SHEP stresses the importance of tailoring its courses to the specific needs of different participant groups so the programme outlined here would therefore be necessary to modify once the distinct needs of those participating are known. These topics will not be addressed in a pre-structured manner, but as they arise from group participants’ exploration of their personal and interpersonal experience, both in the group and in their lives generally.
What is the cost of the course?
The Continuing Personal Development Course fee is normally €790. This fee is payable before taking up a place, although SHEP is willing to make payment plans with participants to spread the payments over the duration of the course. Depending on grant funding, a limited number of concessions/bursaries (usually €300) may be available.
Do participants receive a certificate?
A certificate will be awarded to those who complete the course satisfactorily. Except in the most exceptional circumstances, attendance at a minimum of 80% of both the evening sessions and of the workshop sessions will be considered essential for satisfactory completion of the course.
Does the course lead on to further training?
Those who successfully complete the course may apply to continue training with SHEP in the Facilitation or Specialised Practitioner Training Courses as appropriate.
Next Courses: Open Now for Applications
Subject to numbers, two groups will start in Spring 2021. The course will be adapted because of COVID. €300 concession/bursary given to all offered a place (i.e. for 2021 there is a special reduced fee of €490. A payment plan is available for those who wish to pay in instalments.. No deposit required. Indicative group size: 12-14. Closing Date: Monday 8th February
Group 1 – Tuesday Evenings
Venue: Fully on-line
Facilitators: Marian Crowley & Áine Finn
Weekly sessions: 25 Tuesday evenings, 7.30– 10.00 pm (& six weekend days).
Starting: 2nd March 2021
Finishing: 14th December 2021
Group 2 – Wednesday Evenings
Venue: On-line until Summer/Blended after Summer if possible (in-person sessions in Cork City)
Facilitators: George Wallace & Una Good
Weekly sessions: 25 Wednesday evenings, 7.30 – 10.00 pm (& six weekend days).
Starting: 3rd March 2021
Finishing: 15th December 2021
Schedules and Application form:
2021 Cork Cont PD Group 1 (Schedule)
2021 Cork Cont PD Group 2 (Schedule)
Application Form Cont PD Cork 2021