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ICM Certificate in Public Law – 2-Day Programme

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

The aim of this course is to provide public servants with the information, knowledge and competencies in the area of public law so that they have the ability to fulfil their roles and securing an accredited qualification following a condensed and focused course. The course will take a practical approach, focusing on the key legal principles, but applying them to everyday situations. Delegate participation and interaction will be encouraged by way of group exercises and discussion.

Get Tickets €1,250.00

Finance for Non Financial People

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

A key skill required of many people, including those working in or newly introduced to a financial role, is the ability to understand key financial statements. All organisations produce some form of financial statements, and most people will, at some point in their careers, have a need to be able to read and understand these.

Get Tickets €325.00

One-to-One Online Interview Coaching

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

Are you applying for a promotion or a new role in the public sector? If so, you will be interested in attending a one-to-one interview coaching session. 

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The Legislative Process and Drafting

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

The half day online course will aim to grant attendees the skills required when interacting and working closely with legislative updates.

Get Tickets €325.00

Pre-Retirement Planning – Two Day In Person Seminar

This event will be delivered in-person at a Dublin City Centre location yet to be confirmed.

This online Pre-Retirement Planning course will provide you with the information and support you need to look to the future with confidence.

Get Tickets €650.00

Minute-Taking Made Easy – Online Workshop

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

The ability to take clear and concise minutes that accurately reflect the decisions taken and actions agreed at important meetings is an essential requirement for anyone working in the public sector

Get Tickets €325.00

Protected Disclosures Legislation: Managing the Changes to Ireland’s Whistleblowing Regime

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

About this Webinar  On the 12 October 2022, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath, signed the Commencement Order for the Protected Disclosures Amendment Act (the “2022 Act”) which will take effect in its entirety from 1st January 2023.   The Protected Disclosures Act (“the Act”) protects workers [...]

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ILM Certificate in HR Management – 3 day course

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

This course is highly practical, grounded in best practice in HRM, and based on the extensive experience of our trainers in professional HR practice in the public sector. Multiple learning interventions, including case studies, self-assessment and evaluation, group exercises, role plays and presentations are used throughout the course and customised to meet the specific needs and experience of HR managers in the public sector.

Get Tickets €1,495.00

Dealing with Difficult Customers and Disruptive Behaviour

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

The workshop is designed to advise and assist participants in dealing with difficult and challenging behaviours through effective efficient interactions. Our trainer will equip participants with the skills to effectively deal with these types of situations while identifying easily transferable skills to the workplace.

Get Tickets €425.00

Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

Neurodiversity refers to the different ways the brain can work and interpret information. It is Estimated that around 1 in 10 people are neurodivergent, which includes Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorders and Obsessive-compulsive Disorders. Despite most companies’ increasing focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the workforce, the neurodivergent group is often overlooked in the workplace.

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Proofreading Skills – Half-Day Workshop

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

We all know that business writing must be polished and professional at all times, but the challenge lies in avoiding errors and inconsistencies in grammar, spelling and punctuation. Information must be correct, clear, and concise and must communicate the intended message.

Get Tickets €325.00

ILM Certificate in Leadership – 3 day course

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

It is often said that good leaders are made and not born, and that leadership skills are acquired through identifying your own leader styles and adapting them to the situation and people involved in your workplace. PAI's certificate awarded course will allow attendees to identify and improve their leadership style.

Get Tickets €1,650.00

ICM Certificate in Public Procurement – 8-Day Course

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

Public procurement is governed by a comprehensive regulatory and legal regime. It is essential that officials in the public sector dealing with procurement are aware of and know how to stay clear of legal and procedural pitfalls and demonstrate an understanding of how the procurement operation should function from the CPP through to the end of the procurement cycle.

Get Tickets €3,190.00

Update Series – Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019 & GDPR

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

This seminar will look at the impact of the NEW Provisions of the Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019 for public bodies and how they can share personal data in the context of providing public services and how they can ensure the safe and transparent handling of that data.

Get Tickets €325.00

Core Skills for Higher Executive Officers, Senior Staff Officers and Admin Officers (Grade 6&7 and equivalent)

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

This comprehensive one day Higher Executive Officer (HEO) Core Skills programme is designed in alignment with the HEO competency model set out by the Public Appointment Service. This programme aims to support existing and newly appointed HEOs in managing performance and people. Delivering results through a focused development of the core competencies required in the role.

Get Tickets €465.00

ICM Certificate in Corporate Governance (3 Day Course)

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

This course will examine corporate governance in a public sector context. The aim of this course is to provide grounding on the principles of good public sector corporate governance. These relate to transparency, accountability, responsibility, leadership, integrity and commitment.

Get Tickets €1,670.00

ICM Certificate in Freedom of Information – Two Day Online Course

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

This course aims to equip Freedom of Information (FOI) officers with the skills, knowledge and competencies to be able to fulfil their role by taking a pragmatic approach and focusing on practical FOI tasks and essential law, rules and guidelines, as opposed to theory.

Get Tickets €1,050.00

The AIE Regulations – Access to Information on the Environment

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

This one-day online training course will focus on the requirements for processing a request. It will examine the application of certain exemptions, the appeals process, procedural issues, key OCEI decisions and more. Participants will leave the course with a much more advanced understanding of the AIE Regulations.

Get Tickets €425.00

Core Skills for Executive Officers (Grade 5&6)

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

This intensive one-day training programme is designed to develop core competencies for Executive Officers, grade 5 & 6 officers (and equivalent grades), in line with the PAS civil service competency framework.

Get Tickets €465.00

Plain English for the Public Sector – One Day Online Workshop

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

This highly practical one day workshop will give managers and staff the skills and confidence to write successfully in plain English – and to prepare for the new rules. We have successfully delivered this course to managers and staff in many government departments and agencies –  focusing on web content, letters, emails, guidelines, leaflets and reports.

Get Tickets €425.00

The Public Spending Code: Key Evaluations, Revisions and Updates

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

PAI’s panel of expert speakers will cover the evaluation tools through a blend of lectures, case-studies and question-and answer sessions. At the end of the seminar, participants will have a good understanding of how the Public Spending Code should be applied in their workplace.

Get Tickets €325.00

Certificate in GDPR: Level 1 – Essentials – Online Course

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

This course is intended to introduce the fundamentals of the GDPR. The comprehensive structured approach to training provides practical, in-depth understanding of the scope, core concepts, principles and requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Get Tickets €1,250.00

Core Skills for Clerical Officers (Grade 3&4)

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

This intensive one-day online training programme is designed to develop core competencies for Clerical Officers, (and equivalent grades), in line with the PAS civil service competency framework.

Get Tickets €465.00

Courtroom Skills – The Expert Witness

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

This half-day seminar will outline the structure and jurisdiction of the Irish courts system. It will look at the ethics involved in coaching witnesses and the direct examination and cross examination process. It will also look at legal proceedings and ancillary issues focusing on the presumption of innocence and the duty to preserve documents.

Get Tickets €295.00

Grant Management – Management of State or EU Funding – Online Programme

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

  Course Overview  Gain the foundational knowledge you need to award and monitor your grants and cooperative agreements effectively from pre-award through to project closeout. This 3-day online course is designed for employees of Government bodies that award and/or oversee grants and cooperative agreements, including grants management specialists, grants officials, [...]

Get Tickets €1,495.00

Core Skills for Assistant Principals

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

This Core Skills programme is highly interactive and it focuses on developing core AP competencies through a range of diverse and engaging training methods.

Get Tickets €465.00

Overview of Procurement Essentials – 2 Day Online Course

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

This 2-day course will demonstrate how to effectively apply best practice public procurement processes to ensure compliance while also delivering optimal value, service, quality, innovation and reduced risk for your organisation.

Get Tickets €950.00

Overview of Freedom of Information – Half Day Seminar

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

This half-day course will provide employees of public bodies with an understanding of the essential principles underlying Irish freedom of information legislation.

Get Tickets €295.00

Green Public Procurement – One Day Online Seminar

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

Measurably reduce environmental impacts using EU Green Public Procurement Guidelines. This is a practical seminar the provides spreadsheet templates to allow participants generate a working template for one aspect of their procurement e.g. transport services

Get Tickets €425.00

Business Writing Skills Half Day Workshop

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

Writing is an essential feature of many jobs. Whether you write emails to customers, reports for publication, content for website, or marketing materials, the ability to write clearly, concisely and professionally is a vital skill. In this highly practical workshop, a professional writer shares their expertise – to ensure you take away the tools and confidence to write effectively at work.

Get Tickets €325.00

Certificate in GDPR: Advanced (Level 2) – Online Course

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

This advanced, certified online course in GDPR is a practical and focused course, designed for any public servant involved in the provision of information to the public.

Get Tickets €1,250.00

The Capital Works Management Framework (CWMF) Online Certificate Course

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

The Capital Works Management Framework (“CWMF”) is a suite of standard form construction contracts, templates and guidance notes.  The strategic aims of the CWMF is to ensure greater cost certainty at contract award stage, to get better value for money at handover stage and to ensure more efficient end-user delivery.

Get Tickets €1,250.00

FOI for Decision Makers and Internal Reviewers

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

The course equips FOI Decision Makers and Internal Reviewers with the skills, knowledge and competencies needed to take a pragmatic approach and focus on practical FOI tasks using the relevant law and guidelines. Participants get the opportunity to share their own experiences and get a valuable insight into issues highlighted by an expert in the field, as well as an understanding of best practice.

Get Tickets €425.00

Certificate in Public Expenditure and Financial Management – Online Course

Public Affairs Ireland – Online Programme This event is being delivered live and online.

This 3 day course will provide public sector employees with the essential knowledge and skills in public financial procedures and control. It will build skills and competence in important and essential aspects of financial management.

Get Tickets €1,495.00

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