Active Leadership Training Presented by Dublin CIL

Dublin CIL are rolling out a number of programmes over the latter half of the year, which will be taking place during the month of September. This particular programme is focused on Political Activism training and will be provided in 6 locations.

The provisional date for Cork is September 20th. There will be a 2-hour session with a maximum of 15 participants. Venue to be confirmed.

The aim of the training is to provide participants with the knowledge and confidence to take part in local and national campaigns on Independent Living.

The idea for this training came from the nationwide consultations held during April and May, which discussed the role of Personal Assistants (PAs).

At these sessions, there was also a call for peer-led Leader Training. A training programme has been developed in response and is currently being piloted, with a planned national rollout in October. More information will be posted here closer to the date.


An introduction to political engagement, lobbying, advocacy and activism in a new Independent Living movement.

Do you have a passion for equality and the human rights of disabled people? Do you have an interest in civic engagement and want to learn more about how you can influence policy makers directly? Do you want to become part of a larger Independent Living movement that works with the political process to effect meaningful policy changes? Then Dublin CIL’s Active Leadership Training may be of interest to you.


Dublin CIL Political Activism Training will explore the role of lobbying as part of a larger strategic campaign for influencing our decision makers on key disability issues. Through this participatory training we will look at basic principles and skills for effective lobbying and how we can apply them at both an individual and group level.


This Active Leadership Training will specifically look at:

  • What is lobbying?
  • Setting targets for successful lobbying.
  • How to effectively communicate our message.
  • The political and institutional structures we should target.


This training will be delivered as a workshop with some group-work and participative exercises required, with a particular focus on it’s applicability as part of a collective campaign on Personal Assistance Services.


Disabled people who have an interest in activism or campaigning. No previous experience is required. To ensure effective participation, a maximum of 15 participants can be facilitated at each venue. Therefore pre-booking is required.


One 2-hour session.


Dublin CIL’s Active Leadership Training is being rolled out nationwide from the 10th to the 21st of September. If you have an interest in taking part, please send an email to:

Dublin CIL Information

or phone Susan on:

086 171 2648

for details of course venues and dates.

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