By Muintircork on 09 Feb 2015 09:30 am
Ag Eisteacht aspires to an Ireland where all frontline workers are empowered to respond in a
sensitive and focused manner when someone ‘turns to’ them for support. We are a registered
charity and our mission is to enhance frontline workers’ capacity to engage with and support
clients, particularly those in distress. We provide evidence-based training that develops and
strengthens this process.
In your work you may find that you are often ‘turned to’ for support when individuals and
families experience problems and are in distress.
The 3 Day Brief Encounters® training
programme will help you engage with clients/parents under stress, assess their needs, respond
in a sensitive and proactive way. In our training we provide an environment where participants
can learn, reflect on themselves as practitioners and their practice, and develop both personally
3 Day Brief Encounters – Upcoming Dates:
February 23rd, March 12th & 13th
May 5th, 18th & 19th
September 15th, 28th & 29th
Venue: Maryborough Hotel, Douglas, Cork
Cost: RRP is €300 but we are offering a subsidised price of €200 for 2015. This includes a
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How to Argue Better – 1 Day Blended Learning Workshop
There is compelling evidence that how parents get on – or don’t get on – influences children’s
lives. Would you like to improve your skills in helping people to deal with conflict and to manage
conflict in a positive way? This blended learning programme will equip you with the resources to
help parents to develop skills to handle conflict more constructively, thus improving outcomes
Venue: Maryborough Hotel, Douglas, Cork
Cost: RRP is €185 but we are offering a subsidised price of €125 for 2015. This includes access to
an online e-Learning Module, an interactive workshop, a resource pack, lunch and refreshments.
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By Muintircork on 08 Feb 2015 03:57 pm
By Muintircork on 08 Feb 2015 10:56 am
Charities Regulatory Authority
Whatever progress on enhancing governance the CRA makes with the approximately 9,000 registered charities, there will still be a need to have a governance standard which the tens of thousands of non-charity not-for-profit organisations aspire to.
During 2014 Working Group representatives spoke at 22 information workshops. We would like to sincerely thank those local individuals and organisations who took on the task of promoting and hosting those information sessions, enabling us to engage with groups in Connemara, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Leitrim, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Tipperary, Wexford and Wickow.
We are always interested in delivering Governance Code presentations to local or national networks – please contact Margaret Agnew: firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
To add further to our capacity to make presentations and support groups on the journey, we recently entered into an agreement with one of the Working Groups members, Volunteer Ireland, to train staff in local Volunteer Centres. This will enable the Centres to represent the Working Group at local information sessions and to create support networks for local organisations on the journey. This process will be rolled-out on a phased basis during 2015.
Reviewing the Code
When the Code was being drafted prior to its launch in 2012 it was agreed that there would be a review of its content and processes in 2015, to learn from the first implementation phase and make whatever changes might improve the Code and organisations use of it. The Terms of Reference for the Review have now been agreed by the Working Group together with the three additional original members of the Drafting Group. The findings from this review process will will be posted on our website when completed.
We would very much appreciate it if those who have engaged with the Code over the past 30 months would share with us their feedback of their experience of the Code, especially with suggestions for where the process and content could be improved so that version ’15 can be the most fit-for-purpose possible. Find out more here.
Finally, the Governance Code Working Group wishes all volunteers and staff in community, voluntary and charity organisations throughout Ireland a successful 2015.