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Results Frameworks for Development Education – training workshop

Start Date: 10/11/2020 End Date: 10/11/2020

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This training event is our annual workshop on Results Frameworks for Development Education,  led by Susan Gallwey, for organisations applying for Irish Aid Annual Grants for Development Education.

This training is focused on supporting those who are familiar with Results Frameworks (RF) and have begun work on the RF for their applicatin. We encourage everyone to bring along their previous year's RF (where available) and any work done on this year's version.   This event runs on Tuesday, 10 November from 2pm – 4pm, via Zoom. (If you are new to Results Frameworks, we recommed you also attend our Annual Grants clinic the previous week, which will include an introduction to Results Frameworks). For further information on our work on Results-based Frameworks for Development Education, you can view our toolkit here.

Irish Aid have launched the 2021 Development Education Grants. Applicants can apply for one year or two year grants. The call for proposals can be found at this link under the ‘Applying for Funding’ tab,  and it includes links to the Guidelines and FAQ documents. This link also includes information on DEAR co-funding.

This training event is open to any organisation applying for the grant, including members and non-members of IDEA. This event is free of charge.

If you register by 3 November and email us your postal address, we will send you a hard copy of our toolkit 'Using Results-Based Approaches in Development Education settings: A Practical Toolkit' (updated for 2021 grants round) 

To register, or for more information, please contact communications@ideaonline.ie

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Annual Grants application clinic

Start Date: 03/11/2020 End Date: 03/11/2020

Event Location: Zoom

This training event is an Annual Grants Clinic, facilitated by IDEA staff and focusing on the application form for the Irish Aid Development Education annual grants.

Irish Aid have launched the 2021 Development Education Grants. Applicants can apply for one year or two year grants. The call for proposals can be found at this link under the ‘Applying for Funding’ tab,  and it includes links to the Guidelines and FAQ documents. This link also includes information on DEAR co-funding.

This training event is run online via Zoom on Tuesday, 3 November from 11am – 1pm. It wll also include an introduction to Results Frameworks by Susan Gallwey, particularly relevant for those who are new to the process. 

It is open to any organisation applying for the grant, including members and non-members of IDEA. This event is free of charge.

To register, or for more information, please contact communications@ideaonline.ie

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IDEA VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: Rising to the Challenge – Global Citizenship in 2020, 6-9 October

Start Date: 05/10/2020 End Date: 08/10/2020

Event Location: Online

2020 has been a year of dramatic change. Our lives are in flux, systemic inequality is in the spotlight, and our response to the looming economic and climate crises hangs in the balance.

With so much uncertainty, you might be asking yourself where do we go from here?

How do we move forward with purpose? 

If uncertainty opens up possibilities, how do we create a “new normal”, built on equality, diversity, sustainability and human rights for all? 

One thing certain about 2020 is that it has shown that when we work together, support each other, and make something a collective priority we are capable of change on a massive scale, opening up new possibilities for how we can move forward. 

Key note address will be with Mr. Philip Alston, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights (2014-2020) to discuss his final report in that role: 'The parlous state of poverty eradication' (July 2020)

Join us from 6-9 October for the first IDEA Virtual Conference ‘Rising to the Challenge – Global Citizenship in 2020’ to unpack 2020 and to explore how we can work together to rise to the challenge! 

Register and find out more here!
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Bridge 47 Masterclass for Business on Partnering with CSOs

Start Date: 31/08/2020 End Date: 02/09/2020

Event Location: Online

As part of the Bridge 47 project, IDEA and Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) held the Building Bridges: Cross-sector Partnerships for the SDGs Networking Forum in Belfast last September. This brought CSOs together with businesses to find ways to collaborate to achieve the SDGs.

To build on the opportunities explored at the Forum, IDEA and BITCNI have teamed up again to provide an online partnerships masterclass for business professionals, that will demonstrate the action your organisation can take to emerge stronger following COVID-19, through purposeful CSO partnerships that educate and innovate for a better future.

Time and dates

The masterclass, designed for all levels of business professionals, consists of three sessions from 9:30am to 11:10am on 1, 2 and 3 September 2020.

Modules

Module 1

  • Why purpose-driven business is so important at this time and how to find your purpose
  • How working in partnership with CSOs can help you go beyond traditional Corporate Social Responsibility obligations or initiatives to improve understanding of sustainable development in your business
  • How to clarify your partnership proposition, based on the value you want and can offer

Module 2

  • How to identify prospects with whom you can have the greatest impact
  • How to select your partners and secure buy-in

Module 3

  • How to form partnerships that deliver significant value for both parties
  • Where to focus your attention in order to deliver objectives, seize opportunities and measure successes

Takeaways

  • An understanding of how to form partnerships with CSOs
  • An understanding of the benefits Global Citizenship Education and the SDGs can have for your business, and how CSO partnerships can unlock these
  • Your list of potential partner CSOs developed in collaboration with a team of experts
  • An understanding of the benefits each of those partners could bring
  • CSO-business partnership best practice examples in the context of the SDGs
  • Inspiration and confidence to create more meaningful partnerships

Learning style

Each session will be highly interactive, including theory, real-world case-studies, break-out sessions and questions.

Trainers

Remarkable Partnerships has over 35 years’ experience of creating major CSO-Business partnerships. The masterclass will be delivered online by Jonathan Andrews, Crispin Manners, Andy King and Georgina Oxlade.

Participation Fee

Free of charge for BITCNI members and €30 for other business professionals

Registration

Register here by 28 August. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please register as soon as possible.

Contact

If you wish to enquire about attending this event, please contact Ji Hyun Kim, Bridge 47 Partnerships Officer, at ji.hyun.kim@bridge47.org or Hilary Hanberry, BITCNI Communities Manager, at hilary.hanberry@bitcni.org.uk.

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Bridge 47 Masterclass on Partnering with Business

Start Date: 26/07/2020 End Date: 29/07/2020

Event Location: Online

As part of the Bridge 47 project, we are developing ambitious partnerships between civil society and others that can help us bring Global Citizenship Education (GCE) to new audiences and demonstrate that the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be achieved without it.

In conjunction with partnerships experts Remarkable Partnerships, IDEA is holding an online partnerships masterclass – for IDEA members and other CSOs – to provide you with the skills and tools to create partnerships with the private sector that deliver on the SDGs.

Time and dates:

The masterclass consists of three sessions from 9:30am to 11:10am on 28th, 29th and 30th July 2020.

What you will learn:

Module 1

  • Why purpose-driven business is an exciting opportunity for CSOs delivering GCE to mobilise wider society to act for a more just and sustainable world
  • What CSO-business partnerships look like

Module 2

  • How to identify target prospects
  • How to secure meetings and deliver brilliant pitches

Module 3

  • How to secure partnerships
  • Good practice on delivering and managing successful partnerships 

What you will take away:

  • An understanding of how to form partnerships with businesses
  • Your focused prospect list developed in collaboration with a team of experts
  • A set of bespoke, exciting partnership ideas for those target prospects
  • An action plan to secure meetings with your target prospects
  • A pitch template to impress your prospects.
  • CSO-business partnership examples in the context of GCE and the SDGs
  • Inspiration and confidence to win more meaningful partnerships

Learning style:

Each session will be engaging, memorable, and interactive. It will include theory, case-studies, a live demonstration with a participant, break-out sessions and questions.

Participation fee:

Free of charge for IDEA members and €30 for other CSOs

Registration:

Please register here by Monday 27 July. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you wish to enquire about attending this event, please contact Ji Hyun Kim, Bridge 47 National Officer at ji.hyun.kim@bridge47.org.

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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

Modules: 

  • 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 ji.hyun.kim@bridge47.org 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: https://bit.ly/2Xpz4Pf.

 

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IDEA AGM 2020

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!

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Impact Masterclass for Development Education

Start Date: 28/04/2020 End Date: 28/04/2020

Event Location: Zoom

When: Wednesday 29 April from 9.30am – 12.30pm (including breaks)

IDEA is running an Impact Masterclass led by Philip Isard of Quality Matters. This online training will focus on measuring impact in educational work, particularly in the area of Development Education/Global Citizenship Education. Participants will be led through an interactive session that will address how to identify your impact (know what to look for), how to measure it and then how to articulate it (internally/reporting etc.) There will also be shorter follow-up sessions available to training participants – more details to follow.

About the trainer: Philip Isard is a Senior Project Specialist with Quality Matters. Philip works as a senior consultant, researcher and educator for community and voluntary organisations, charities, non-for-profits and social enterprises and has significant experience in impact measurement training. Quality Matters is a not-for-profit organisation (CHY 20771) established in 2012 as the first Irish charity with a specific focus on supporting continuous quality improvement in social and public services.

Cost: €25 for members of IDEA and €40 for non-members – the fee includes participation in the training workshop, and any follow-up session, as well as handouts and materials.

Please note that this registration is limited to one participant per IDEA member due to high demand. We will create a waiting list for other interested partites. After the closing date for registration  (22 April) we will seek to accommodate those on the waiting list.

To register, or find out more, contact elaine@ideaonline.ie. Registration will close on Wednesday, 22 April.

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Designing and Delivering a Virtual Development Education Conference

Start Date: 22/04/2020 End Date: 22/04/2020

Event Location: Zoom

In the third and final of our series of online sessions on delivering Development Education virtually, we will be looking at Designing and Delivering a virtual conference for the Development Education sector.  

When:  Thursday 23 April from 2.00pm – 4.00pm GMT via Zoom.  

What to expect: In this interactive session we will explore key considerations for designing a virtual conference, from the architecture of the event (using virtual tools e.g. SLACK and Howspace) to delivering an interactive learning experience for a large group of attendees (e.g. using Open Space Technology). This training will provide you with a rapid action road map to move a conference to a virtual or blended setting. A key point of emphasis will be on not just moving content but creating a meaningful way to engage participants and assess the level of engagement. We will also dedicate time to consolidate learning from these 3 trainings and consider how members can collaborate and what further supports may be needed. 

About the trainer: Charo Lanao-Madden is a highly experienced trainer and coach based in Northern Ireland and working with people and communities in 15 countries around the world, regularly using online tools. Charo uses theoretical models and research and delivers training, facilitation or coaching in such a way that participants are fully engaged with their own experiences and emotions. Charo balances experiential learning with reflective practice, and tailors training by listening to what is happening in real time. 

Cost: This training is free of charge. It is open to IDEA members only. It will be recorded and shared after the event. 

Register below by Wednesday 22 April. The Zoom link to sign-in to the webinar will be shared by 22 April with all registered participants. If you have any questions or if you can’t attend and want to receive the recording contact elaine@ideaonline.ie

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Hosting Development Education Sessions in the Online Space

Start Date: 07/04/2020 End Date: 07/04/2020

Event Location: Zoom

In the second of our series of online sessions on delivering Development Education virtually, we will be looking at Hosting Development Education Sessions in the online space. 

When:  Wednesday 8 April from 10.00am – 11.30am GMT via Zoom. 

What to expect: In this interactive session you will explore key aspects when facilitating online; from participant engagement, to creating personal connection, to having a (tech-)buddy and a variety of other methods to result in highly effective online facilitation.

About the trainer: Charo Lanao-Madden is a highly experienced trainer and coach based in Northern Ireland and working with people and communities in 15 countries around the world, regularly using online tools. Charo uses theoretical models and research and delivers training, facilitation or coaching in such a way that participants are fully engaged with their own experiences and emotions. Charo balances experiential learning with reflective practice, and tailors training by listening to what is happening in real time.

Cost: This training is free of charge. It is open to IDEA members only. It will be recorded and shared after the event.

Register below by Tuesday 7 April. The Zoom link to sign-in to the webinar will be shared by 7 April with all registered participants. If you have any questions or if you can’t attend and want to receive the recording contact elaine@ideaonline.ie.

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Postponed – ‘Global Goals Jam’ Train-the-Trainer Workshop on Design Thinking

Start Date: 31/03/2020 End Date: 01/04/2020

Event Location: Dublin (TBC)

In line with the recommendations relating to Covid-19, we have decided to postpone our 2-day Global Goals Jam workshop 1-2 April. We are planning to reschedule it and will share the new date once it has been confirmed.

Due to the popularity of the Design Thinking training last summer, IDEA is running another two-day Train-the-Trainer workshop on Design Thinking called ‘Global Goals Jam’ on 1-2 April – Time and location will be confirmed soon.

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 85 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, Anneke van Woerden, SDG Expert and Impact Producer from Digital Society School, will guide the entire process of the 2-day Jam demonstrating how to host a ‘Jam’ and use the Global Goals Jam toolkit (‘Jamkit’). 

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: €100 for members of IDEA and €200 for non-members. The fee includes participation in both days of the training workshop, lunch, tea/coffee as well as a Jamkit to take away for each participant. A certificate of attendance will also be handed out upon completion.

To register, or find out more, please contact Ji at ji.hyun.kim@bridge47.org by 19 March.

Important Note: The workshop will be limited to 15 people only, so that maximum interaction is possible. We will therefore prioritise IDEA members, especially those who are active in Development Education/Global Citizenship Education facilitation work. Also, as the workshop is based on interactive group work, participants must be able to attend the two full days from the beginning to the end. Please indicate your availability in your email.

 

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Training: Tools for online Development Education sessions

Start Date: 27/03/2020 End Date: 27/03/2020

Event Location: Online via Zoom (webinar)

In response to the current situation, with so many of us working remotely, IDEA is offering a series of online sessions on delivering Development Education virtually.

When:  the first session takes place on Friday 27 March from 10am – 11.30am GMT via Zoom. Future sessions are planned for the week beginning 5 April (details to follow).

What to expect: In this highly interactive session you will experience effective, creative and engaging ways of using features of video conferencing tools and tools to harvest information such as polling tools, breakout rooms, sharing your screen etc.. The session will be focussed mainly on Zoom (as we will use that platform for the session). It is relevant for anyone who delivers virtual workshops. Staying connected with your participants during a virtual workshop or training is crucial. Therefore, you need to be able to make decisions about when, why and how to use which tool, depending on the context and the number of participants. You will be able to immediately transfer these new skills to your own practice.

We will also use the first session as a needs assessment for what IDEA members would like us to cover in future sessions – such as online ‘hosting’ of groups to create connection and trust, running a virtual conference, self-care and energy in the virtual space, delivering one-off workshops or a series of sessions etc.

About the trainer: Charo Lanao-Madden is a highly experienced trainer and coach based in Northern Ireland and working with people and communities in 15 countries around the world, regularly using online tools. Charo uses theoretical models and research and delivers training, facilitation or coaching in such a way that participants are fully engaged with their own experiences and emotions. Charo balances experiential learning with reflective practice, and tailors training by listening to what is happening in real time.

To register, please contact communications@ideaonline.ie by Thursday 26 March.

Cost: This training is free of charge. It is open to IDEA members only.  It will be recorded and shared after the event.

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Conversation Circle: We need to talk about Palestine

Start Date: 19/02/2020 End Date: 19/02/2020

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

Our first Conversation Circle of 2020, 'We need to talk about Palestine', will take place Wednesday, 19 February, 12.30 – 2.00pm in the IDEA Office. This will focus on two perspectives from the region: Fatin Al Tamimi, the chairperson of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign; and Patricia Owens, who recently returned from three months with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI). 

Fatin is a Palestinian/Irish citizen, living in Ireland since 1988. Although she grew up outside of her native country, she carries Palestine with her, and dreams of going back to live in her native city of Al-Khalil (Hebron). Her main goal is to raise awareness and work on ending oppression, inhumanity and injustice in the world and strive for peace in Palestine. Fatin believes the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement, is one of the most effective ways to promote Palestinian rights and achieve justice.  

Patricia has worked in the area of education for a number of years.  In March 2017, Patricia visited Israel and Palestine and the trip motivated her to do a Masters in International Security and Conflict. In August 2019 Patricia volunteered in Yanoun, a small rural village in the North of the West Bank for three months with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI). As an EAPPI volunteer, she provided a protective presence and monitored human rights abuses.  

Registration will take place from 12.30pm and participants can help themselves to a light lunch before the conversation starts at 12.45pm. 

To register contact: communications@ideaonline.ie

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Launch Of Code Of Good Practice For Development Education & Training For IDEA Members

Start Date: 03/12/2019 End Date: 03/12/2019

Event Location: Davenport Hotel, 8-10 Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2

The launch of the Code of Good Practice for Development Education in Ireland will take place on Tuesday, 03 December, 9.30am, in the the Davenport Hotel, 8-10 Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2. The official public launch will be followed immediately by a training session for IDEA members who wish to learn more about implementing the Code in 2020.

The Code itself is available to members of IDEA via the members' area of our website here or by contacting us directly. 

To register for the launch and/or the training session please contact elaine@ideaonline.ie

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Political Leadership for Sustainable Development Training

Start Date: 23/11/2019 End Date: 23/11/2019

Event Location: Hilton Dublin, Charlemont Pl, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin, D02 A893

Free training for women Councillors in Ireland

Due to the popularity of our last training, IDEA provide the training on Political Leadership for Sustainable Development for women Councillors again in partnerships with Women for Election, Saturday 23 November, 9.30am-4.00pm.

Testimonials from the last training:

“Overall excellent, not a wasted minute. The training is the right amout of ‘theory’ and practice.”

“I learned far more than expected. Mixing with other Local Authority elected members was of great benefit. Excellent, worthwhile training.”

“I learned so much about the 17 goals and how I might implement them locally.”

The job of Councillors is getting more complex each year. With rising concerns about the impact of climate change, tackling inequality and making sure constituents have access to housing, health and education services, there’s a lot to balance. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals can help by providing a framework for Councillors to support decision making based on 17 Sustainable Development Goals that aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

This free one-day training will take women Councillors through the Sustainable Development Goals and show them how to use the Goals to evaluate problems and implement solutions for more sustainable development planning in their constituency.

Sign up now.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Ji at ji.hyun.kim@bridge47.org.

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Conversation Circle: System Change, not Climate Change

Start Date: 19/11/2019 End Date: 19/11/2019

Event Location: Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick

IDEA is co-hosting a seminar with the Development & Intercultural Education (DICE) Project on “System Change, not Climate Change”, Tuesday, 19 November, 1.00-2.00pm in Room 310, Foundation Building, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick.

The guest speaker is Dr. Peadar Kirby, Professor Emeritus of International Politics and Public Policy at the University of Limerick.

A light lunch will be provided.

To register contact Brighid.Golden@mic.ul.ie 

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Irish Aid Development Education Grants 2020 Application Clinic

Start Date: 30/10/2019 End Date: 01/01/1970

Event Location: Online via webinar

This online webinar is open to all IDEA members wishing to leanr more about the application process for the 2020 Irish Aid Development Education Grants Call (which is now open). The webinar will be facilitated by IDEA staff, Elaine Mahon and Frank Geary, and will bring participants step-by-step through the application form for the Irish Aid Annual Call for Development Education Grants. We will provide guidance on how to complete each section of the application form as well as responding to questions that participants in the webinar have.

The webinar runs from 11am – 12.30pm, online via webinar, on Wednesday 30 October.

To register, contact elaine@ideaonline.ie

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Webinar on Bridge 47 Grant Application Process

Start Date: 29/10/2019 End Date: 29/10/2019

Event Location: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/78b4979b6ef9bc8834538d7d4481ef37

Bridge 47 has opened a sub-granting call for innovative Global Citizenship Education project proposals. Full details can be found here.

The Bridge 47 Grant Call Coordination Team will lead a webinar on:

  • the grant application process, eligibility and selection criteria, finance, reporting and guidance.
  • discussion on what this call for proposals is looking for
  • a report and sharing of experiences from a previous project coordinator

This webinar will take place on 29th October, 14:00-15:00 CET.

You can register for the webinar here.
 
 

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Workshop on Results Frameworks for Development Education

Start Date: 22/10/2019 End Date: 01/01/1970

Event Location: IDEA, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1

This workshop focuses on how to complete the Results Framework section of the Irish Aid Annual Grants call (which is now open). The training focuses on content from the IDEA toolkit on Results Frameworks for Development Education and aims to help practitioners through the development of Results Frameworks for Development Education projects. It takes you step by step through the process of building an effective results table to reach the desired change within the timeframe of your project. While created to reflect Irish Aid’s Results Framework for Development Education Grants rounds, the approach outlined in the tool can be applied to many other Development Education settings. We address common issues and challenges with results-based frameworks. This year multi-annual funding has been reintroduced to the Irish Aid annual Call and we will explore the new timeframe of 1 or 2 year projects when developing your Results Framework. The workshop will be factilitated by Susan Gallwey, and run from 10am – 1pm in IDEA, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1.

To register, contact elaine@ideaonline.ie

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Political Leadership for Sustainable Development Training

Start Date: 18/10/2019 End Date: 18/10/2019

Event Location: Holiday Inn Express Dublin City Centre (28-32 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1)

Free training for women Councillors in Ireland

IDEA, as part of Bridge 47, has teamed up with Women for Election to provide a free training for women Councillors on political leadership for sustainable development, Saturday 19 October, 9.30am-4.00pm.

The job of Councillors is getting more complex each year. With rising concerns about the impact of climate change, tackling inequality and making sure constituents have access to housing, health and education services, there’s a lot to balance. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals can help by providing a framework for Councillors to support decision making based on 17 Sustainable Development Goals that aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

This free one-day training will take women Councillors through the Sustainable Development Goals and show them how to use the Goals to evaluate problems and implement solutions for more sustainable development planning in their constituency.

Register here.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Ji at ji.hyun.kim@bridge47.org. 

 

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Sustainable Communities Workshop

Start Date: 07/10/2019 End Date: 07/10/2019

Event Location: IDEA offices, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1

Join IDEA and the Wheel for this practical workshop on how you can integrate the concepts of Sustainable Communities into your Development Education or community development work. We see sustainable communities as being socially resilient, economically thriving and environmentally healthy. Whether you work as part of a group or are an individual practitioner, you will hear inspirational stories from local sustainable community initiatives and gain practical tools to enhance your practice.

Learn about The Wheel’s online sustainable communities toolkit, as highlighted in the Government’s Climate Action Plan, and the Spark Change project that showcases the contribution local communities are making to achieve the SDGs. The workshop will be facilitated by Johnny Sheehan, The Wheel and run from 10am – 1pm in IDEA offices, 6 Gardiner Row. To register please contact: elaine@ideaonline.ie and inform us of any dietary requirements.

This training will be free of charge.

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IDEA & Comhlámh: Civil Disobedience and Social Change

Start Date: 01/10/2019 End Date: 01/10/2019

Event Location: Teacher’s Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

IDEA, in collaboration with Comhlámh, will be hosting a discussion on Civil Disobedience and Social Change,  02 October, 7.00pm, Teacher's Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1. 

This will be moderated by Dr. Eilish Dillon, Department of International Development, Maynooth University, and speakers will include Dr. Ciarán O’Carroll, Extinction Rebellion Ireland, Aisling Hederman, Apollo House/Dubin Housing Action, and Jerrieann Sullivan, Shell to Sea. 

To register, contact elaine@ideaonline.ie

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Building Bridges: Cross-sector Partnerships for the SDGs

Start Date: 25/09/2019 End Date: 25/09/2019

Event Location: AllState Northern Ireland, 10 Mays Meadow, Belfast, BT1 3PH, United Kingdom

Building Bridges is a unique All-Ireland networking forum, bringing civil society organisations working on Development Education together with responsible businesses to find ways to collaborate to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs are a global commitment to combat the world’s biggest challenges such as poverty, inequality and the climate crisis to create a more just, inclusive and sustainable world by 2030. Given their scale and ambition, realising these Goals requires all players (governments, civil society, academia, and the business sector) to champion this agenda and work together in partnership.

We need to step out of our comfort zones and create new models of meaningful partnership across sectors. In order to provide a networking opportunity that fosters dialogues and explore collaboration to address the SDGs between the Development Education sector and the business sector, IDEA is hosting the forum in partnership with Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) via Bridge 47 – an EU project that seeks to build global citizenship in pursuit of the SDGs.

Participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the SDGs
  • Learn how civil society organisations and businesses are responding to the SDGs
  • Be inspired by other cross-sector partnership examples and stories
  • Network with like-minded people and explore ways to work together to address the SDGs
  • Gain practical tips and recommendations on how to build cross-sector partnerships

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: https://bit.ly/2KfYp6e.

This event is primarily for members of IDEA and BITC. However, if you are not a member of either and would like to attend, please contact ji.hyun.kim@bridge47.org.

 


 

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Summer Series: ‘Supporting Student Striking – the role of Development Education’

Start Date: 03/09/2019 End Date: 03/09/2019

Event Location: IDEA office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1

This training workshop is aimed at Development Education practitioners interested in exploring their practice in relation to student strikes for climate change. At the 2019 IDEA Annual Conference there was a significant focus on young people striking and ‘Fridays for Future’. Many DE practitioners go into school/youth settings to deliver DE and may provide advice to teachers/youth workers about supporting young people in their activism.  WorldWise Global Schools (WWGS) and IDEA have come together to create space for DE practitioners to explore this context of young people who are extremely engaged on the issue of climate change and the urgency around it. This workshop will include: exploring opportunities within school structures/curricula to strengthen the student movement; exploring the ‘art of change’ where activists meet political processes; developing ideas to support young people who experience frustration and/or anxiety and want to sustain the energy needed for activism involved; and bringing complementary learning about global justice issues to the activism agenda. The workshop will be facilitated by Dermot O’Brien and run from 10am – 4pm in IDEA offices, 6 Gardiner Row. To register please contact: elaine@ideaonline.ie and inform us of any dietary requirements.

Training fee (including lunch):

  •       IDEA members and WWGS grantees: €25
  •       Non-member rate: €40
  •       Unwaged / Student: Free
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Summer Series: Hot topics on the doorstep

Start Date: 15/07/2019 End Date: 15/07/2019

Event Location: IDEA offices, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1

As part of our Summer Series, we are hosting a Conversation Circle on Hot Topics on the Doorstep, Tuesday 16 July 12.30 – 2pm, in the IDEA Office. This will be led by candidates in the recent local and European elections including Alan Hayes, Eilis Ryan, and Sandra Fay.

They will be sharing what they heard ‘on the doorstep,’ particularly in relation to issues such as social justice, sustainable development, climate change. This will be an opportunity to discuss and reflect on public consciousness and awareness of global and social justice issues, and identify possible opportunities at local authority (and European) level to bring global and social justice issues onto the agenda.

Lunch will be provided.

To register, contact eimear@ideaonline.ie

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Summer Series: Design Thinking for Solving Global Challenges – FULLY BOOKED!

Start Date: 25/06/2019 End Date: 26/06/2019

Event Location: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios,
5-9 Temple Bar,
Dublin 2

IDEA is running a two-day train-the-trainer workshop on Design Thinking for Solving Global Challenges, 26-27 June, in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Each day will run from 9am-5:30pm.

The aim of this training workshop is to empower Development Education/Global Citizenship Education practitioners to use ‘Design Thinking’ in their work. Design Thinking is a mindset and human-centred approach to develop and deliver innovative ideas, change and solutions to complicated problems. It is an activity-based process with a strong emphasis on teamwork and co-creation. There is a growing interest in Design Thinking as a new and innovative approach to understand and address global challenges. If you want to see how Design Thinking can impact the world of education, please click here.

The workshop will be facilitated by two Design Thinking experts from Design Thinkers Academy Amsterdam (Global Head Office). It is the one of the leading ‘design-driven’ innovation agencies, represented in 25 countries and train, develop and facilitate multidisciplinary teams and communities to drive positive change. They have worked with varied clients, including companies, governments and NGOs.

Day 1 will focus on an introduction to Design Thinking. Participants will learn about the principles and mindsets that underpin Design Thinking such as learning-by-doing, empathy and co-creation. They will also experience the Design Thinking process by working on a hands-on challenge and using various Design Thinking tools and methods.

Day 2 will focus on the use of Design Thinking in facilitation. Participants will be asked to co-create and facilitate a Design Thinking workshop. This will give them immediate experience of implementing Design Thinking and also an opportunity to reflect how Design Thinking can be used in their own work. The workshop co-created by participants will become part of the forum IDEA is organising this September, in partnership with Business in the Community Northern Ireland, to bring business leaders together with civil society groups to explore solutions to global challenges and discuss cross-sector partnership opportunities. More details about the forum to follow soon.

Cost: €100 for members of IDEA and €200 for non-members. A general 2-day Design Thinking course usually costs over €1,500 per person. So, don’t miss out this great opportunity! The fee includes participation in both days of the training workshop, lunch as well as Design Thinking templates and tools to take away for each participant. A certificate of attendance will also be handed out after the workshop.

The workshop will be limited to 20 people only, so that maximum interaction is possible. Therefore, we will prioritise IDEA members, especially for those who are active in Development Education/Global Citizenship Education facilitation work.

To register, or find out more, please contact Ji at ji.hyun.kim@bridge47.org by 18 June.

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Summer Series: How to Podcast & Tell Audio Stories

Start Date: 16/06/2019 End Date: 16/06/2019

Event Location: Windmill Lane Recording Studios,
20 Ringsend Road,
Dublin 4

As part of our summer series, IDEA is running a workshop on How to Podcast & Tell Audio Stories, Monday, 17 June, 10.00am – 4.30pm, Windmill Lane Recording Studios, 20 Ringsend Road, Dublin 4.

In this one day workshop, award winning content makers Helen Shaw and John Howard, of Athena Media, will take you through a podcasting 101 session on what you need to set up a podcast. They will help you understand how to find and tell audio stories, how to record, and how to use simple edit tools, as well as how to release your stories online in an easy and cost effective manner.

You will cover:

  • What's a podcast? And why do we love them?
  • What are the most popular formats and genres?
  • What do you need to get started? You will be shown hand held recorders like Zoom H4 and introduced to sound recording, microphones and setting up a mini studio.
  • How do you find and tell audio stories?
  • How do you shape an interview?
  • You will be introduced to Audacity and the basics of thinking about editing.
  • How do you release and host your podcast? You will be introduced to platforms like Anchor which distribute your podcast to 10 platforms including Spotify and iTunes.
  • Why you still need visual content for audio stories and how to think about your website working with your podcast.
  • You become a publisher when you release a podcast so what are the legal and consent issues you need to be aware of?
  • Content management, monitoring and measuring the success of your podcast.
  • Marketing and social media
  • Wrap and recap.

At the end of the one day workshop session you should have a clear understanding of podcasting and the basic tools and techniques needed to create one. 

This workshop is open to IDEA members only

Cost is €30 (€50 for 2 people from the same organisation) and €10 for unwaged or student members. Lunch is included.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Please Note Address: venue is NOT on Windmill Lane but at 20 Ringsend Road.  

To register please contact morina@ideaonline.ie.

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IDEA AGM & Conference 2019

Start Date: 05/06/2019 End Date: 05/06/2019

Event Location: DCU All Hallows Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

  • AGM: 9.30 – 11.15
  • Conference: 11.30 – 4.30
  • Post-Conference Social: 4.30 – 6.00

The IDEA AGM and Conference 2019 will take place Thursday, 06 June, in  DCU All Hallows Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. This year will mark 15 years of IDEA and the theme is ‘Stories of Change: creating active global citizens.'

Our keynote speaker is Oisín Coghlan, Friends of the Earth Ireland, who will be exploring the story around Climate Change and the Climate Strikes. He will be looking at how the story of the climate strikes has evolved and is evolving, what impact they are having and the role for Development Education in this movement.*

Our adventures in Development Education panel will have speakers sharing the stories behind the innovative approaches they are taking in relation to Development Education to further the impact of their work and the sector.

Our workshops will be looking at creative ways to capture and record impact in your monitoring and evaluation, how to communicate the stories of impact your work is having to other audiences, and how to support and create impact through campaigning and activism.

This year’s conference will also mark the launch of the Irish Global Solidarity In 100 Objects Project with developmenteducation.ie. Further information on the project and how to be part of it is available here.

*Bastian Berbner, Journalist with Die Zeit Newspaper, who was originally billed as our keynote will be unable to join us on the day unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances.

Admission:

  • Members: €30.00
  • Members: €40.00 (Where there are two attending from an organisation)
  • Non-Members: €60.00
  • Students / Unwaged: €10.00​

If you've any questions regarding the AGM or the Conference please contact: eimear@ideaonline.ie

Register Below!

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Bridge 47: Make the SDGs your Business

Start Date: 29/05/2019 End Date: 29/05/2019

Event Location: Glencar Suite, Mount Errigal Hotel, Ballyraine, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Change Makers and IDEA, as part of Bridge 47, are inviting businesses in or around Donegal to join us for an interactive workshop on how the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can help you strengthen your business. We will also be looking at how your business can help deliver the SDGs and contribute to the local communities your business relies on.

During this 2.5-hour workshop, you will:

  • Learn what the SDGs are and why the SDGs matter for your business, employees and customers
  • Map local issues of concern to the SDGs and explore how the SDGs connect to the Donegal’s Local Economic and Community Plan
  • Look at case studies from other businesses taking action on the SDGs and explore how you can implement the SDGs into your business
  • Identify what actions you and your business can take to help deliver the SDGs

It will run from 10:30-13:00, followed by networking lunch at 13:00-14:00 – Refreshments and lunch with be provided.

Register here

IDEA members who would like to come along, with a view to holding similar events in the future, please contact Ji at ji.hyun.kim@bridge47.org  

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Workshop: Putting Sustainable Communities at the heart of Development Education

Start Date: 27/05/2019 End Date: 27/05/2019

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

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED

This workshop will explore the idea of sustainable communities in the context of a Development Education group or practitioner working at a global level and a local level. It will provide an opportunity to learn about what other community groups are doing in this area and focus on practical ways you can integrate the idea of Sustainable Communities into your Development Education work. It will also examine this in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The workshop will be facilitated by Johnny Sheehan, The Wheel, and will run from 10.00am – 1.00pm, Tuesday, 28 May, in the IDEA Office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1. 

To register, contact: morina@ideaonline.ie

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Workshop: Bringing your Monitoring and Evaluation to Life

Start Date: 10/04/2019 End Date: 10/04/2019

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

IDEA is hosting a workshop, Bringing your Monitoring and Evaluation to Life, Thursday, 11 April, 10.00am, – 1.00pm. This will be led by Susan Gallwey and will focus on building evidence and tailoring your M&E to your own programme of Development Education work. 

As well as looking at the basic requirements for demonstrating and reporting on progress, it will provide a space for developing creative and innovative evidence which fits your own Results Framework.

This workshop will be of particular relevance to any IDEA members working in the Adult and Community Education Sector.

If you are interested in participating, please register by Thursday 04 April by emailing morina@ideaonline.ie.

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Webinar: Adult and Community Education Strategic Partnership Funding

Start Date: 04/04/2019 End Date: 04/04/2019

Event Location: Online

IDEA is hosting a webinar for members on the Adult and Community Education Strategic Partnership Funding: Friday, 05 April, 10.30am – 11.30am

This Webinar will provide a space to discuss Irish Aid’s call for the Adult and Community Education Strategic Partnership Fund. It will be of interest for those of you thinking of applying or any members working in the sector who are interested in finding out more about the fund generally.

This Webinar will include two IDEA member organisations who have been through a similar partnership application process and who will be sharing their experience.

If you are interested in taking part, please register by Wednesday, 03 April by emailing morina@ideaonline.ie.

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IDEA Strategy 2019-2023 Members’ Meeting

Start Date: 06/03/2019 End Date: 06/03/2019

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

We are currently developing the IDEA Strategy 2019-2023 and as part of this process we are reaching out to all our members to gather their input.  

To facilitate this we will be hosting a meeting for members on the IDEA Strategy on Wednesday, 06 March, registration from 9.30am and meeting from 10.00am – 5.00pm. Lunch will be included.

This will be facilitated by Caplor Horizons, who have worked with a variety of organisations globally on the development of their strategies. Their approach is engaging, experiential and creative, aimed at establishing an open, inclusive and fun approach to developing strategy. They also focus on embedding learning and development opportunities through-out the process.

This is an important opportunity for IDEA members to have their say in shaping the work of IDEA over the next 5 years. 

To register email: communications@ideaonline.ie

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Bridge 47: Partnerships Webinar

Start Date: 05/12/2018 End Date: 05/12/2018

Event Location: Online

The Bridge 47 Partnerships Team will lead a webinar on the gains they are making in developing partnerships and the lessons they are learning on how to develop GCE partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders. This includes private sector, parliamentarians, government entities, academia and more. There will also be a discussion on how the Bridge 47 Network and its members can engage in the partnerships work. The webinar will take place 05 December, 13.00-14.00 (GMT).

If you have a lesson from working in partnerships that you would like to share, please contact our Partnerships Coordinator Maeve Galvin: maeve.galvin@bridge47.org 

Deadline to register is 28 November. Sign-up here

Bridge 47 mobilises global civil society to contribute to global justice and eradication of poverty through Global Citizenship Education. The project is created by 15 European and global civil society organisations, and it is funded by the European Union.
 

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Conversation Series: How we can make our Development Education more relevant in today’s world

Start Date: 20/11/2018 End Date: 20/11/2018

Event Location: ILAS
Dangan
Upper Newcastle Road
National University of Ireland Galway,
Galway City.

Our final Conversation Circle for this year will be led by Dr Eilish Dillon and will explore How we can make our Development Education more relevant in today’s world.

Eilish lectures on a number of courses on the BA in International Development programme in Maynooth University, and has facilitated courses on development and human rights in countries such as Albania, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Cyprus, Tanzania Russia and South Africa. She has been involved in Development Education and activism on international development issues in Ireland for over 20 years.

This event will take place Tuesday, 20 November, 2.30-4.30pm, in The Institute for Lifecourse and Society (ILAS), NUI Galway. 

To register contact: eimear@ideaonline.ie

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Workshop: Using Results-Based Approaches in Development Education Settings

Start Date: 24/10/2018 End Date: 24/10/2018

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

This practical workshop tackles the challenge of applying 'results-based thinking' to short-term Development Education projects. Using a toolkit developed by IDEA specifically for use with the Results Table in the Irish Aid Annual Grants application form, participants will work step-by-step through each element of the table. Ideally, participants will look at the toolkit in advance of the workshop and do some thinking on their applications in relation to it. By the end of the workshop, participants should have the skills and confidence needed to prepare an effective Results Table.

The workshop will be facilitated by Susan Gallwey, and will take place Thursday 25, October, 10:00am-1:00pm in the IDEA Office. 

The toolkit has been updated specifically for the 2019 Annual Grants Round (this includes a new section on commonly made mistakes as shared by Irish Aid) and we would encourage applicants to use the toolkit ahead of the workshop so that you can come with any questions you have and get the most from the morning. Download it here.

To register for this event please contact morina@ideaonline.ie.

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Master Class on Communicating Development Education to External Audiences

Start Date: 11/09/2018 End Date: 11/09/2018

Event Location: IDEA Office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 2

Join us for a Master Class with John Simmons on Communicating Development Education to External Audiences, Wednesday, 12 September, 9.30am – 4.30pm in the IDEA Office. 

John is a former Director of Global Brand Consultancy Interbrand and has written many books on creative writing for business. He has led brand programmes with companies as diverse as Guinness, AIB, Marks & Spencer, Waterstones, Royal Mail, and the National Theatre. John is also a founding director of 26, a non-profit organisation aimed at spreading ideas about the joy of language and good writing, and getting the wider world to have a better appreciation of words and language in everyday use.

In this workshop, he will take you through a series of exercises designed to help you communicate what you and your organisation do in a clear, concise, engaging way. The aim is to give you the tools and confidence to communicate your work effectively to external audiences, both in your writing and when talking to others.

This workshop is particularly relevant for if you are interested in taking part in the Bridge 47 Project partnership work, or if you want to feel more confident about communicating your work to those outside of the sector.

This workshop is only open to IDEA members, and places are strictly limited. Cost is €40.

If you would like to register please contact ji.hyun.kim@bridge47.org

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Workshop: Getting beyond the click – tackling fake news through Dev Ed & human rights education

Start Date: 28/08/2018 End Date: 28/08/2018

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

Join us for Getting beyond the click – a workshop on tackling fake news through Development Education and Human Rights Education, Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm, in the IDEA Office. 

The session will be led by Tony Daly, co-author of #BeyondTheClick: a toolkit for global digital citizenship, and co-ordinator of 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World.

The 2-hour workshop will include:

  • Introducing #BeyondTheClick – highlights for educators from Development Education and human rights education perspectives
  • Testing subject-specific connections to issues such as i) sources of information; ii) what makes information reliable; iii) engaging in digital communities; iv) the internet as a marketplace of ideas and advertising, of ideas, interests and worldviews, and where we fit in
  • Practical hands-on learning scenarios with a focus on building strong digital communities for change
  • Linking to the Sustainable Development Goals, human rights education and agendas for activism
  • Applied curriculum linking, including to Politics and Society, junior cycle statements of learning, Brighter Outcomes, Brighter Futures and more.

Workshop participants will also avail of a free poster from the toolkit based on The 10 Elements of Global Digital Citizenship drawn out of the toolkit. 

To register contact morina@ideaonline.ie

About the project

#BeyondTheClick was developed by 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World in collaboration with the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education, Concern Worldwide and the Irish Development Education Association, published in 2018: https://toolkit.8020.ie

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IDEA Briefing Session on 2018 DEAR Call

Start Date: 31/07/2018 End Date: 31/07/2018

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

IDEA is hosting a briefing session on the 2018 DEAR Call for members in the IDEA Office on Wednesday 01 August 12.00 – 1.00pm.

The European Commission’s Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) Call for proposals was launched on 12 July. The call is open to Development Education and Awareness raising projects that mobilise citizens, particularly young people in EU member states on migration issues and climate change.

This briefing session is an opportunity for those interested in taking part in the Call to find out key information about it, based on what has been shared by the European Commission to date. IDEA has also been successfully involved in previous DEAR Calls with the Challenging the Crisis, DEEEP and Bridge 47 projects, and we will be sharing relevant learning from these experiences.

To register please contact eimear@ideaonline.ie

Find out more about the DEAR Call 2018 here

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Workshop & Info Session: Participating in Bridge 47 Partnerships

Start Date: 09/07/2018 End Date: 09/07/2018

Event Location: IDEA Office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin

IDEA is running a two-hour workshop and information session on Participating in Bridge 47 Partnerships on Tuesday 10 July, 10.00am-12.00pm, in the IDEA Office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin.  

The aim is to introduce the 'Bridge 47: Building Global Citizenship' project and to identify opportunities to engage and support IDEA members in building partnerships with key external stakeholders.

Bridge 47: Building Global Citizenship is a three-year European Commission-funded project that is co-created and implemented by 16 European and global civil society organisations. It aims to mobilise and empower them to create transformation towards global justice and eradication of poverty through Global Citizenship Education. IDEA is the leading on the Partnership strand of the project and our work in this area will build partnerships for Development Education nationally and at a European level. 

This workshop and information session will consist of a short presentation on Bridge 47 Partnerships and how to get involved, along with two interactive partnership-building activities.

This is open only to IDEA members and is free of charge. Tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided. 

To register, please RSVP by 6 July to ji.hyun.kim@bridge47.org.

This workshop is being held with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union 
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Graphic Facilitation for Development Education

Start Date: 26/06/2018 End Date: 27/06/2018

Event Location: 15 Little Green Street (off Capel Street), Dublin 7

IDEA is running a two-day training workshop on Graphic Facilitation for Development Education, 27 & 28 June, in The Complex,15 Little Green Street (off Capel Street), Dublin 7. The training days will run from 10am – 5pm each day.

The aim of this training workshop is to empower participants to use visual tools in their facilitation practice. The level of complexity is high when discussing Development Education and global justice issues. Visual tools are helpful because they can illustrate complexity so that everyone can understand – we can literally put ourselves into the bigger picture, in a way that is impossible with words alone. Visual thinking also encourages our brain to work in a different, less linear, way.

The training will be facilitated by Eimear McNally. Eimear is a freelance illustrator and facilitator working mainly in the area of live graphic recording and visual facilitation. She works on paper and digitally. She is trained and experienced in facilitation with an “Art of Hosting” approach. This approach focuses on collaborative, conversational methods for meetings and learning processes. As a freelance consultant, she has worked with clients such as Google, Siemens, UCD, the HSE, Society of SVP and many others.  Eimear is hugely experienced in the area of facilitation and visual illustration. However she assures us that you don't need to be able to draw to do this training! The approach will be about creating and implementing basic visual tools into your faciltiation work.

Day 1 will be an introduction to graphic recording and visual practice. This day will equip learners with the basic tools to begin using visuals in their practice and will include practical sessions drawing and making visual supports.

Day 2 will focus on the use of visuals in facilitation. This will include exploring systems visually and engaging with statistics creatively. The training will suit anyone who has a facilitation practice, has an interest in visuals and would like support in bringing the two together. Participants will leave with a set of tools they can use, as well as a starter kit for their work (markers, tape, papers etc.) and ideas for exploration in their own practice.

Cost: €90 for members of IDEA and €150 for non-members. The fee includes participation in both days of the course, refreshments as well as a ‘Graphic Facilitation starter kit’ to take away for each participant. Please contact us if you have any questions.

To register, or find out more, please contact elaine@ideaonline.ie.
 

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IDEA AGM & Conference 2018

Start Date: 05/06/2018 End Date: 05/06/2018

Event Location: Blackhall Place, Arran Quay, Dublin 7

AGM: 9.30 – 11.15
Conference: 11.30 – 4.30 
Post-Conference Social: 4.30 – 6.00

The IDEA AGM and Conference 2018 will take place Wednesday, 06 June, in The President's Hall, Blackhall Place, Arran Quay, Dublin 7. This year the theme will be Transformative Education for Global Citizenship – SDG 4.7 in Ireland, and the conference will be held in collaboration with Aontas and the National Youth Council of Ireland. 

The aim of the conference is to bring together those working in the Development Education sector with representatives from sectors, whose work also supports this target, to explore the opportunities and challenges offered by SDG 4.7.  

There will be a panel of speakers exploring SDG 4.7, how we can engage with it, the possibilities of working together towards this target, and how we can highlight the importance of SDG 4.7 to the overall achievement of the SDGs. There will also be a series of workshops providing practical tools and approaches that can be used to engage with SDG 4.7 as part of your everyday work. 

Admission:

  • Members: €30.00
  • Members: €40.00 (Where there are two attending from an organisation)
  • Non-Members: €60.00
  • Students / Unwaged: €10.00​

Join us to explore what SDG 4.7 can mean for Ireland!

If you've any questions regarding the AGM or the Conference please contact: eimear@ideaonline.ie

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CONVERSATION SERIES: Ethics and Fashion

Start Date: 07/05/2018 End Date: 07/05/2018

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

Continuing the theme of Fashion Revolution Week, IDEA is hosting a conversation circle on Ethics and Fashion, Tuesday, 08 May, 12:30-2:00pm in the IDEA Office. This will be led by Rosie O'Reilly, Creative Director of Re-dress, and Maeve Galvin, Co-ordinator of Bridge 47: Building Global Citizenship. 

Rosie is Creative Director of Re-dress, a not-for-profit that seeks to develop a national awareness of the detrimental environmental and social impacts of the fashion industry. Re-Dress founded the Irish Better Fashion Week and the Irish branch of the Clean Clothes Campaign. They've also created the Better Fashion Schools Project to educate students and teachers about the implications of fast-fashion. Rosie is also the designer of the ethical fashion label, We Are Islanders. Maeve is currently the Co-ordinator of the Bridge 47: Building Global Citizenship project and has previously worked as Programme Advisor with the International Labour Organisation in Cambodia and Geneva and as Programme Manager with the C&A Foundation in Myanmar and Bangladesh. During that time her work focused on labour issues relating to the Garment Industry in those countries. 

To register contact: eimear@ideaonline.ie

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Workshop: Bringing your Results Framework to Life

Start Date: 17/04/2018 End Date: 17/04/2018

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

IDEA, in partnership with Trócaire, are running a workshop on Bringing your Results Framework to Life – Approaches to Monitoring & Evaluation in Development Education Settings, Wednesday 18 April, 10.00am – 1.00pm, IDEA Office. 

Facilitated by Elaine Mahon (IDEA) and Susan Gallwey (Trócaire), this workshop will look at both practical and creative approaches to Monitoring and Evaluating your work in Development Education settings. ‘Bring your Results Framework to Life’ follows on from our support to IDEA members and Development Education practitioners to develop Results Frameworks for Development Education projects. We will now explore how to utilise your Results Framework from your funding application and how to develop it into a project management tool.

We will be exploring the idea of a ‘living Results Framework’ and how to track progress towards your targets on an ongoing basis during your project life cycle. The workshop will also look at some creative approaches to Development Education data collection and analysis, including the use of qualitative data. We will utilise methods from the resource ‘How do we know it’s working?’ (developed by RISC) and training participants will receive a taster pack of the RISC guide to take away with them. This workshop is most suited to Development Education practitioners who already have/use a results-based approach in their work. 

Cost: €25 for members of IDEA and €40 for non-members. The fee includes a light lunch as well as copies of the RISC taster pack ‘How do we know it’s working?’

Registration will take place at 9.45am, and the workshop will be followed by lunch at 1.00pm.

To register, or find out more, please contact elaine@ideaonline.ie

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Conversation Series: Gender Equality as a Global Justice Issue

Start Date: 26/03/2018 End Date: 26/03/2018

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

IDEA is hosting a conversation on Gender Equality as a Global Justice Issue with Ifrah Ahmed, FGM Activist, and a representative of Amnesty International Ireland, on Tuesday, 27 March, 12:30-2:00pm, in the IDEA Office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1. 

Ifrah Ahmed is one of the world's top international FGM/C Eradication Advocates and Activists. She has received many humanitarian and other Awards for her work and campaigns relentlessly for legislation to ban FGM/C around the world as well as funding and implementing programmes to effect eradication in east africa with a focus on somalia. We will also have a representative from Amnesty International Ireland speaking about their global My Body My Rights campaign on sexual and reproductive rights.

To register contact: eimear@ideaonline.ie

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Rescheduled: IDEA Monster Working Group Meeting

Start Date: 21/03/2018 End Date: 21/03/2018

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

Due to Storm Emma we have rescheduled our Monster Working Group session for IDEA members for Wednesday, 21 March, 12.30 – 4.30pm, IDEA Office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1.

The Working Groups are a core feature of IDEA's work, as a space for members to collaborate on tasks and issues that are important to them. This will be an opportunity for all IDEA members, those who are existing members of IDEA Working Groups and those who’d like to get involved, to come together to share ideas and learning, and plan for the future.

The Monster Working Group will focus on reviewing the value of Working Groups, what has worked and what could be improved, and which Working Groups are needed. The Working Groups will also meet individually to reflect on their work and plan for the coming year. Previous/current convenors of the groups will be there and some are looking for new people to take on the role of convenor.  

You can find out more about the current Working Groups here

To register contact elaine@ideaonline.ie by Friday, 16 March.

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Seminar: Thinking Differently about International Volunteering with Matt Baillie Smith – NOW FULL

Start Date: 15/03/2018 End Date: 15/03/2018

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

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL – WAITING LIST ONLY

IDEA in conjunction with EIL Intercultural Learning & Global Citzen Award are running a seminar on Thinking Differently about International Volunteering with Matt Baillie Smith, Thursday 15 March, 9.30am – 12.30pm (including lunch). Matt Baillie Smith is Professor of International Development at Northumbria University. His work has focused on volunteering, civil society, citizenship and NGOs. 

This seminar will explore the role of volunteering in how we think about international development and global citizenship. Drawing on Matt’s research on volunteering with diverse development NGOs and humanitarian actors, as well as his research on Development Education, Matt will suggest we need to rethink volunteering and development. He will argue that we need to avoid repeating well-worn arguments about the gap year and international volunteers from the global North, but instead need to think about how different kinds of volunteers and ideas of citizenship come together to try and promote development in the South. He will also examine what the consequences are for both volunteers and marginalised communities. As part of this, Matt will provide an opportunity for participants to explore and analyse data from a project with the Swedish Red Cross on Volunteers in Conflicts and Emergencies, and to use this to think about what questions this poses for current thinking about volunteering, development and citizenship.

Registration on the day runs from 9.30 – 9.45am, with lunch from 12.00 -12.30pm.

To register contact: eimear@ideaonline.ie.

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Conversation Circle 3: We’re All Activists Now!

Start Date: 05/12/2017 End Date: 05/12/2017

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

Following on from our Annual Conference this year on Global Citizenship in a Time of Isolationism, our final conversation circle of 2017 will examine the opportunities and need for activism in the current climate. The conversation will be led by Tony Daly of 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World, with input from Tom Roche of Just Forests – a long-standing member of IDEA that ceased trading in September 2017. This session will allow the sector to celebrate and learn from Just Forests' 28 years of activism in education, as well as exploring how change happens and the role of education in bringing it about.

Join us 1.00-2.30pm, Tuesday, 05 December for the final event in the IDEA calendar for 2017 to discuss the role for Development Education in Activism.

Lunch will be provided.

To register contact communications@ideaonline.ie.

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Impact Measurement Workshop

Start Date: 25/10/2017 End Date: 25/10/2017

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

This practical workshop tackles the challenge of applying 'results-based thinking' to short-term Development Education projects. Using a toolkit developed by IDEA specifically for use with the Results Table in the Irish Aid Annual Grants application form, participants will work step-by-step through each element of the table. By the end of the workshop, participants should have the skills and confidence needed to prepare an effective Results Table.

The workshop will be facilitated by Susan Gallwey, and will take place Thursday 26 October, 10:00am-1:00pm  

To register for this event please contact eimear@ideaonline.ie.

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CONVERSATION SERIES 2017: SESSION 3 – CANCELLED

Start Date: 17/10/2017 End Date: 17/10/2017

Event Location: IDEA Offices, 6 Gardiner Row, Dubin 1

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

 

Are we entering the golden age of activism? 

Is ‘liking’ and ‘sharing’ enough to satisfy key thresholds for positive social change in a world of new social, ecological and economic extremes? 

What are some of the challenges and opportunities for educational campaigners – in formal and community education contexts in Ireland and beyond?

The third session in IDEA's Conversation Series, led by Tony Daly of 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World, and Tom Roche of Just Forests, is an invitation to look to the past before looking to the future. We will be drawing on three decades of educational campaigning for sustainable development in Ireland through reflecting on Just Forests’ work and exploring some of the implications for how change happens based on the recent publication of 80-20 Development in an Unequal World, 7th Edition.

To register, email: eimear@ideaonline.ie

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Webinar: Measuring Impact for longer-term Development Education projects

Start Date: 10/10/2017 End Date: 10/10/2017

Event Location:

IDEA is hosting a webinar on Measuring Impact for longer-term Development Education projects on Wednesday 11 October, 11.30am to 1:00pm. This will be facilitated by Alasdhair Collins of DP Evaluation, UK.

The webinar will look at how to carry out effective Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Education projects over 3-5 years, including:

  • Key terminology and clarifications on concepts
  • The impact chain
  • Data collection
  • Specific tools to use
  • Outcome harvesting (a new and innovative approach!)

It may be of interest to those planning multi-annual Development Education projects such as EU funded projects, Irish Aid Strategic Partnerships or building on the work of projects funded through Annual Grants. The webinar will also be relevant to practitioners implementing multi-annual projects as we will looks at examples of tools and some innovative approaches to collecting data. We also hope to have some good practice from IDEA members carrying out monitoring and evaluation of their Development Education work.

This event is free of charge.

Please contact eimear@ideaonline.ie to register or for more information.

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Seminar: Politics and Society

Start Date: 26/09/2017 End Date: 26/09/2017

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

The IDEA Formal Education Working Group and the Citizenship Education Network (CEN) are hosting a seminar on Senior Cycle Politics and Society, Wednesday, 27 September, 10:30am-1:30pm (registration starts at 10:00am).

Participants will have the opportunity to explore Politics and Society in the context of citizenship education in formal education in Ireland, opportunities for collaboration, resources and needs, and to hear teacher and student experiences of Politics and Society. 

This will be followed by lunch.

Places are limited. To register contact communications@ideaonline.ie

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Partnerships for Development Education Day

Start Date: 19/09/2017 End Date: 19/09/2017

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

IDEA is hosting a day on working in Partnerships for Development Education on Wednesday, 20 September from 10.30am – 4pm, facilitated by Ruairi McKiernan. Ruairí is an award winning social innovator, campaigner, consultant, writer and speaker and has recently researched and written a toolkit about ‘Partnerships for Development Education’ with IDEA and our members.

Our first session of the day, Partnerships for Development Education, is a workshop facilitated by Ruairi McKiernan. Ruairi will present the Partnerships toolkit he has developed with IDEA. The toolkit will provide a starting point for a discussion on partnerships, and a space to explore our learning so far on Partnerships for Development Education. We will hear some case studies of Partnership from IDEA members, discuss benefits and risks of working with new Partners and also hear of IDEA’s experience of working in European Partnerships, both Challenging the Crisis and our upcoming Project ‘Bridge 47 – Building Global Citizenship’ from January 2018. This session runs from 10.30am – 1:00pm

Lunch will be from 1:00-1.45pm.

Our second session of the day,1.45 – 4:00pm, will focus on Communicating Development Education. This workshop will look at how we can communicate our Development Education work to new audiences, and particularly organisations that we would like to partner and collaborate with. We will explore some of the challenges and good practice examples of communicating Development Education and also identify priority training areas for the IDEA capacity development programme.

To register for the workshops, please email communications@ideaonline.ie. We hope that you will be able to attend the full day but, if not, please specify which workshop you are attending. All participants are invited to attend for lunch and will also receive a copy of our Partnerships toolkit.

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IDEA & Comhlámh: Creative Fair with Creativity & Change and Global Harmonies

Start Date: 25/07/2017 End Date: 25/07/2017

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

IDEA and Comhlámh are Hosting A

CREATIVE FAIR

With ‘Creativity and Change’ and ‘Global Harmonies’

Date: Wednesday 26 July 10.30am – 4.30pm (registration from 10.15am)

Fee: €10 for members of IDEA/Comhlámh. €20 for non-members of IDEA/Comhlámh (fee includes lunch)

This interactive day will take participants through a range of creative tools to enhance your Development Education practice for work with people of all ages. It is designed to give you an injection of creative energy and confidence; inspire you to be a change-maker among the people you work with; help you to support others to explore our unequal and interconnected world, and to take action about your concerns, working towards a better, more equal world. The day will run as follows:

  • Introduction to Development Education themes and issues: by IDEA and Comhlámh
  • Global Harmonies: Rachel Dempsey (MA Ethnomusicology) is a Development Education professional who has 20 years’ experience of running 'Global Harmonies: Music, Voicework & Singing for Transformation' workshops. This session will allow participants to experience how music can offer a powerful dimension to your Development Education work. 
  • The Change-Maker session: Led by facilitators from the Creativity and Change programme, Claire Coughlan and Helen O'Keeffe, this training will bring a creative energy to Global Citizenship/ Development Education. We believe that creative engagement can support transformative learning experiences that connect the head, hand and heart and nurture competences of global citizens. The activities vary but include, stencil making, stop motion, chalkboard posters, creative writing, and badge-making. For more information, watch this video.

How to register? Email eimear@ideaonline.ie

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IDEA AGM and Annual Conference 2017

Start Date: 07/06/2017 End Date: 07/06/2017

Event Location: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

AGM: 9.30 – 11.15
Conference: 11.30 – 4.30
Post-Conference Social: 4.30 – 6.00

In 2015 we celebrated the global multilateral process to create the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Accord, but since then the international context has changed significantly. To reflect this the theme for the IDEA Annual Conference 2017 is Global Citizenship in a Time of Isolationism. 

Our Keynote this year is Mohamedou Ould Slahi, author of Guantánamo Diary, who was held in the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp without charge or trial for fourteen years (he will be joining us via weblink).

This will be followed by a panel discussion exploring related issues, led by:

  • Ruadhán Mac Cormaic, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Irish Times
  • Suzanne Keatinge, CEO, Dóchas
  • Shaun O'Boyle, Science Communicator & Co-Chair of March for Science Ireland
  • Valerie Duffy, Development Education & UN Youth Delegate Programme Coordinator, National Youth Council of Ireland

There will also be a range of workshops that will give participants practical tools and approaches that can be used in their day-to-day work, including:

  • Compassion in Education, led by Caroline Murphy, Children in Crossfire
  • The Power of Storytelling, led by Bobby McCormack, Development Perspectives
  • Leave No One Behind, led by Pierre Klein, All Together in Dignity Ireland
  • IDEA Members’ Consultation, led by Alasdhair Collins, DP Evaluation

Admission:

  • Members: €40 (2 for 1 offer)
  • Non-Members: €60
  • Students/unwaged: €10

Join us to explore how Development Educators can, through their work and in partnership with others, strengthen global citizenship in a time of growing isolationism, protectionism, and xenophobia around the world. 

Register Below!
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CONVERSATION SERIES 2017: SESSION 2

Start Date: 10/05/2017 End Date: 10/05/2017

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

The second in IDEA’s Development Education Conversation Series 2017 will take place Thursday, 11 May, 5:30 – 7:30pm in the IDEA office. The session will be led by Amel Yacef, Chairperson of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) EU and board member of ​ENAR Ireland and the Amal Muslim Women's Association​, and a representative from the Amal Muslim Women's Association, focusing on Islamophobia in Ireland

There is no charge for the event and refreshments will be available upon arrival. IDEA members and non-members are welcome.

If you would like to attend please email: Eimear@ideaonline.ie.

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Conversation Series 2017: Session 1

Start Date: 03/04/2017 End Date: 03/04/2017

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

The first in IDEA’s Development Education Conversation series 2017 will take place Tuesday, 04 April, 5:30 – 7:30pm in the IDEA office.  The session will be led by Stephen McCloskey, Centre for Global Education, and Frank Geary, IDEA, and will focus on Brexit, Trump and Development Education. We are asking participants to read an article by Stephen, In the age of Brexit and Trump, we need ‘development education’ more than ever, before the session.  

There is no charge for the event and refreshments will be available upon arrival. IDEA members and non-members are welcome.

If you would like to attend please email: Eimear@ideaonline.ie.

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Workshop: Financial Tools for Development Education Projects

Start Date: 27/03/2017 End Date: 27/03/2017

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

As part of IDEA’s support on organisational management, we are running a workshop on ‘Financial Tools for Development Education Projects’ on Tuesday 28 March from 1.00 – 4.30pm in the IDEA office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1.

This workshop is targeted at Development Education practitioners (non-financial staff) who are seeking to upskill in the area of basic financial management of their projects. It will be facilitated by Denise Fitzgerald, CEO of Temple Street Foundation, a specialist in non-profit management and a lecturer in Finance in the Masters of Management for the Community and Voluntary Sector (All Hallows College/DCU).

The workshop is timed to take place in advance of Development Education grant applications for WorldWise Global Schools (April), Trócaire (June) and Irish Aid annual grants (Autumn). Denise will provide participants with a selection of tools for project budgeting and financial management (such as sample budgets, cash flow tools etc.) and the last hour of the workshop will be allocated to WorldWise Global Schools and Irish Aid (and possibly others) to share information about the financial aspects of their Development Education grants.

Workshop costs:

• IDEA Members: €20

• Non-members: €40

A light lunch will be served from 1:00pm before the workshop starts at 1.30pm. To register for this event please contact elaine@ideaonline.ie.

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Advanced Facilitation Skills Day

Start Date: 15/12/2016 End Date: 15/12/2016

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

IDEA is hosting a day of workshops on Development Education Facilitation Skills on Thursday, 15 December, 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Our first session of the day, the Advanced Facilitation Skills workshop, is a half-day, hands-on workshop that is intended to build upon the introductory facilitation skills workshop held earlier in the year. This workshop will run from 10am to 1pm. Participants will have the opportunity to try out some active learning methodologies, ask questions and to explore solutions to common problems that arise while facilitating. The workshop will be run by Helena McNeill, the Development Education worker at Lourdes Youth and Community Services. She is the author of Connecting Communities: A Practical Guide to Using Development Education in Community Settings.

Lunch will be from 1pm to 1.45pm.

Our second session of the day (1.45pm to 4pm) will focus on the FairViews Development Education Photo pack. This two-hour workshop will introduce the pack and explore teaching and learning using photographs. As well as promoting innovative teaching and learning, the FairViews photopack supports teachers and facilitators in engaging learners with important themes related to Development Education, human rights and global citizenship. There is a particular focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The team that put FairViews together work in a variety of educational settings and designed the pack as a flexible learning tool. FairViews can be used in primary, secondary and higher education classrooms and with youth, adult and community groups.

The FairViews Photopack will be available on the day to purchase. Price is €20 per pack, cash only please.

Cost:

Members: €25  for each workshop (advanced facilitation skills in morning and FairViews workshop in afternoon) and €40 if you attend both.

Non-members: €60 for each workshop, €80 if you attend both.

To register for the workshops, please email communications@ideaonline.ie. Please specify which workshop you are attending.

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Workshop: Supporting Good Practice in Development Education

Start Date: 30/11/2016 End Date: 30/11/2016

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

This workshop will explore the IDEA Good Practice Guidelines, how they are being used, how they can be strengthened, and how their development is supporting and promoting good practice. The potential of Codes of Good Practice will also be explored during the workshop, looking at their usefulness and their limitations for the Development Education sector. It will take place Wednesday, 30 November, 10:30am – 1:30pm in the IDEA Office.

Please register via: communications@ideaonline.ie

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IDEA’S DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION CONVERSATION SERIES SESSION #4

Start Date: 23/11/2016 End Date: 23/11/2016

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

The last in our Development Education Conversation Series for this year will take place on Wednesday, 23 November, 5:30 – 7:30pm at the IDEA Office. The session will be led by IDEA members Caroline Murphy and Donna McFeely, and will focus on Compassion in Education. We are asking participants to read this piece about Children in Crossfire's Educating the Heart initiative, before the session. 

There is no charge for the event and refreshments will be available upon arrival. IDEA members and non-members are welcome. If you would like to attend please email: communications@ideaonline.ie.

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Budgeting Workshop

Start Date: 17/10/2016 End Date: 17/10/2016

Event Location: Royal Society of Antiquaries Ireland, Society House, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

This practical workshop will take you through the process of how to create a budget and how to present it within the context of the Irish Aid Development Education Annual Grant guidelines. The event will be facilitated by Aonghus Sammin, Bradán Consulting, who specialises in financial management and strategic planning and is also Chairman of Spunout. To register for this event please contact eimear@ideaonline.ie.

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Impact Measurement Workshop Date: Thursday, 13 October Time

Start Date: 12/10/2016 End Date: 12/10/2016

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

This practical workshop, Thursday, 13 October, 2:00 – 4:30pm, tackles the challenge of applying 'results-based thinking' to short-term Development Education projects. Using a toolkit developed by IDEA specifically for use with the Results Table in the Irish Aid Annual Grants application form, participants will work step-by-step through each element of the table. By the end of the workshop, participants should have the skills and confidence needed to prepare an effective Results Table. Participants will be given the IDEA toolkit and also will have the opportunity to participate in a follow-up webinar on Thursday, 27 October, 10:30am – 12:00pm. Both the workshop and webinar will be facilitated by Susan Gallwey, Trócaire. To register for this event and the webinar please contact eimear@ideaonline.ie.

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Workshop for Development Education in Adult & Community Settings

Start Date: 02/10/2016 End Date: 02/10/2016

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

LYCS and FairViews will be holding a workshop day at IDEA during the week of 3 October (date tbc), from 10 am until 3 pm at IDEA.   This is an ideal opportunity for anyone working in the Adult and Community Sector (or thinking of doing so) to explore key issues, develop new skills and add some really useful methodologies to their DE Toolbox.  The day will consist of a general session on Facilitating DE with Adult & Community Groups in the morning, followed by an afternoon session on using the new FairViews photo pack in Adult & Community settings. More information to follow, but if you are interested please send an email to Helena McNeill, Convenor of IDEA’s Adult and Community Working Group, at deved@lycs.ie so that we can get an idea of the level of interest.
 

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IDEA’S Development Education Conversation Series Session #3

Start Date: 21/09/2016 End Date: 21/09/2016

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

IDEA’s Development Education Conversation series is starting up again on Thursday 22 September, 5:30 – 7:30 at the IDEA Office. The session will be led by IDEA member Mark Kernan, a writer, commentator and part-time lecturer at UCC, and will focus on Development Education responses to Global Warming. We are asking participants to read an article by Mark, The Unfair Narrative on Global Warming and Development: Why it must be challenged, before the session.  

There is no charge for the event and refreshments will be available upon arrival. IDEA members and non-members are welcome. If you would like to attend please email: Eimear@ideaonline.ie.

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Inclusion and Exclusion in Global Citizenship Education

Start Date: 26/06/2016 End Date: 26/06/2016

Event Location: Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies
National University of Ireland, Galway,
University Road,
Galway.

The Moore Institute at NUIG, SUAS and IDEA are delighted to invite you to a one-day workshop on Inclusion and Exclusion in Global Citizenship Education. The workshop will be held at the Moore Institute, National University of Ireland Galway, on Monday 27 June, 10:45 am – 3:45 pm. 

The aim of the day is to promote dialogue, sharing and collaboration between researchers and practitioners in the area of non-discriminatory Global Citizenship Education, with a particular focus on gender issues, young people, and Southern & postcolonial perspectives. The day will be facilitated by Momodou Sallah, Dalene Swanson and Su Ming Khoo. Artist Eimear McNally will help us to creatively interweave our insights.    

Please join us for what promises to be a rich and challenging conversation amongst a diverse group of Global Citizenship Education researchers and practitioners. The event is free but you must register in advance with Susan@ideaonline.ie. We hope to see you on the 27th!

About our facilitators:

Dr Momodou Sallah is Senior Lecturer at De Montfort University, Leicester. His areas of interest and expertise include cultural competency, global youth work, youth participation, diversity, black young people and young Muslims. In November 2015, Momodou was named the ‘most innovative teacher in the UK’ in the Times Higher Education Awards.

Dr Dalene Swanson is a senior academic at the University of Stirling. She is interested in critical global citizenship, postcoloniality, indigenous thought, post-foundational methodologies, dance and mathematics education.

Dr Su-ming Khoo teaches and researches at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her interests include postcolonial development studies, public advocacy and activism, human rights and the ethics of higher education.  

Eimear McNally is an illustrator and facilitator working mainly in the area of live graphic recording and visual facilitation. She has many years of experience in Education for Global Citizenship, and she is passionate about bringing creativity and new ways of seeing into our work and our lives.

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IDEA AGM and Annual Conference 2016

Start Date: 09/06/2016 End Date: 09/06/2016

Event Location: Wood Quay Venue,
Dublin City Council Civic Offices,
Wood Quay,
Dublin 8

AGM (members only): 10:00 am

Annual Conference: 11:00 am

The IDEA Annual Conference 2016, Migrating Perspectives, will focus on the role for Development Education in supporting awareness, understanding and action around issues related to migration. 

Due to to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstance, our keynote speaker Jay Naidoo will now be unable to join us on the day. However, we have a wonderful panel for you to hear from and engage with in depth to explore how Development Education can respond to migration related issues, including: Salome Mbugua, Vice-Chair European Network of Migrant Women, and Head of Mission at Wezesha, Prof. Eoin Devereux, Assistant Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick, Deo Ladislas Ndakengerwa, Activist, and Mbemba Jabbi, Development Education Practitioner.

Join us for a day of discussion and learning.

Register below!

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DEAR Concept Note Support Webinar

Start Date: 11/05/2016 End Date: 11/05/2016

Event Location: Online

To support organisations working on a concept note (either as lead partner or co-partner) for the upcoming European Commission DEAR (Development Education and Awareness Raising) Call, IDEA is holding a Support Webinar on Thursday 12 May from 12:00 – 12:50 (GMT). The speaker for the webinar is Alessio Surian. Alessio is based in Padova where he teaches and researches Transformative Learning at the University. He consults the European Commission on Citizenship Education, and on DEAR. He is co-author of the 2010 DEAR study and participates in meetings of the Multi-Stakeholder Group. In the webinar, Alessio will go over the Concept Note form and make suggestions as to how to approach each section. For further information and to receive the log-in link for the webinar, please contact Susan@ideaonline.ie 

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IDEA’S DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION CONVERSATION SERIES SESSION #2

Start Date: 03/05/2016 End Date: 03/05/2016

Event Location: IDEA Office
6 Gardiner Row
Dublin 1

IDEA is running a series of Development Education Conversations throughout 2016. These are informal evening sessions, providing the opportunity for anyone interested in Development Education to explore various aspects of Development Education theory and practice. Each conversation is led by a guest convenor, who will choose a theme and select an article for participants to read prior to the session. 

The second session in our Development Education conversation series will be convened by Colm Regan on Development Education: where we've been and where we need to be. Colm, who is the co-founder of 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World and of developmenteducation.ie, has been a key thinker and activist for Development Education in Ireland for nearly 40 years. This event will take place on Wednesday, 4 May, 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the IDEA Office.   

For more details or to register email: susan@ideaonline.ie

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IDEA’s Development Education Conversation Series Session #1

Start Date: 18/04/2016 End Date: 18/04/2016

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

IDEA will be running a series of Development Education Conversations throughout 2016. These will be informal evening sessions, providing the opportunity for anyone interested in Development Education to explore various aspects of Development Education theory and practice. Each conversation will be led by a guest convenor, who will choose a theme and select an article for participants to read prior to the session. 

We are delighted to announce that our first session will take place on Tuesday, 19 April, 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the IDEA Office and will be convened by Maria Barry, PhD fellow at the Centre for Human Rights & Citizenship Education, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. Maria will be exploring the theme of Global Citizenship Education, and is asking participants to read ‘What is global education and where is it taking us’? by Alex Standish (The Curriculum Journal, 25:2, 2014). Copies of the article are available from IDEA upon registration.

The event is free and we welcome anyone with an interest in the topic. 

For more information and to register, please contact susan@ideaonline.ie  

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Development Education Facilitation Skills: A Practical Introduction

Start Date: 22/03/2016 End Date: 22/03/2016

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

This half-day, hands-on workshop will build the skills and confidence needed to prepare and deliver a good Development Education workshop in which all participants learn with and from each other. The workshop is aimed at those who are new to Development Education and also for anyone who would like to reflect on, refresh and revitalise their Development Education practice. Participants will have the opportunity to try out some active learning methodologies, and to explore how these can be used in a wide range of educational settings to increase understanding of local and global development issues and to empower people to take effective actions for equality and justice.  

Helena McNeill  is the Development Education worker at Lourdes Youth and Community Services. She is the author of Connecting Communities: A Practical Guide to Using Development Education in Community Settings.

Workshop is €25 for members (concessions available) and €60 for non-members.

Time: 10:30 – 13:00

To register for the workshop, please email Susan@ideaonline.ie

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IDEA Good Governance Webinar

Start Date: 15/03/2016 End Date: 15/03/2016

Event Location: Online

Is your organisation working towards compliance with the Governance Code ? If so, you may be interested in joining IDEA’s Good Governance Group. 

The group meets informally to provide peer support for IDEA members working on governance issues, to share resources (policy templates, etc), and to hold training sessions addressing identified needs. We are holding our first webinar of 2016 on Tuesday 15 March, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m

During this webinar, we will: check in on where people currently are on the ‘code compliance journey’, address any questions on the Code, and identify topics for training. We welcome all members who are interested in improving governance in their organisations.

For further information or to receive the log-in link for the webinar email: susan@ideaonline.ie. 

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Seminar on consultation process re Education about Religions and Beliefs (ERB) and Ethics

Start Date: 19/01/2016 End Date: 19/01/2016

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

IDEA's Formal Education Working Group invites you to attend an NCCA facilitated seminar on the consultation process regarding proposals for the new primary curriculum on Education about Religions and Beliefs (ERB) and Ethics on Tuesday 19 January, 10:30am-1pm in the IDEA offices, 6 Gardiner Row. 

ERB and Ethics aims to foster a respect, understanding and empathy for members of diverse religions, beliefs and world views, with values rooted in human rights. Currently no state curriculum exists, at primary level, which specifically supports a child’s development in the areas of religions, beliefs and ethics. Ireland is quite unique in this regard. The proposal is for the development of a curriculum for ERB and Ethics for all children attending primary schools in the Republic of Ireland.

Places are limited so please RSVP by lunchtime Monday 18 January to: mella.cusack@gmail.com

We recommend that you read the ERB and Ethics consultation paper in advance of the event.

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Webinar on European Funding Opportunities

Start Date: 07/12/2015 End Date: 09/12/2015

Event Location: online, contact susan@ideaonline.ie for log-on details.

This webinar, taking place on Tuesday 8 December 12:00 to 13:00 GMT will provide an overview of the current European funding landscape for Development Education.  IDEA Director Frank Geary will introduce the topic and will be joined by Maarten Coertjens, Advocacy Officer at DEEEP.  Maarten will provide us with updates and latest thinking around the anticipated European Commission DEAR (Development Education and Awareness Raising) calls.  European funding represents a significant opportunity for Irish organisations, but developments in this area can be complex and difficult to follow, so log on to our webinar and learn more about what is coming down the pipeline in 2016.  To receive the log-in link, please email susan@ideaonline.ie 

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Austerity Workshop for Development Education Practitioners

Start Date: 03/12/2015 End Date: 03/12/2015

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

IDEA’s Community Sector Working Group is running an Austerity Workshop on Thursday 3 December at the IDEA offices, from 10:00 (coffee and registration at 9:30) until 1:00.  The workshop will:

  • Engage you as Development Education practitioners and activists in austerity issues relating to the Irish context
  • Connect local and global debt issues
  • Provide you with some tools with which translate your learning into your local context

The workshop is suitable for anyone engaged in any level of development education and wishes to know more about the connectedness of local and global debt issues. The workshop is FREE but you need to register in advance with susan@ideaonline.ie so that we have a sense of numbers.  A light lunch will be provided after the workshop.  

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Event: How can we work together to achieve the SDGs?

Start Date: 26/11/2015 End Date: 26/11/2015

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

If you're an NGO or Civil Society actor join us on the 26 November, 17:30 – 19:30, for a workshop led by our Young Global Advocates on the Sustainable Development Goal agenda. You'll have the opportunity to examine the relevance of the SDGs to your social justice work whether in Ireland or abroad, along with possibilities to network with other civil society actors to discuss possible collaboration in your work towards social justice

The Programme will include:

–          Presentation of the Challenging the Crisis Youth Survey results

–          An interactive exercise between NGOs and CSOs to think about collaboration in light of the SDG and the agenda of ‘universality’

–          A discussion with IDEA Young Global Advocates about their future engagement in development education and campaigns after the ‘Challenging the Crisis’ project ends in April 2016

To register contact: youth@ideaonline.ie

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Communications Workshop: How to Communicate Development and Development Education issues and project

Start Date: 12/11/2015 End Date: 12/11/2015

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

As part of the European Year for Development 2015, the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) and the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), are hosting a workshop for non-communications professionals and young people working on or interested in communicating about Development and Development Education issues and projects. The workshop will be facilitated by global media expert Helen Shaw of Athena Media. Join us on Thursday, 12 November, 10:00am – 1:30pm in the IDEA Office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1. To register or find out more contact: eimear@ideaonline.ie.

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Monitoring Workshops

Start Date: 05/10/2015 End Date: 07/10/2015

Event Location: IDEA Office, 6 Gardiner Row, and Comhlámh Offices, 12 Parliament St, Dublin 2

As part of our work on measuring the impact of Development Education, IDEA is delighted to be working with Comhlámh and Dóchas to host a set of two participatory workshops on Monitoring in Development and Development Education. Workshop one, which will be held on Tuesday, 6 October 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm at the IDEA office, will be aimed at CEOs, Directors and Board Members and will focus on the benefits that good monitoring practices can bring to an organisation. 

Workshop two, which will be held on Thursday, 8 October, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm at the Comhlámh office, will be aimed at Development and Development Education practitioners, and will focus on concepts and tools for monitoring. The workshops will be facilitated by Out of the Box  and will be held at the Comhlámh offices, 12 Parliament St, Dublin 2.

Please contact Philip Mudge at Comhlámh, via philip@comhlamh.org if you are interested in attending or you can contact Susan via susan@ideaonline.ie if you would like more information. 

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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 susan@ideaonline.ie 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 susan@ideaonline.ie 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 philip@comhlamh.org.

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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 susan@ideaonline.ie before Thursday 3 Sept. if you would like to attend the Carmichael Centre session and/or the meeting at IDEA.

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IDEA AGM and Annual Conference 2015

Start Date: 11/06/2015 End Date: 11/06/2015

Event Location: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

AGM: 10:00 am

Annual Conference: 11:00 am

2015 is an important year for development education and global justice. As well as being European Year for Development, the Sustainable Development Goals will be launched in September. These new goals will be universal, applying to all countries in all parts of the world. To reflect this, the focus of IDEA’s Annual Conference is Universality in Action. Join us to discuss what universality actually means in practice and the essential role for development education in ensuring the Sustainable Development Goals deliver universality in action.  

Keynote: Joanna Maycock, Secretary General of the European Women's Lobby. Joanna was formerly Head of Europe for Action Aid, and is a former President of CONCORD. She will discuss Universality in Action in the women’s movement, the Sustainable Development Goals and Development Education.

Moderator: Shona Murray, Journalist and presenter of Newstalk's World in Motion. 

Conversation Café: Five tables will explore Universality in Action in the context of Development Education and the Sustainable Development Goals. The topics include: Active Citizenship, Human Rights, Campaigning, Gender, and Education.

Register below!

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Guantánamo Diary: A Development Education Conversation with Larry Siems

Start Date: 17/05/2015 End Date: 17/08/2015

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

IDEA is delighted to welcome Larry Siems, the editor of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantánamo Diary.  In the Diary, Mohamedou tells the story of his rendition, torture and detention without charge at the hands of the USA. Dr. Audrey Bryan will engage Larry in a conversation about Mohamedou, the diary, how Larry became involved as editor, the issues the diary raises, and how the diary might be used in a Development Education context. Audience members will be invited to respond to excerpts from this powerful text and to reflect upon how it could be used in their own practice. The event is free but we ask you to register in advance.

Time: 15:30 – 17:00

Register: eimear@ideaonline.ie

Find out more about Guantánamo Diary here and here

Mohamedou Ould Slahi was born in Mauritania in 1970.  He earned a scholarship to study engineering in Germany when he was 18, and lived and worked in Germany and briefly in Canada before returning to Mauritania in 2000. He has been detained in Guantánamo Bay since August 2002.

Larry Siems directed the Freedom to Write and International Programs at PEN American Centre, where he led PEN’s ongoing efforts to defend writers facing persecution around the world and protect freedom of expression in the US. He left PEN at the end of 2013 to concentrate on editing Slahi’s memoir. He is the author of The Torture Report and is a poet and a non-fiction writer.

Dr. Audrey Bryan is a lecturer in Sociology at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. She has published nationally and internationally in the areas of racism and anti-racism, gender and sexuality studies, development studies and citizenship education. She is the co-author (with Meliosa Bracken) of Learning to Read the World? Teaching and Learning about Global Citizenship and International Development in Post-Primary Schools. Audrey is a member of IDEA’s National Council.  

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Working Collaboratively: What, Why and How

Start Date: 11/05/2015 End Date: 11/05/2015

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

Working collaboratively with another organisation can help both partners to access new skills and expertise, reach new target groups, reduce operational costs and achieve shared objectives. Yet many organisations shy away from collaborative work, due to concerns about financial or legal implications, or worries about its impact on their organisation’s identity. 

If your organisation is considering collaborative work, this workshop is an essential first step! Using participatory methodologies, the workshop will:

  • explore the benefits and challenges of collaborative work
  • examine different models for collaboration
  • identify the key steps that need to be taken in order to build a successful collaboration.   

This active-learning workshop will be facilitated by Kieran Murphy of Wholestory Management Consultancy. Kieran has a great deal of experience in managing collaborations, through his past roles as chairperson of the Advocacy Initiative and director of the Society of St Vincent de Paul Ireland, and through serving on numerous boards of community and voluntary organisations.  

Time: 9:30 -13:00, followed by lunch

Cost: IDEA members €25, non-members €75

Register: eimear@ideaonline.ie

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Challenging the Crisis Launch

Start Date: 10/05/2015 End Date: 10/05/2015

Event Location: European Parliament Information Office, 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

In times of economic crisis it is easier to focus on the challenges at home and not consider wider global issues. Despite signs of recovery young people continue to be disproportionately affected by poverty and austerity both in the EU and at a global level.

In response to this a group of young people from the countries most affected by the Eurozone crisis are leading Challenging the Crisis, a pan-European campaign to raise awareness and empower EU citizens as global development advocates. Join these Young Global Advocates for the launch of their campaign for a more just and equal global society through Social and Solidarity Economy. 

Speakers include: Lynn Boylan, MEP,  Mairead McGuinness, MEP, Isabelle Kidney, Irish League of Credit Unions, and representatives from the Challenging the Crisis Young Global Advocate team.

Hosted by: IDEA – the Irish Development Education Association

Time: 17:00

RSVP to: communications@ideaonline.ie

Find out more about Challenging the Crisis