What We Do
Think of us as your resource for customizable training materials. On this site you will find over 50 sets of training materials that you can use to deliver your own training courses. We hope that you find what you are looking for and visit often.
How We Started
Oak was founded by Des and Kay Fitzgerald. And, since 1995 Oak has developed and provided training materials across a wide range of sectors.
Des Fitzgerald has an honours BA in Psychology, a MSc in Cognitive Science and an MBS in Human Resource Management. Des has also worked within a broad range of organizational development roles. Kay Fitzgerald has an honours BA in Early Childhood Studies, a Masters in Health Promotion and a National Certificate in Training and Development.
Over these years Oak has developed a considerable online presence. Oak has also been an innovative developer of training course materials for specific situations and clients.
To illustrate, Oak spearheaded and project managed the “Competitiveness Through Partnership” European Funded Project with Apple in Ireland.
The program was focused on developing cutting edge business awareness training course materials that could help Apple deal with the massive change that it’s company was experiencing in Ireland at that time.
In particular, this initiative was created to help to Apple transition from an 80% manufacturing base to 20% manufacturing focus. This vision for operations involved the new introduction of a Call Centre and Apple Store, the migration of existing staff across roles and functions. This also involved recruitment of new staff and training of staff to meet this new focus.