A range of courses will be available online over the coming weeks to support the work of our members and build capacity of groups in the network. The courses are free and will be delivered by experienced trainers from Social Justice Ireland and the Carmichael Centre.
The classes cover a wide range of areas: from finance, to communication and what the Public Participation Network (PPN) is itself. The mix of subjects could help your group with new ideas and guidance. The programme is an also an opportunity to support groups and work together.
The classes are an opportunity to learn about:
•What is a PPN?: the structure and its potential for communities (16th Feb)
•Facilitation skills so that members feel heard & understood (23rd Feb)
•Funding: Get some advice on application preparation and sources (25th Feb)
•Effective communication for your group message or campaign (2nd March)
•Strategic planning: how to think ahead with goals, timeframe, workplans for your group (9th March)
•What is the local government budget process? (16th March)
•Managing finance: guidance on budgets, planning, costing (18th March)
•Data protection: understanding the law and its application (23rd March)
•Company structure: the advantages for groups and requirements (25th March)
Please note that the classes are free to people from member groups of the PPN. Booking is required. Places will be allocated subject to demand and session capacity. The classes will be held online. Links to live sessions and material will be emailed to registered participants.
Please find a registration link below with details & content for each course: