Core Skills for Executive Officers (Grade 5&6)

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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.



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


Course Tutor

The HEO Core Skills programme is delivered by our HR Training Specialist, Sile O’Donnell. Sile is a HR and Training Consultant and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in HRM and Organisational Behaviour in Trinity College Dublin. Prior to setting up her own consultancy Sile spent 26 years working in the public sector in a range of roles at EO, HEO, AP and Director level. She is a subject matter expert in competency based training, and feedback from previous programmes has been exceptionally positive.




Full Course Details

Title: Core Skills for Executive Officers
Date: Tuesday, February 28th 2023
Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm
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

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