Introduction to Digital Campaigning

Posted on July 31st, 2014

Covering the fundamentals of an integrated approach to digital marketing, this absorbing workshop will equip participants with the fundamental skills to develop, implement and analyse digital advocacy and fundraising campaigns.

Date / Time: 24 Sep 2014 – 9:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: The Wheel, 48 Fleet Street (entrance on Parliament Row), Dublin 2
Price details: 60 Euro for Members of The Wheel/ 95 Euro Non-Members

Full details can be found here.




Making The Governance Code Deliver for Your Organisation

Posted on July 31st, 2014

Don’t get left behind. Turn your talk into action and attend this hands-on practical workshop on applying the new Governance Code in your organisation.

Date / Time: 23 Sep 2014 – 9:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: The Wheel, 48 Fleet Street (entrance on Parliament Row), Dublin 2
Price details: 60 Euro for Members of The Wheel 95 Euro Non-members

Full details can be found here.





Erasmus+ International Training Courses

Posted on July 14th, 2014

Léargas are supporting Irish youth workers and leaders to attend some upcoming training courses on various subjects. Successful selected participants are requested to pay a €50 participation fee. All flights, accommodation and training course elements are funded by the participating National Agencies. ‘POWER TO YOU(th)!‘ takes place from 30 October to 4 November in Luxembourg. This training course aims to boost and expand the capacity of youth workers/leaders in implementing Erasmus+ projects and to share their skills in empowerment, with the aspiration of increasing the employability of young people. Applications are online here. Deadline 5 September.

This course would be useful to youth leaders who want to help children take part in Erasmus+ programmes, as it will provide a greater understanding of how they work, thus increasing the chances of acceptance for applicants. Erasmus+ programmes that can be greatly beneficial to the Youth Orchestra communities are the ‘Youth Exchange’ projects, of which you can find more information here.





Kodaly Society of Ireland International Summer Course

Posted on June 30th, 2014

The Kodaly Society of Ireland’s International Summer Course will take place in St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra from 7 – 11 July 2014 and includes four master teachers from Hungary: Dr László Nemes, IldikóHerboly-Kocsár, Sarolta Platthy and Kata Kortvesi, together with Irish faculty members.

The Fidelio Trio (artists-in-residence in St Patrick’s College) will also be involved in coaching chamber music throughout the course.

The course will cater to all levels of musicianship and musical experience and will appeal to teachers (all levels), instrumentalists, conductors, choral singers, music students etc.
Further details here.




MA in Scoring for Film and Visual Media

Posted on June 30th, 2014

Duration: One Year, Full Time. September – August

Pulse College, in association with the DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, now offers a Masters in Scoring for Film & Visual Media.

Designed to harness the creative potential of future composers, this unique, one year programme is aimed at musicians, composers and engineers who want to develop the technical and musical skills necessary to work within this area.

Watch a repeat of a live Q&A event with award winning tutors covering all aspects of the course content, scholarship awards, the facilities, career paths, and the admissions process here.

For further details contact Deirdre Savage at: or Tel +353 1478 4045
More details here.




Charities Regulation Conference & Free Legal Aid to Charities

Posted on June 30th, 2014

The Voluntary Assistance Scheme will host a conference on Charities Regulation on Thursday 3 July 2014 at 4.30pm in the Distillery Building, 145 – 151 Church Street, Dublin 7. Speakers will include Ms. Úna Ní Dhubhghaill, CEO of the Charities Regulatory Authority and Ms. Deirdre Garvey, CEO of The Wheel, among others. The conference will be chaired by Mr. Justice Frank Clarke, Judge of the Supreme Court. RSVP by 30 June to attend.

The enactment of the Charities Act 2009 heralds a new era of regulation for Irish charities and VAS are striving to assist charities in making a smooth transition. Representatives from all charities are cordially invited to attend. The conference is free of charge – all that is asked is that you confirm your attendance so that numbers can be anticipated. Please RSVP to Jeanne McDonagh ( by 30 June.




Create a Communications Plan in Three Hours

Posted on June 18th, 2014

[From the Wheel Website]

Every non-profit organisation – no matter what its size of focus – needs a Communications Plan! Without it, you risk wasting your precious resources on communications that will have little or no impact. Or even worse, you could inadvertently neglect or alienate supporters, funders and other important stakeholders. It’s with busy people like you in mind that we’ve developed this new workshop.​ This workshop takes place in Galway on the 19thof June.




APPETISER Sweden, Training Course.

Posted on June 12th, 2014

eras+Take this training opportunity to get your first International experience. Learn how to develop international youth projects and how to access the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Léargas will be supporting up to four youth workers (one per organisation) to attend this training course. Flights, Accommodation, Food and Training Costs are paid for by the National Agencies. A €50 participation fee is required from selected participants. It takes place in Kalmar Sweden from the 8th to the 12th of October 2014.

Deadline to apply is 15th of June.




Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Posted on June 11th, 2014

[From the Wheel website]

Financial management can be intimidating task to grapple with. But, as this workshop will show, it is possible for those without specialist training to learn how to learn how to manage their non-profit’s finances in a prudent and effective way.

The workshop will provide participants with:

  • an overview of the management of an organisation’s finance
  • clear guidelines on how to read financial reports and management accounts
  • knowledge on how to produce effective financial reports & budgets

It takes place in Dublin on the 19th of June. To find out more please click here.




Digital Marketing for Business

Posted on June 11th, 2014

[From the Wheel Website]

This intensive workshop from the ICS Skills Training in partnership with The Wheel will help you make the most of digital marketing tools through the best strategies for using them. You will leave the course knowing not only how to recruit new supporters and effectively engage them but to drive your online social media and marketing efforts for optimum results. Workshops takes place in Dublin on the 19th of June. To find out more click here.