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Dave Milliken

Activist and Co-Founder of Belfast Co-Production Learning & Development Training Team
Founder of Brain for hire

Dave is the co-founder and chair of the Belfast Co-Production Learning & Development Training team and the co-chair of the Belfast Area Local Engagement Partnership. He has studied mathematics, software development, systems analysis, and complex systems to degree level and has further qualifications in Quality Improvement, Metaphysics, and Motivation Theory. He is currently extending his education, experience, and level of engagement with postgraduate studies within Health Care Quality Improvement methods.

He is frequently asked to speak publicly and consult on a range of topics including Self Directed Support (SDS), disability rights, co-production (especially within large organisations and governments), and data managment solutions.

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Teaching and Colaborations

Date Subject Positon Organisation
2018 - Present Self Directed Care - Community Development Masters Programme Lay Lecturer Ulster University
2016 - Present Quality Improvement Awareness (Level 1) Course Design and Facilitation team HSC Belfast Training Department
2016 - Present Connecting and Realising Value Through People Expert Representative Department of Health Northern Ireland
2015 - Present Self Directed Support Support Planning (Level 3) Course Design and Facilitation team HSC Belfast Training Department
2014 - Present Self Directed Support Process (Level 2) Course Design and Facilitation team HSC Belfast Training Department
2014 - Present Self Directed Support Awareness (Level 1) Course Design and Facilitation team HSC Belfast Training Department
2008 Introduction to Visual Basic Programming Course Creator and Instructor Steiner School - Holywood - Northern Ireland

Work Experience

Date Organisation Position
2019 - 2021 COVID-19 Remote Consultation Study Project Lead
2019 - 2020 Shared Lives Northern Ireland Expert Representitive
2018 Future Search Conference
HSCHI
Expert Representitive
2018 - Present Social Services Workforce Development and Training Team/
Ulster University
Lay Lecturer
2017 - 2018 Safety Quality Belfast - QI Support Plan Project Project Lead
2017 - Present Belfast Area Local Engagement Partnership Co-Chair
2016 - 2017 Operation Abacus - Personal Budget Planner Project Lead
2016 - Present Belfast Trust Co-production Learning and Development Training Team Co-Founder/Chair
2016 - Present SDS Project Team Expert Representitive
2015 - Present Belfast Trust Implementation Team Expert Representitive
2015 - Present SDS Advisory Group Member
2015 - Present Belfast Trust SDS Training Facilitator
2015 - 2017 Belfast Recovery College Facilitator

Data Management

Date Solution Organisation
2021 - current Training Course Management Tool Belfast Trust
2020 - current Training Management & Observation System West Belfast GP Federation
2019 - current Learner Management System Belfast Trust
1996 - current Learner/Instructor/Fleet Management System ABBA Driving School

Skills

Skill Rating
CoBOL ⭐⭐⭕⭕⭕
EJS ⭐⭐⭕⭕⭕
Flask ⭐⭐⭕⭕⭕
JavaScript ⭐⭐⭐⭕⭕
NodeJS ⭐⭐⭕⭕⭕
PHP ⭐⭐⭐⭕⭕
Pyton ⭐⭐⭐⭕⭕
Quality improvement ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭕
React ⭐⭐⭕⭕⭕
Relational
Databases
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Soft skills ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭕
Visual basic ⭐⭐⭐⭕⭕
Web design ⭐⭐⭐⭕⭕

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