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) Econo...wha?! - Introduction to Economic Justice Course: Starting 28 February, Comhlámh, 12 Parliament St, Dublin

Financial Justice Ireland are running a 6 week evening course introducing participants to economics from a global justice perspective. The economic system we live in does not serve the majority of the people and it is polluting the planet, yet many of us feel that economics is too complicated to understand or change. 'Econo...wha?'  is a response to this - by exploring areas from the impact of financialisation to the link between economics, inequality and well-being, we hope to support participants in demystifying how the economy works as well as imagining how it could work better. For more information and to sign up, please see our website.

(3) Aid Worker Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) Course - ABF Security Ltd.: 1 - 4 March

Some of the many threats we can face when working or travelling overseas include natural disasters, infectious diseases, crime, civil unrest, kidnapping and terrorism. Whether you are travelling through a European city on business or providing humanitarian aid in a remote part of Africa, your personal security is predicated on your ability to recognise and react to these threats. It is of vital importance that you are prepared for the challenging conditions that you may face before your departure - the modularised, best in class Security Awareness Training package offered by ABF will help you do just that. Location: Kilkenny, Ireland.

(4) Eurocheck Security – Advanced Security Awareness Course: 4 - 5 March, 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. 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

(5) Eurocheck Security – Basic Hostile Environment Course: 4 - 6 March, 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, 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

(6) 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 methodolgies 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

(7) 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.

(8) 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

(9) Venture - Training for Development Spring 2019 Course

If you are considering overseas volunteering this year, join our Training for Development Course to ensure that you prepare yourself, know the issues and ensure that you make a worthwhile impact. This course is run over four weekends (and also has online modules) at our centre in Dublin.
Click here for more information or contact VC at 00353 1 8689986 or apply@viatoreschristi.com.

(10) GAP Game Beta - Now Available

The GAP game beta is now available for free from the GAP website until the end of February for iPhones and iPads. The GAP project proposes that Serious Games offer a 21st century environment within which Conflict Prevention and Peace Building (CPPB) personnel can experience scenarios through role-playing in their own organization and by role-playing people from other organizations, and in doing so, increase their understanding, creativity and ability to communicate and collaborate with the other organizations in the network organization that is a CPPB mission. Find out more.