Courses and Training

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(1) Range of Courses in 2018 at Kimmage DSC

Introductory level courses and MA Modules including Contemporary Issues in Development, Human Rights & Development, Gender & Development and Introduction to Humanitarian Emergencies. Full information about courses available on the Kimmage DSC website.

(2) MA in International Development with Kimmage DSC

Full-time/part-time and distance learning options. We are now accepting applications for the MA in International Development. From September 2018, Kimmage DSC expect that the programme will be delivered at Maynooth University. Find out more about programme content, how to apply and fees. Any queries can be directed to info@kimmagedsc.ie.

(3) Carmichael Centre Spring/Summer 2018 Scheduled Training Programme

Courses:

Find out more here or by contacting the Carmichael Centre, E: info@carmichaelcentre.ie, T: 01 8735702.

(4) ECO-UNESCO Free Youth Employability Programme: 28 May - 11 June, ECO-UNESCO, 9 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2

Green Skills, supported by Accenture, is a full-time 10 week training course that aims to provide young people with the skills, experience and support they need to progress onto paid employment or education. The course is open to all young people aged between 16 - 25 years old who are not in employment, education or training. Find out more here or contact Triona: yei@ecounesco.ie; (01) 662 5491. 

(5) Comhlámh’s Debriefing Workshop: 29 May, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

You are invited to participate in a workshop on effective debriefing for international volunteers, development and mission workers. The training will be delivered by Debbie Hawker, a clinical psychologist offering services to development workers and humanitarian personnel and a leading world expert in this field. The workshop is a practical, full-day session which will provide a solid foundation of knowledge and tools for those who debrief people after an international assignment, or after a stressful or traumatic event. There will be the opportunity to practice through role-play and feedback. Cost: €55 per person. Certification: A certificate of attendance will be provided to participants who attend the full training workshop. Find out more and register. Please contact Sandra at sandra@comhlamh.org/ or 01 4783490 if you require any further information. Places are limited so early booking is advisable

(6) Drama Workshop run by Eolas Soileir: 30 - 31 May, 10am - 5pm, St. Patricks Campus, DCU

Eolas Soileir invite you to take part in our free two-day drama workshop as part of a European funded Erasmus+ project. Workshop participants will: Improve their communication skills; learn about drama techniques that help with dialogue around social issues; explore issues around bullying, racism and other social issues in a creative environment; create space to learn about others life experiences; understand the transformative power of drama; and much more. Lunch provided. Travel costs will be refunded for those in direct provision. Find out more here or contact dquinlan6@gmail.com. Register to attend.

(7) Eurocheck Security - Advanced Security Awareness Course: 11 - 12 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.

(8) Eurocheck Security - Basic Hostile Environment Course: 11 - 13 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 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) International Summer School on Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies: 1 - 29 June

Increasingly international humanitarian agencies have come to recognise the extent of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and its prevalence across humanitarian contexts. There is growing understanding that GBV response and prevention is life saving and is a mainstream humanitarian issue. All humanitarian actors are responsible and obligated to act to prevent and mitigate GBV, however, even where there is willingness to employ GBV in emergencies (GBViE) interventions, capacity at international and national level is frequently found wanting. While there are humanitarian actors involved in various sectors, and young professionals entering the humanitarian field, interested in developing expertise to work in the GBV sector, a clear pathway towards this does not yet exist. This Summer School aims to be an accredited programme to contribute towards building the capacity of interested actors to support work in this area, utilising good practice and global learning. Find out more and apply here or email isgbvie@ucd.ie.

(10) Aid Worker Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) Course: 25 - 28 June; 23 - 26 July, Kilkenny

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. Find out more

(11) Bond Theory of Change Essentials online course: June - July

This interactive online course prepares you to develop a quality theory of change for your programme or organisation which meets industry-recognised quality standards as well as donors' requirements. Learn how to develop a theory of change by working through the critical stages of the process, understand where theories of change add value, how they can be used to learn, adapt and assess and explain impact, and how they complement other planning and accountability processes. Ideal for development practitioners based around the world who want to learn more about theory of change, what it is and the steps to follow when developing a project or programme-level theory of change. Find out more and register.

(12) Applications open for MA in International Peacebuilding, Security and Development Practice at NUIM

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention, Maynooth University is now inviting applicants to take part in their innovative Masters programme in International Peacebuilding, Security and Development Practice. The MA delivers an integrated and comprehensive approach to the nexus of peacebuilding, security and development while providing students with the knowledge and insight of the entire spectrum of international conflict intervention. The MA provides a challenging learning experience for those who wish to develop and integrate mediation and negotiation knowledge and skills, with their awareness of wider conflict and development issues. The programme describes the process of negotiating and implementing peace agreements, security actors and international interventions, drawing in senior personnel experienced in peacekeeping/ peace making and security operations as well as the development field. The programme is a collaboration between the Kennedy Institute and Kimmage Development Studies Centre. Find out more and apply. Closing date: 30 June.

(13) Applications open for MSc in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security at NUIG

NUI Galway are seeking motivated candidates with degrees in any relevant subject for the 2018-2019 academic year. We offer multidisciplinary training to help our students understand climate risk 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 Furture 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. Full details of the programme, including how to apply, are available here.