Venture – Training for Development (Spring 2017)

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Venture Spring 2017 is an excellent, comprehensive programme delivered over four weekends between February and May 2017. Provisional dates below.

Course / Module Date
Global Awareness, Health 11-12 February 2017
Community Development and Leadership 11-12 March 2017
Cultural Adaptation, Challenge & Conflict, Research Methodologies (New module) 8-9 April 2017
Project Cycle Management, Monitoring & Evaluation 13-14 May 2017

Who is this for?
Prospective development workers, missionaries or volunteers who intend to work and live in a developing country.

What will you learn?

While providing a some keys skills and knowledge in practical overseas development it will also help participants to discern if a long term volunteer commitment is for them.  It is crucial that development workers, missionaries or volunteers are well prepared; this helps ensure that they can remain committed to the challenges of living and working overseas.


Module 1 Introduction and Logistics sessions.
Module 2 Global Awareness.
Module 3 Mission and Development –This is aimed at those working in the faith-based sector and is held after the returned volunteer speaker each Sunday morning.
Module 4 Returned Volunteer Speakers. Four speakers will input, one on each weekend
Module 5 Health
Module 6 Community Development and Leadership
Module 7 Cultural Adaptation
Module 8 Challenge and Conflict
Module 9 Research Methodologies
Module 10 Project Cycle Management and Monitoring & Evaluation
Module 11 Online Security Course mandatory for all trainees (UNDSS)
Module 12 Comhlámh Volunteer Charter
Other Induction Training for Specific Countries once Role has been identified

The programme is delivered by facilitators who are experts in the sector.

Course fee €400 (less 20% for unwaged)

Register and pay online here.