Zero Waste Educator Training

Next Workshop:

10am-4.30pm, Thursday 7th September 2017

Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier St, Dublin 2


Aim of the Training:

This one-day workshop aims to up-skill participants so they can create and deliver informative and interactive workshops on how and why to reduce waste. It will give participants lots of ideas on how to run a dynamic & participant-centred event. It will also provide learning on why our model of development is so wasteful and how to challenge it.

Cost of the Training:

Free for those working/volunteering in the community sector, €30 suggested donation for people not working in the community sector. This distinction is made because LYCS is funded primarily to work with community workers.

Feedback on this Training:

  • “Found the workshop so valuable and excited about using all the tools to facilitate a Zero Waste workshop. Thanks for all you time, energy and thought that went into the workshop.”
  • “It was a rich and deep workshop with plenty to learn from.  Thanks so much for all your work sharing your knowledge with us. I’m using your tools already!” 
  • “Rachel is an excellent facilitator and sensitive to group dynamic. Really enjoyable and enlightening day”

Content of the training:

The facilitator will deliver a number of short exercises demonstrating interactive learning techniques on issues such as the impact of waste locally and globally; consumerism and its economic/political origins, how to reduce waste personally, campaigns and other ways of taking action, the Sustainable Development Goals and other international fora.

A space for reflecting on facilitation skills will be provided, which will include reflection on the techniques introduced by the LYCS facilitator. This will involve how to chose methodologies (presentation, video, game, group work etc.), meeting the needs of the target group, getting the balance between information and creating overwhelm right and other themes.

Each participant will have the chance to design a short workshop and get feedback on their ideas.

Who is this for?

This workshop is especially relevant to those working with or with access to groups of learners in the non-formal, community and voluntary sectors. However, it is open to anyone committed to reducing waste in our society and who has the intention and opportunity to deliver workshops on this theme.

On The Day

Please bring our own reusable cup for tea or coffee (provided) and your own water bottle if you can. We will have a short lunch break, so you might like to bring a packed lunch (low waste if possible – let’s chat about strategies for this on the day!) or head out to a local cafe.

The Facilitator

Rachel Dempsey, Development Educator with LYCS, has over 20 years experience of group facilitation and delivering training. She has been working in the field of development education since 2003, and as the founder of the Zero Waste Ireland Facebook group and Ireland’s Conscious Cup Campaign is also passionate about sustainability and reducing waste.

How to apply?

Please download the application form here: Zero Waste Educator Training Application form and return to before ASAP and not after 24 August.