Are you a change maker in your community? Are you looking for an opportunity to
develop your knowledge and skills? Do you want to join Ireland’s network of Active
Citizens and create long lasting change within your community whilst also contributing to
achieving the Global Goals?
The SDG Advocate Training offers 26 active citizens in the Adult and Community Education sector, an opportunity to become one of Ireland’s SDG Advocates. This training course will allow the advocates to deepen their understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, represent the project and lead transformative change in Ireland.
Programme Coordinator: Margaret Downey
The first phase will take place online in April 2021.
An introduction will be provided on the concept of Development Education, Development Theories, The Sustainable Development Goals and what these terms mean from an Irish and Global perspective. There will be an emphasis placed on critical analysis, discussion, problem solving and our role as active citizens.
The Action phase will consist of an exciting yet challenging 3-day experiential learning residential in June. Individual and group coaching and mentoring sessions will take place in July and August and a further 2 full day workshops in September. The emphasis will be placed on design thinking, discourse analysis, Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey and values and frames. The Action phase is planned to aid Advocates in the process of planning and implementing community projects aligned with the SDG’s.
The final phase will incorporate a 2day residential in October and an exhibition of
experience where project learning and reflection on action will be showcased to the general public.
The four pillars of Development Education will be weaved through workshops during the journey.