“Innovation Management: Developing Structured Creativity for Processes and Services for Community and Voluntary Organisations” QQI Level 8 Module. Run 5 Saturdays over 10 weeks beginning Saturday 8th October 2016

The Disability Federation of Ireland, the University of Limerick and Johnson & Johnson through their joint initiative SOLA are now registering applicants for their"Innovation Managementfor 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.

Course Details: 

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

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 is or would be implemented in their organisation.

For whom:

This Level 8 UL accredited module is aimed at those within the community voluntary sector with a responsibility for governing, delivering service, coordiating activities or with a role in the administration and/or management of the ogranisation.


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:

10:00am                     Registration

10:30am                     Start

4:00pm                       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