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 Autumn/Winter 2019 Scheduled Training Programme

(2) Global Citizenship Education training for secondary school leaders & teachers

Join Global Action Plan at their upcoming dates to avail of a one day training on GCE. This training will hold a morning session for school leaders (principals, heads of department, coordinators) to understand how they can implement GCE alongside the school curriculum. The afternoon session will engage teachers in practical activities to engage students through the use of our developed toolkit and resources. Register 2-3 representatives from your school to work towards a whole-school approach to GCE. Find out more.

(3) Games 4 the Goals ERASMUS+ Training Course – Call for Applications: 4-12 December, Cavan

Development Perspectives are welcoming applications for our upcoming Erasmus+ Training Course 'Games 4 The Goals'. This one-week training course will explore the use of gamification in relation to development education and the Sustainable Development Goals. The training course is aimed at youth workers, development education practitioners, trainers, mentors and volunteers who work with young people. Find out more.

(4) Eurocheck Security, Advanced Security Awareness Course: 4-5 December, 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. Find out more or contact 086 814 2446/ eurocheckcourses@gmail.com

(5) Eurocheck Security, Basic Hostile Environment Course: 4-6 December, 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. Find out more or contact 086 814 2446/ eurocheckcourses@gmail.com

(6) 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 September (full- or part-time) and March (part-time) each year. 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.

(7) 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.