Anne O'Carroll MA, BCL, Camb. CELTA

Educational Qualifications:

  • Masters in Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University
  • Bachelor of Civil Law, University College, Cork
  • Cambridge CELTA (post-graduate certificate in teaching adults)
  • Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache, and Wirtschaftsdeutsch (Business German, Goethe Institute

Relevant Experience:

  • Founder member of Cascade Training Consultancy.
  • Intercultural and legal trainer and consultant
  • Member of National Union of Journalists
  • Award-winning legal journalist (National Justice Media Award winner 1993, and Justice Media Award – Distinction (Magazines), 1994 and 2003)
  • Twenty years of experience in research, writing, editing and proof-reading.
  • Co-editor, Feathers and Cigarettes, (Fish Short Story Anthology)
  • Director of language school (Kilcatherine English Centre) 1996-2003
  • Contributor (on legal issues) to Citizens Information website (www.citizensinformation.ie).
  • Design of FETAC-accredited course on Consumer Law for Citizens Information Board.
  • Languages: German, Irish, French. Basic Spanish, Mandarin and Irish Sign Language.

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Stephen Martin BA, FMAC

Educational qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons), University of Ulster.
  • Further Adult Education Teaching Certificate (Postgraduate FAETC), Belfast Metropolitan College
  • Fellow of The Millennium Awards Commission
  • Member of the British College of Counselling and Personal Development

Relevant Experience:

  • Founder member of Cascade Training Consultancy.
  • Intercultural and communication trainer and consultant
  • 25 years as a cross-community anti-sectarian educator in Northern Ireland
  • Co-editor, Feathers and Cigarettes, (Fish Short Story Anthology)
  • 10 years counselling experience
  • 3 years teaching English as a foreign language to adults

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Sabrina Ziegler MA, BA

Educational qualifications:

  • MA in Intercultural Studies
  • BA (Hons.) in Languages (German) for International Communications
  • FETAC Level 6 Train the Trainer
  • Citation in Counselling Skills including Cross-cultural Counseling from Kwantlen University College, Canada
  • Pharmaceutical-Technicians Degree
  • UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland – Chinese Business Culture Course
  • European Certificate in Diversity Training accredited by the ICC
  • 2011 Fellow at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication Portland, Oregon, USA

  • Certified Cultural Detective ® facilitator.
     

Relevant Experience:

  • Active member of Young SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research)
  • Youth group leader for 5 years in Germany; organized and took part in youth exchanges to Poland and France
  • Organized and designed intercultural training for students at Irish University
  • Languages: German, Dutch

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Dr Cliona O’Carroll (in advisory capacity)

Educational qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • PhD in Folklore and Ethnology, NUI, Cork
  • Adult and Continuing Education, (Seminar Course), NUI, Cork
  • Cambridge CTEFLA (post-graduate certificate in teaching adults)

Relevant Experience:

  • Lecturer, Béaloideas/Folklore and Ethnology, University College, Cork
  • Project co-ordinator, interviewing trainer, radio series producer and book editor for the Cork Northside Folklore Project intercultural ethnographic radio project ‘How’s it goin’, boy?’ for Cork 2005.
  • Radio presenter and researcher on RTÉ Radio 1 intercultural series Different Voices.
  • PhD research on migrancy and cultural exchange (PhD awarded 2001).
  • Public folklorist, working with community groups such as the Cork Traveller
  • Women’s Network on cultural exchange programmes.
  • Oral history advisor to Cork City Library and Cork City Archives.
  • Languages: German, Irish, French, some Spanish.

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Ruth O'Dea, B.A. (Mod.), MSc. Equality Studies

Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Single Honour History, TCD
    Masters in Equality Studies, UCD
  • Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Goethe Institute accredited
    Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Relevant Experience:

  • Six years as Training Officer with Refugee Information Service (RIS), delivering training on immigration procedures, rights and responsibilities to service providers and community & voluntary sector
  • Information & Advocacy Officer with RIS providing information, advice and advocacy services for refugees and asylum seekers living in Ireland
  • Regional Training Executive with Citizens Information Board (CIB), designing appropriate training programmes for staff and volunteers of Citizens Information Services and community & voluntary sector.
  • Contributor to CIB FETAC accredited course content on Immigration Issues
  • Designed and delivered courses on Social Welfare Appeals for CIB
    Group facilitation work in community development sector as Community Development Worker in Tallaght
  • Three years experience as teacher of English as a foreign language in Germany and Ireland
  • Member of the Irish Refugee Council and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties
  • Languages: German, Irish, French, Spanish.

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Esther Hoad BA, CELT

Educational qualifications:

  • Training and Education (BA Hons) NUI Galway
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching English (CELT)
  • Diploma in Training & Education, NUI Galway
  • French Diploma (Distinction), Brussels Chamber of Commerce, Belgium.
  • Adult Literacy Tutor Certificate – County Leitrim VEC
  • Two years of Community Studies, NUI, Maynooth
  • Diploma (Distinction) in Theory of Community Counselling, Education & Psychology (ACCEPT) Dublin.
  • Certificate in Workplace Basic Skills Training, Lancaster University
    Dyslexia Tutor Training, Dyslexia Association of Ireland

Relevant Experience:

  • Trainer of Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutors (LEAP and ALEC schemes)
  • Adult Literacy Organiser, Sligo VEC
  • Literacy Resource Worker, Sligo VEC
  • Co-ordinator of Return to Education Programmes (FÁS/VEC), Return to Learning (BTEI) and Workplace Literacy, (County Leitrim)
  • Member of Strategic Planning Group, Adult Learning & Education Centre, Sligo VEC
  • Member of National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) and of Quality Framework Committee with LEAP
  • Course Designer/Facilitator (Student Development and Progression, Group Dynamics & Lesson Planning, Introduction to Group-work etc) for NALA, and Roscommon, Kildare, Cavan, Donegal and Sligo VECs
  • SKILLSVEC Assessor
  • Languages: Fluent in Welsh, French.

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Elaine Williams

Educational qualifications:

  • Diploma in Marketing, Advertising and PR, Queens University, Belfast.
  • Teaching Certificate in Delivering Learning, Belfast Metropolitan College

Relevant Experience:

  • Managed large, diverse, multi-ethnic teams in challenging multi-national retail environments, (Gap, Oxford Street, and French Connection, Kings Road, London).
  • Designed and delivered courses in Customer Service Behaviours, Adapting to Change, Motivation, Effective Delegation, Leadership vs Management, and Learning Styles
  • Training course design and delivery with Cascade (Communicating Across Language Barriers and Practical Interculturalism).

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Francis Murphy BA

Educational Qualifications:

  • BA (Hons) Social Science, Middlesex University, London
  • Certificate in Social Welfare Law, Queens University Belfast
  • Higher Professional Diploma In Counselling, City & Guilds Level 4
    Certificate in Training and Development, Belfast Metropolitan College
  • Certificate in Person-Centred Group Facilitation, Protestant and Catholic Encounter (PACE/ Facilitation Development Institute), Belfast
  • Certificate in Computing and Information Systems, Queens University. Belfast

Relevant Experience:

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Member of the Facilitation Development Institute, offering training in multi-disciplinary facilitation, team building and development, change management, conflict resolution and conciliation
  • Served on the management committee of Law Centre (NI) responsible for development, training and information work on welfare rights, mental health and immigration, also set up Belfast Duty Solicitor Scheme
  • Helped to set up and develop the Committee on the Administration of Justice, Victim Support, the Mediation Network and the Northern Ireland Poverty Lobby
  • Liaison Officer for Legal Aid, Law Society of Northern Ireland
  • Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Therapist specialising in Trauma and Addiction.
  • Awarded Millennium Scholarship to study therapeutic communities in USA and Canada
  • In-depth experience in carrying out skills audits and training needs analysis, and designing/delivering tailored educational programmes
  • Experienced facilitator of workshops, training days and conferences
  • Lobbyist, organising public information campaigns, lobbying local and national policy-makers

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Rachael Davey MA, DELTA

Educational qualifications:

  • MA Intercultural Communication, University of Luton
  • BA (Hons) English Literature & History, University College Cork
  • DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults), University College Cork
  • Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)

Relevant Experience:

  • Director & Course Designer, Pre-Sessional Course and International Foundation Course, Bangor University, Wales (Designing and managing pre-entry courses for international students at Bangor university; catering to up to 300 students)
  • Tutor and Course Designer (Academic Skills for Overseas Post-Graduate Students), Bangor University, Wales
  • Teacher trainer and mentor, Bangor University, Wales
  • Over seven years focus on helping overseas students and scholars understand and adapt to British academic culture and expectations
    External Examiner, English Courses for Overseas Students, University of Essex and University of Bedfordshire.
  • Extensive teaching and teacher training experience in Japan, India, Ireland and four British universities.

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Coming Up

A Public Information Presentation entitled ‘Making a Will won’t kill you’ is to take place in Beara, County Cork at Eyeries National School at 7.30pm on Tuesday 23 February 2016. Hosted by Eyeries NS Parents’ Association and delivered by Anne O’Carroll of Cascade Training Consultancy, this jargon-free presentation gives practical tips on how to make a will, what happens if you don’t and how best to provide for your loved ones, avail of tax breaks and ensure peace of mind. This event is a fund-raiser for the school and is open to all, but parents of young children or other dependents are particularly encouraged to attend. There will be a Question & Answer session afterwards and handouts will be provided.

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Dublin City Library Service

Excellent! No time wasted or needless repetition, there was information conveyed all the time. Also relaxed, no jargon and friendly.

Excellent, I will approach many situations in a more confident way. I hope to be more tuned in.

Very useful and will be used in my everyday work.

An excellent learning experience in the field of intercultural communication. Thank You!

Very very practical and useful in an everyday way. Kept my attention all day!

Enlightening!

Well thought out.

Fascinating – Very Interesting.

Very focused. Not a minute wasted. Anne and Sabrina worked well together and are obviously really well prepared. Very enjoyable, more of this please!

An invigorating, interesting journey through dealing with interculturalism.

A very useful insight into an underestimated area of work.

Surprisingly better than I had imagined – fun but practical and informative. Thank you.

Very interesting entertaining and crucial for working and living in a multicultural society.

Helpful, enjoyable, professional, realistic and non-judgemental.

Excellent! A high standard of training.

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