Duhallow Work & Training Opportunites for Women

IRD Duhallow provides training and personal development supports for women which will enhance women’s skills and importantly enhance women’s access to employment

IRD Duhallow is delighted to announce that it has been awarded funding through the Department of Justice and Equality supporting ESF PEIL Gender Equality – Women Returning to the Workforce. This Measure is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF). This grant will support women in order to assist their return to the labour market. To register to receive e-mails with further information please subscribe to our newsletter.

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The training provided under this measure is primarily targeted at women who are:

  • Women engaged in home duties.
  • Newly unemployed.
  • Women who have left the workforce but are now preparing to return to employment.
  • Long term unemployed women
  • Women parenting alone.
  • Women with disabilities.
  • Carers.
  • Newly located women to the area.
  • Migrant Women.
  • Those on low income or unemployed.

Upcoming Training and Seminars will include:

Personal Development Training Course:

An eight-week Personal Development training programme will be delivered which will include the following modules: Positive versus Negative Thinking, Saying No, Developing Self – Esteem, Rights and Responsibilities, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, Listening to your Intuition, Management of Feelings. For more information please click here.

Career and Life Guidance Information Seminar :

This seminar will provide professional guidance for those who would like support in making career, educational and/or employment decisions. This seminar will be of particular benefit for women seeking to get back into the workforce and those looking to explore their career and education options.

Deciding Your Future Workshops:

This programme will focus on group workshops which will comprise of learning how to create a powerful targeted CV to win interviews and to write cover letters which will sell your CV to potential employers. Importantly participants will be shown the smart way to job hunt in today’s fast moving environment and develop methods for researching employers and prepare for that all important interview. A person centered approach will be developed.

Psychometric Testing:

This will help you to identify your Unique Selling Points. This workshop will allow women to understand their strongest skills and competencies when seeking employment.

Dressing and Styling for An Interview:

This interactive ‘Dressing For Work Seminar’, will teach you which colours & style of clothes will suit your shape, personality and lifestyle. We will also look at those “Finishing Touches” to include hair, makeup, interview techniques and body language.
The session will include a colour demonstration on each person, advice on the best styles for your body shape, proportion and scale and we will finish by discussing interview looks (for different sectors) and how to create a working wardrobe that works for YOU so you look and act the part and you get the job!

Outsmart Stress and Anxiety” Seminar:

Would you like to be able to harness your stress and anxiety to work for you? This Taster Talk will look at stress and anxiety from a practical approach. Presented by: Counselling psychologist Marianne Wall from Smart Psychology. Are you curious to learn about stress and anxiety? Marianne Wall is a registered Counselling Psychologist with Smart Psychology and will present a Taster Talk “Outsmart Stress and Anxiety”. This taster talk aims to give you a fresh insight into stress and anxiety and tips on how to outsmart it. Smart Psychology uses a practical approach to making sense of your thoughts, action and feelings so that you can begin to understand what makes you tick and the skills needed to overcome the stressors that life can throw at you. This talk may be the starting point that you are looking for to begin living a fuller and happier life. For booking please click here.

“Moms Matter” Workshops:

A Group for Mother’s Who Work in the Home:

This project will be geared specifically at mothers who work in the home.  The six sessions in this project are aimed at rebuilding mothers’ self-esteem and confidence in their own abilities, not just as caregivers, but as individuals, separate from everybody else. The project aims to build strong relationships and a support network through which women can gain friendship, support, and encouragement to strive for more positive outcomes for themselves. As the series progresses the mothers will have the opportunity to voice issues that present in being a stay at home mom, what they feel could combat these issues, and what they wish others knew.

Sessions will include – My Identity; Getting to Know Me Again (Part 1); Coping with the Hustle and Bustle of Everyday Life; Getting to Know Me Again (Part 2); Being a “Good Enough” Mom and Becoming Integrated.

Parenting Skills Workshop:

This workshop will focus on promoting healthy families through the development of simple, strategic and more positive parenting techniques. This workshop is of benefit to parents and carers of children of all ages. It is also a workshop which could be beneficial to those working in the childcare sector, particularly on a one-to-one or small group basis.

Modules will include: Why love matters; Behaviour management; Building self-esteem and resilience (Problem solving with children); Building and maintaining a healthy routine; Accessing your inner child (play for children); Generation Z and Generation Alpha – Minding and monitoring the tech generation.

Communications Module QQI Level 5 QQI Level 5:

This is a compulsory module of the Health Care Support Worker and Childcare Worker QQI Level 5. Learners will acquire communication skills necessary for personal professional development; understand the principles of communication; develop skills to convey and interpret communicative messages in writing, orally and visually; understand the role of technology in modern communication and its application in personal and vocational life. To express your interest in this training module please click here.

Basic Excel:

The aim of this training course is to provide participants with the necessary skills required to produce reports using spreadsheets incorporating various calculations, professional formatting & graphical charts. It is important that individuals have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Ideally each client would have access to a computer system where Microsoft Excel is available to maximum learning after the training is completed. To express your interest please click here.

ECDL Start

This training course is the perfect first step for learners seeking to gain a solid base of I.T. skills and knowledge and demonstrate that you have attained a minimum level of digital literacy. Modules will include Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet & Email and File Management. To express your interest please click here.

Other courses run include:

  • Assertiveness Training.
  • Stress Management.
  • Health and Wellbeing Information Seminars
  • Manual Handling.
  • Creative Craft Classes including Art, Millinery, Cookery etc.

For further information on any of the above please contact Mary Creedon or Jacinta Carroll on 029-60633 or e-mail jacinta.carroll@irdduhallow.com / mary.creedon@irdduhallow.com


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