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FESS CPD Calendar Spring/Summer 2019

The Further Education Support Service has put together a calendar of events for Spring/Summer 2019 to support those working in the FET environment in DES funded providers

Please note: There is frequently a waiting list for attendance at FESS CPD events. To ensure that the maximum number of people get the opportunity to attend a FESS CPD event, please contact FESS (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) if you cannot attend a CPD event that you have booked a place on. To allow FESS allocate the place to someone on the waiting list, please give a minimum of four working days notice.

FESS also provides local, tailored CPD events, on request. Some conditions apply. Further information is available here.

If interested in courses run through eCollege, click here for further information.

The following is a list of the themes and topics for the Spring/Summer national CPD calendar:

January

February

March

 Further information on all the CPD events is below. 

 

    Exploring Liberating Structures

liberating structures workshop240Spend the day with us exploring what Liberating Structures are and experience some of the 33 Liberating Structures live. http://www.liberatingstructures.com/

The day will be informative, interesting and highly interactive!

When you feel included and engaged, do you do a better job?  Do you think teams in which people work well together produce much better results? Have you noticed the best ideas often come from unexpected sources?

Liberating Structures are easy-to-learn microstructures that enhance relational coordination and trust. They quickly foster lively participation in groups of any size, making it possible to truly include and unleash everyone. Liberating Structures are a disruptive innovation that can replace more controlling or constraining approaches.

Liberating Structures spark inventiveness by minimally structuring the way we interact while liberating content or subject matter. Very simple constraints unleash creative adaptability, generating better than expected results.

The target audience for this workshop is FET staff

Facilitator: Gary Austin,Circleindigo (www.circleindigo.com) / FESS
Gary Austin has been working with groups for nearly 30 years, he is a Certified Professional Facilitator | Master (CPF | M), a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster, London on the Business Psychology MSc programme where he delivers lectures on managing change and transition, building resilience and core facilitation skills and he is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Please note: Pre booking is essential. Please do not book onto this event unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows we can offer your booked place to another person.

 

 

Date

Time

Venue

 

BlueRegister200

Wednesday, 30th January 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm
Registration with tea/coffee from 9.30am

Lucan Spa Hotel 
4A N4
Lucan
Co. Dublin
K78 X3H3

 

 

     Building Personal Resilience with Spark ...

Spark240Join us on this one day workshop where we will work with a seven key characteristics framework for building personal resilience.

Based on research carried out with the University of Westminster, London, Business Psychology MSc programme, we will explore managing change and transition and building and extending your own personal resilience, creating personal resilience blueprints.

The workshop will also introduce Lumina Spark Personality Profiling as the basis for understanding a bit more about who we are and what we bring.

The target audience for this workshop is FET staff working in coordination, management and leadership roles.

Facilitator: The day will be led by Gary Austin from circleindigo (www.circleindigo.com). Gary has been working with groups for nearly 30 years, he is a Certified Professional Facilitator | Master (CPF | M), a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster, London on the Business Psychology MSc programme where he delivers lectures on managing change and transition, building resilience and core facilitation skills and he is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Please note: Pre booking is essential. Please do not book onto this event unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows we can offer your booked place to another person.

 

Date

Time

Venue

 

BlueRegister200

Thursday, 31st January 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm
Registration with tea/coffee from 9.30am

Lucan Spa Hotel 
4A N4
Lucan
Co. Dublin
K78 X3H3

 

  

Healthcare Externship Visiting Programme (EVP)


Carechoice revised240This CPD opportunity is being offered in partnership with CareChoice Nursing Home, Northern Cross, Malahide Road, Dublin 17. It will take place on Thursday 7th February 2019,  and will include a range of presentations delivered by key healthcare personnel. It will also include an opportunity to work shadow healthcare personnel in a designated nursing home. Please note that participants will have to provide their own transport to and from the nursing home where they will engage in the work shadowing placement. There will be opportunities to ask questions and engage in discussions with personnel. 

A light lunch will be provided on the day

Draft Agenda will be available shortly

Target Audience - The primary target audience for this CPD event will be teachers, tutors, trainers working in the FET sector delivering modules relating to providing care to clients in a healthcare setting

FET teachers/tutors/trainers wishing to apply for a place on the EVP MUST BE GARDA VETTED and should complete the EVP Application Form and return it to externship@fess.ie by 5pm on Friday 25th January 2019. Selection will be based on selection criteria including relevance of EVP to programmes taught, previous experience and the applicant’s purpose statement.

Places are limited to 20.

The deadline for receipt of application forms is Friday 25th January 2019 to externship@fess.ie.

 

 

Restorative Practice in FET

RestorativePractice480

This workshop is for FET staff interested in positive communication. It is ideal for teachers, tutors, and leaders interested in improving relationships, and communicating in a positive way that promotes synergy, well-being and solutions.
During this full day workshop we will explore how to develop restorative skills and how to cultivate a restorative mindset using restorative values, intentions and language.
We will offer an overview of RP, explore how it consciously builds relationships and outline an introduction to the restorative questions.
We focus on EQ, on understanding, identifying and transforming difficult emotions such as anger and shame.
We explore the transformative potential of restorative language and how it brings us from shame and disconnection to empathy and connection.

The target audience for this workshop is FET teachers and tutors and FET staff working in coordination, management and leadership roles.

Facilitator: Michelle Stowe, restorative practitioner, trainer and consultant.
Michelle has been championing, modelling, implementing, and co - ordinating Restorative Practices since 2010

Please note: Pre booking is essential. Please do not book onto this event unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows we can offer your booked place to another person

 

 

Date

Time

Venue

 

BlueRegister200

Thursday, 14th February 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm
Registration with tea/coffee from 9.30am

 Lucan Spa Hotel
4A N4
Lucan
Co. Dublin
K78 X3H3

 

 

Active Learning and Teaching Workshop: Thinking with your Hands using Lego®Serious Play® 

lego240Lego®Serious Play® is a facilitation methodology created by the Lego Group. Since 2010 it has been available as an open source community-based model.

This hands-on, minds-on learning workshop will look at ways to explore hand mind connections and learning. When we use our hands to ‘tinker’ we engage the part of the brain that generates sensory images in our minds. This helps us to work out our thoughts and develop deeper understanding.

The workshop will include a range of enjoyable and engaging activities to support active thinking, connecting, learning, and sharing using Lego®Serious Play®

This workshop is workshop number three in a series of active learning and teaching workshops offered by FESS. There is no requirement to have attended workshops number one or two to attend this workshop.

This professional development day will support goal 2 of the Further Education and Training Professional Development Strategy 2017-2019 in the following strategic priority area:Working with and supporting FET learners.

The target audience for this workshop is FET staff working with teams or with learners

Facilitator: Miriam O' Donoghue, FESS

Please note: Pre booking is essential. Please do not book onto this event unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows we can offer your booked place to another person.

 

Date

Time

Venue

 

BlueRegister200

Monday, 25th March 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm
Registration with tea/coffee from 9.30am

The Athlone Springs Hotel
Tuam Road
Monksland
Athlone
Co. Roscommon