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) From Grassroots to Government: LC Politics and Society Workshop: 20 March, 10am - 4pm, Athlone Education Centre, Moydrum Road, Athlone

This 1 day workshop will introduce teachers to our new resource and will cover active learning methodologies that can be used to explore the themes of Sustainable Development and Globalisation in the Politics and Society classroom. This workshop will be of interest to to current and future teachers of Politics and Society, as well as those interested in development education, bringing active learning into the classroom and using education for social change. The resource encourages students to: Examine the positive and negative aspects of globalisation; Analyse the global financial system and power of the supranational bodies; Bring about change through their citizenship project; The workshop includes tea/coffee and lunch! Please register on Eventbrite

(3) 2019 International School on Addressing Gender Based Violence in Emergencies: March - April

This year's course will take place from 25 March - 26 April inclusive. This course is an intensive blended learning pathway and includes an online component (25 March - 5 April) and an in-person component (8 - 18 April) at the Centre for Humanitarian Action, University College Dublin, Ireland. In the last week, students are free to prepare their final assignment, due on 26 April. The five-week course is designed for humanitarian actors and Masters’ students who want to deepen their capacity, and develop their skills, confidence, and know-how to support work in the area of GBViE prevention, mitigation and response. Find out more.

(4) Vision 2030 - Training for Trainers: 22 - 23 March, Rediscovery Centre, Dublin

Children in Crossfire, in partnership with National Youth Council Ireland, is so excited to invite you to a new exciting training of trainers opportunity for youth and community workers across Ireland. Through taking part in this training, you will be given the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge needed to deliver an OCN NI Level 2 (equivalent to a FETAC level 4) certified course. OCN NI (Open College Network) is a regulated awarding body that designs and awards vocational qualifications. It is a grassroots movement developed to recognise informal learning achieved by all. Training is free and all travel costs will be covered. If accommodation is required, we can offer shared accommodation at a hostel rate. Register.

(5) Diversity in Volunteering Training: 3 April, 10am - 4pm, Dublin City Volunteer Centre, Whitefriars, Aungier St, Dublin

Diversity in volunteering is ‘actively encouraging people from all walks of life to volunteer & embracing different skills and talents’, as well as ‘opportunities to volunteer open to all, and all people treated equally while volunteering.’ This training offers Volunteer Managers an opportunity to look at the benefits of embracing diversity, reflect on the current state of their volunteer programme, consider their and other views on diversity and practical steps that can be taken to create a more diverse pool of volunteers. Who is it for? This training is for anyone who is managing volunteers – paid or unpaid – and would like to explore more about the topic of diversity in volunteering. Please note that the training will be taking place on the second floor and there is no lift accessible. Cost: €45 per person + booking fee. The price includes light lunch and refreshments. *Discounted rate is available for the four modules if your organisation has no or 1 paid staff. Please contact us for more details. You can secure your space via Eventbrite. If you have any queries in advance of this training, please email us at events@volunteerdublincity.ie or call 01-4737482.

(6) CLM Housing Law/Prevention of Homelessness Training Course: 5 April, 10am - 4pm, Carmelite Community Centre (Whitefriar), 56 Aungier St, Dublin

This training will examine the law relating to homelessness in Ireland – what are the State’s obligations to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness? It will look at Social housing support, the application process and the scheme of allocations. It will explain tenancy rights, evictions – what constitutes an unlawful eviction? How can this be challenged? Find out more.

(7) Eurocheck Security - Advanced Security Awareness Course: 15 - 16 April

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 

(8) Eurocheck Security – Basic Hostile Environment Course: 15 - 17 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, 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 

(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

(10) Training Programme: Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches: 24 - 28 June, NUI Maynooth

This annual IHRN training programme enhances skills of justice sector personnel, consultants, managers etc., in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to Justice Sector Reform, including: Legal principles, policies & practice underpinning HRBA to justice sector reform; Inter-linkages between justice sector roles; Relationship between the justice sector and related terms; 'security sector', 'rule of law', 'good governance'; Human Rights Based needs assessment, monitoring & evaluation; Programming tools & checklists; Case studies from national international field mission contexts; Teamwork, advocacy, strategic partnerships, international work opportunities. Further information: pharney@ihrnetwork.org.

(11) Creativity & Change - Creating & Sharing Digital Content: June - July, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary

Creativity and Change are hosting a course on Creating and Sharing Digital Content - Supporting young people in active global citizenship. This will be a hands-on training in the creative use of digital media, including imagery, video, stop-motion animation and more for youth workers, arts facilitators, activists and tutors. Find out more

(12) Ag Eisteacht launches 2019 ABLE open courses

Due to high demand from practitioners across all healthcare and social care disciplines, Ag Eisteacht is holding a second open ABLE training course in Cork this May. Designed to support Ireland’s frontline health and social care practitioners, Ag Eisteacht’s CPD approved, evidence-based ABLE training helps practitioners to build more responsive relationships with clients. The ABLE course will run in Cork. Cork: Northridge House, Blackrock on May 14th, 28th & 29th. Book here. A limited number of Early Bird places are available at a reduced rate via Eventbrite. For further information, please contact Ag Eisteacht on Tel: 021 4536556 or email: stacey@ageisteacht.com.