Courses and Training

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(1) Kimmage Open and Distance Education (KODE) courses 2017:

Kimmage DSC offers a range of distance education, professional development courses through our KODE Programme including HIV & Gender, Results Based Monitoring & Evaluation, Results Based Planning, Child Safeguarding, Managing for Results & Accountability, Understanding GBV.

Please see link for full course outlines, start dates, application forms etc.

(2) Eurocheck Security – Basic Hostile Environment Course: 10-12 April

Our basic hostile environment courses are suitable for individuals who are currently working in or are going to work in medium to high risk areas. They will help to ensure that you keep yourself and those you are working with safer. In addition to the normal security subjects covered in the security awareness courses, this course includes modules on kidnap, landmines, trauma and extensive exercises and role plays. Our main courses are conducted in Kildare but we can also run short bespoke courses at your own location. Reduced rates for NGOs, Charities, journalists, students, human rights workers and volunteers. For further information, please see or contact us at

(3) Irish Charity Lab - Using Email Marketing for your Cause: 3-4 April, Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier St, Dublin 2

Email is by far the most effective digital channel for charities - nothing comes close for building relationships and prompting donations and actions, not even social media.

Irish Charity Lab is running two email training events for different levels of expertise, with UK expert Joanne Warner, of Care2 and formerly Blue State Digital

You can book at: Use the code DOCHAS when booking to get the exclusive discount for Dóchas subscribers.

(4) European Movement and PRII Specialised Certificate in European Public Affairs

The course is designed to equip attendees with a full understanding of EU decision making process, enabling you to engage with and navigate the EU systems effectively from an Irish perspective.  This course will ensure that you are up to speed with the latest developments in Brussels and will give a first hand insight into the political environment that shapes key decisions. 

This Certificate course is delivered over four non-consecutive Saturdays in April and May, commencing on Saturday, 8 April 2017.  There is a member’s rate of €1,560 for EM Ireland and PRII members, and a rate of €1,890 for non-members. For further information, please click here

(5) Structured PhD in International Development Education and Practice at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

This programme builds on two postgraduate programmes that have been offered by Mary Immaculate College (MIC) in recent years, the Graduate Diploma/Master’s programme in International Development Practice (MIDP) and the Masters programme in Development Education.

This PhD programme will train generalist practitioners and educators by combining a range of teaching and learning approaches developed by a cohort of experts from academia, policy making and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The format of the programme will allow those in full-time employment to take the course on a part-time or full-time basis. 

For further information please click here and here. For enquires about the programme please contact Dr Gerard Downes at at MIC’s Research and Graduate School. Closing date for applications is 31 May.