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Elizabeth Tynan – Candidate for Vice President of IGC

Posted by Francis O' Toole on March 27, 2012

Elizabeth Tynan – Candidate for Vice President of IGC

Elizabeth Tynan is committed member of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors who has worked tirelessly on our behalf in several capacities over the last few years. She has been nominated for the position of Vice-president by eight branches of our Institute, including the Cork branch. Below is an overview of some of Elizabeth’s work. It is clear from it that she is a person who is hard-working and has achieved much on our behalf. Please support her in the forthcoming election.

Elizabeth is a Guidance Counsellor in Our Lady’s College Greenhills in Drogheda.
She qualified as GC from UCD in 1997. She holds an M. SC. degree in Counselling and a Diploma in Counselling Supervision .
Elizabeth became a member of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors in 1997 and has played an active role in the organisation since joining.
She has been a member of the National Executive of the IGC since 2006, representing the North East Branch. She has served as National Treasurer since November 2008, and as a member of the Finance, Supervision and Research sub-committees.
She was part of the pilot program in Supervision and has worked as a supervisor since the IGC / DES supervision programme commenced.
Most recently she was centrally involved in the organising of the 2012 IGC Conference in Trim where she was workshop co-ordinator.
As a member of the National Executive she has spearheaded the development of the new online data base, overseen new accounting procedures required under Charitable Status, co-ordinated a researched based submission to NCGE on the need for advanced counselling skills for Guidance Counsellors. She is an innovative thinker, always looking for new ways to do things.


In seeking election as Vice-president of the IGC she would prioritise the following in this difficult time for all Guidance Counsellors both in the second level and the Adult sector.
• Safeguarding of Professional Supervision
• Prioritising Continuing Professional Development both at Branch and National Level
• Briefing/lobbying the Government, Parents and the Public as to the essential role of GC’s
• Building stronger alliances with the Trade unions, National Parents Council and other professional bodies.
• Improving the IGC Communications Structure through a revamped and revitalised web-site assessable to members working in all sectors .
• Developing and using modern social media to promote the aims and objectives of the Institute and articulating members concerns .
• Supporting Guidance Counsellors in their working lives .


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