Course Details

Course Start Date:
5 days over 10 weeks
6 ECTS @ NFQ Level 8
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Padraic Cooke
Email: Telephone: 061 213363

Brief Description

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

The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI), the University of Limerick (UL) and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) through its jointly established organisation SOLA are now registering applicants for their "Innovation Management for Community and Voluntary Organisations" course.

Further Information

For further information on this programme please contact Claire Gallery of the DFI at 061 - 202960 or email

To Apply:

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

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 is delivering the course in "Innovation Management for the Community and Voluntary Sector".

For whom

This 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 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.

For an outline of each day of this programme please click here.

Applications are now being accepted for this course which will be run over five Saturdays from October to December 2016.

Course Details

Venue:    Disability-Federation of Ireland,Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8

Class/Workshop Dates:          

Saturday 8th & 22nd of October
Saturday 12th & 26th of November
Saturday 10th December

Time:  Registration: 10:00am   Class: 10:30am - 4:00pm


Please click here for information on funding and scholarships.

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.