Facilitating organisations to
learn, plan and grow
( Pictured: Community Planning, Asdee, North Kerry )
Facilitator, Trainer & Mentor
for Community & Voluntary Organisations
A highly experienced community professional and qualified facilitator, Paul combines his core skills of training and facilitating to develop local communities and organisations.
Paul works with a wide range of agencies, community groups and NGOs with a focus on community development and social inclusion.
I facilitate organisations to prepare coherent strategic plans, to reflect on progress and to build up skills. I bring extensive community development and facilitation experience, gained from a career in rural, urban and overseas development work. For over twenty-five years I have facilitated community and voluntary organisations, NGOs, local development and local government agencies.
I design and deliver training courses and workshops to meet the needs of groups and organisations. I combine my knowledge, skills and insights to prepare individual, creative programmes that ensure good participation and enjoyable learning.
Facilitation is best described as a process that enables a group or organisation to focus on a piece of work, with the help of an outside facilitator. The facilitator prepares and guides the process but remains neutral on the subject matter. He or she provides the space for people to work together, to hear one another, and to build consensus.
”Paul is a terrific host. He gets the team working together and thinking not only as individuals but as a group also … He has opened up the dialogue for the team…’’
- Childcare Team, Killorglin Family Resource Centre.
"A huge thank you to Mr Paul O’Raw and Dr Brendan O’Keeffe for their immense contribution, professionalism, patience, and approachable manner, which made this process a thoroughly enjoyable experience (chairman Asdee Community Development Association).’’"
- Preparing a Strategic Development Plan for Asdee, North Kerry
"At times this was a difficult project and required perseverance and going the extra mile, and Paul always put the shoulder to the wheel to see the plan the through. The plan is now completed and published in the community, and now forms the foundations of a new Community Forum formed in conjunction with semi-states bodies to address local issues.
I would highly recommend Paul O Raw to you as person who has experience and the talents to take similar projects from inception to completion."
- Joe Whelan, Chairman Askeaton Community Council, Summer 2020
- Amanda Slattery, Development Manager, Ballyhoura Development CLG
- Committee Effectiveness Training, HSE Mental Health Services, Mullingar
- Louth Next Chapter Women’s Project, Review and Planning Day
Clients I’ve Worked With
“We are best defined by the mystery
That we are still here, and can still rise
Upwards, still create better civilisations”
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