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This intensive one-day online 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.

The programme will enable participants to understand and develop their role and effectiveness within their organisation, with a particular focus on developing their skills to improve interpersonal effectiveness, people management expertise and the delivery of results.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this programme, learners will have a good understanding of the following core competencies, and how to apply them to be an effective at their grade:

  • Understanding your role – objectives and development needs;
  • Developing interpersonal and communications skills
  • Effective delivery of results through managing time and priorities, decision making and delegation
  • Managing people effectively


Training Style

This is a highly interactive programme, with an emphasis on practical skills development through the use of a range of learning interventions including the following:

  • Case studies/scenarios;
  • Role-play and group activities/exercises;
  • Presentations and group discussions
  • A reflective learning project.

To allow for the delivery of an effective online learning programme, PAI will provide each learner with access to our online Learning Management System, Moodle. All course materials and recommended resources will be posted on Moodle to provide learners with post-programme learning and support.


Course Tutor

Our trainer is a HR and Training Consultant as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Trinity College Dublin. They have over 25 years’ experience of designing and implementing best practice HRM, change management and training strategies, initiatives and policies in the public sector. They also provide a range of HR services (including individual and team coaching, line management and change management training, HR strategy and policy development, employee relations advice and representation) to many organisations and individuals in the public and private sector.



“Great for EO’s and CO’s looking to take the next step, overall very informative & enjoyable”
– Luke Crealy, Department of Health


Full Course Details

Title: Core Skills for Executive Officers
Date: Thursday, 15th September 2022
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
CPD: 6 CPD Hours
Method of Delivery: Online
Fee: €465


Tailored Training 

All of our open programmes can also be run on an in-house basis. For more information, see our page on In-House Training.



Multiple Delegate Discount

3+ Delegates – 5% Discount
5+ Delegates – 10% Discount
10+ Delegates – 20% Discount

To avail of our multiple delegate discount for 3 or more delegates, you must email registrations@pai.ie with the name and details of all those you wish to book. All those you wish to book on must be booked at the same time.

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Core Skill for EOs

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