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Cavan

Cavan Sustainability Solutions Network

Cavan Sustainability Solutions Network

Cavan Sustainability Solutions Network will promote integrated approaches to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, through education, research, policy analysis, and global cooperation. Most youth and environmentally-minded people will benefit. Design Thinking training and mentoring will be provided throughout to guide you in producing human-focused plans that you can apply to future endeavours. The schedule will be determined once an interested cohort have registered their interest and are ready to begin. The Course can vary in commitment between a Sprint (21 hours) and Marathon (42 hours) of training based on the availability of the Cohort. Either Course will provide training and mentoring to support you throughout the development of and actioning of ideas relating to this significant challenge.

Sligo

Tackling Environmental Change at Local Level

Tackling Environmental Change at Local Level

This course is for people who are passionate about protecting local environments and biodiversity in a changing climate. It will encourage the development of sustainable practices and regeneration through the cross-pollination of ideas from individuals and networks, and groups. The use of Design Thinking skills throughout will help to generate creative, people-focused plans that you can apply to current and future projects across Sligo. The schedule will be determined once an interested cohort have registered their interest and are ready to begin. The Course can vary in commitment between a Sprint (21 hours) and Marathon (42 hours) of training based on the availability of the Cohort. Either Course will provide training and mentoring to support you throughout the development of and actioning of ideas relating to this significant challenge.

Cavan

Killeshandra: Town Identity, Communication, and Community Spirit

Killeshandra: Town Identity, Communication, and...

This Course will utilise Design Thinking to help local groups and businesses form an identity for the town and help foster links and improve communications between the various local stakeholders leading to a more cohesive inclusive town. The schedule will be determined once an interested cohort have registered their interest and are ready to begin. The Course can vary in commitment between a Sprint (21 hours) and Marathon (42 hours) of training based on the availability of the Cohort. Either Course will provide training and mentoring to support you throughout the development of and actioning of ideas relating to this significant challenge. Image © The Anglo-Celt

Cavan

Killeshandra: Attracting Visitors through Heritage, Routes, and Environment

Killeshandra: Attracting Visitors through Herit...

This Course will train and mentor interested parties to use Design Thinking processes to develop and enhance Killeshandra’s heritage, routes and environment such as Greenways, Camino Walk, linen history, tourism, angling, for locals and visitors to enjoy. The schedule will be determined once an interested cohort have registered their interest and are ready to begin. The Course can vary in commitment between a Sprint (21 hours) and Marathon (42 hours) of training based on the availability of the Cohort. Either Course will provide training and mentoring to support you throughout the development of and actioning of ideas relating to this significant challenge. Image © This Is Cavan!

Cavan

Killeshandra Revitalising the Town Centre, Facilities and Spaces

Killeshandra Revitalising the Town Centre, Faci...

This course focuses on generating community action that will rejuvenate Killeshandra, repurposing general infrastructure such as the library, old bank, railway station and other empty units, bringing services back to the town centre and making it a desirable place to visit, live and work. The use of Design Thinking skills will feature throughout this Course and help to produce people-focused solutions that you can apply to any future challenges or opportunities. The schedule will be determined once an interested cohort have registered their interest and are ready to begin. The Course can vary in commitment between a Sprint (21 hours) and Marathon (42 hours) of training based on the availability of the Cohort. Either Course will provide training and mentoring to support you throughout the development of and actioning of ideas relating to this significant challenge. Photo © Christopher Kirk (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Leitrim

Designing Kiltyclogher’s Future

Designing Kiltyclogher’s Future

Kiltyclogher has been making positive steps in recent years, particularly with the development and maintenance of the Sean Mc Diarmada homestead, Kiltyclogher Heritage Centre, Community Centre, Hostel Holiday Accommodation and more. The successful Kilty Live campaign (2017) showcased the community drive and spirit in the area. This Innovating Communities Course will maximise and harness Kiltyclogher’s potential by training and mentoring participants in Design Thinking, aka Problem Solving, bringing likeminded people together to examine the area’s challenges and come up with solutions.

Louth

Social Enterprise: An Answer to the Digital Divide

Social Enterprise: An Answer to the Digital Div...

This Course will explore the relationship between technological response and the social care response in order to develop a social enterprise solution to the Digital Divide in Louth. Design Thinking processes will allow you to identify and frame the Challenge and those affected, and explore people- and research-based responses. This is a Marathon Course, consisting of 42 hours of deep-diving into this widespread Challenge. Our training and mentoring will help your team produce long-term plans and skills you can use for future opportunities.

Louth

Establishing Independent Artist Studios in Drogheda

This Course is fully Enrolled
Establishing Independent Artist Studios in Drog...

There is a vital need for designated studio spaces for artists in Drogheda. This Course aims to train and mentor a team to develop a strong plan for establishing artist studios in the area. The team intends to set up an independent artist’s space, which will allow them to work, and develop their professional practice, and ultimately this space will contribute to the vibrant Art scene in Drogheda. This will be the first independent artist studios in Drogheda. Droichead Arts Centre will continue to provide support in kind and in funding on the establishment of the studio space. Design Thinking skills will be acquired throughout, allowing the team to use their creativity to generate viable, sustainable ideas and solutions.

Cavan

The Local Green Box Cavan - Awareness Campaign

This Course is fully Enrolled
The Local Green Box Cavan - Awareness Campaign

The Cottage Market West Cavan runs a weekly, local food initiative in Cavan Town and Ballyconnell. This Course aims to create an awareness campaign that highlights the importance and benefits of supporting this initiative, both from an individual and community perspective. Register now to join your team on this Sprint: 21 hours of high-impact, Design Thinking training that will help develop a strong, people-focused plan for this campaign.

Louth

Bia Welcome Community

Bia Welcome Community

This Course aims to empower and mentor those involved in the Bia Welcome Community project that aims to reduce isolation, build relationships, and connect new community members with local services. Challengers will be facilitated in generating ideas, developing people-focused plans, and testing solutions that can support residents across Louth in a variety of ways. Our Design Thinking training teaches an innovative process of tackling issues and approaching opportunities that can be carried into future endeavours.

Donegal

Creating a Services/Outreach Centre for Ray, Rathmullan, Surrounding Areas - Register by June 23rd

Creating a Services/Outreach Centre for Ray, Ra...

The Ray and Rathmullan area is large in both population and community spirit. This Course will train and mentor interested parties to create a centre that will provide various facilities and services for everyone, from young people to the elderly. The Design Thinking process will be used to help Challengers change their mindset, generate and assess ideas, and work collaboratively to develop these ideas into actions. The schedule will be determined once an interested Team have registered their interest and are ready to begin. The Course can vary in commitment between a Sprint (21 hours) and Marathon (42 hours) of training based on the availability of the Team. Either Course will provide training and mentoring to support you throughout the development of and actioning of ideas relating to this significant challenge.

Donegal

Reducing Costs and Generating Income for Social Enterprises

Reducing Costs and Generating Income for Social...

This Course will support and mentor social enterprises throughout Donegal to plan and develop for sustainability in the wake of the COVID pandemic. It is vital but challenging for social enterprises to generate income while doing the most with what they have available. The restrictions potentially offer time to plan and strategise methods and new routes for operating, generating income, focussing resources and planning for the future. Design Thinking will help you approach these matters in a new way, allowing you to generate creative solutions and problem solve efficiently. The process can also be applied to other challenges in the future. The schedule will be determined once an interested Team have registered their interest and are ready to begin. The Course can vary in commitment between a Sprint (21 hours) and Marathon (42 hours) of training based on the availability of the Team. Either Course will provide training and mentoring to support you towards ideas.

Sligo

Developing Sligo as a Tourist Destination

This Course is fully Enrolled
Developing Sligo as a Tourist Destination

This Course will facilitate the training and mentoring of people and organisations from across Sligo's tourism industry. By working collaboratively and creatively using Design Thinking, we will examine the challenges facing the tourism industry and develop solutions. Challengers will be facilitated in producing people-focused plans to boost the region's image as an appealing destination for travellers.

Louth

Breaking Down Barriers: Community Integration for All

This Course is fully Enrolled
Breaking Down Barriers: Community Integration f...

This Course is designed to generate ideas and solutions that bring together people of any age or gender, of all backgrounds and nationalities living in Louth, to promote unity and collaboration between these communities. Design Thinking will be used throughout to provide Challengers with a skillset that can be used for any initiative. This Sprint Course consists of 21 hours of quick-fire training and mentoring that will help you develop your ideas and generate thoughtful, real-world outcomes.

Donegal

A recreation corridor from Donegal's heartland to the coast

A recreation corridor from Donegal's heartland ...

This Course will train and mentor interested parties to use Design Thinking processes in order to start developing a plan for a new recreational corridor in Donegal for locals and visitors to enjoy. Creating this scenic route between Donegal Town and Ballybofey-Stranorlar could provide a boost for tourism and the environment, and stimulate small businesses and communities along the way. Due to the complex and widespread nature of this project, this is a Marathon course; 42 hours of in-depth training designed to support the development of responses to significant opportunities.

Monaghan

Reimagining Community Spaces as Digital Hubs - Mondays, 6.30-8.30pm

Reimagining Community Spaces as Digital Hubs - ...

This Course aims to generate innovative ideas for creating digital hubs through collaboration between community centres, groups, and interested individuals. As connectivity becomes increasingly important across society in all aspects of work and play, it's time to produce plans for open access, inclusive spaces that can continue to advance alongside it. Design Thinking processes will be used throughout the training and mentoring to generate actionable ideas and develop those into effective solutions. This 'Sprint' Course consists of 21 hours of high-impact training designed to teach you these skills and turn concepts into realities.

Monaghan

Climate Action, Biodiversity and Sustainability

This Course is fully Enrolled
Climate Action, Biodiversity and Sustainability

This course is for people who are passionate about tackling climate change, protecting biodiversity and increasing rural attractiveness. It will encourage the development of sustainable practices and environmental regeneration through the cross-pollination of ideas from individuals and groups in the County. Once sufficient interested individuals have registered interest, the exact focus of the Challenge will be determined. The use of Design Thinking skills throughout will help to generate creative, people-focused solutions that you can apply to current and future endeavours. The schedule will be determined once an interested cohort have registered their interest and are ready to begin. The Course can vary in commitment between a Sprint (21 hours) and Marathon (42 hours) of training based on the availability of the Cohort. Either Course will provide training and mentoring to support you throughout the development of and actioning of ideas relating to this significant challenge.

Monaghan

Attracting People to Live and Work in County Monaghan (Thurs 7-9pm)

Attracting People to Live and Work in County Mo...

This course focuses on generating community action that will attract people to live and work in rural communities around Monaghan, such as providing high quality jobs, rejuvenating our town centres, and repurposing general infrastructure. The use of Design Thinking skills will feature throughout this Course and help to produce people-focused solutions that you can apply to any future challenges or opportunities. The schedule will be determined once interested individuals have registered their interest and are ready to begin. The Course can vary in commitment between a Sprint (21 hours) and Marathon (42 hours) of training based on the availability of the interested individuals. Either Course will provide training and mentoring to support you throughout the development of and actioning of ideas relating to this significant challenge.

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