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Partnerships for Development Education in the Adult and Community Sector: An Exploratory Workshop

Start Date: 23/09/2015 End Date: 23/09/2015

Event Location: IDEA Offices, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1.

Partnership is a word that comes up frequently when discussing how we might further integrate Development Education into the Adult & Community Sectors. But what exactly do we mean when we talk about collaborations and partnerships? And how can we build effective partnerships that will help us to achieve our goals? IDEA and the Community Sector Working Group invites all interested IDEA members to attend a workshop that will explore partnerships within the specific context of IDEA's Draft Strategy for Development Education in Adult and Community Education, and will enable Working Group members to take the first steps in setting up mutually beneficial partnerships.

The workshop will be facilitated by Kieran Murphy of Wholestory and take place Thursday, 24 September, 9:30 – 1:00 at the IDEA office.

Please contact Susan via if you would like to attend.

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Child Protection Awareness Training

Start Date: 14/09/2015 End Date: 14/09/2015

Event Location: IDEA Office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1.

As we all know, Child Protection is an essential aspect of good governance. On Tuesday, 15 September, 10:30pm – 3:00pm, IDEA is offering Child Protection Awareness Training. This training is certified by the National Youth Council of Ireland. The training is free but spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Susan via as soon as possible if you would like to attend.

NOTE: If you are interested in more in-depth training in Child Protection, Comhlámh is running a Child Safeguarding Training which will be delivered on-line and face-to-face over an 8 month period. Comhlámh have kindly offered places to IDEA members. For more information please contact

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Living Good Governance

Start Date: 09/09/2015 End Date: 09/09/2015

Event Location: The Carmichael Centre, 4 Brunswick St N, Dublin 7, and IDEA Offices, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1.

IDEA's Good Governance Group will reconvene this autumn. We welcome any members who are working towards improving governance in their organisations, especially those working towards compliance with the Governance Code. This autumn we will offer a combination of training, peer sharing and support, which we hope will help us all improve how we govern our organisations.  
Our first session will be on Thursday 10 Sept. We invite any interested members to attend a lunchtime seminar (12 – 1 pm) at Carmichael House, Living Good Governance. This session will explore good governance as a core organisational value, rather than simply a box-ticking exercise. Following the seminar, we will move on to the IDEA office (1:30 – 3:30 pm) where we will tackle practical questions arising from the seminar, and share relevant documents from IDEA's Good Governance Folder. Please contact Susan via before Thursday 3 Sept. if you would like to attend the Carmichael Centre session and/or the meeting at IDEA.