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 (e.g. ETB, Partnerships, other grant). Currently courses held in SHEP’s own venues range in cost from No Charge to €45 to €75. 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 €756. 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 Autumn, Spring and circa Easter SHEP itself initiates a number of short courses.
Number of Participants
Up to sixteen people will be in the group. The group will be facilitated by a tutor who is a trained facilitator with lots of experience in creating a supportive atmosphere and in helping personal learning (Occasionally courses are facilitated by two tutors).
Short Courses coming up soon
Courses commence during the terms Autumn, Spring and circa Easter (please see the upcoming courses section for details of the next programme of courses). If you are interested you should, phone (021) 466 6180 for details of the next programme and an application form.