For Purpose Tuesdays
We are delighted to announce our newest addition to the For Purpose Graduate Programme, ‘For Purpose Tuesdays’, in which the second Tuesday of each month will be dedicated to ongoing professional development for our grads.
The For Purpose Graduate Programme contains three key ingredients: work placement, reflection, mentoring, and learning seminars. During the Summer, we spoke to graduates who completed the programme. We asked for feedback and some ideas to enhance what we do. They indicated a strong interest in more frequent seminars and more peer-to-peer contact.
As a result of their insights, we have reimagined the learning seminars. We want to share the talent, skills and knowledge of each graduate group and provide a forum to learn about the variety of contexts in which they work, outlining the various roles and responsibilities they hold.
Commencing in September 2021, the second Tuesday morning of each month will be dedicated to ongoing professional development. ‘For Purpose Tuesdays‘ will be a mix of learning seminars, which will alternate between:
- Presentations and workshops with sector leaders and experts.
- Peer led learning: opportunities for graduates from across the sector to share experience and learning and to discuss ideas.
This blend will facilitate shared learning and provide an opportunity for graduates to chat informally about their work.
‘For Purpose Tuesdays’- Commencing 14th September
We look forward to kicking off ‘For Purpose Tuesdays’ on 14th September, with John Evoy, General Manager of ‘Grow Remote’. We are delighted that John will be sharing his expertise on, ‘Social Enterprises: From Start up to Sustainability.’
John was most recently a Senior Fund Manager at Rethink Ireland. Prior to this, he was the founder of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. John has won a number of awards for his work with Men’s Sheds, and for his previous work in community development and social entrepreneurship, including an Irish People of the Year Award in 2015.
We are looking forward to beginning a new chapter of the For Purpose Graduate Programme. We hope to see our graduates benefiting professionally from our newest section of the programme.