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CALMAR'S BACKGROUND

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Calmar International Ltd. has been an Irish registered limited company since 1990. The company is involved in design, development of training, facilitation of learning and project management. The principals of the company are:- Ms. Nora Byrne, Managing Director and Mr. Ken Page, Director who have a combined 60 years experience in Research, Training and Development and Project Management.

Calmar International Ltd. is a private, independent organisation which has worked extensively on projects both nationally and internationally with collaborative companies in every EU state.

The development of partnerships with public and private enterprises is the result of our commitment to offer high quality services.

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OUR MISSION

It is Calmar International's mission to contribute to the creation of an energy field that inspires people to connect to their best future possibilities.

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PRINCIPALS PROFILES

Nora M.T. Byrne

Nora M.T. Byrne
Managing Director,
Calmar International Ltd.;
Industrial Engineer and HR Professional.

Nora M.T. Byrne

Prior to setting up her own business in 1990, Nora held several Senior Training Advisory roles in FAS/AnCO and her work included skills appraisal, identifying training needs and establishing relevant training programmes throughout Ireland for all business sectors.

Within Calmar, she has led and managed many National, EU and International projects, innovated new products and services for the business sector e,g, National Training and Continuing Education Directory, and a business to business website, www.irishconsultants.ie

She is an expert in trainer development and competencies. presenter at European conferences and expert on the international committee developing new ISO standard for learning service providers.

She has achieved Entrepreneurial, Management, Business Counselling, Training and Development and Network Management qualifications from Boston College, U.S; Durham University, UK; NUI Galway and DIT.

Her special talents include inspiring people to develop, network and be creative. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development.

Kenneth W. Page

Kenneth W. Page
Director
Calmar International Ltd.

Ken has been a director of Calmar International for 20 years. He has been a Trainer with over 25 years experience in the Human Resources area. His background and expertise are in IT, Computerised Accounts and Computer Hardware areas which form the content of the courses he delivers.

He is directly involved in the administration of all projects managed by Calmar International e.g.:

Training Resources for Equality and Diversity - TRED ( 2005 + 2007 )

Training Providers Competency Skillnet ( 2008 + 2009 )

He has conducted several research projects and produced reports on behalf of CEDEFOP, Thessaloniki.

He has completed a Bachelor of Science Degree and is now studying for an Honours Degree in Geosciences.

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CALMAR'S HISTORY SINCE 1990

Calmar's Major Achievements over 20 years

  • 2011 to 2013   TEAM - Trainers Evaluation and Assessment Tools Leonardo da Vinci Partnership Project in partnership
    with organisations in Portugal, France, Austria and Germany.
  • 2010 to 2012   DIALE - Deep Dialogue Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation programme in partnership
    with organisations in Finland, The Netherlands, Cyprus and Spain.
  • 2009 to 2011   E-Learning for All Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation programme in partnership
    with organisations in Portugal, Estonia, Czech Republic and Romania.
  • 2009   Provision of innovative training workshops and programmes to develop creativity, innovation and
    leadership for Training Providers Competency Skillnet.
  • 2009   Official launch of “Assuring World Class Competencies for Trainers Report by Sean Haughey TD. Minister
    for Lifelong Learning.
    Project Managed by Calmar International and commissioned by Trainers Network.
  • 2008   Nora Byrne is an expert Member of the International Working Committee to develop new ISO Standard for
    Learning Service Providers with meetings in Berlin, Philadelphia University, USA and Sydney, Australia.
    (�fficially launched in Ireland on 5th November 2010 (see above))
  • 2007   Official launch of the Training Providers Competency Skillnet by Sean Haughey TD. Minister for Lifelong
    Learning.
  • 2007   www.irishconsultants.ie Launch of new website to promote Business to Business Consultancy and
    Collaboration
  • 2006   Production of Elearning report for CEDEFOP, EU currently available in 3 languages.
    Publication of the 7th Edition of the National Training and Continuing Education Directory.
  • 2005   Successful completion of management of TRED, Training Responses to address Equality and Diversity,
    EU Equal Project on behalf of Trainers Network with launch of Transnational Training Document.
  • 2004   Approved Training Organisation on FAS Register of Trainers.
    Under TRED Project, facilitated development of new programme and training of 124 trainers in
    Foundation Diploma in Equality and Diversity in the Workplace certified by NUI Galway.
  • 2003   Report on Training of Trainers for CEDEFOP, EU
    Published 6th Edition of the National Training and Continuing Education Directory.
  • 2002   Appointed as Management Services Company for the Trainers Network and the TRED EU Equal Project
    (3 years duration).
  • 2001   Establishment and provision of Business Mentoring Services to Enterprise Ireland and County
    Enterprise Boards.
  • 2000   Published 5th Edition of the National Training and Continuing Education Directory.
  • 1999   Management of Business Study Visits and resulting reports for CEOs of County and City Enterprise Boards
    to U.S.A.
  • 1998   Published 4th Edition of Calmar's National Training and Continuing Education Directory.
    Management of Business Study Visits and resulting reports for CEOs of County and City Enterprise Boards
    to Sweden.
  • 1997   Management of Business Study Visits and resulting reports for CEOs of County and City Enterprise Boards
    to Italy.
  • 1996   Published 3rd Edition of Calmar's National Training and Continuing Education Directory.
    Management of EU Conferences under the Irish Presidency of EU for the Dept. of Health, Education and
    the Dept. of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht.
    Management of National Conference for County and City Enterprise Boards.
  • 1995   Approved City & Guild Certification for the provision of Supervisory Development Programme.
  • 1994   Published 2nd Edition of Calmar's National Training and Continuing Education Directory.
  • 1993   Management of Conferences for the World Health Organisation and Dept of Health.
  • 1992   Published 1st Edition of Calmar’s National Training and Continuing Education Directory.
    Produced Calmar’s Third “National Human Resources Exhibition and Conference.
  • 1991   Produced Calmar’s Second “National Human Resources Exhibition and Conference.
  • 1990   Calmar International Ltd. established as a legal entity
    Developed and promoted Calmar's First National Human Resources Exhibition and Seminar.

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Pictorial History

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Calmar International Ltd., 62 Rossmore Lawn, Templeogue, Dublin 6W,Ireland. Tel: 353-1-4907168, Email: info@calmar.ie, Reg. No. 158009
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