http://www.wheel.ie/about/sector-connector/all/all en City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival - 21 December 2017&nbsp; http://www.wheel.ie/notice/city-dublin-winter-solstice-celebration-festival-21-december-2017 <div class="node-body"><h3>City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival - 21 December 2017</h3><div>&nbsp;</div><div><a href="http://www.smashingtimes.ie/city-of-dublin-winter-solstice-celebration-festival-21-december-2017/" target="_blank"><img alt="City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival" src="http://www.smashingtimes.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Cheering-Drumming-As-The-Solstice-Fire-Is-Lifted-To-The-City-1024x599.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 263px;" /></a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Where: </strong>DIT Grangegorman Campus to Smithfield Square</div><div><strong>When:</strong> 5.30-8pm on 21 December 2017</div><div><strong>Indoor Festival:</strong> 5.30-7pm</div><div><strong>Outdoor Festival and Parade: </strong>7-8pm</div><div><strong>Partners:</strong> Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company and Slí an Chroí in partnership with Dublin City Council and Dublin Institute of Technology are delighted to announce the 8th annual City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival taking place on Thursday 21 December 2017 from 5.30-7pm.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Indoor Festival: </strong>5.30-7pm, DIT Grangegorman Campus</div><div>The gathering begins. All are welcome to come and enjoy storytelling sessions, poetry readings, face painting and craft making to work on masks, banners and wreaths for the parade.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Outdoor Festival and Parade Assembly:</strong> 7pm, An Croí – DIT Grangegorman Campus</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Parade assembles at 7pm and starts at 7.10pm, moving from DIT Grangegorman Campus to Smithfield Square and culminates in the Winter Solstice Fire Ceremony.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Young and old are invited to take part in this year’s magical parade which honours the Winter Solstice on December 21, marking the shortest day of the year which is celebrated worldwide across a range of cultures.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This family festival is a colourful gathering of local communities with national and international visitors celebrating the Winter Solstice, bringing together traditional storytelling, poetry and craft making with the processional parade culminating in a powerful and moving collective fire ceremony in Dublin’s Smithfield Square.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Celebration invites everyone to take part in this inclusive gathering of people of all ethnicities and cultures through workshops, costuming, drumming, parading, flag carrying and being a participant in the Winter Solstice Fire Ceremony, the traditional climax on Smithfield Square.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em><strong>All activities are free.</strong></em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>See <strong><a href="http://www.smashingtimes.ie" target="_blank">www.smashingtimes.ie</a></strong> and <strong><a href="http://www.facebook.com/dublinwintersolstice" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/dublinwintersolstice</a></strong></div></div> http://www.wheel.ie/notice/city-dublin-winter-solstice-celebration-festival-21-december-2017#comments Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:40:42 +0000 femi 46039 at http://www.wheel.ie Workshop on the&nbsp;Companies Act 2014 and the Charities Act 2009 for Not-for-Profit Organisations.&nbsp;Course date: 6th Feb 2018, 9.45am to 1.00pm (Carmichael Centre, D7) http://www.wheel.ie/notice/workshop-thenbspcompanies-act-2014-and-charities-act-2009-not-profit-organisationsnbspcourse- <div class="node-body"><p>Workshop on the&nbsp;Companies Act 2014 and the Charities Act 2009 for Not-for-Profit Organisations.&nbsp;</p> <p>Course date: 6th Feb 2018, 9.45am to 1.00pm (Carmichael Centre, D7)</p> <p><a href="http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/companies-act-2014-and-charities-act-2009-not-profit-organisations">http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/companies-act-2014-and-charities-act-2009-not-profit-organisations</a>.</p></div> http://www.wheel.ie/notice/workshop-thenbspcompanies-act-2014-and-charities-act-2009-not-profit-organisationsnbspcourse-#comments Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:24:02 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 46038 at http://www.wheel.ie Workshop on SORP Requirements for Charities&nbsp;Date: 1st May 2018 (Tues), 9.45am to 2.00pm. Carmichael Centre, D7 http://www.wheel.ie/notice/workshop-sorp-requirements-charitiesnbspdate-1st-may-2018-tues-945am-200pm-carmichael-centre- <div class="node-body"><p>Workshop on SORP Requirements for Charities&nbsp;</p> <p>Date: 1st May 2018 (Tues), 9.45am to 2.00pm. Carmichael Centre, D7</p> <p>More info on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/sorp-requirements-charities">http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/sorp-requirements-charities</a>.</p></div> http://www.wheel.ie/notice/workshop-sorp-requirements-charitiesnbspdate-1st-may-2018-tues-945am-200pm-carmichael-centre-#comments Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:21:14 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 46037 at http://www.wheel.ie Evening workshop for Board Members: Board Roles and ResponsibilitiesDate: 17th April 2017 (Tues), 6.00pm to 9.00pm at Carmichael Centre http://www.wheel.ie/notice/evening-workshop-board-members-board-roles-and-responsibilitiesdate-17th-april-2017-tues-600p <div class="node-body"><p>Evening workshop for Board Members: Board Roles and Responsibilities</p> <p>Date: 17th April 2017 (Tues), 6.00pm to 9.00pm at Carmichael Centre</p> <p>More information at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/board-roles-responsibilities-0">http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/board-roles-responsibilities-0</a>.</p></div> http://www.wheel.ie/notice/evening-workshop-board-members-board-roles-and-responsibilitiesdate-17th-april-2017-tues-600p#comments Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:18:21 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 46036 at http://www.wheel.ie Political funding rules should not curb civil society bodies http://www.wheel.ie/news/political-funding-rules-should-not-curb-civil-society-bodies <div class="node-body"><div><strong><em>The Irish Times</em> has published an article by The Wheel's CEO, D</strong><strong>eirdre</strong><strong> Garvey, on on the impact of recent changes to the way amendments to the Electoral Act are interpreted. We believe these changes represent a threat to civil society organisations.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/political-funding-rules-should-not-curb-civil-society-bodies-1.3319156">Read the article on <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com" title="www.irishtimes.com">www.irishtimes.com</a> </a>(paywall). It is also reproduced below.&nbsp;</strong></div><h3>&nbsp;</h3><h2><strong>Political funding rules should not curb civil society bodies</strong></h2><div><span style="font-size: 12px;">Anyone paying attention to current affairs will be aware, there are very good reasons why we should all be concerned about the issue of outside parties seeking to influence the democratic election processes that we hold dear. However, it is increasingly clear to us in The Wheel that there is now a real risk that existing laws, designed to prevent such abuse in Ireland, may now be used to potentially muzzle legitimate and important voices in civil society, ie community organisations, non-profits, charities and international NGOs among others.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>At the heart of this issue is a 2001 amendment to the Electoral Act of 1997, which aimed to prevent wealthy individuals and groups – particularly those from overseas – from interfering in Irish elections and referendums. The problem with the amendment to the Act, however, is the vague language that it employed to define a “third party” (the mechanism used to classify the types of groups which fall under the Act’s provisions). Since 2001, the language now includes any organisation simply seeking to influence government or public policy. Even a local group campaigning for better street lighting or for a neighbourhood playground could now be interpreted to fall within this. All they would have to do to become a “third party” is accept a donation over €100, with the result that those running the campaign would be effectively criminalised if found to have technically breached the Act. This has the potential to severely restrict the everyday work of a huge range of organisations that work at the local and national level to secure change in the interests of their communities and of wider society.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Community groups</strong></div><div>Although this situation has existed since the amendment in 2001 introduced the potential problem of definition, it is fair to say that, until recently, the relevant regulator – the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipoc) – applied a “common sense” interpretation of the Act to Irish community groups, meaning their work was rightly interpreted as not being overtly political. In recent months, however, this common sense approach appears to have been abandoned and the vagueness of the definition of “third parties” in the legislation is at the root of the problem. Sipoc, in fairness to it, identified this problem as far back as 2003.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>On its website it states it has concerns about the effectiveness and scope of the provisions of the legislation relating to third parties and because the definition of political purpose is so wide it may it may unintentionally cover everything from a Tidy Towns Committee to Ibec. The commission doubts if it was the intention of the legislature that such bodies, in conducting their ordinary affairs, could find themselves covered by the legislation.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Legitimate advocacy</strong></div><div>Conferring “third party” status upon an organisation would mean they must henceforth comply with a slew of funding restrictions designed for political campaigns and intended for those influencing elections and referendum results. It may, of course, be reasonable and appropriate for community groups, charities and NGOs to be subject to regulation under the Electoral Act if they are calling on people to exercise their vote in a particular way in an election or referendum. However, common sense dictates that the legitimate day-to-day advocacy and public policy work in Ireland by these types of community-based organisations should continue to not be affected by this legislation.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The recent change in how the Act is being overseen, made possible by the vagueness of the legislation, now presents a real and material threat to the work, independence and even the existence of many civil society organisations. A number of The Wheel’s members have been actually instructed by Sipoc they now qualify as “third parties” and thus some Irish non-profits are now being threatened with prosecution for doing the day-to-day work that they exist to do.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>To be clear, these groups are not campaigning for any party-political purpose, but rather are carrying out their time-honoured duty of advocating for the people they serve and the causes they espouse through activities such as contributing to government consultations, supporting the development of a specific national policy or campaigning for the right to housing, or a living wage.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Fortunately, the Government can avert this crisis by speedily introducing the necessary clarifying amendments to the third-party definition so that it should apply only to influencing elections and referendums, and not more general government or public policy work.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Deirdre Garvey is chief executive of The Wheel, the national association of community, voluntary and charitable organisations</em></div></div> Civil Society Directory Electoral Act SIPOC Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:11:06 +0000 gackermann 46009 at http://www.wheel.ie We are due to re-tender for our company auditors. Has anyone a template or list of requirements they would like to share with us please.&nbsp; Many thanks http://www.wheel.ie/notice/we-are-due-re-tender-our-company-auditors-has-anyone-template-or-list-requirements-they-would <div class="node-body"><p>We are due to re-tender for our company auditors. Has anyone a template or list of requirements they would like to share with us please.&nbsp; Many thanks</p></div> http://www.wheel.ie/notice/we-are-due-re-tender-our-company-auditors-has-anyone-template-or-list-requirements-they-would#comments Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:43:29 +0000 mboleary 45999 at http://www.wheel.ie Session on The Role of the Company Secretary.Date: 6th March 2018, 9.45am to 1.00pm. Carmichael Centre. http://www.wheel.ie/notice/session-role-company-secretarydate-6th-march-2018-945am-100pm-carmichael-centre <div class="node-body"><p>Session on The Role of the Company Secretary.</p> <p>Date: 6th March 2018, 9.45am to 1.00pm. Carmichael Centre.</p> <p>Learn about the practical and legal responsibilities and liabilities of the Company Secretary of a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG).</p> <p><a href="http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/role-company-secretary-1">http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/role-company-secretary-1</a></p></div> http://www.wheel.ie/notice/session-role-company-secretarydate-6th-march-2018-945am-100pm-carmichael-centre#comments Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:24:22 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 45988 at http://www.wheel.ie Workshop at Carmichael Centre: Making the News - Media Relations for your Charity on 1st March 2018 http://www.wheel.ie/notice/workshop-carmichael-centre-making-news-media-relations-your-charity-1st-march-2018 <div class="node-body"><p>Workshop at Carmichael Centre: Making the News - Media Relations for your Charity on 1st March 2018</p> <p>This training session is focused on building the capacity and confidence of participants to engage with local, national and sectoral media to generate interest in their work.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/making-news-media-relations-your-charity">http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/making-news-media-relations-your-charity</a></p></div> http://www.wheel.ie/notice/workshop-carmichael-centre-making-news-media-relations-your-charity-1st-march-2018#comments Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:19:32 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 45987 at http://www.wheel.ie Preparing an Annual Report workshop on 23rd Feb 2018, 9.45am to 1.00pm (Carmichael Centre). http://www.wheel.ie/notice/preparing-annual-report-workshop-23rd-feb-2018-945am-100pm-carmichael-centre <div class="node-body"><p>Preparing an Annual Report workshop on 23rd Feb 2018, 9.45am to 1.00pm (Carmichael Centre).</p> <p>The aim of this session is to understand how to produce the best annual report for your not-for-profit organisation.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/preparing-annual-report">http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/preparing-annual-report</a></p></div> http://www.wheel.ie/notice/preparing-annual-report-workshop-23rd-feb-2018-945am-100pm-carmichael-centre#comments Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:07:13 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 45986 at http://www.wheel.ie Child Protection - Children First Act 2015&nbsp;new legislation workshop on 18th January 2018 in Carmichael Centre, 9.45am to 1.00pm. http://www.wheel.ie/notice/child-protection-children-first-act-2015nbspnew-legislation-workshop-18th-january-2018-carm-0 <div class="node-body"><p><strong>Child Protection - Children First Act 2015</strong>&nbsp;new legislation workshop on 18th January 2018 in Carmichael Centre, 9.45am to 1.00pm.</p> <p>For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/child-protection-children-first-act-2015">http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/child-protection-children-first-act-2015</a>.</p></div> http://www.wheel.ie/notice/child-protection-children-first-act-2015nbspnew-legislation-workshop-18th-january-2018-carm-0#comments Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:51:27 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 45985 at http://www.wheel.ie http://www.wheel.ie/node/45983 http://www.wheel.ie/node/45983#comments Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:37:25 +0000 gackermann 45983 at http://www.wheel.ie Register Now for Charity Impact Awards Night - 13 December in Dublin http://www.wheel.ie/news/register-now-charity-impact-awards-night-13-december-dublin <div class="node-body"><div style="text-align: center;"><strong>Join us for a very special pre-Christmas event as we celebrate the best of Ireland's community, voluntary and charity sector.&nbsp;The inaugural&nbsp;Charity Impact Awards&nbsp;at the CHQ Building, Custom House Quay Dublin takes place on the evening of Wednesday, 13 December.</strong></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">The event will commence at&nbsp;6.30pm with a drinks reception, and there will be ample opportunity for you to reconnect with friends, colleagues and contacts from across the community, voluntary and charity sector. The centerpiece of the Awards will be the announcement of the winners of the &nbsp;<a href="http://thewheel.createsend1.com/t/i-l-oklliiy-l-r/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Community Impact Awards</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://thewheel.createsend1.com/t/i-l-oklliiy-l-y/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Charity Trustee of the Year&nbsp;Award</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="http://thewheel.createsend1.com/t/i-l-oklliiy-l-j/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Community Hero Award</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><strong>Dress is smart-casual and light refreshments will be served.&nbsp;</strong></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="http://thewheel.createsend1.com/t/i-l-oklliiy-l-t/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Please RSVP&nbsp;</a><a href="http://thewheel.createsend1.com/t/i-l-oklliiy-l-h/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">&nbsp;here</a>&nbsp;by 5 December.</strong></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.charityimpactawards.ie" target="_blank">www.charityimpactawards.ie</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="Awards Sponsors" src="/sites/default/files/fw_1.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 429px;" /></div></div> Sector Big Picture Fri, 01 Dec 2017 20:12:31 +0000 paul.meade 45969 at http://www.wheel.ie Trócaire Extends Deadline for Global Schools Funding Grant http://www.wheel.ie/news/tr%C3%B3caire-extends-deadline-global-schools-funding-grant <div class="node-body"><h3>Call for Applications: Global Schools Third Party Funding Grant Scheme<br />&nbsp;</h3><div><strong>This scheme targets non-governmental and civil- society organisations who work with primary schools on issues relating to Global Citizenship Education. </strong><br /><br />In line with Trócaire’s previous Mobilising for Justice Grants Scheme, this scheme aims to:<br />&nbsp;</div><ul><li><div>Educate people regarding the causes of global injustice and poverty and how this relates to Ireland</div></li><li><div>Motivate and mobilise communities here at home to take action on issues of global injustice and poverty</div></li><li><div>Advocate for specific changes, be that in structures, policies, attitudes and/or behaviour, to address global injustice and poverty</div></li></ul><div>Further information can be found&nbsp;<a href="https://www.trocaire.org/sites/default/files/resources/edu/global-schools-criteria-for-applicants.pdf" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>, and applications are invited to be sent to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:fionnuala.flynn@dcu.ie" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">fionnuala.flynn@dcu.ie</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Note: deadline has been extended to Wednesday, 6 December.</strong></div></div> Funding Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:04:30 +0000 paul.meade 45948 at http://www.wheel.ie New Skills for 2018!&nbsp;Train the Trainer (Training Delivery and Evaluation) 6N3326 (03rd, 10th &amp; 24th Feb; 03rd &amp; 24th Mar and 07th April. http://www.wheel.ie/notice/new-skills-2018nbspnbsp <div class="node-body"><h3><strong>New Skills for 2018!&nbsp;</strong></h3><p><strong>Train the Trainer (Training Delivery and Evaluation) 6N3326 (03rd, 10th &amp; 24th Feb; 03rd &amp; 24th Mar and 07th April. Old Naas Road, Dublin 12</strong></p><p><em>What will I learn?</em></p><p>Understand the key steps in being a successful trainer including how adults learn and how to respond to the many learning styles in a learning and development situation</p><p>Identify the use of clear objectives, messages and learning outcomes</p><p>Plan and follow the constructive learning steps to ensure the training programmes meet the objectives</p><p>Analyse group dynamics and the impact on training Explore the concepts, theories and thinking in delivering and evaluating training in the widest sense in training and development</p><p>Understand and be able to put into practice current legalisation including health and safety, equality, diversity and disability etc.</p><p>Differentiate between training aids, training techniques and identify the best one to use in a given environment in a training and development role</p><p>Plan evaluation tools for training and development ensuring that learning outcomes are met</p><div><p align="center"><strong>Contact Maeve Finch on 085 735 4446 / 01 </strong><strong>637 3925</strong></p><p align="center"><strong>t</strong><strong>raining@totalfocus.ie / www.totalfocus.ie</strong></p><p align="center"><strong><em>Total Focus is a QQI recognised </em></strong><strong><em>centre</em></strong></p></div></div> http://www.wheel.ie/notice/new-skills-2018nbspnbsp#comments Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:51:26 +0000 Maeve Finch 45940 at http://www.wheel.ie Facilitation Skills(Group Theory and Practice) 6N3669 (20th &amp; 21st Jan, 17th &amp; 18th Feb, 10th &amp; http://www.wheel.ie/notice/learn-new-skill-2018nbsp-1 <div class="node-body"><h3><strong>Facilitation Skills</strong></h3><h3><strong>(Group Theory and Practice) 6N3669 (20<sup>th</sup> &amp; 21<sup>st</sup> Jan, 17<sup>th</sup> &amp; 18<sup>th</sup> Feb, 10<sup>th</sup> &amp; 11<sup>th</sup> Mar 2018 in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin</strong></h3><p><em>What will I learn? </em></p><p>What is facilitation?</p><p>The principles, concepts and practical skills of group work</p><p>Selecting the appropriate facilitation methods</p><p>To evaluate, recognise and put in to practice the theory of group work</p><p>To organise, plan, execute and lead group sessions.&nbsp; Then inform members of the outcomes of the group session</p><p>To facilitate and co-facilitate a group</p><p>To understand the life cycle of groups, group dynamics, the role people play in groups,</p><p>To analyse the role that power, conflict and lack of participation has on a group</p><p>Group facilitation &amp; problem-solving</p><p>Learn the key processes in managing a group decision-making process to get the best possible outcomes Recognise and manage individual/group conflict in a proactive manner</p><p>To define the group parameters including your own boundaries &amp; parameters</p><p><strong>To find out more&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Contact Maeve Finch on 085 735 4446 / 01 637 3925 / <a href="mailto:training@totalfocus.ie">training@totalfocus.ie</a></p><p><a href="http://www.totalfocus.ie" title="www.totalfocus.ie">www.totalfocus.ie</a></p><p>Total Focus is a QQI recognised centre</p></div> http://www.wheel.ie/notice/learn-new-skill-2018nbsp-1#comments Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:48:12 +0000 Maeve Finch 45938 at http://www.wheel.ie Book now for Parents Plus Programme Training in 2018 http://www.wheel.ie/notice/book-now-parents-plus-programme-training-2018 <div class="node-body"><p><strong>Book now for Parents Plus Programme Training in 2018</strong></p> <p>Parents Plus is an Irish charity that develops practical, evidence-based parenting and mental health programmes. We train professionals working with children and families to deliver the programmes in communities and clinical settings. Our programmes support families to communicate effectively, build satisfying relationships and overcome emotional and behavioural problems.</p> <p>To book training in any of the five Parents Plus programmes in 2018, please visit the Parents Plus website here: <a href="http://www.parentsplus.ie/post/booking-open-for-parents-plus-2018-programme-training-for-facilitators/" title="http://www.parentsplus.ie/post/booking-open-for-parents-plus-2018-programme-training-for-facilitators/">http://www.parentsplus.ie/post/booking-open-for-parents-plus-2018-progra...</a></p> <p>or contact <a href="mailto:admin@parentsplus.ie">admin@parentsplus.ie</a></p> <p><strong>See details below of the Parents Plus training coming up in 2018:</strong></p> <p>Training in Limerick:</p> <ul> <li><strong>C<a href="http://www.parentsplus.ie/programmes-about/children-6-11-years/" target="_blank">hildren's Programme</a></strong>&nbsp;10th - 12th January 2018</li> <li>Cost for 3 day training: €430 for training plus €300 for materials</li> </ul> <p><strong>Training in Galway:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.parentsplus.ie/programmes-about/parenting-when-separated/" target="_blank"><strong>Parenting When Separated Programme</strong></a>&nbsp;19th - 21st February 2018, Connacht Hotel, Galway</li> <li>Cost for 2 day training: €290 for training plus €200 for materials</li> <li><a href="http://www.parentsplus.ie/programmes-about/adolescents-11-16-years/" target="_blank"><strong>Adolescents Programme</strong></a>&nbsp;6th - 8th March 2018, Connacht Hotel, Galway</li> <li>Cost for 3 day training: €430 for training plus €300 for materials</li> </ul> <p><strong>Training in Dublin:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.parentsplus.ie/programmes-about/working-things-out-dvd/" target="_blank"><strong>Working Things Out Programme</strong></a>&nbsp;11th&nbsp; - 12th April 2018</li> <li>Cost for 2 day training: €290 for training plus €300 for materials</li> <li><a href="http://www.parentsplus.ie/programmes-about/adolescents-11-16-years/" target="_blank"><strong>Adolescents Programme</strong></a>&nbsp;23rd - 25th May 2018</li> <li>Cost for 3 day training: €430 for training plus €300 for materials</li> <li><a href="http://www.parentsplus.ie/programmes-about/children-6-11-years/" target="_blank"><strong>Children's Programme</strong></a>&nbsp;11th - 13th October</li> <li>Cost for 3 day training: €430 for training plus €300 for materials</li> <li><a href="http://www.parentsplus.ie/programmes-about/early-years-1-6-years/" target="_blank"><strong>Early Years Programme</strong></a>&nbsp;25th - 27th April 2018</li> <li>Cost for 3 day training: €430 for training plus €300 for materials</li> <li><a href="http://www.parentsplus.ie/programmes-about/parenting-when-separated/" target="_blank"><strong>Parenting When Separated Programme</strong></a>&nbsp;10th - 11th May 2018</li> <li>Cost for 2 day training: €290 for training plus €200 for materials</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Parents Plus have developed five flagship programmes in partnership with parents and children living in Ireland and includes their specific experiences. Our&nbsp;programmes combine a social learning model with a solution-focused preventative framework that encourages and empowers parents and children to ‘take charge’ and make positive changes in their lives.</p> <p>Our programmes comprise of:</p> <ul> <li>The&nbsp;<strong>Early Years&nbsp;</strong>Programme for parents of children aged 1 to 6. The&nbsp;<strong>Children’s&nbsp;</strong>Programme for parents of children aged 6 to 11.</li> <li>The&nbsp;<strong>Adolescents&nbsp;</strong>Programme for parents of adolescents aged 11 to 16.</li> <li>The&nbsp;<strong>Working Things Out&nbsp;</strong>Programme targeted at adolescents aged 11-16.</li> <li><strong>Parenting when Separated</strong>&nbsp;Programme targeted at parents who are preparing for, going through or have gone through a separation and divorce.</li> </ul> <p>For all details on Parents Plus, go to <a href="http://www.parentsplus.ie">www.parentsplus.ie</a></p></div> http://www.wheel.ie/notice/book-now-parents-plus-programme-training-2018#comments Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:02:57 +0000 ParentsPlus 45934 at http://www.wheel.ie The Wheel responds to Irish Times article by Jacky Jones ("Why are so many of our health services provided by charities?", 28 November) http://www.wheel.ie/news/wheel-responds-article-jacky-jones-why-are-so-many-our-health-services-provided-charities-irish <div class="node-body"><p><strong><a href="https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/charity-sector-and-public-funds-1.3308734?mode=sample&amp;auth-failed=1&amp;pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fopinion%2Fletters%2Fcharity-sector-and-public-funds-1.3308734"><img alt="Irish times" src="/sites/default/files/Capture_0.png" style="width: 200px; height: 180px; float: right; margin: 8px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>The Wheel has responded to an <a href="http://Why are so many of our health services provided by charities?">article by Jackie Jones entitled&nbsp;</a><a href="https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/why-are-so-many-of-our-health-services-provided-by-charities-1.3300058">"Why are so many of our health services provided by charities?</a>", <b style="font-size: 12px;">published in the November&nbsp;issue of the <em>Irish Times Health + Family </em>supplement. The Wheel's response&nbsp;was published in both the <a href="https://www.wheel.ie/sites/default/files/Irish%20times%20letter%2028Nov.pdf">print </a>and <a href="https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/charity-sector-and-public-funds-1.3308734?mode=sample&amp;auth-failed=1&amp;pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fopinion%2Fletters%2Fcharity-sector-and-public-funds-1.3308734">online </a>editions of <em>The Irish Times</em> on Wednesday, 29 November.&nbsp;</b></strong></p><p><strong><b style="font-size: 12px;">In the article, Dr Jones asks valid questions about the role of charities in providing health and services but fails to acknowledge their contribution.</b></strong></p><p><strong>Our response&nbsp;is reproduced below:&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Sir, -</p><p>Jacky Jones ("Ireland's big problems will not be solved by charity alone", 27 November) poses valid questions about the role of charities in delivering health services, but she undervalues the charity sector’s contribution in almost every sector of Irish society.</p><p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Charities do not pretend that their efforts alone will solve the ‘big problems’ of society, but their specialist knowledge and commitment greatly compliments the efforts of the State.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Some charities are indeed contracted by the State to deliver essential services - especially in the areas of health and social care. Such charities deliver specialised and targeted support with a level of compassion and understanding that is difficult to achieve through a centralised health system.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Earlier this year, Health Minister Simon Harris announced a review of the role of voluntary organisations in health provision. The aim is to preserve the best features of the current </span>model,<span style="font-size: 12px;"> while ensuring enhanced collaboration with statutory and voluntary partners. The HSE and Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, have launched similar initiatives to match services to need acknowledging the respective roles of statutory and voluntary organisations. The Wheel and its 1,300 members welcome and look forward to participating in these and </span>similar initiatives<span style="font-size: 12px;">.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 12px;">In her article, Jacky Jones states "civil society organisations seldom work in partnership with each other or with statutory agencies”. This is simply not true. Dublin Regional Homeless Executive, for example, works closely with the Dublin Homeless Network, a formal partnership of 14 organisations addressing homelessness. This network was formed precisely to avoid the risk of competition and duplication alleged in the article.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Charities fundraise over €700 million a year towards the cost of services. Over half of the €10 billion </span>turnover<span style="font-size: 12px;"> of Ireland's nonprofit sector is generated by the sector itself. We need to acknowledge the massive contribution these organisations make to subsidising the cost of public services in Ireland and the resultant benefits to the State.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Ireland has fewer nonprofit organisations per-capita than many other countries. Yet, they involve over half a million people every year, the vast majority giving their time on a voluntary basis. The value of this work (after annualising the hours and applying the national minimum wage) amounts to over €2 billion annually. We need to celebrate this great national asset of community commitment, not seek to undermine it. –Yours, etc,&nbsp;</span></p><p>DEIRDRE GARVEY</p><p>Chief Executive Officer,</p><p>The Wheel</p><p>Dublin 2</p></div> charities hse Irish Times Jacky Jones Sector Big Picture Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:41:04 +0000 gackermann 45930 at http://www.wheel.ie Carmichael Centre's Spring/Summer 2018 Scheduled Training Programme is now available for online booking. http://www.wheel.ie/notice/carmichael-centres-springsummer-2018-scheduled-training-programme-now-available-online-bookin <div class="node-body"><p>Carmichael Centre's Spring/Summer 2018 Scheduled Training Programme is now available for online booking. Visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/training">http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/training</a>&nbsp;to view the full list of courses.</p></div> http://www.wheel.ie/notice/carmichael-centres-springsummer-2018-scheduled-training-programme-now-available-online-bookin#comments Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:59:18 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 45928 at http://www.wheel.ie Learn how to maximise your Fundraising Strategy in our 13th Feb 2018 workshop with Simon Scriver (9.45am to 1.00pm, Carmichael Centre). http://www.wheel.ie/notice/learn-how-maximise-your-fundraising-strategy-our-13th-feb-2018-workshop-simon-scriver-945am-1 <div class="node-body"><p>Learn how to maximise your Fundraising Strategy in our 13th Feb 2018 workshop with Simon Scriver (9.45am to 1.00pm, Carmichael Centre).</p> <p><a href="http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/fundraising-strategy">http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/fundraising-strategy</a></p></div> http://www.wheel.ie/notice/learn-how-maximise-your-fundraising-strategy-our-13th-feb-2018-workshop-simon-scriver-945am-1#comments Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:54:44 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 45927 at http://www.wheel.ie Learn about the&nbsp;Companies Act 2014 and the Charities Act 2009 for Not-for-Profit Organisations.&nbsp;Course date: 6th Feb 2018, 9.45am to 1.00pm (Carmichael Centre, D7) http://www.wheel.ie/notice/learn-about-thenbspcompanies-act-2014-and-charities-act-2009-not-profit-organisationsnbspcour <div class="node-body"><p>Learn about the&nbsp;Companies Act 2014 and the Charities Act 2009 for Not-for-Profit Organisations.&nbsp;</p> <p>Course date: 6th Feb 2018, 9.45am to 1.00pm (Carmichael Centre, D7)</p> <p><a href="http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/companies-act-2014-and-charities-act-2009-not-profit-organisations">http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/content/companies-act-2014-and-charities-act-2009-not-profit-organisations</a>.</p></div> http://www.wheel.ie/notice/learn-about-thenbspcompanies-act-2014-and-charities-act-2009-not-profit-organisationsnbspcour#comments Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:50:40 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 45926 at http://www.wheel.ie