We are very pleased to be delivering our new summer course for teachers ‘Skills for Listening to and Supporting those in the School Community’ in two education centres this year, namely Laois and Cork City (some places available July 11th to 15th). The five day skills based course is approved by the Department of Education and Skills and has attracted a full cohort of sixteen participants for its inaugural outing in Laois. Teachers and principals have been contributing to the discussions and role plays which are integral elements of this participative, fast paced course.
The training is being delivered by Declan Cunningham and Una McHale two of Ag Eisteacht’s senior licensed trainers. Ag Eisteacht differentiates itself as a training service provider in a number of ways, not least by the fact that it provides two trainers as opposed to one to deliver its courses. In so doing, the quality of the training is greatly enhanced as the trainers are continually modelling the behaviours central to the training programmes being delivered. They also bring a combined, wide and varied range of experiences to the course delivery. In addition, two different personalities, complementary delivery styles and approaches, offer an additional variety and depth to the participants’ experience.
The next summer course to take place will be in Cork Education Support Centre where Ag Eisteacht’s CEO Maeve Hurley and her colleague Patsy Hannan will bring participants through this new, custom-designed five day summer programme. The courses focuses on the impact that relationships have on our health and well-being and the critical role teachers play in building relational capacity in the school community.