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’.

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.

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.

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. Currently this includes a twice yearly externally facilitated space for SHEP facilitators, informal gatherings and celebratory events.

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

Spring 2021 Seminar series

(All on-line workshops)

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Workshop 1A (Completed)

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

Tuesday 2nd February

Facilitator: Jim Sheehan & Eilish O’Hanlon

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Workshop 1B (Completed)

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

Thursday 4th February

Facilitator: Liam McCarthy & Deirdre O’Sullivan

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Workshop 2A (Completed)

Communicating & Relating from the Inside Out (CONTINUED)

Tuesday,   16th February (4.30-7pm)

Facilitator: Dr Helen Ruddle

Dr. Helen Ruddle is a Psychologist, Counsellor and Author. Presently her work primarily is with individuals in private practice along with university-level programme development and authorship of books. Her most recent book, co authored with Tony Humpreys, is Breakthrough: The Power of the Interrupted Relationship. –

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Workshop 2B (Completed)

Communicating & Relating from the Inside Out (CONTINUED)

Thursday,   18th February (4.30-7pm)

Facilitator: Dr Helen Ruddle

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Workshop 3A (FULL)

An introduction to Psychodynamic Approaches to Group-work

Tuesday, 2nd March (6.30-9pm)

Facilitator: Dr Nicola O’Sullivan

Dr Nicola O’ Sullivan is a lecturer, supervisor and group facilitator. She has worked with children and families in community and residential settings in Ireland for twenty years. Nicola completed a Professional Doctorate in Social Care and Emotional Wellbeing at the Tavistock and Portman Trust NHS, London. Nicola’s interests include the subject of anxiety and complexity in frontline human service work, reflective practice and psycho-social research.

Workshop Host:  Jim Sheehan

Workshop 3B (FULL)

An introduction to Psychodynamic Approaches to Group-work

Tuesday, 9th March (6.30-9pm)

Facilitator: Dr Nicola O’Sullivan

Workshop Host:  Deirdre Lillis

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Workshop 4 A (Full)

Group-work and the creation of Sacred Space

Thursday,  11th March (6.30-9pm)

Facilitator: Dr Noel Bradley

Noel Bradley D.D., M.A. has had wide experience of personal and community development work in Africa and in Ireland and is a group facilitator with SHEP for more than twenty years. He is a Training for Transformation facilitator. He is also a trained spiritual director and life coach and also works with “The Transformation Game” process and the “Frameworks for Change” process.

Workshop Host:  Jim Sheehan

Workshop 4 B (Full)

Group-work and the creation of Sacred Space

Friday,  12th March (6.30-9pm)

Facilitator: Dr Noel Bradley

Workshop Hosts:  Aleks Rogulska & Ger Flanagan

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Workshop 5 (FULL)

The Art of ‘Hosting’

Tuesday,   23rd March (6.30-9pm)

Facilitator: Kevin McCaughey

Kevin has worked for a number of years in community development and education.  Kevin completed the UCC Masters programme in Group Facilitation.  He is a group facilitator with SHEP working on SHEP’s Social Awareness & Community Empowerment training programme. He is also a lecturer on SHEP’s UCC Diploma in Social and Psychological Health Studies.

Workshop Host:   Jessie Bowen

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Workshop 6 (FULL)

Cultural Sensitivity and self-awareness in Group Facilitation

Thursday,   15th  April (6.30-9pm)

Facilitator: Dr Naomi Masheti

Dr Naomi Masheti in the Coordinator of Cork Migrant Centre.  Originally from Kenya, Naomi has been living in Cork since 2001. Before joining the CMC, she attended UCC where she completed her PhD in 2015 specialising in the Psychosocial Wellbeing of Sub-Saharan African Migrant Children.

Workshop Host:  Jim Sheehan

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  • Open to all involved as SHEP Facilitators in Cork, Kerry, Mid-West & South-East
  • We want 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
  • Please log in 10 minutes beforehand to be ready to start.