Continuous Practice Development Initiative
CWI and AIEB are introducing a Continuous Practice Development (CPD) initiative to create opportunities for community workers to build on their skills and knowledge in areas of relevance to community work practice*.
This initial series of workshops will explore community work methods and approaches to addressing key issues with a focus on the application of the learning to community work practice. Toolkits to accompany each workshop will be developed and will be made available to all participants following the workshops.
All participants will receive a Continuous Practice Development Certificate of Completion on completion of each workshop.
Each workshop will be held from 12pm to 3pm on Zoom
|CPD Workshop 1: Public Sector Duty: Protecting the Rights of Rights Holders
|Using the Public Sector Duty as a tool to ensure that Public Sector Bodies fulfil their legal obligations
|Jacqueline Healy, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
Rachel Doyle & Ann Irwin, Community Work Ireland
|Wednesday April 27th
|CPD Workshop 2: Community Work Responses to Climate Justice.
|Exploring climate change, its impact on marginalised communities and how community workers can promote and engage in climate justice action
|Jamie Gorman, Maynooth University
|Wednesday June 8th
|CPD Workshop 3: Community Work Responses to Drug Use
|Exploring the issue of drug use and how best to work with drug users using a community work approach
|Brian Melaugh, Maynooth University
Gary Broderick, SAOL Project
|Wednesday September 28th
|CPD Workshop 4: Community Work Responses to Racism
|Engaging with the new National Action Plan on Racism to challenge individual and structural racism and build inclusive communities.
Reuben Hambakachere, Cultúr Migrants Centre
|Wednesday November 23rd
* CPD refers to ongoing opportunities for community workers to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills throughout their careers so that they remain informed and in a position to respond to new and emerging issues.