19/08/2017

What Clients Say

Charity Regulation & Governance Code Training Workshop

Excellent, very informative, interesting, thought-provoking.

… great interaction and networking

I really enjoyed the content of the handouts, the informal atmosphere that promoted discussion…

Facilitator knew his facts and interacted with group.

Evening workshop on Governance and related matters for community and voluntary groups

South & East Cork Area Development

 

– Thank you Paul, a very interesting course and very well presented.

– My first time and I found it very interesting.

– Extremely informative, interesting, educational, clear information, really learned a lot, great insight… very helpful

Feedback from participants in Governance, Charities Regulator and Structures workshop

North, East & West Kerry Development

...gained a greater understanding of what awaits us down the road…

…gave me a better understanding of how to set up proper structures for an organisation…

…gave me an insight into how things should be done in our organisation…

…clearly indicated the steps to be taken by voluntary organisations to properly structure their organisation…

…Yes, very thought provoking…

Workshop participants, Ballyhoura Development, Co Limerick

 

Community Alliance Consultation, Community Information Events, Migrant Community Consultation.

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Paul is diligent about collecting information and develops reports and presentations which are very accessible. Paul has strong group communication and facilitation skills and understands what techniques work best with different groups. he ensures that he understands the brief and develops a tailor-made proposal for the work. He is professional and thorough’                        

Siobhan Griffin, Community & Enterprise Dept, Kerry County Council

Community Training

‘Very informative, very well delivered…

Very happy with training…

It was very well done, thank you’

Participant feedback, Workshop for Community Groups on Appropriate Structures for Groups, Charities Regulator and the Governance Code, Ballyhoura Development.

Resident’s Association Training, Bandon, Co Corkwcdp_logo

…very helpful day…

I was happy about everything…

Found the meeting very helpful and would like to meet again…

Excellent input, would like more…

I really enjoyed the morning…                                          … feedback from course participants

Facilitation Skills Workshop, Killorglin FRCkillorglin frc logo

The content of the module was superb, and aspects of it will be beneficial to me going forward. Today was new learning for me in relation to facilitation skills. Pace; not rushed, delivered in lay-man’s terms but effective in all aspects. Style; comfortable to understand, not boring, interesting. Content; again excellent, productive and educational. Facilities; excellent, warm, homely, nice environment for a training day. Next steps; to hopefully implement the learning from today in my work going forward. Would like to participate again when the occasion arises.

                                                                      …feedback from course participants

St John of God Services, Dublin

sjogcommunity‘’Paul provided us in St John of Gods Community Mental Health Services with a well thought out workshop on Committee Work skills. The 30 staff members who attended all feel they will be more effective committee members and as a result their committees will be more productive and ultimately achieve more. I’d recommend Paul as a facilitator/trainer to organisations irrespective of size and type, what he assisted us to learn is relevant to all.”

Niall Turner, Occupational Therapy Manager, St John of Gods, Dublin

An Bhainseach Resident’s Association, Killorglin

Paul has helped our group tremendously from the start of our venture into being the strong and vibrant committee that we’ve become banshatoday. He has helped us develop our potential, helped us with running meetings and the roles of our officers. We have learned about speaking in front of local councillors and officials from various organisations.

Most recently he has helped us prepare for the national Pride of Place competition having been nominated by Kerry County Council. Paul prepared us for speaking in front of the judges and making our presentation.

Paul is truly a dedicated individual, helping community groups of all types to benefit from his assistance and advice. I have no hesitation recommending Paul to any group – if he can help us he can help your group too!

Chris O”Connor (chairperson) An Bhainseach Estate Ltd.

Presentation Skills Training.

Fenit LighthouseFenit Community Hall

Paul has excellent communication skills and a tool-kit of facilitation skills that will keep any training session focused yet enjoyable.  While we might have got there eventually on our own developing our policies, procedures, constitution etc Paul’s expertise, guidance and focus helped us do so in a timely and focused way.  We avoided many pitfalls through the practical down to earth guidance provided by Paul.       I would strongly recommend Paul for community group training and facilitation training’  Catherine Carthy, Fenit Community Hall

 Training in Community Hall Management.

 

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logo irish kidney associationIrish Kidney Association, Kerry

Excellent, very good, very beneficial, it emphasised the positive, helped prepare for giving a talk, a good way to learn. Relaxed atmosphere, it gave confidence, greater awareness of message to be delivered, very worthwhile day, good facilitation’      (group feedback)

 Public Speaking Training.

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 ‘… as a lecturer I have found Paul to be highly motivated and competent in relation to all his work undertaken. Paul is systematic in his work, and brings energy and practical experience into his teaching. Paul’s teaching delivery has been well received by the students, which is evident from the course evaluation.  Paul is hard-working and a supportive colleague whose contribution to the Diploma has been well appreciated’  Brenda Healy, UCC Outreach Programme Coordinator for Kerry.                                                

 Community Development Lectures.

knockaderry community hallKnockaderry Community Council, Newcastle West, Co Limerick

‘….Much of the impetus for these developments followed logically from    the series of workshops conducted by Paul earlier in 2014. We found him delightful to work with. His relaxed style and techniques ensured that everybody attending the workshops had ample opportunity to participate and enjoyed themselves in a non-threatening environment. Consequently the entire team had total ownership of the outcomes. I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul to other similar associations or community groupings for this type of work’
Vincent Hanley, Secretary

 Community Hall Consultation & Planning.

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‘Paul created a relaxed inclusive environment where people engaged fully. Paul used a variety of methods to engage the group and elicit opinions and feedback. Paul’s facilitation skills were excellent, and he used artwork and group dynamics to obtain everyone’s ideas, and ensure full participation…

Paul’s follow through was excellent. He very promptly and efficiently sent us a very clear report that outlined what had been covered, what had been achieved and what we had agreed as our next steps’  Mary Kiernan, Transition Kerry                                                                                                            

Review & Planning