. Allied to this, more and more organisations will be required to report on their ESG strategy and impacts.

ESG is so broad that it can seem daunting to deal with.  How do we decide what is important for our organisation?  How do we bring a double-materiality lens to our thinking? How do we uncover opportunities as well as risks? What metrics are important for us?

Call us today to discuss how we can facilitate you in formulating your ESG strategy.

Encouraging Ethical Behaviour

The ethical tone of an organisation is set by the people who manage and supervise. This training is designed to help them do this in a way that encourages others to engage in ethical behaviour.

Managers and supervisors learn about the problems that occur in organisations and the power they have to prevent them. We look at what influences personal decision making and the group dynamics that can lead to unethical conduct.

Managers learn simple tools to help them increase the likelihood of ethical behaviour. They also learn about common management practices that may unwittingly encourage un-ethical behaviour and how they can avoid these traps.  Managers are more sensitized to their own actions and their impact on others.

Most people strive to do the right thing and therefore find this training both interesting and practical. Training can be tailored to your organisation’s specific situation.

Contact us today to discuss your needs and how this training could inspire your managers to be better leaders and encourage ethical behaviour in all around them.

Whistle Blowing Policy and Process (Protected Disclosures)

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 provided for a framework of statutory protections for whistleblowers in Ireland. The Act has been substantially overhauled by the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022, which came into operation on January 1st 2023. Previously only public bodies were mandated to have a policy and reporting channels  but now this applies to all employers with more than 50 employees and to smaller organisations in some specific sectors. The legislation has strict requirements for follow-up, feedback and the protection of the identity of a reporting person.

Do you have an fit-for-purpose whistle blowing policy and process that meets the legislative requirements in your organisation?  Have you appointed designated persons to receive reports? Do your employees know where to go with disclosures?  Do they understand their options?  Do managers in your organisation know how to act on receipt of reports?  Do people in your workplace understand that there must be no retaliation against whistle blowers or anyone connected to them?

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you ensure your organisation is in compliance with the law.  We also offer training for designated persons, managers and board members, briefing of staff to help them understand what a protected disclosure is (and what it’s not) and build awareness of the  internal reporting process.