Monday, 17 February 2014

Sewing Night

The Mid-West Branch are having a sewing night in the Baptist Church on Wednesday next (19th Feb) 7-10pm, as Villiers is closed due to the Mid-term break. 

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Bring your current sewing project with you....

Friday, 14 February 2014

Branch Meeting 14th February - cancelled

Hi all, unfortunately tonight's meeting has been cancelled due to another bad weather forecast.

Hopefully we all of you at the March meeting where branch members will be showing a variety of demonstrations. 

Villiers Sewing Nights are back on Wednesday (26th Feb).

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Villiers Sewing Night Cancelled Tonight

The weekly Villiers sewing night which was due to take place tonight (12th Feb) has been cancelled due to the bad weather. 

Keep safe, see you all on Friday night!

Monday, 10 February 2014

Train the Trainer Course

Attached please find the information on the Train the trainer course which is being run by the IPS and the Craft Council. The IPS is looking for expressions of interesting in obtaining a place on a Train the Trainer course that will provide a FETAC Level 6 accredited qualification. This is a key opportunity to join a training programme that teaches the fundamentals of successful training, building upon participant's confidence, skills and ability to deliver effective training sessions.

There are a limited number of spaces so the IPS would like each branch to encourage at least two people to come forward. 
There is a form to fill out also and please don't be put off by this, we do not need complex answers and the question of experience, if you organise your local sewing group or classes with your children, help out with school or your branch that is all experience.

The IPS would like as many people as possible to express and interest and they can then judge if they need to run some more of these courses.

The forms and information will also be going into the newsletter for all members and this will be in the post shortly.

The closing date for the form is February 26th and the start date for the course is March 13th.
Course will run on March 13, 20, 26 and 27. 
Venue: Ashling Hotel, Dublin 

 AgendaAt the end of this programme you will be able to
1 Outline the concepts and theories underlying the delivery and evaluation of training interventions2 Explore the elements which impact on the effectiveness of a training session to include, the learning environment, the trainer, learning methodologies and the group dynamics of participants3 Demonstrate an awareness of a range of issues to include equality,
diversity and disability in the context of current legislation with regard to
training provision
4 Appraise a range of evaluation models, approaches, tools and techniques
used in the evaluation and monitoring of a training and development intervention
5 Deliver appropriate training content and materials using a range of training aids6 Formulate appropriate evaluation tools, techniques and approaches for a
training session to determine whether or not training needs were met and
objectives fulfilled
7 Provide constructive feedback to participants in relation to training
8 Apply a comprehensive range of specialised training delivery and
evaluation skills in the delivery of an appropriate training intervention
9 Devise a training evaluation process to include the identification of key
stakeholders, feedback from the trainee, challenges within the process and
the conduct or methodology of the evaluation
10 Select from a range of evaluation tools, techniques and approaches for a
training session to determine whether or not training needs were met and
objectives fulfilled
11 Report on a training and development evaluation to include the
identification of areas of success and of improvement opportunities.