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ICM Certificate in Freedom of Information

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.

€1,050.00

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.

€325.00

**FREE SEMINAR: The Climate Action Plan 2021: Introduction, Terminology, Calculations and Playing Your Part *** SOLD OUT NEW DATE TBA**

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

  This interactive seminar is proudly sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency.   Please note that there is only one free ticket per organisation.     Date: Wednesday, June 8th 2022 Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm CPD: 5.5 CPD Hours Method of Delivery: Online Fee: FREE   The Climate Action Plan [...]

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Overview of Freedom of Information – Online

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.

€295.00

Pre-Retirement Planning – Two Day Online Seminar

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

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

€650.00

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.

€295.00

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

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

About this Webinar  Ireland's whistleblowing regime is on the cusp of reform. Legislation implementing the EU Whistleblowing Directive is due to be passed shortly, amending the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and possibly also the whistleblowing provisions in the Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013. The changes contained in the [...]

€125.00

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.

€325.00

Certificate in Project Management

In situations where staff are engaged in the design and delivery of services to the public, as was specifically pinpointed by the recent Taskforce report, Project Management is an area in which staff should be given specialist training. However, many project management training courses are pitched at too high a level and don’t teach the participants how to actually define crystal-clear requirements, determine a concise scope, or how to implement to meet customer needs.

Certificate in Public Procurement (8 Day Course)

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.

Certificate in Public Procurement (8 Day Course)

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.

The Capital Works Management Framework (“CWMF”) Course

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. This two day course will give an overview of the key documents within the CWMF.  It will also cover key construction, contract and procurement law issues that may arise when using the CWMF suite.

Core Skills for HEO’s & Everything DiSC Management – 2 Day Programme

The programme is very interactive, thought-provoking and challenging. Real-life scenarios will be explored, demonstrated and assessed. Supportive learning tools and materials will be put to work and shared to embed the learning and encourage implementation. This programme is suitable for Managers / Supervisors or anyone who wishes to develop skills to equip you to identify and resolve conflict in any environment.

Conflict Resolution Intelligence

The programme is very interactive, thought-provoking and challenging. Real-life scenarios will be explored, demonstrated and assessed. Supportive learning tools and materials will be put to work and shared to embed the learning and encourage implementation. This programme is suitable for Managers / Supervisors or anyone who wishes to develop skills to equip you to identify and resolve conflict in any environment.

Taking Climate into Account – The Corporate Governance of Environmental Sustainability

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

  Overview Our Climate – Taking Action series are designed to that ensure our clients are kept up to date on the latest insights, trends, case studies, and solutions for professionals across the Irish Public Sector for 2022 and beyond. This half day seminar will offer participants the opportunity to [...]

€250.00

FOI for Decision Makers and Internal Reviewers

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

This advanced FOI course provides an in-depth view into the main aspects of the 2014 legislation and how it applies to public bodies and their records. As well as sharing the valuable experience of a FOI practitioner and the legal expertise of a barrister, it includes case studies so that participants will see how to apply the FOI Act to sample FOI requests.

€425.00

Proofreading Skills – Half-Day Workshop

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

About the Workshop How do you feel when you read a report, leaflet, letter or professional website that contains errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation? Not impressed? We all know that business writing must be polished and professional at all times, but the challenge lies in avoiding errors and inconsistencies [...]

€295.00

One-to-One Online Interview Coaching – August 2022

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. 

€295.00

Certificate in GDPR: Advanced (Level 2) – Online

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.

€1,250.00

Core Skills for Clerical Officers (Grade 3&4) – 1 Day

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.

€465.00

*FREE SEMINAR*: Climate Targets and Ireland’s Housing Development Systems

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

Note: This is a free, sponsored seminar so places are unlimited. Email registrations@pai.ie to book multiple delegates or via this webpage. Overview PAI’s upcoming half day online seminar Climate Commitments and Developing Housing for All will offer participants a timely update on progress made within the housing, planning and development [...]

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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.

€1,250.00

Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) – Overview and Practical Experience of Conducting an Assessment

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

This half day online seminar will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the Regulatory Impact Assessment process at a basic level. RIAs were first introduced in 2005. Since then, Government Departments and Offices have been required to conduct RIAs on proposals for primary legislation that involve changes to the regulatory framework.

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

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

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

ESG Reporting Metrics – Rebalancing Corporate Purpose to EU Sustainable Goals

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

Overview ESG Reporting Metrics – Rebalancing Corporate Purpose to EU Sustainable Goals 09.30     Welcome Address PAI 09.40     Credibility of Corporate Progress - Creating Consistency and Comparability with Data - Daragh O’Brien, Director, Castlebridge Associates 10.25     ESG Metrics - Going Beyond a Normal Compliance Initiative & Triple Bottom Line Reporting – Understanding the Value of ESG Metrics - Nina Johansson, Senior Business [...]

Get Tickets €250.00

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

Certificate in GDPR: Level 1 – Essentials

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

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

ICM Certificate in Freedom of Information

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

Minute-Taking Made Easy – Half Day Online Training Programme

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

This half-day online seminar is designed for those who are required to take minutes but have never received formal training as well as public sector employees who will have to take minutes in the future and want to be able to understand and apply best practice. It will also be of interest to anyone who would like to polish their minute-taking skills.

Get Tickets €295.00

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

PAI’s Annual Corporate Governance Conference 2022

The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8 The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin

  Event Details Date: Thursday 20 October 2022 Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm CPD: 3.5 CPD Hours   About the Conference PAI's Annual Corporate Governance Conference 2022: Corporate Sustainability – Supporting Green Policy in Corporate Strategy Public Affairs Ireland is delighted to announce our Corporate Governance Conference programme for 2022. This [...]

Get Tickets €325.00

HRM Supports – Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace – Online Workshop

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.

Get Tickets €325.00

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

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. 

Get Tickets €295.00 2 tickets left

PAI’s MBTI Team Building Masterclass: Know Yourself – Know Your Team – Know Your Style

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

This three-hour masterclass is designed specifically to help attendees gain an insight into their own individual personality and leadership styles by completing a comprehensive set of questions in advance, taking into account areas including thinking, feeling, sensing and intuition.

Get Tickets €325.00

The Board Secretary: A Changing Role in Effective Corporate Governance and the Role and Structure of the Board

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

Effective corporate governance is critical in playing a role in both the private and public sector and in recent years, there has been an increased focus on the role of the Board Secretary. The role and responsibilities of the secretary can often go unrecognised but this key role is essential in ensuring the smooth functioning of the Board and its respective committees.

Get Tickets €295.00

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 €295.00

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

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

ICM Certificate in Policy Development, Legislative Drafting and Delivery

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

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 €1,670.00

ICM Certificate in Regulatory Investigations, Inspections and Prosecutions – 4 Day Course

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

Where legal proceedings are involved, it is best to be aware of not only the legal and statutory obligations you must operate under, but also best practice in the field. This 4-day course takes attendees through preparation of evidence and reports, and taking and collating statements. Theory will be underpinned by demonstrations and practical work.

Get Tickets €1,670.00

Certificate in Public Procurement – 8-Day Online Course – Commencing November 8th 2022

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

Managing Team Underperformance – Workshop for Public Sector Line Managers

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

This workshop provides you with input on useful approaches to managing underperformance. The facilitative interactive sessions between attendees and the trainer help attendees develop the skills needed to effectively manage performance (including underperformance).

Get Tickets €425.00

Overview of Freedom of Information – Online

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

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

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

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

Cybersecurity and Risk Management for Public Sector Organisations

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

What this Seminar will Cover With ever evolving technologies, moving to new information systems and a move to remote and hybrid working, the cybersecurity threat landscape is growing and increasing and can create a highly negative impact on organisations. A cyber attack is an intentional and malicious effort on a [...]

Get Tickets €175.00

PAI’s Annual Public Procurement Conference 2022

The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8 The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin

  Event Details Date: Thursday 17 November 2022 Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm CPD: 3.5 CPD Hours   About the Conference Our 2022 Conference will be an interactive event which aims to maximise engagement and provide an inclusive platform for our public sector clients nationwide. This conference brings together a host [...]

Get Tickets €325.00 99 tickets left

‘The Risk of Risks’ – Reputational Risk Management

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

Our half day webinar will provide participants with a thorough understanding of effective reputation risk management by providing insight into which areas of reputation risk management will be most crucial for organisations to grasp in the future.

Get Tickets €325.00

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 €295.00

Virtual Project Management

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

This half-day seminar is a must attend for anyone in the public sector who has to either manage or participate in a project, both onsite and in a virtual or remote environment and wants to become an expert in project management.

Get Tickets €325.00

ILM Certificate in Leadership – 3 day online course – November 2022

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

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

Dealing with Difficult Customers and Disruptive/Aggressive Behaviours

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

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