Courses and Training

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(1) MA/Post Grad Diploma in International Development with Kimmage DSC

Kimmage DSC is now accepting applications for their MA in International Development accredited by Maynooth University.  The programme explores contemporary theories of social change and development and analyses development policies and practices.  Full information is available on the Kimmage DSC website including Programme Content, How to Apply and Fees. For further info contact: info@kimmagedsc.ie

(2) MA in International Development, Environment and Conflict, DCU

The world faces critical global challenges across the fields of human development, sustainability and security. DCU's MA in International Development, Environment and Conflict explores the interconnectedness between these critical global agendas. For further information, please click here. Closing date: 31 July

(3) MA in International Peacebuilding, Security & Development Practice, Maynooth University and Kimmage DSC

The Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention in collaboration with Kimmage Development Studies Centre are now inviting applicants for a new Master’s in International Peacebuilding, Security and Development Practice. The MA is an interdisciplinary degree programme providing a critical understanding and analysis of peace and security issues within a wider development context. This programme will deliver an integrated and comprehensive approach to the nexus of peacebuilding, security and development while providing students with the knowledge and insight of the entire spectrum of international conflict intervention. For more information, please click here. Closing date: 31 July.

(4) Eurocheck Security – Basic Hostile Environment Course: 8-10 August, Kildare

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, check www.eurocheck.ie or contact us at 086 8142446 or eurocheck@eircom.net

(5) Eurocheck Security – Advanced Security Awareness Course: 9-10 August, Kildare

Our security awareness courses are suitable for individuals who are currently working in or are going to work in low to medium risk areas. They will help to ensure that you keep yourself and those you are working with safer. 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, check www.eurocheck.ie or contact us at 086 8142446 or at eurocheck@eircom.net.

(6) Applications invited for Creativity & Change Accredited Training Programme: September - May, Cork Institute of Technology

This is a Level 9 CIT Special Purpose Award offered over 8 weekends.  It is aimed at anyone with an interest in how creative engagement can nurture global citizenship and empathic action around local and global justice themes. Find out more here. Closing date: 30 August.

(7) TCD & TIME Summer School on Impact Evaluation: 9, 11, 12 & 13 September, Trinity College, Dublin 

Organised by Trinity College Dublin and the Trinity Impact Evaluation Unit (TIME), in collaboration with Irish Aid, this summer school will provide expert training to development practitioners, NGO personnel, policy makers and postgraduate students on the methodologies used for impact evaluation. The course will explore some of the more advanced techniques used to measure the impact of programs and policy interventions. It will provide guidance on the challenges involved in carrying out evaluations and present practical examples of the types of evaluations conducted in developing countries. A statistics boot-camp is available on 9 September. Cost: €500. For more information please click here.  Please email questions or queries to impactevaluation@tcd.ie.  Applications are being assessed on a rolling basis and should be submitted no later than 7 August.

(8) Enrolment opens for Leaders for Change programme (start date 20 September)

This level 9 Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management is an applied programme, aimed at improving specific, managerial and leadership competencies for managers and executives in Irish nonprofit organisations. The course combines academic evidence-based practices with practitioner- led knowledge and skills. The faculty are drawn from academia and from qualified senior managers/CEOs who work within capacity building and research organisations within the non-profit sector in Ireland and internationally.  Find out more here.

(9) Viatores Christi Overseas Development Training/Preparation Programme

Venture – Training for Development (Autumn 2017) is an intensive programme conducted over four weekends between September and December aimed at prospective development workers, missionaries or volunteers who intend to work and live in a developing country. Topics include:  Global Awareness, Health, Community Development and Leadership , Cultural Adaptation, Challenge & Conflict, Research Methodologies, Project Cycle Management, Monitoring & Evaluation.  New online modules in Child Protection, Research and Technical Writing have now been added. For more information and to enrol please click here

(10) SPHeRE Postgraduate Diploma in Population Health and Health Services Research

This online Level 9 Diploma is targeted at, but not limited to, practising medical and allied healthcare professionals, social workers, health systems managers and researchers working across the health sector who wish to develop and build on existing expertise in population health and health services research. Interested applicants are required to hold a Level 8 primary degree (or equivalent) in health, social science, statistics, economics or a related discipline*.  It is recommended students have a modern computer, of no more than four years old and a wired or wireless broadband connection with minimum of 1Mb download speed. To apply, applicants should submit an online Expression of Interest [https://form.jotformpro.com/71504441777963]. For more information please go to: http://www.sphereprogramme.ie/drupal/?q=node/109 and if interested applicants have any queries, these should be directed to the SPHeRE team by emailing: spherediploma@rcsi.ie or calling: 01- 402 2724. 

(11) The Wheel Training Events Calendar 2017: forthcoming training events include: Charity Trustees - Board Roles and Responsibilities (13 September); Data Protection Regulation (26 September); Implementing SORP for Charities (27 September): HR and Employment Law Developments in 2017 (28 September); Corporate Fundraising (12 October).  Find out more here or by contacting The Wheel, T: 01 4548727.

(12) Carmichael Centre Autumn-Winter Scheduled Training Programme includes courses on: Time Management (14 September), Get ready for General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (19 September), Social Enterprise - Setting up a new Community, Voluntary or Charitable Organisation (26 September), Child Protection - Children First Act 2015 (28 September).  Find out more here or by contacting the Carmichae Centre, E: info@carmichaelcentre.ie, T: 01 8735702.