Monday, 1 October 2007

Oct/Nov, 2007: Dtalk - Development Training and Learning Programme; Ireland

Dtalk is a training programme specifically designed for NGO staff. It aims to promote a culture of learning and knowledge sharing in the international development sector, and to ensure that development workers and volunteers are adequately trained and prepared for the challenges of their roles. Courses and training programmes are provided in a wide variety of subjects, such as security management, stress awareness, mediation, programme management, strategic planning and civil society strengthening. Trainings are open to all staff of EU-based NGOs, both at home and abroad, and are subsidised by the Irish Government.

The following courses, organised by Dtalk, will take place in October/November 2007:

  • Proposal Development and Grant and Management: 9-11
  • Learn to Debrief Effectively: 10 & 11
  • Partnerships in Development: 15 - 17
  • Disaster preparedness: 16 - 18
  • Understanding HIV in Development: 23 & 24
  • Community Responses to HIV: 25
  • Sphere Training of Trainers: 24-26
  • Working Effectively within a Rights Based Approach: 31-2 (November)
  • Working Together: Managing Human Interactions and Dealing with Conflicts: 31 - 2 (November)

    All of the above courses will take place in the Development Studies Centre, Kimmage, Dublin, Ireland. For futher information visit
  • To register for any course please contact: Programme Administrators - Niamh Brennan or Kathleen Cox, telephone: +353 (0)1 4064307, email:,; Programme Coordinator - Patricia Wall, telephone: +353 (0)1 4064424, email:

    Information provided by Hans Zomer, Dóchas
    Dóchas is the umbrella organisation of Irish Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) involved in development and relief overseas and/or development education in Ireland.

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