Celebrating success in East Belfast
"The East Belfast Community Capacity & Leadership Programme has achieved beyond our expectations. Whilst it was very much a training programme targeted at the community sector in East Belfast, It has been a great process for developing contacts and networks across East Belfast. It has provided so many opportunities for organisations in East Belfast to participate in high quality, accredited and non-accredited training and support the development of organisations and the staff, volunteers and structures of those organisations. The professional delivery by NICVA and their partners of Interaction Institute, Tides Training and Youth Action NI has been a wonderful experience for our organisation."
Dr Mark Browne, from The Executive Office, congratulated all those involved in the programme and commended the impact that it has had on individuals and communities. He spoke of the other work The Executive Office were doing and how people could get involved. He then presented certificates to those who had completed the programme. Within the programme there was a wide range of courses including: evening /half-day/one day sessions, TQUK Level 3 Education and Training, Facilitative Leadership, ILM Level 3 Management of volunteers, ILM Level 3 Leadership and Management, ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring and OCN courses.
This programme, funded by the Northern Ireland Executive’s Social Investment Fund as part of the Delivering Social Change programme, worked with community groups and individuals in East Belfast to improve their capacity and leadership. It helped groups identify solutions to address the challenges and issues that they face in their local communities. The programme improved leadership skills and confidence and provided the chance to work together and network with others.