General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Tuesday Oct 16th 2018

As well as informing you about GDPR this training will focus on practical steps you can take to implement GDPR in your group or organisation and will share useful resources and templates you can use to make sure you are compliant. This training is being run in collaboration with Southside Partnership.

  • Understanding the GDPR from a strategic perspective
  • Understanding the key changes in the GDPR
  • Developing an understanding of the actions you need to take to improve compliance
  • Understanding what you need to do to make the GDPR work for your organisation.

This full-day training on GDPR will be running on Oct 16th 2018 from 10am-4.30pm at Blackrock Education Centre on the IADT campus, Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire.

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Committee Skills  – Wednesday Oct 17th 2018

This training will cover:
– Good Governance
– Your Constitution
– Individual and collective roles of committee members
– Challenging behaviour at meetings
– Keeping meetings focused and productive
– Producing effective agendas
– Producing accurate, brief and clear minutes
– The physical environment

This training will be running on Oct 17th 2018 from 10am-1pm at Samuel Beckett Civic Centre DLR Ballyogan.

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Impact Measurement and Evaluation – Wednesday Oct 17th 2018

Being able to demonstrate the impact of what it is your organisation does is important, especially if you are looking for funding or communicating about what you do. The training will provide an introduction to how to assess the impact of your work and tools that you can apply to measure the outcomes of your organisation’s activities. This training is being run in collaboration with Southside Partnership.

This training will be running on Oct 17th 2018 from 7pm-9pm at the Southside Partnership Office, Blackrock

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Communications Planning and Tools – Tuesday Oct 23rd 2018

This training is for groups that do not have a communications plan or who are revising an existing plan. The training will cover:

  • What is PR?
  • Overview of communications strategy:
    • Situation analysis.
    • Your organisation objectives.
    • Your target audiences.
    • Your key messages.
  • Developing a PR strategy and communications plan for your organisation.
  • Monitoring impact and measuring success.

This training is being run in collaboration with Southside Partnership.

This training will be running on Oct 23rd 2018 from 10am-1pm at Blackrock Education Centre

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Project Management – Tuesday Oct 23rd 2018

The activities of organisations typically fall into two categories – operations and projects. Operations are ongoing – they are predictable, necessary functions – and they give organisations a solid base. Projects on the other hand are disruptive – they’re time-bound and unique – and when managed correctly, they bring about transformative change.  This training session is designed for people new to the field of project management. It will help you distinguish projects from operations, it will increase your understanding of the project life cycle, and it will provide you with the basic tools and processes for designing and managing projects effectively.

This training will be running on Oct 23rd 2018 from 7pm-9pm at Loughinstown community Rooms

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Strategic Planning – Thursday 25th Oct 2018

The main areas covered in this training will be:
– What strategic planning is
– Why strategic planning is important
– The process involved
– Importance of Vision Mission and Values
– Who should be involved
– Strategic Thinking – setting strategic goals and objectives
– Content of a strategic plan
– Measuring and monitoring outcomes

By the end of the workshop participants will understand how to:
– Create an effective strategic planning process
– Engage in thinking strategically
– Set strategic goals and objectives
– Draft a strategic plan
– Measure and monitor outcomes

This training will be running on Oct 25th 2018 from 10am-1pm at Loughinstown Community Rooms

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Planning & Urban Development – Thursday 15th Nov 2018

This session is aimed at community and voluntary organisations who have an interest in, or concerns about, how urban planning is organised and how it is that they might engage with it to positively impact on future developments and minimise negative impacts of unwanted development.

The session will be led by Senan Turnbull who is a Community Development specialist with a background in planning. His emphasis will be in bringing participants through the legal and operational processes on which all building development is based, always with the objective of assisting community activists to better understand the processes and structures through which they must work to achieve better planning outcomes.

The session will cover –

  • Key legislative underpinning of planning,
  • How the County Development Plan is created,
  • How to engage with a specific planning application,
  • What’s different about large-scale (infrastructure) projects
  • The role of the Councillors,
  • What An Bord Pleanála does, and
  • How community representatives can, through the PPN, become more involved in defining the future shape of the area.

This training will be running on Nov 15th 2018 from 10am-1pm at Blackrock Education Centre, Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire. 

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Grant Writing and Fundraising – Tuesday 27th Nov

This training will be running on Nov 27th 2018, in collaboration with Southside Partnership.
10am – 1pm Samuel Becket Civic Centre, Ballyogan.  
7pm – 10pm Mounttown Community Facility, Dun Laoghaire

This training session is for any group or organisation that wants to increase their fundraised income. Attendees will gain an understanding of the different forms of funding available in Ireland and how their own organisation can prioritise and capitalise on these.

The workshop will also explore the Corporate Fundraising Cycle as well as individual donor recruitment and retention. Attendees will gain an understanding of what drives donations and sponsorship.

We’ll also look at what makes a good grant or funding application and how you can use your limited time and budget effectively.

This session will be led by Simon Scriver, a professional fundraising consultant, coach, trainer, Board Member and practitioner.

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