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Training Calendar - Autumn/Winter 2019

Submitted by Colette Bennett on Thu, 25/07/2019 - 12:17


Training and Facilitation Programme

Our Training Needs Analysis, our new Training and Facilitation Programme is now available!  All training is available to PPN staff, Secretariat Members, PPN Representatives and Member Groups.  

In addition, 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.
More information is available by contacting Colette Bennett or Eamon Murphy at Social Justice Ireland   
Email: or  

Delivering a literacy-friendly service
The session aims to:
  • Explain what literacy is, its causes, effects and the extent of literacy issues
  • Explore how you identify and respond in a sensitive way and deliver a literacy-friendly service
  • Identify practical strategies to communicate more clearly 
  • Learn and apply some practical plain English guidelines in your work
  • Encourage discussion, participation, and brainstorming of other effective ways to communicate
Training will take place from 10am to 1pm, with tea/coffee served at 9.30am

Training is subject to numbers.  Training is free but booking is essential.

Delivering a literacy-friendly service, Leitrim, 26th September
Delivering a literacy-friendly service, Athlone, 16th October
Delivering a literacy-friendly service, 22nd October, Louth
Delivering a literacy-friendly service, 05th November, Dublin
Delivering a literacy-friendly service, 12th November, Tipperary
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 2pm to 4pm

Training is subject to numbers.  Training is free but booking is essential.
Communications and Advocacy, Leitrim, 26th September
Communications and Advocacy, Athlone, 16th October
Communications and Advocacy, Tipperary, 12th November
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 2pm to 4pm.
Training is subject to numbers.  Training is free but booking is essential.
Facilitation Skills, Louth, 22nd October
Facilitation Skills, Dublin, 05th November

Event date and time: 
Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 - 12:15