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‘Global Goals Jam’ Train-the-Trainer Online Workshops on Design Thinking

Start Date: 24/06/2020 End Date: 24/06/2020

Event Location: Online

Due to Covid-19 we previously postponed our 2-day Global Goals Jam in-person training scheduled for 1-2 April. We are delighted to announce that we will now host this event as four 3-hour online sessions every Thursday afternoon in June!

Dates: Thursday 4, 11, 18 & 25 June

Time: 1:30 – 4:30pm (including breaks)

Location: Miro & Zoom – Online link will be shared once registered

The training aims to build the capacity of Development Education/Global Citizenship Education practitioners in using the ‘Global Goals Jam’ in their work as a new way to engage people in finding innovative and sustainable solutions to global challenges.

The Global Goals Jam, co-developed by UNDP and Digital Society School, is a two-day event where creative teams work together on local challenges related to the Global Goals (also known as the SDGs) every September, connecting a global network of change makers across 90 cities worldwide. In the Jam, participants use a tailored toolkit to help them translate big goals into local challenges to design for sustainable impact.

During the training, our facilitators from Digital Society School, Anneke van Woerden (SDG Expert and Impact Producer) and Anna Aris (Digital Transformation Designer) will help participants:

  • Deepen their understanding of Design Thinking
  • Get step-by-step guidance on how to design and host a Global Goals Jam
  • Experience the Global Goals Jam methodologies and tools


  • Global Goals Jam: What, Why and How?
  • How to Jam Online: Creative Mindset and Online Collaboration/Facilitation
  • Empathy in Action Part 1: Design Sprint 1 (Explore) and Design Sprint 2 (Respond)
  • Empathy in Action Part 2: Design Sprint 3 (Make) and Design Sprint 4 (Share)

If you are interested to know what Design Thinking is and how Design Thinking can impact the world of education, please click here. Also, the details of the previous workshop on Design Thinking can be found here.

Cost: €90 for IDEA members and €180 for non-members. The fee includes participation in four online workshop sessions and Design Thinking tools to take away.

Important Note: As the training is based on interactive group work, participants need to attend all four sessions. Each session will also be recorded and made available to participants.

To register, or find out more, please contact Ji at by 29 May.


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Bridge 47 Webinar for Business: Beyond CSR – Sustainability Helping You to Build Back Better

Start Date: 16/06/2020 End Date: 16/06/2020

Event Location: Online

Are you wondering what the future holds for your business?

Have you thought about the role sustainability can play in building resilience and helping you to build back better?

Would you like to know more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how they can help your business to articulate its purpose locally and globally?

Have you considered how staff learning and engagement can help your business be a force for positive social change?

As part of the EU-funded project Bridge 47, we are holding a 2-hour webinar on sustainability for business on Wednesday 17th June (10am-12pm).

Our trainers Change by Degrees have designed the webinar specifically for Irish businesses drawing on their international expertise and their experience working with SMEs and corporates in Ireland.

The webinar will be informative and practical, using case studies and toolkits to enable you to take action.

The Zoom link will be made available to you closer to the time.

To register or find out more:


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Start Date: 09/06/2020 End Date: 09/06/2020

Event Location: Online

This year IDEA's Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 10 June, online, at 10.00am. This will be followed by a discussion with representatives from Irish Aid focusing on Our Response to Covid-19, 11.00am – 12.00 noon. 

The link to the event will be shared with registered participents closer to the time.

Please register below before 03 June!