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Key Changes in Employment Law 2024

PAI Online Zoom

This update webinar will outline all recent developments that both employers and employees should be aware of regarding current employment legislation and protection in the workplace and how it applies to them.

Get Tickets €360.00

Crisis Communications – Half-Day Online Workshop

PAI Online Zoom

This interactive training event will give attendees the communication tools, approach and attitude needed to manage an unexpected crisis. Attendees will develop leadership skills that will help to manage any crisis situation. Attendees will also learn how to galvanise their teams and implement rapid reputation recovery methods to deal with post crisis-fallout.

Get Tickets €360.00

Climate Action Leadership Training

PAI Online Zoom

This Climate Action Leadership Training is structured into four comprehensive modules, each delving into key areas of climate action and leadership. All senior management personnel (PO level or equivalent and above) are mandated to complete Climate Action Leadership Training under the Climate Action Plan.

Get Tickets €495.00

Plain English for the Public Sector – One Day Online Workshop

PAI Online Zoom

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 €495.00

One-to-One Online Interview Coaching

PAI Online Zoom

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. 

Get Tickets €325.00 3 tickets left

Overview of Procurement Essentials – 2 Day Online Course

PAI Online Zoom

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 €995.00

Minute-Taking Made Easy – Online Workshop

PAI Online Zoom

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 €360.00

GDPR Essentials (Overview of GDPR) – Half Day Online Seminar

PAI Online Zoom

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 €360.00

Masterclass: The Legislative Process and Drafting

PAI Online Zoom

This masterclass will grant attendees the skills required when interacting and working closely with legislative updates and will offer a detailed outline on the legislative process and drafting while also providing a detailed look at the structure of legislation.

Get Tickets €360.00

PAI’s Project Management Masterclass

PAI Online Zoom

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 €495.00

PAI’s Certificate in Leadership – Three Day Blended Programme

The Grand Canal Hotel | Zoom D04 X5X7

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

Judicial Review: Core Principles & Best Practice

Online Dublin, Ireland

Judicial review is the process by which courts assess the actions of the executive and legislative branches to ensure they comply with the constitution or other legal standards. For government bodies or state authorities, this means that their decisions and actions are subject to judicial scrutiny to confirm their legality and adherence to proper procedures.

Get Tickets €360.00

AI Navigate: Driving Compliance through Literacy

Online Dublin, Ireland

Supporting your team with the AI literacy skills they require in advance of this new legislation may seem challenging but the benefits it can deliver will see a return on your learning investment. By ensuring data compliance and governance of information you are building confidence within your team, creating data champions, and ultimately generate data that your organisation can stand over with confidence.

Get Tickets €360.00

FOI for Decision Makers and Internal Reviewers

PAI Online Zoom

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 €495.00

PAI’s Mentoring for Professional Development Programme

PAI Online Zoom

Mastering key leadership skills in the collation, management and analysis of data is vital for strategic decision making. By arming senior leaders with the skills to make informed decisions and improve team performance, leaders can strategically position their organisation for data-driven success.

Get Tickets €495.00

Legal Discovery and Third Party Requests

PAI Online Zoom

Discovery is a pre-trial process that involves each party disclosing the existence of all documents and inspection of relevant documents that are relevant to legal proceedings. It is the formal process of exchanging information between the parties about the witnesses and evidence they will present at trial. 

Get Tickets €360.00

The AIE Regulations – Access to Information on the Environment

PAI Online Zoom

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 €395.00

Improving Time Management and Prioritising your Workload

PAI Online Zoom

The aim of this half day seminar is to give participants a platform to explore how they manage their time.   It will give an appreciation of how time, when proactively managed, can be used to achieve personal and organisational objectives more efficiently and effectively.

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Managing and Responding to a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR)

PAI Online Zoom

it is critical that HR professionals are aware of the requirements of data protection regulations and process personal data accordingly. It is also essential that they are ware what to do if a breach of this information occurs in the workplace, how to recognise a breach and who to contact.

Get Tickets €495.00

Green Public Procurement – One Day Online Seminar

PAI Online Zoom

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 €495.00

PAI’s Certificate in HR Management – 3 day blended programme

The Grand Canal Hotel | Zoom D04 X5X7

PAI’s certificate in HR management is designed for HR professionals and people managers to develop their knowledge and skills to deliver results through people in their organisations. The environment in which public sector HR professionals and people managers operate is complex and constantly changing. The demands on HR have increased in this changing environment of hybrid working and increasing talent shortages. And the environment continues to change, in areas such as employment law and codes of practice.

Get Tickets €1,585.00

Certificate in Freedom of Information – Two Day Online Course

PAI Online Zoom

This online course provides an introduction to, and grounding in, the main aspects of the legislation as well as the grounds for non-disclosure.

As well as sharing an FOI body practitioner’s experience, it will include a case study in how to apply the Act in a practical context, and take a look at the role of the Information Commissioner and the courts on appeal. It is designed to be a practical and focused course for any public servant involved in the provision of information to the public.

Get Tickets €1,150.00

Business Writing Skills

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 €360.00

Core Skills for Higher Executive Officers, Senior Staff Officers and Administrative Officers (and equivalent grades)

PAI Online Zoom

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 €495.00

Proofreading Skills

PAI Online Zoom

This workshop uses a variety of authentic material and is suitable for anyone who would like to ensure that all of their written material is correct and consistent.

Get Tickets €360.00

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

PAI Online Zoom

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 programme is designed for employees of Government bodies that award and/or oversee grants and cooperative agreements, including grant management specialists, grants officials, project officers, governance officials and procurement professionals.

€1,495.00

Finance for Non Financials

The Grand Canal Hotel Grand Canal Street Upper, Dublin, Ireland

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 €360.00

The Capital Works Management Framework (CWMF) Online Certificate Course

PAI Online Zoom

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

Mastering Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Masterclass

The Grand Canal Hotel Grand Canal Street Upper, Dublin, Ireland

Captivate your audience with PAI's ultimate training for Powerful Public Speaking.

PAI are delighted to announce an extraordinary opportunity for you to enhance your public speaking and presentation skills thought an immersive, live training experience. Get ready to unleash your full potential as a speaker at our highly anticipated Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Training Seminar, taking place in person from the Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin 4.

Get Tickets €395.00

Certificate in Public Law

PAI Online Zoom

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 €1,325.00

Certificate in Policy Development, Legislative Drafting and Delivery

The Grand Canal Hotel | Zoom D04 X5X7

The development of public policy is a key responsibility of the Government and remains a key focus for all public servants. In recent years, policy development has embraced new more inclusive approaches, with an increased emphasis on consultation with key stakeholders and some internet based consultation processes for draft legislation. With the introduction of Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA), policy development has become a more focused and effective process.

Get Tickets €1,750.00

Mastering Data Leadership: Essential Data Skills for Success

Online Dublin, Ireland

Mastering key leadership skills in the collation, management and analysis of data is vital for strategic decision making. By arming senior leaders with the skills to make informed decisions and improve team performance, leaders can strategically position their organisation for data-driven success.

Get Tickets €360.00

Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

PAI Online Zoom

Neurodiversity refers to the different ways the brain can work and interpret information. In Ireland, an estimated 4% (some worldwide figures suggest this figure is closer to 15%/20%) of the population are considered neurodiverse.

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Courtroom Skills – The Expert Witness

PAI Online Zoom

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 €360.00