About Us

Southside Partnership Training Network is an initiative of Southside Partnership DLR and is co-funded by Southside Partnership DLR, and the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force and the Health Service Executive. Operating since 2007 the training network has supported over 3,000 trainees in their personal and professional development through the provision of quality, affordable and accredited training courses. Between 2007 and 2011 the training network organised 200 training courses equating to over 60,000 participant training hours!

Southside Partnership Training Network works closely with its trainees and members in its programme design and review. We have a consultative approach to our work and are committed to providing quality, affordable training opportunities for our trainees. Our ethos includes Integrity, Passion, Service Excellence and Flexibility, all of which are ingrained in our day-to-day operations. Over the years these qualities have helped us become trusted partners with those we work with, providing them with the confidence of our ability to deliver quality training programmes.

Our aims

Southside Partnership Training Network focuses on building the capacity of individuals to contribute to groups in their local communities and facilitates community groups and organisation to learn from each other through networking and collaboration.

The following are the five key aims and objectives of the training network:



2007 – 2011

In 2011 Southside Partnership Training Network organised 47 training events, 9 of which were FETAC accredited for over 500 participants.   Evaluations received highlighted:

•          90% found the training helpful

•          84% found that there was a change in their knowledge

•          83% found that there was a change in their attitude

•          93% found that there was a change in their skills set

•          93% felt that the information was clearly presented

•          88% felt that the training programme gave them an opportunity to network with others

•          87% would recommend the trainer to others

Feedback from Trainees between 2007 and 2011

Application to work Trainer helped them learn Positive change knowledge Positive change attitudes Positive change skills
2007 96% 98% 92% 82% 79%
2008 94% 99% 95% 95% 92%
2009 97% 100% 96% 93% 96%
2010 95% 97% 93% 93% 92%
2011 93% 90% 84% 83% 93%