You’re looking for a short course…
that will take your specific needs into account
where you will feel heard (when you want to speak out)
where you can gain a sense of belonging and safety in a small group
where there is respect shown to you regardless of your situation or opinion
No special prior qualifications are needed and people from all sorts of backgrounds attend SHEP courses. Some of the courses address the needs of specific groups, such as parents, men or women whilst others are open to all. An openness to change, a willingness to explore ideas and to engage in discussion will help you to get the maximum benefits from the course.
Each course consists of a two-hour session held once a week for ten weeks or a two-and-a-half-hour session once a week for eight weeks.
Cost to Participants
The cost may vary depending on funding available. Currently courses held in SHEP’s own venues cost €50 (or €25 unwaged). When an organisation requests a SHEP course, they will sometimes offer places to members of the community free of charge or for a minimal fee.
Cost to Organisations
If you are an organisation looking to run a SHEP course the current cost for one of SHEP’s Community Tutors to facilitate a 20 hour course is €786. In addition a mileage allowance will be payable where it is necessary for tutors to travel a 15 mile round trip (or more) from their home. Your organisation will be responsible for providing a suitable venue and any refreshments required.
SHEP runs courses throughout counties Cork and Kerry at the request of other organisations. Each Spring and Autumn SHEP host a number of courses in Cork, Ballincollig, West Cork and Killarney.
Number of Participants
Up to sixteen people will be in the group. The group will be facilitated by two tutors who are trained facilitators with lots of experience in creating a supportive atmosphere and in helping personal learning.
Short Courses coming up soon
The next courses will commence in the Autumn. If you are interested you should, phone (021)-4666180, so that your details can be put on SHEP’s Expressions of Interest List. You will be contacted as soon as the course you would like to attend has been arranged. This list also gives SHEP an indication of which courses are in demand