Innovation Management: Developing Structured Creativity for Processes and Services for Community and Voluntary Organisations Level 8 Module

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“Innovation Management: Developing Structured Creativity for Processes and Services for Community and Voluntary Organisations”- Level 8 Module

The Disability Federation of Ireland, the University of Limerick and Johnson & Johnson through their joint initiative SOLA are now registering applicants for their "Innovation Management for Community and Voluntary Organisations” course.

SOLA: "The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Quality in the Community and Voluntary Sector" is committed to building sustainable communities of practice and service provision with appropriate governance and sustainable quality systems within the changing social, economic and political context in Ireland.  As part of this commitment SOLA has developed this course in "Innovation Management for the Community and Voluntary Sector".

For whom

The UL accredited module is aimed at those within the community & voluntary sector with a responsibility for governing, delivering service, coordinating activities, or with a role in the administration and management of the organisation.

Organisation Activity

The programme will consist of a series of exercises that participants will have to undertake in their own organisation.  These are designed to develop their awareness of the level and type of quality management activities currently in practice.  Participants will review one quality management model and assess how it would be or is implemented in their organisation.

Applications are now being accepted for this course which will be run over five Saturdays from October to December 2016. The course will be delivered at Disability Federation of Ireland Head Office, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8.  Application and further details are available on:


Course Details


Disability-Federation of Ireland

Fumbally Court

Fumbally Lane

Dublin 8


Class/Workshop Dates:

Saturday 8th of October 2016

Saturday 22nd of October 2016

Saturday 12th of November 2016

Saturday 26th of November 2016

Saturday 10th of December 2016


Class/Workshop Times:

10am              Registration

10:30am         Start

4pm                Finish

Course Fee: €600.00

DFI Member Grant: A €100 grant is available to participants from DFI member organisations

Progression Opportunities

Graduates from this course may be considered for progression to a One Year Specialist Diploma in Quality Management at Level 9 of the National Framework of Qualifications.

Further Information

For further information on this course please contact the SOLA Administrator, Claire Gallery at 061 - 202960 or email

To Register

For a registration form please contact Padraic Cooke of UL at 061 213363 or email

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