About Us

SOLA: Making Best Practice Community Practice

Who: SOLA is a professional training and education initiative between the Disability Federation of Ireland, the University of Limerick and Johnson & Johnson

What: Our aim is to deliver improvements in governance and quality management systems to the community, voluntary and disability sector amid the changing social, economic and political system

Where: We are based at the Department of Graduate and Professional Studies, Enterprise Research Centre, Engineering Research Building, University of Limerick.

How: We will achieve our aim by empowering individuals and organisations in the sector by;

  • Engaging in research
  • Provide tailored education programmes
  • Offer affordable opportunities for continuing professional education
  • Contribute to public debate and future policy development
  • Establish Network Hubs
  • Assist in the guidance and implementation of proven governance and quality management system