Courses and Training

The Courses and Traning section is part of Dóchas Wednesday News, which also includes job openings, volunteer posts and sector courses, seminars and events. Please use the menu links on the right, or below if on a mobile device, to navigate through the different sections.

(1) Carmichael Centre Training Programme - Spring/Summer 2019 Courses

(2) Post-Primary Teacher Training events on 'Action on Global Citizenship' with Global Action Plan: Various Locations and Dates

This one-day Post-Primary Teacher Training workshop will explore the UN Global Goals (SDGs) through an interactive toolkit, utilising both tried and tested development education activities. Throughout the training there will be a strong focus on how to use the toolkit in the classroom and how your students can become champions in Global Citizenship. Within bespoke training you will: develop a greater understanding of the UN Global Goals; explore a number of interactive Development Education methods; benefit from peer to peer learning; make links to curriculum and CSPE specification. The three-hour teacher training workshop will be free to attend. Teacher substitution cover upon request. Each participant will also receive a complementary hard copy and a pack of resources. Training will take place on the following dates in the following locations:

  • Athlone Education Centre - 11 December

  • Blackrock Education Centre - 22 January

You can register by emailing julia@globalactionplan.ie. Please be aware that places are limited. You will find more information on www.globalactionplan.ie.

(3) Aid and Development Worker Security Awareness Training Workshop: 11 January 2019, Dublin City Centre

An Bradán Feasa and Proudly Made in Africa are launching a Security Awareness Training Day in Dublin City Centre on 11 January 2019. The challenge for most organisations is carving out the time to undergo security training prior to departing to their programme areas. This initiative is designed to offer a comprehensive security training workshop for smaller organisations limited by capacity or time. What to expect: participants will be introduced to a new decision making framework to support them in the face of risk. The group will be exercised via participatory table top exercises, facilitated by the ABF team. ABF mentors have worked in high risk environments and offer a unique approach to developing an enduring security mindset. Book your place at info@abf.ie.

(4) Latin American Development Issues Course: Tuesday evenings from 22 January, 7pm - 9pm, Ballsbridge College of Further Education, Shelbourne Rd, Dublin

This is a lively and participative 10 week evening course open to people with any kind of interest in Latin America. The course gives participants insight into the causes and consequences of social justice and human rights issues in the region. Participants will acquire a general understanding of Latin American social, political, historical and economic contexts as well as more detailed learning on topics of contemporary significance, such as globalisation and trade; labour issues; migration; struggles for indigenous rights; environmental and climate change problems and threats; feminist and gender rights movements and other popular resistance. Participants will become familiar with many of the issues facing people in Latin America, how they have responded to them and how these problems relate to Ireland and the rest of the world. This course carries a QQI Level 5 Minor Award, and participants who complete the assignments will receive a QQI Minor Award certificate. Academic credits achieved with a Minor Award can contribute towards achieving a Major Award, as well as being an achievement in their own right. If you would like more information you can email the LASC Coordinator, Sian: coordinator@lasc.ie. You can also enroll directly in the course via the LASC website.

(5) Skills in Development Education Course: Tuesday evenings, January - March​, 6pm - 8.30pm

This participatory course comprises of eight evening modules and a one day practical workshop that aim to equip participants with the skills and methodologies to work effectively with groups on global development and social justice issues in a friendly, informal environment. Visit our website for course details. Applications open online from 7 - 14 December.

(6) Eurocheck Security - Advanced Security Awareness Course: 21 - 22 January 2019

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. Suitable for NGOs, charities, journalists, students, human rights workers and volunteers. Reduced rates for regular clients and for organisations sending four or more students. For further information, check www.eurocheck.ie or contact us at 086 8142446 or at eurocheck@eircom.net.

(7) Eurocheck Security - Basic Hostile Environment Course: 21 - 23 January 2019

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, sexual assault 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. Suitable for NGOs, charities, journalists, students, human rights workers and volunteers. Reduced rates for regular clients and for organisations sending four or more students. For further information, check www.eurocheck.ie or contact us at 086 8142446 or eurocheck@eircom.net.

(8) Facilitating Global Citizenship Education in the Community - 5 Day Training for Trainers Programme: February - March 2019

LYCS is seeking expression of interest for this course taking place on 19, 26 February and 12, 19 and 26 March 2019. Would you like to understand more about how groups work and feel more confident about facilitating learning in groups? LYCS has been facilitating development education learning in the Community Sector for 25 years. We believe that the ability to dialogue together in groups is crucial to creating a more equal and sustainable world. In this training we will explore group development and dynamics, the role of the facilitator, skills in inquiry, experiential learning, working with emotion, learning styles, dealing with difficulties and conflict, planning, promoting and delivering learning events. Please register your interest asap by contacting Helena Mc Neill: deved@lycs.ie.

(9) MA in International Development, Department of International Development, Maynooth University - Applications Open

MA in International Development - the Department of International Development, Maynooth University, invites applications to our MA programmes, which start in March 2019 (part-time), or September, 2019 (full- or part-time). Building on our work at the Kimmage Development Studies Centre, we facilitate learners to link development theory with practice, to question and seek alternatives to current development processes, and to learn how to turn development aspirations into realities in the Global South and North. The MA offers a unique flexible, university-based, or online learning, experience. The part-time MA option is most suited to those who wish to undertake the programme over two to five years, entirely online, or through a combination of classroom and online modes. For further details see: Dept. of International Development or email: internationaldevelopment@mu.ie