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) Creativity & Change Masterclasses: May

Creativity & Change Masterclasses are an opportunity to do a weekend deep-dive into a specific creative method for engaging groups in global citizenship issues. Find out more here.

  • Rewilding Our Lives: Falling In Love With Nature (18 - 19 May): Aimed at those who work in the non-formal education sector, this will be "an experiential and embodied learning journey in nature." Facilitator Maria Young is coordinator of Green Spaces in South Parish Cork and a member of SHEP Earth Aware, an organisation working at the grassroots in communities to address issues and subjects related to the environment and climate change. She brings Theatre in Education experiences of learning to her approach to work in nature. Cost: €50 (subsidised by Irish Aid). Book your tickets here.

  • Street Art (25 - 26 May): Aimed at those who work in the non-formal education sector, this workshop will be "a very practical and hands-on experience where they will get to try out a range of street art techniques and materials. They will consider the power of street art both to engage others in learning about justice themes but also about its power to engage wider audiences, on the street and also through social media." Experienced facilitators and artists Claire Coughlan and Helen O'Keeffe will take you through graffiti methods that you can use with your groups to explore global citizenship issue. Cost: €50 (subsidised by Irish Aid). Book your tickets here.

(3) Eurocheck Security - Advanced Security Awareness Course: 24 - 25 June 

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.

(4) Eurocheck Security - Basic Hostile Environment Course: 24 - 26 June
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.

(5) 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

(6) 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.

(7) Maynooth University Department of Law Postgraduate Programmes - Applications Open

Maynooth University’s Department of Law offers a range of law postgraduate programmes. These programmes emphasise enhanced research and other transferable skills. Work placement opportunities are available with partner organisations, such as Transparency International and Oxfam. Non-law graduates can apply for the following programmes:

Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time. Apply: Maynooth University Department of Law website. Closing date: 30 June.

(8) 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

(9) MSc in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security - Applications Open

Applications open for NUI Galway's award-winning MSc in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. NUI Galway's Masters Program in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MScCCAFS) is seeking motivated candidates with degrees in any relevant subject for the 2019-2020 academic year. We offer multidisciplinary training to help our students understand climate risks to global food supply, especially in the developing world, and to prepare for careers in climate-change mitigation. The course is a partnership with the international Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security which is led by CGIAR and Future Earth. Students undertake a 3-month research placement, supplemented by taught modules on agriculture, environmental policy, and climate impacts on gender, infrastructure and the rural economy. For more information, visit www.plantagbiosciences.org/msc-ccafs or www.nuigalway.ie/ccafs/ or email peter.mckeown@nuigalway.ie. Apply here.