In 2022, CWI and AIEB introduced 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. 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.
This initial series of workshops explored 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 are available to download.
CPD 1 – Public Sector Equality & Human Rights Duty: A Guide for Community Workers
CPD 2 – Climate Justice and Climate Action: A Guide for Community Workers
The first workshop focused on the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty, with contributions from Jacqueline Healy, IHREC and Rachel Doyle and Ann Irwin.
The second workshop focused on Climate Justice and Community Work Responses to Climate Change and was delivered by Jamie Gorman.
Reflective Practice: A Guide for Community Workers
Reflective Practice, A Guide for Community Workers, was developed for Community Work Ireland by ValuesLab with support from ReThink Ireland.
The purpose of this resource is to support ongoing reflection on community work values, and their engagement in the practice of community work, both process and task, in a context of significant change and pressure, challenge and opportunity.