Dave Dunn will be running a Facilitation Skills Training this October as part of our new Dublin Food Co-op Community Development Programme.

Dave’s course will run over 2 Saturday mornings in October . The course will take place in the Inchicore Sports and Social Club. 

Many of you know Dave from his excellent facilitation of our Co-op General Meetings and Talkin’ Co-ops for the past few years. Dave’s facilitation work with Dublin Food Co-op has been transformative and I believe that he has had a huge hand in changing the culture at our meetings to a more positive open and productive meeting space.

Dave is giving others the opportunity to learn those facilitation skills at his workshop this October.

Read more about Dave and his practice on his website – http://dave.dunn.ie/

Date : 12th & 19th October 2019

Time: 10 – 2pm

Where: Inchicore Social Club

  • Price: 
    • €50 for module
    • €35 for module for concession
    • If you would like to attend the course but do not have the funds to do so please contact us with a letter of interest for the course – we believe that everyone should have access to education.

If you would like to reserve a space on the training course please email @dublinfood.coop

To keep up to date with up coming events at the Dublin Food Co-op visit: https://dublinfood.coop/events/

More about our Community Development Programme

The Dublin Food Co-operative is launching a members development programme for its members and the broader community. 

As an organisation we have been focused on securing a premises for the past number of years – this has meant that our community activity hasn’t been at the forefront. With our move to Kilmainham we have gained a lot – a permanent home, a sense of security, a new neighbourhood and lots of new members but there is still space for lots of growth within our community. 

We are now at a point where we are settled and have the capacity to focus our energies into our community development. Over the past months we have been working to create a programme for our members and for the broader community. 

This programme will include workshops, courses, talks and field trips in which attendees will learn about cooperation, community, permaculture and sustainability.

The full module are part of the course are:-

  • Craft of Facilitation – Dave Dunn
  • Zero Waste Cooking – Rozanne Stevens Sustainability at Home
  • Co-operative Studies – Patrick Doyle Society for Co-operative Studies in Ireland
  • Start your Own Co-op – Darragh Walshe Irish Co-operative Organisations Society
  • Do it Yourself Herbs & Balms – Maggie Ní Caoimh Dublin Herb Bike
  • Permaculture – Aaron Jewell Permascape

We will have a series of guest speakers with backgrounds in Cooperatives, Community Organising, Sustainability and Environmental issues doing additional talks that run alongside the modules. We will be releasing the full programme in the coming weeks.

The events as part of the programme will include trips to other Co-ops and a Film Screening and Tour in Rediscovery Centre and a Co-op Christmas Party too!

The full programme runs from October 2019 until May 2020 and attendees to the course will receive a ICOS Skillsnet accreditation on completing the course.

The course will take place at the Inchicore Social Club & the ICOS Headquarters – Plunkett House in the City Centre

The overall price for the course will vary dependant on your personal situation. We do want to make it accessible as possible. If you are interested in the course and want to know more please contact us on info@dublinfood.coop

We will be offering free first year of Co-op membership for non-members that attend our Community Development Course.  We want to the local community to be apart of our Co-op community and feel that this programme is a way to reach out beyond our membership.

We are running this course in co-operation with ICOS (Irish Cooperative Organisation Society). You can find more about them on their website.