SHEP Community of Practice

Connecting – Learning – Sharing

Training and Supports for Practitioners working through the Project

SHEP is committed to developing the Project as a ‘community of practice’.

Practice is a shared history of learning. Practice is conversational. ‘Communities of Practice’ are groups of people who share a concern (domain) or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better (practice) as they interact regularly (community). Etienne Wenger

Innovative Support & Learning Spaces

In line with our commitment to creating  spaces for connecting, learning and sharing among our facilitators we support a number of processes for particular groups of practitioners.

Supervision

Each year we organise a large number of supervision supports for our practitioners, in line with our commitment to good practice and our policy on Supervision.

On-going Process Work

An important on-going process is a twice yearly process facilitated by Richard Wallstein. This group is currently closed.

Workshops

Each  year we organise a variety of CPD courses and workshops for all the practitioners working through the Project – facilitators, community tutors, advocates and Coiscéim counsellors and psychotherapists – according to training needs arising and areas of common interest.

Autumn 2021 Seminar series (now  open)

Workshop 1A

Improvers’ Workshop/Practice Session – Facilitating On-line (using Zoom)

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Thursday 2nd September

7-9.30pm

Facilitators: Jim Sheehan & Geraldine Flanagan

The aim of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for participants to practice skills such as: allowing participants to choose their own breakout room; facilitators joining a breakout room; sharing files through chat; creative ways to use the new ‘follow the hosts order on screen’; and to provide space for troubleshooting.

14 places available

 

Workshop 1B

Improvers’ Workshop/Practice Session – Facilitating On-line (using Zoom)

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Thursday, 30th September

7-9.30pm

Facilitators: Jim Sheehan & Geraldine Flanagan

The aim of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for participants to practice skills such as: allowing participants to choose their own breakout room; facilitators joining a breakout room; sharing files through chat; creative ways to use the new ‘follow the hosts order on screen’; and to provide space for troubleshooting.

14 places available

Workshop 2A

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Co-Facilitating Experiential Group-work

Wednesday,   6th October

7-9.30pm

Facilitator: Mary Mangan

Workshop Host:   Geraldine Flanagan

The aim of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on and share their experience of co-facilitating experiential group-work – including what supports co-facilitation and challenges/issues that may arise.

12 places available

 

Workshop 2B

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Co-Facilitating Experiential Group-work

Monday, 18th October

7-9.30pm

Facilitator: Mary Mangan

Workshop Host:   Jim Sheehan

The aim of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on and share their experience of co-facilitating experiential group-work – including what supports co-facilitation and challenges/issues that may arise.

12 places available

 

Workshop 3

Expanding Awareness

Saturday,   18th September

10-4.30pm

Facilitators: To be confirmed

Workshop Host:   Eilish O Hanlon

The aim of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for participants explore our connection with the Earth and to develop a stronger awareness of climate justice.

NB: This course is open to all involved in facilitating SHEP Foundation 1 (Personal Development), particularly in the coming year, as it is a module that all Foundation Part 1 (PD) participants will experience.

16 places available

Autumn 2021 Practice Development Programmes (now  open)

New Programme 1

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Apprentice Mentoring Initiative – SHEP Community Education (2021-2022)

Nine Thursdays (once per month commencing late September( (dates tbc)

7 to 9.30pm (on Zoom to allow for geographic spread)

Facilitators: Dolores McCashin & Claire Barry

10-12 participants in the group

The aim of this programme of nine sessions is to create a supportive facilitated holding space for people apprenticing in Autumn 2021 or the coming Spring 2022. Through guided reading, inputs and workshop discussion the participants will engage together around the key policy and practice frameworks that guide SHEP’s Community Education Programme – SHEP Facilitation Approach; Supervision; Code of Ethical Practice; and Guidelines for Practice.

Links to the four main frameworks

New Programme 2

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New and Existing Registered Tutors – SHEP Community Education Practice Development (2021-2022)

Nine Thursdays (once per month commencing late September) (date tbc)

7 to 9.30pm

Facilitators: George Wallace & Rose Crowley

10-12 participants in the group

The aim of this programme of nine sessions is to create an organisational learning space for people newly registered with SHEP as Community Tutors along with more experienced Tutors. Through guided reading, inputs and workshop discussion the participants will engage together around the key policy and practice frameworks that guide SHEP’s Community Education Programme – SHEP Facilitation Approach; Supervision; Code of Ethical Practice; Guidelines for Practice.

Links to the four main frameworks

  • Booking essential – early booking advantageous.
  • Open to all involved as SHEP Facilitators in Cork, Kerry, Mid-West & South-East
  • We are hoping for a mix of facilitators in each group (different training areas, experience and geographic regions) to allow for sharing of experience, cross-learning and diversity.
  • All workshops provided free of charge.
  • As places are limited, if you are unable to take up a place offered, please let us know as soon as possible as it can be offered to those on a waiting list.
  • Please log in 10 minutes beforehand to be ready to start.

To book a place:

Email Zilma or Linda info@socialandhealth.com. If you do not hear from us you can assume you have a place. We will ring you if a place is not available on a workshop you have chosen. A reminder and link will be sent the week before the workshop.

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