Belfast Divercity Project PDF Print E-mail


A programme of training and support for organisations that wish to explore shared organisational space.

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By shared organisational space we mean the development of collaborative working relationships across organisational boundaries and cultural differences.

Shared Organisational Space is one of the key aims of Belfast City Council's Peace and Reconciliation Action Plan, through which this programme is being delivered.

The Belfast Divercity Project

The project's aims are to:

  • Support leaders and organisations to work across differences to explore shared organisational space
  • Raise awareness of the nature and potential of diverse communities
  • Give participants practical skills to manage differences
  • Give participants an experience of engagement with an unfamiliar culture, through a set diversity challenge
  • Give participants nationally recognised qualifications that can be used for professional development

The project is being organised by a consortium of four organisations: Belfast Interface Project (BIP), Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC), Mediation Northern Ireland (MNI) and is being led by WEA. All four organisations have a long history of involvement in good relations and organisational development work.

Final Run of the New course in Equality, Diversity and Conflict Management Free 6 day course to start Wednesday 26TH January 2011

How to apply/get more info

The course: The course contains two units:

  • Exploring Equality and Diversity (1 unit of the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Equality and Diversity)
  • Conflict Management (accredited by OCN at level 2)

In addition participants will be given the opportunity to experience of engagement with an unfamiliar culture, through a set diversity challenge.

The course aims are to:

  • Support workers and volunteers in community and voluntary organisations to explore the nature and potential of equality and diversity
  • Give participants practical skills in the management of conflict
  • Give participants an experience of engagement with an unfamiliar culture, through a set diversity challenge
  • Give participants accredited certificates that can be used for professional development

Who is the course for?

The course is open to anyone who:

  • is interested in learning more about equality, diversity and conflict management
  • lives or works in the Belfast City Council area
  • works or volunteers in a community and voluntary organisation
  • can commit to taking part in the 6 days of the course

Dates and how to join:

The next run of the course will take place over 6 days (9.30 – 4.30) in Groundwork NI, Duncairn Gardens, Belfast.

Wednesday 26th January

Wednesday 2nd February

Tuesday 8th February

Wednesday 16th February

Wednesday 23rd February

Wednesday 2nd March

    If you would like to enroll on the course please fill in the attached booking form and send it back by post or email to Maura Kavanagh at the WEA, 9032 9718, .  You can also contact Maura if you want to ask any further questions.

    Full information is contained in the flyer and if you would you like to take part download and send back the application form.


    Course Flyer



    Booking Form






    For more information please contact Maura Kavanagh on  or  .