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Training and Facilitation Calendar

26th February 2019


Training and Facilitation Programme

Our new Training and Facilitation Programme has some exciting new programmes on offer, details of which are set out here.  The training and facilitation programmes detailed here are designed for PPN representatives – Secretariat Members, staff and any local authority staff with responsibility for PPNs.  However, any aspect of this programme can be delivered at county level to a specific PPN or PPN member group.  It can also be delivered on a thematic or a regional basis as requested.  We are committed to offering training which is useful and relevant, and so will work with you to customise our programmes to the needs of the target group in each area.
Training will take the form of direct delivery / facilitation with trainers being drawn from a panel of experienced individuals with expertise in the relevant areas.  The focus of the training will be to build on the knowledge and skills within the group, and to work in a variety of ways including case studies, practical exercises, discussions and theory.  The duration of the majority of programmes will be 2.5-3 hours; i.e. a morning or afternoon session.
More information is available by contacting Colette Bennett or Eamon Murphy at Social Justice Ireland   
Email: or  

Communications and Advocacy
Effective communication is essential to any advocacy campaign.  Promoting your message across several media – print, radio, tv and online – at local and national level will get your message out there and draw the attention of policy makers and the public to what you are trying to achieve. 

Training will take place from 10am to 1pm, with tea/coffee served at 9.30am

Training is free but booking is essential.

Communications and Advocacy, Dublin, 12th March
Communications and Advocacy, Waterford, 10th April
Facilitation Skills

As membership of PPNs grows, it is more important than ever that those involved have the key skills required to ensure that their membership feels heard and understood, that meetings add value to the functioning of the PPN and  that consultations deliver a clear mandate for the PPN to work from.  To achieve this, those representing the PPNs or other organisations / colleges need to have good facilitation skills.

Training will take place from 10am to 1pm with tea/coffee served from 9.30am.

Training is free but booking is essential.

Facilitation Skills, Athlone, 21st March
Facilitation Skills, Limerick, 26th March
Facilitation Skills, Carrick-on-Shannon, 30th April
Impacts and Outcomes
Once you know how to make evidence-based submission to policy makers, you will want to evaluate the impact your submissions and campaigns have had.  This training helps you to review your progress, identify learning possibilities and build on your successes.

Training will take place from 10am to 4pm with tea/coffee served at 9.30am and a light lunch provided.

Training is free but booking is essential.

Impacts and Outcomes, Athlone, 7th May
PPN Regional Meeting
Consultation on the PPN User Guide.  Have your say on how the User Guide will be shaped.

It is important to note that this consultation process/review relates specifically to the content of the PPN User Guide, and is not a review of PPNs generally. This is an important distinction which should be borne in mind by those responding to the consultative process. 

You will also be asked to consider what specific areas of the User Guide should be made mandatory in order to assist with the smooth operation of the PPN.

Each meeting will take place from 2pm to 4pm.

Booking is essential to ensure capacity.

PPN Regional Meeting, Dublin, 12th March
PPN Regional Meeting, Athlone, 21st March
PPN Regional Meeting, Limerick, 26th March
PPN Regional Meeting, Waterford, 10th April
PPN Regional Meeting, Carrick-on-Shannon, 30th April

Event date and time: 
Tuesday, 7 May, 2019 - 16:00