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Join our INSPIRE Campaign School and be the change you want to see.
Delivered in one day in person through three sessions, INSPIRE focuses on key areas that women tell us they need help to build Confidence, Communication and Campaigns.
Since 2012 women across Ireland have participated in our INSPIRE Campaign schools. This was the start or continuation of a journey for many of today’s local councillors, TD’s, Senators and MEPs. Other participants who chose not to run got involved in supporting or managing the campaigns for women running for election successfully getting many female politicians elected.
It is of enormous benefit to women who:
Many local councillors, senators, MEPs and TDs have taken part in our training during recent years. Listen to what Maria Walsh, MEP, has to say about her experience of training with Women for Election and read more Inspiring Stories from other graduates.
As a participant, you will work with experts who will help demystify politics and show you the nuts and bolts of ‘getting in’.
You will work to develop your skills in campaigns management, developing your communication plans and building confidence in how to navigate the challenges of political life.
You’ll also get to meet other women who are starting out on their political journey and to share experiences and insights that will help equip you for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
You will complete the training with the tools and direction to take your next step on your political journey. We will endeavour to assist with any follow up support you may need and there will be plenty of opportunities to engage in follow on Master Classes and networking events.
Among the barriers that stand in the way of women from entering politics are the 5 C’s: Cash, Childcare, Confidence, Culture & Candidate selection process.
As a participant, you will work with experts Orlaith Carmody, Margaret E. Ward and Dermot Ryan, who will demystify politics and show you the nuts and bolts of ‘getting in’. You will work to develop your skills in campaigns, communication and confidence.
Each participant will receive an INSPIRE pack, which covers all course work, as well as a Women for Election tote bag. You will complete the training with the tools and direction to take your next step on your political journey, as well as the support of the Women for Election network.
Schedule for the day:
5.30pm: Wrap up
Public Transport options:
The Tullamore Court Hotel is about a 9 minutes walk from the Train station.
Trains run very frequently from Heuston station to Tullamore and take roughly an hour.
Tullamore is also accessible by train from Limerick and Cork.
Please note: The concessionary rate is designed for those who are unable to afford the full price. Bursaries are available for those on low or no income who would otherwise be unable to attend the training.
If you are a member of a Political Party please contact them before registering as they may be able to contribute towards the cost of the training.
Get in touch at email@example.com to find out more.
Our Master Classes deliver practical sessions that empower you with a “toolbox” that will aid and support you on your political journey.
INSPIRE Campaign School graduates speak about their experience of training with Women for Election.
A number of female politicians have generously offered their time to recount their experiences and offer insights and advice on how you can be successful in your political journey.