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ITM Alexander Technique Summer Workshop in Ireland

Posted on January 15th, 2014

2014 is the year that the first ITM Alexander Technique Irish Summer Workshop will take place!

It will be held in UCC from Friday 13 June to Tuesday 17 June. Classes will be held in the Health Science Building and accommodation will be in apartments at University Hall, Victoria Cross.

Attached is a detailed information ITM Online Brochure. Hard copies are also available.

We hope you will consider joining us for this workshop and if you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

With very best wishes, Mary

E: itmireland@gmail.com  M: 0862400312

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IAYO Conducting Workshops 2014

Posted on December 19th, 2013

Director: Robert Houlihan

Royal Irish Academy of Music

Monday 07 – Friday 11 July 2014

Apply online

Closing date for Applications: Monday 26 May 2014.

Conducting workshops for youth orchestra conductors will be held at the Royal Irish Academy of Music to run alongside their Summer Orchestra Academy. Participants will avail of tuition in baton technique and score preparation along with opportunities to observe sectional and full rehearsals with the RIAM summer orchestra academy, conducted by James Cavanagh.

The course is for mixed ability / experience and is suitable for beginners.

Course Outline

Content

  • The course takes place in the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin and will run along side the RIAM ‘Orchestral Manoeuvres’ course directed by James Cavanagh.
  • There will be a maximum of 18 participant places and unlimited observer places.
  • There will be piano accompaniment with all practical conducting sessions.
  • A senior student quartet will accompany the pianist for circa half of the practical sessions.
  • Participants are requested to take part in the participant ensemble, which will also play during practical sessions.
  • Sessions will be in baton technique, score preparation and practical conducting.
  • Set works will be confirmed after a consultation process with participants and the course director.
  • Selected participants will conduct the RIAM summer course orchestra during one session. This is to be confirmed and at the discretion of the course director.
  • Participants and observers will have the opportunity to observe sectional rehearsals with RIAM staff.
  • Participants may also bring a piece they have worked on or will work on with their orchestras. Please include this on your application form if you wish to study it. It will be necessary to provide parts.

Information

  • The course is open to conductors of youth orchestras and third level students. Priority for participating places will be given to conductors actively engaged with youth orchestras.
  • Meals and accommodation are not provided. IAYO will aim to source reasonably priced accommodation forstudents. A number of scholarships will be available for conductors of IAYO member orchestras where those conductors need to pay for accommodation in Dublin.
  • It is not required for participants to prepare all the repertoire for the course. Participants may choose a selection that is in keeping with their experience and standard.
  • However, participants and observers should have copies of scores of all the repertoire studied on the course. Details of editions and bound copies will be available from the IAYO office. Most editions will be chosen from those available at imslp.org and costs will be minimal.
  • The course fee is €300 for participants and €150 for observers, payable on acceptance.

Repertoire

The repertoire for the course has been selected with the exception of the repertoire for the Orchestral Manoeuvres course. It is intended that most or all scores will be available for download for free. The works below are subject to final confirmation.  The Repertoire for the course will be:

Maidrin Rua (arrangement)
Phil the fluter  (arrangement)
Bartok – Dances from Transylvania
Beethoven – 5th Symphony 1st movement
Debussy - Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Elgar – Serenade for Strings
Mozart – Overture to Così fan tutte
Mozart - Symphony No.40 in G minor
Moussorsky (arr. Ravel) - Pictures at an Exhibition
Stravinsky – 8 Instrumental Miniatures

 

Robert Houlihan, conductor

Born in Killarney, Robert Houlihan moved to Dublin at the age of sixteen and began his first music studies in the Army School of Music, before further study at the Municipal College of Music and under George Hurst at the Canford Summer School. In 1980 he won second prize at the International Competition for Young Conductors at Besancon and was awarded a scholarship from the French Government and the Arts Council to study contemporary music at the European Centre for Musical Research at Metz and conducting with Lacon Barzin in Paris. He won further awards in 1983 in the Hungarian Television International Competition and this was followed by many engagements in Hungary, Romania and Czechoslovakia. He has frequently conducted the Irish National Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Telefis Eireann Concert Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra, as well as the Irish National Youth Orchestra, in addition to other engagements with orchestras throughout Europe. Since 1990 Robert Houlihan has been Principal Conductor of the State Philharmonic of Tirgu Mures in Romania, the first foreigner since the 1950s to hold such a position. Since 1992 he has served as Principal Conductor of the Savaria Symphony Orchestra in Hungary and is increasingly active as a teacher of conducting at the Canford Summer School of Music in England and also in France, Hungary and Portugal.

Apply online

Closing date for Applications: Monday 26 May 2014.

 

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Leaders for Change (Level 9)

Posted on October 24th, 2013

We are pleased to inform our members about the launch of our two new accredited leadership development programmes. The aim of these programmes is to professionalise leadership and to raise its status and visibility within the Irish community and voluntary sector.

Geared towards CEOs (or equivalent) and senior managers of community and voluntary organisations, or of statutory organisations that work closely with community and voluntary organisations, both programmes are tailor-made to strengthen and enhance the existing skills and capacity of leaders within the sector and to ensure that they are able to bring about and affect the change that they wish to see.

Leaders for Change (Level 9)

Dates: Dec 2013 – May 2014 & April – October 2014

Accreditation: participants will achieve 10 credits at Masters Level 9 on national qualification framework upon completion of coursework.

Leaders for Change will consider the many attributes required to make an excellent leader. It is a skills-based programme that aims to provide current and future leaders in the non-profit sector with the applied skills required in today’s challenging environment.

The aim of Leaders for Change is to help participants focus on themselves, their behaviours, values and actions in order to deliver the best social impact for their organisation and the wider sector. Leaders for Change is being delivered by All Hallows and Quality Matters – read more here.

Leaders for Change comprises four modules:Wheel 200px

  • Leadership Practices
  • Getting the Basics Right
  • Advocating for Change / Sectoral Challenges
  • Coaching and Developing Future Leaders.

View the full prospectus and module details here.

How to Apply Read more »

 

 

 

Leadership for Equality (Level 7)

Posted on October 24th, 2013

We are pleased to inform our members about the launch of our two new accredited leadership development programmes. The aim of these programmes is to professionalise leadership and to raise its status and visibility within the Irish community and voluntary sector.

Geared towards CEOs (or equivalent) and senior managers of community and voluntary organisations, or of statutory organisations that work closely with community and voluntary organisations, both programmes are tailor-made to strengthen and enhance the existing skills and capacity of leaders within the sector and to ensure that they are able to bring about and affect the change that they wish to see.

Leadership for Equality (Level 7)
Dates: Nov 2013 – May 2014
Accreditation: Professional Certificate in Leadership for Equality (level 7).

Leadership for Equality will consider the many skills required to make an excellent leader. This will include different styles of leadership as well as self and organisational awareness, with a particular emphasis on the personal and reflective leadership journey.

Geared towards facilitating solid leadership for the challenging times we live in, Leadership for Equality offers an expanded model of leadership along with skill sets that will address the complex daily realities facing Irish civil society. The programme is being delivered by the Community Action Network (CAN) – find out more here.

Leadership for Equality comprises four modules:Wheel 200px

  • Personal Leadership Model Building
  • Understanding and Leading Change
  • Systems Change
  • Building Strategic Alliances.

View the full prospectus and module details here.

How to Apply Read more »

 

 

 

Board Member Induction Training

Posted on October 24th, 2013

Board Match

 

 

The training day is tailored towards prospective board members, new board members and existing board members looking to strengthen their role on the board. With the impending establishment of the Charity Authority and its impact on the sector, this course is a must for all not-for-profit board members.

Date: November 15th

Location: Accenture Offices, Dublin 2

Price: €120 p/p including lunch

The full-day training is led by Boardmatch CEO Chris White. Chris has extensive experience in the provision of good governance training and has worked nationwide to provide good governance support to not-for-profit organisations.

The course will cover:

  • Role, expectations and liabilities of voluntary Directors
  • Governance and management
  • Information needed by voluntary Directors
  • Board recruitment & stakeholder management
  • Relationships with your Chief Executive and Chair

Please see Flyer attached for further information.

Boardmatch Ireland

35 Exchequer Street

Dublin 2

T: 01 671 5005

E: sophie@boardmatchireland.ie

W: www.boardmatchireland.ie

 

 

 

Fundraising: The Role of the Board

Posted on October 17th, 2013

In today’s economic climate, the ability to generate income is of paramount importance for the longevity of any not-for-profit. Covering a comprehensive list of topics, from statutory obligations to active Board engagement, the course is designed to equip participants with the key elements for implementing an effective fundraising strategy in their own organisation.

  • Main topics will include:
  • Overview of the fundraising environment
  • Statutory obligations
  • Best practice in fundraising
  • Strategy and tactics
  • Questions to ask your Head of Fundraising
  • Active Board engagement

Date: October 24th 2013   Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm   Cost: €80 pp

For full information, and to book a place: Click here

Please note that we offer discounts for multiple bookings. For further information, please contact Eva Gurn at eva@boardmatchireland.ie or 01 671 5005

Sophie O’Brien, Communications Officer, Boardmatch Ireland, 35 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

T: 01 671 5005   E: sophie@boardmatchireland.ie   W: www.boardmatchireland.ie

Board Match

 

 

 

Communications Strategies for Boards

Posted on October 17th, 2013

Board MatchLearn how to implement an effective communications strategy from leading experts through Boardmatch Ireland training.

Developing a communications strategy, building a strong identity and accessing local, regional and national media can have huge rewards for organisations. Notably, a robust communication strategy will facilitate organisations in showcasing their achievements and on-going work within their communities. The course is particularly relevant for organisations without dedicated marketing or communications staff.

Main topics will include:

  • The importance of effective communication for organisations
  • Accessing local, regional and national media
  • What constitutes a successful press release
  • Practical tips on how to raise the profile of your organisation
  • The importance of consistency and transparency
  • Making your message relevant and interesting to the wider public
  • The opportunities within social media

Date: October 22nd 2013

Time: 9am – 12.30pm

Cost: €80 pp

For full information, and to book a place: Click here

Please note that we offer discounts for multiple bookings. For further information, please contact Eva Gurn at eva@boardmatchireland.ie or 01 671 5005

Sophie O’Brien

Communications Officer

Boardmatch Ireland

35 Exchequer Street

Dublin 2

T: 01 671 5005

E: sophie@boardmatchireland.ie

W: www.boardmatchireland.ie

 

 

 

Alexander Technique Workshop with Don Weed

Posted on October 2nd, 2013

This informative and enjoyable workshop will introduce you to the ITM approach to The Alexander Technique and teach you tools to improve your mental and physical performance and achieve your potential. Spread over three days with an introductory lecture demonstration on the Friday.

Venue: CIT Cork School of Music

Date: 15 – 17 November 2013

Time: Friday 7pm – 10pm. Saturday /Sunday 10am – 6pm.

Cost: Prices range form €80 to €200 (depending on which sections you choose to do)

The ITM Alexander Technique, developed by Frederick Matthias Alexander, is a powerful tool for change, personal growth and enhancement of performance. You can use it to enhance your co-ordination in everyday tasks, and in more specialized activities such as sport, music and dance.

The ITM approach to teaching Alexander’s work was devised by Don Weed, who studied for many years with Marjorie Barstow, the first teacher to be certified by Alexander. Don has been teaching the work to many thousands of students and performers around the world since 1975, as well as training teachers on his training course in Bristol.

Booking is through Mary Shorten, by email or phone:
E-mail: shorten.mary@gmail.com
Mobile: 086 240 0312

As places for the workshop are limited, it is a good idea to book early to avoid disappointment and to avail of the ‘early-bird’ discount price!

 

 

 

NYCI Certificate in Youth Arts 2013-2014

Posted on September 18th, 2013

NYCI Certificate in Youth Arts 2013-2014, NUI Maynooth

The NYCI Certificate in Youth Arts is a part time, year long university accredited course of study in Irish Youth Arts Practice managed and delivered by the Arts Programme at NYCI.
(Accrediting body: NUI Maynooth, Dept of Applied Social Studies)

They are now accepting applications for the Certificate in Youth Arts 2013- 2014.
The application deadline is Friday 20th September 2013.

Download prospectus or apply here

 

 

 

Supporting Best Practice in Volunteer Management

Posted on September 12th, 2013

The premier conference for volunteer management in Ireland, the third annual National Volunteer Management Conference 2013 will take place on Wednesday 6th November at The Hilton Kilmainham Hotel, Dublin. The National Volunteer Management Conference, supported by BHP Insurance, provides an affordable day of professional development, networking and informative, thought-provoking workshops for individuals and organisations responsible for volunteer recruitment, training, support, and management. So whether you work with an organisation that manages thousands of volunteers, or you’re a small volunteer-led group, join your peers and leaders in the field of volunteer management for what promises to be both a practical and inspiring event.

Guest speakers and presenters include:
Rick Lynch – Richard is the co-author of the book Volunteer Management, the bestselling book in its field in the US, China, Great Britain and the Ukraine. He is a Seattle-based management consultant who specializes in issues facing not-for-profit organisations.
George Thompson – George is CEO of Volunteer Development Scotland (VDS). He has a national leadership role in connecting volunteer activity to a wide range of different needs.
Senator Jillian Van Turnhout – is an Independent Member of Seanad Éireann and a leading children’s rights activist. Previously she was Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance. She is Chair of Early Childhood Ireland; Vice Chairperson of the European Movement Ireland; and a Director, Irish Girl Guides Trust Corporation Limited.

Who Should Attend?
• Groups and organisations (large and small) currently involving volunteers or those thinking of involving volunteers.
• Individuals (paid or unpaid) working directly with volunteers or who are responsible for managing volunteers.
• Anyone looking to gain an in-depth understanding of best practice in volunteer management.

Pricing and registration
Tickets can be purchased online with credit / or Visa debit card, cheque or invoice.
Last year’s conference sold out so we encourage early booking to avoid disappointment.

  • Early Bird (before 20 September) € 59
  • Standard Rate (after 20 September) € 65
  • Latecomer Rate (after 30 October) € 75

For full programme details and further information on the National Volunteer Management Conference 2013, click here.