DFI and UL: Project Management for Community and Voluntary Organisations


“Project Management for Community and Voluntary Organisations” QQI- Level 8 Module

The Disability Federation of Ireland, the University of Limerick and Johnson & Johnson through their joint initiative SOLA are now registering applicants for their "Project Management for Community and Voluntary Organisations” course.

SOLA: "The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Quality in the Community and Voluntary Sector" is committed to building sustainable communities of practice and service provision with appropriate governance and sustainable quality systems within the changing social, economic and political context in Ireland.

For whom - The UL accredited module is aimed at those within the community & voluntary sector with a responsibility for governing, delivering service, coordinating activities, or with a role in the administration and management of the organisation.

Strategic project management is critical for the community and voluntary organisations. Reliance on funding requires service providers to develop their offerings and secure funding by undertaking projects. This necessitates organisations to be more proficient in completing projects, in order to:

  • ensure they deliver the expected benefit to their service users
  • demonstrate to funders that finance has been effectively exploited.

The aim of this course is to give the learner an understanding of the methods and techniques to manage projects of any type. The learner will be introduced to the methods and techniques used to take an initial concept from project definition and execution to the rolling out of the end result. These methods and techniques can apply to almost anything

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Be able to define project management and understand the reasons for using it
  • Understand how to make a project successful.
  • Understand the different stages of a project's life cycle.
  • Be able to create an effective project plan
  • Have knowledge of the different charts and diagrams that can be used to help plan a project.
  • Know how to predict and manage any risks that may hinder the project.
  • Know how to maintain the project's progress and ensure that it is completed efficiently

Applications are now being accepted for this course which will be run over five Saturdays from September to December 2018 at the Disability Federation of Ireland Head Office, Dublin 8.

Course Details

Venue: Disability Federation of Ireland, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8. .

Class/Workshop Dates:

  1. Saturday 29th September 2018
  2. Saturday 20th October 2018
  3. Saturday 3rd November 2018
  4. Saturday 24th November 2018
  5. Saturday 8th December 2018

Class/Workshop Times:

  • 10:00am Registration
  • 10:30am Start
  • 4:00pm Finish

Course Fee: €500.00 (discounts available for DFI members– please inquire)

Progression Opportunities

Graduates from this course may be considered for progression to a One Year Specialist Diploma in Lean Quality Management at Level 9 of the National Framework of Qualifications.

Further Information

For further information on this course please contact the SOLA Administrator, Claire Gallery at 061 - 202960 or email clairegallery@disability-federation.ie


Dublin 8

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