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July 19th, 2007

Best practice in modern enterprise and services must be based on thorough understanding of the conditions, circumstances and implications of the wider socio-economic environment. Evidence shows that many companies fail to invest in research – yet such investment is vital to ensure competitive positioning. In the area of social exclusion where ULS operates, there are significant gaps in the research capacity of many agencies. ULS works collaboratively with agencies, private companies and universities to articulate a professional research agenda focused and relevant to client needs. Our experience combines academic rigour with user-friendly applicability to ensure decision-making, analysis and strategic planning based on qualitative findings.

Key areas of expertise:

  • Assessment
  • Disability
  • Innovative Pedagogies
  • Rehabilitation
  • Distance learning
  • Occupational analysis
  • Learning outcomes
  • Job standards
  • Labour market conditions
  • Communications
  • Employment creation
  • Anti-poverty strategies
  • Interculturalism and equality


July 18th, 2007

A key need for many clients is evaluation of projects and outcomes. Evaluation goes to the core of quality and best practice. It provides effective benchmarks against which policy and performance can be assessed. Evaluative consultancies undertaken by ULS provide a balanced analysis of past actions as well as a template for effective future interventions. ULS combines a strong emphasis on theoretical coherence and practical application in its evaluative work.

ULS has worked with a wide range of clients internationally to evaluate programs, innovative projects, academic courses and organizational strategies. ULS has a dynamic and customer driven approach to evaluation at both formative and summative levels.

ULS regards evaluation as an essential element in the construction of both learning and commercial initiatives.

Key areas of expertise:

  • EU Human Resource Projects
  • Business Strategies
  • Training Programs
  • Employment Support Initiatives
  • Organizational Performance
  • Academic Courses
  • Social Inclusion Measures

Project Management

July 17th, 2007

A key component of effective organizational development and commercial growth is development and implementation of innovative projects. Project management skills are essential to successful growth for both small and larger enterprises. ULS works with a wide range of clients – private and public – to initiate, implement and develop innovative projects in a variety of settings.

In the private sector our emphasis has been on competitiveness and responsiveness to changing market conditions. In the public sector we have emphasized strategic development and pro-active responsiveness to customer needs. ULS works extensively in transnational environments where project management skills are articulated in multicultural settings. The emphasis is on innovation and added value to promote enterprise-wide learning culture. ULS project management expertise is collaborative with emphasis on long-term impact on organizational structures and learning.

Key areas of expertise:

  • Organizational change
  • Vocational guidance
  • Social inclusion
  • Equality and diversity strategies
  • Accreditation
  • Employment Creation
  • Transnational partnerships
  • International staff mobility projects
  • Quality assurance
  • Course and Curriculum Design

Training and Development

July 16th, 2007

A key component of effective modern organizations is the level of staff skill and competence. Employee competence is the essential element in securing competitive advantage. Employee capacity distinguishes organizational image in terms of transparency, accountability and excellence in customer care. Research and experience confirm that training and competence development are the single most important factors in achieving organizational objectives. Investment in people is no longer a luxury but an essential factor in organizational growth and development strategy. ULS has extensive experience in the design, development and implementation of innovative training programmes and educational packages in a number of countries. These programmes have been at the forefront of cutting edge technology as well as being responsive to the changing needs of learners.

Key areas of expertise:

  • Training needs analysis
  • E-learning
  • Program design
  • Adult Education
  • Learner support
  • Learning evaluation
  • Distance Learning
  • Managing Diversity
  • Pedagogical best practice
  • Change Management
  • Professional Capacity
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Training of Trainers



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Dublin, Ireland
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