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 Training Programmes

Carmichael is offering the following Spring/Summer 2020 Training Programmes:

The Charities Governance Code  - 16 January 
- Introduction to Word Processing: Microsoft Word - 21 January   
- Introduction to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel - 28 January  
Introduction to Book-Keeping for Charities and other Not-for Profits - 11 February 
- Designated Liaison Person (DLP) – Role & Responsibilities - 19 February
- The Charities Governance Code - 19 February 
- Complying with ‘other’ legal and regulatory requirements (one-hour Seminar with Philip Smith, Partner at Arthur Cox) - 25 February 
- SORP requirements for Charities - 27 February 
- Introduction to Risk Management - 4 March 
- Preparing an Annual Report - 10 March 
Event Management Basics - 24 March 

(2) Eurocheck Security - Advanced Security Awareness Course

This course will take place on 5 & 6 February. 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 us at 086 8142446 or at eurocheck@eircom.net

(3) Eurocheck Security - Basic Hostile Environment Course

This course will take place from 5-7 February. 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 us at 086 8142446 or at eurocheck@eircom.net

(4) Become a 2020 Sustainable Development Goal Advocate

Development Perspectives are currently recruiting for our SDG advocate programme. The SDG Advocate programme offers 26 active citizens an opportunity to represent their community, by becoming one of Ireland’s positive changemakers. The eight-month educational course will allow the advocates to deepen their understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, gain practical action-orientated experience and discover best practices in creating social change in both Ireland and Vietnam/Tanzania. We are looking for adult educators, community leaders and global thinkers to apply for the chance to take part. The chosen participants will travel to Vietnam or Tanzania for 2 weeks during summer 2020. The training is part of a wider programme called ‘Saolta’, a new Development Education strategic partnership programme for the Adult and Community Education sector in Ireland. Find out more. Closing date: 25 February.

(5) ABLE Brief Intervention Training

Ag Eisteacht is running ABLE brief intervention training in Cork for practitioners working in health, social care and community settings. The ABLE model develops practitioners’ ability to build relationships and to manage boundaries. The training is CPD approved by SCI, IASLT, IAOA, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, IASW, the Irish College of General Practitioners, the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Department of Education. The 3-day training course will take place on 25 February and 10 & 11 March. Taking place at Northridge House, Castle Road, Blackrock, Cork. Find out more or contact Susan on 021 4536556 or susan@ageisteacht.com

(6) Global Citizenship Education Training for Secondary School Leaders and 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.

(7) 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.

(8) MSc in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, NUI Galway - 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. 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.

(9) MSc in Humanitarian Action, UCD Centre for Humanitarian Action - Applications Open

The MSc in Humanitarian Action is offered by the UCD Centre for Humanitarian Action (UCD CHA). UCD CHA invites applications from those working in, or intending to work in the area of humanitarian action and development. Students are equipped in a number of competencies from project management, monitoring and evaluation, public health, human rights and international humanitarian law among others. The UCD CHA is an inter-disciplinary research centre committed to enhancing the professional delivery of humanitarian action through internationally recognised collaborative research and educational programmes. It links closely with other Schools and Institutes within UCD as well as with Irish Aid and international and Irish humanitarian NGOs to deliver high quality, multi-disciplinary education and research in humanitarian action. Find out more.