CFNI Programme - Learning Event 6: Podcasting Accelerator (ONLINE)

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1 February 2023 - 10:00am to 2 February 2023 - 1:00pm

This is the sixth in a series of Learning Events developed as part of our CFNI Capacity Building Accelerator and Mentoring Programme and the second of three FREE practical and interactive workshops that will help develop your digital communication skills.


If you have a message to tell the world, and an audience that needs to hear it, there is no better vehicle to make that happen right now than a podcast.

We call this course the Podcast Accelerator because in just 2 half-day sessions it will lead you through all the keys steps to launch a successful podcast in 2023, saving countless hours of research and mistakes along the way.  If you would like to launch not just any podcast, but a successful one that will start strong and grow from there, then this is the course for you.

Dates of Sessions

This course will be delivered online over two morning sessions and you need to attend both:

  • Wednesday 1 February: 10am to 1pm
  • Thursday 2 February: 10am to 1pm

Content of sessions

  • Developing your podcast concept and format
  • Choosing your podcast title
  • Creating Artwork
  • Writing a Podcast Description
  • Creating Intro/Outro
  • Developing Ideal Listener Persona
  • Choosing Equipment
  • Recording Your Podcast
  • Editing
  • Developing a Launch Plan
  • Developing a Marketing Plan
  • And much more…

PLUS all trainees will be given access to a private Facebook group for 6 months where peer learning and additional support can take place.


Trainer Biog

Roger Gowdy is highly experienced in all things podcasting and audio/visual production. Roger founded Castmastery to help create great audio-visual content for organisations all over the world, including the US, Eastern Europe, Africa and at home in NI.  Roger has launched, hosted and edited multiple podcasts with particular focus on the not-for-profit sector, so is ideally placed to help guide organisations as they start their journey into podcasting.

Digital Skills and Communications: A Series of Learning Events

While this can be attended as a stand-alone learning session, we would encourage your organisation to attend the full series. Click on the links for the other two sessions below and follow the instructions to register:


CFNI Building Capacity Accelerator and Mentoring Programme

Over the next two years the programme aims to engage with CFNI Grant Recipients to provide bespoke learning opportunities and mentoring support, as well as access to a range of practical and interactive workshops and events. If your organisation is in receipt of the CFNI / Department of Health's Cancer, Carers, and Mental Health Funds and is interested in receiving free Bespoke Mentoring Support, please contact Project Coordinator, Susan Glass: [email protected] 

The programme is funded by Community Foundation NI through the Department of Health's CancerCarers and Mental Health Funds and is delivered by NICVA

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