Events for April 29th - May 9th

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.

Industrial Relations Negotiations

Negotiation tactics and skills can be built through practice. Managing and delivering significant changes in work organisation, working practices, new technology, or staffing levels often rests on the ability of managers to secure agreements through negotiations with trade unions.

€325.00

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

PAI Online Zoom

  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, [...]

€1,495.00

Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills – One Day Online Workshop

PAI Online Zoom

This one day practical Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills workshop will focus both on managing and mediating conflict and will equip attendees with the skills and knowledge necessary to help them manage and positively engage with situations requiring them to both deal with conflict but also be an effective mediator. 

€465.00

Virtual Project Management Masterclass

PAI Online Zoom

This 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.

€325.00

Dealing with Difficult and Disruptive Behaviour

PAI Online Zoom

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.

€425.00

Proofreading Skills – Half-Day Workshop

PAI Online Zoom

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.

€325.00

Certificate in Public Expenditure and Financial Management – Online Course

PAI Online Zoom

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.

€1,495.00

Family Leave in the Workplace: Exploring Existing Legislation and Entitlements

PAI Online Zoom

This half day seminar, led by one of PAI's expert legal trainers, will explore the existing statutory legal family leave entitlements in the workplace, including legislation allowing family leave entitlements for a relevant parent and what the statutory duties of the employer are when it comes to employee leave.

€325.00

Certificate in Corporate Governance (3 Day Course)

PAI Online Zoom

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.

€1,670.00

Core Skills for Assistant Principals (APs)

PAI Online Zoom

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

€465.00

Ireland and the EU – 50 Years of Transformation

PAI Online Zoom

The aim of this seminar is to provide a clear and comprehensive understanding for delegates on the composition and dimensions of the European Union, including the various institutions that make up the EU framework.

€325.00

Mastering Influence, Networking and Persuasion Masterclass

This masterclass has been designed to cater for our clients busy schedules and offers participants a unique opportunity to connect with peers across a range of public sector organisations nationwide and will enable you to understand the do’s and don’ts and how to achieve the results you want without the frustration and loss of energy.

€195.00

Plain English for the Public Sector **SOLD OUT** NEW DATE SEPT 25TH AVAILABLE NOW FOR BOOKING

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.

€465.00

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. 

€250.00

ESG and the 2023 Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

PAI Online Zoom

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is a set of standards for how a company operates in regard to the planet and its people. ESG continues to remain at the top of the global agenda because socially conscious investors now use ESG criteria to screen potential investments.

€250.00

Certificate in Freedom of Information – Two Day Online Course

PAI Online Zoom

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

Certificate in Corporate Governance – 2 day Blended Programme

The Grand Canal Hotel | Zoom D04 X5X7

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.

€1,670.00

Certificate in Data Protection for Law Enforcement Functions

PAI Online Zoom

The Data Protection (DP) Law Enforcement Directive, or ‘LED’, is a piece of EU legislation, parallel to the GDPR, which also has effect from May 2018. As suggested by its name, the LED deals with the processing of personal data by data controllers for ‘law enforcement purposes’ – which falls outside of the scope of the GDPR.

€1,250.00

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

€325.00

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.

€325.00

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. 

€325.00

Freedom of Information Essentials

PAI Online Zoom

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

€360.00

Data Sharing and Governance Masterclass

PAI Online Zoom

This Masterclass will discuss the impact of sharing information and the transparency and awareness of sharing arrangements between public bodies and the importance of consistency of approach and coherence in respect of data sharing across the entire public sector.

€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. 

€325.00

Mastering Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

The Grand Canal Hotel Grand Canal Street Upper, Dublin, 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.Witness powerful presentations in action as our guest speaker, Anthony Garvey (2023 Toastmasters International UK Public Speaking Champion), demonstrates his techniques and shares live examples, allowing you to grasp the subtleties and nuances that make a presentation truly remarkable. Invest in yourself, amplify your influence, and become a masterful speaker. We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting live training experience. 

€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.

€360.00

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. 

€325.00

Certificate in Corporate Governance – 2 day Blended Programme

The Grand Canal Hotel | Zoom D04 X5X7

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.

€1,750.00

Core Skills for Clerical Officers (and equivalent grades)

PAI Online Zoom

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.

€495.00

Cybersecurity and Risk Management

PAI Online Zoom

This seminar will outline how organisations can educate their employees to make them aware of these threats and will discuss basic protections and risk management processes to ensure organisations are ready to deal with fraud and security breaches when and if they occur.It will also outline how public sector organisations can improve their security defences and what considerations should be taken into account if a breach occurs, including creating a Risk Management Lifecycle for damage limitation. 

€325.00

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

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

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 Leadership – 3 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

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 Public Expenditure and Financial Management

The aim of this course is to provide public sector employees with essential knowledge and skills in public financial procedures and control, and to build competence in important and essential aspects of financial management thereby enhancing their skill base in this area.

Get Tickets €1,670.00

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

Certificate in GDPR: Level 1 – Essentials – Online Course

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 €1,250.00

Finance for Non Financials – In Person Workshop

The Grand Canal Hotel Grand Canal Street Upper, Dublin, 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

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

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. 

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Proofreading Skills – Half-Day Workshop

PAI Online Zoom

Full Course Details Date: Tuesday 26th March 2024  Time: 09:30 am – 1:00 pm CPD: 3.5 CPD hours Method of Delivery: Online Fee: €360   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 [...]

Get Tickets €360.00

FOI Essentials – Half Day Seminar

PAI Online Zoom

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 €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

Reputation Intelligence and Risk Management – 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

ICM Certificate in Public Law – 2-Day Programme

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

AI & GDPR: Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence while complying with Data Protection Laws

PAI Online Zoom

In the move toward technological progress, public institutions and governments will play a crucial role in leading this journey while upholding ethical and legal standards for its responsible use. PAI's half day seminar will open a platform for active discussions around the challenges posed by AI and will consider how AI fits within the GDPR framework.

Get Tickets €360.00

Business Writing Skills Half Day Workshop

PAI Online Zoom

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.

€360.00

Developing High Performance Teams – In Person Workshop

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

The benefits of maximising and developing team performance range from improved productivity and decision-making, to increased employee engagement and a more agile response to ever-changing market demands.Strong leadership within a team is pivotal in guiding and energising its members towards a shared objective and it also provides direction, enforces accountability and cultivates a positive organisational culture.

Get Tickets €495.00

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.

Get Tickets €360.00

Securing Data: Identifying and Responding to a Data Breach

PAI Online Zoom

Organisations of all sizes and across all industries are vulnerable to data breaches and the impact can be significant so having a data breach response plan in place can help organisations respond quickly and effectively if a breach does occur. This plan should outline roles and responsibilities, escalation procedures, and communication protocols to ensure an effective and coordinated response. Identifying the breach as soon as possible, determine the scope and severity of the breach and notifying the relevant persons are crucial.

Get Tickets €360.00

Mastering Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Masterclass

The Grand Canal Hotel Grand Canal Street Upper, Dublin, 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.Witness powerful presentations in action as our guest speaker, Anthony Garvey (2023 Toastmasters International UK Public Speaking Champion), demonstrates his techniques and shares live examples, allowing you to grasp the subtleties and nuances that make a presentation truly remarkable. Invest in yourself, amplify your influence, and become a masterful speaker. We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting live training experience. 

Get Tickets €360.00

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

Data Protection for HR Managers

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 €360.00

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

PAI Online Zoom

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 €360.00

The Public Professional – Mastering Internal Communication in the Public Sector

PAI Online Zoom

Full  Details Day 1: Thursday 9th May | Online Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm CPD: 3.5 Hours Fee: €360 Objective  To equip public sector professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively communicate within the organisation/ department, across different forums, and with diverse stakeholders, including high-ranking civil servants. The workshop [...]

Get Tickets €360.00

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

PAI Online Zoom

Full Course Details Title: Grant Management - Online Programme Date: 10th, 17th, 24th May 2024 Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm CPD: 15 CPD Hours Method of Delivery: Online Fee: €1,495   Course Overview  Gain the foundational knowledge you need to award and monitor your grants and cooperative agreements effectively from pre-award through [...]

Get Tickets €1,495.00

Managing HR Investigations Effectively

PAI Online Zoom

As a HR professional, a lot of work involves providing advice and training on good practice employee relations to public sector HR professionals. Most grievance, disciplinary and dignity at work policies emphasise the importance of early interventions and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as mediation. However the reality is that grievances, dignity at work and disciplinary issues often escalate to the formal stage of a policy where issues or conflict cannot be resolved informally.

Get Tickets €360.00

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.

Get Tickets €360.00

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

Positive Mental Health Workshop

PAI Online Zoom

This half day workshop will provide a comprehensive structure for a positive mental health training program, covering topics ranging from understanding mental health to practical strategies for enhancing positivity and coping with challenges

Get Tickets €360.00

Effective Call Handling (Telephone Techniques)

PAI Online Zoom

Effective telephone techniques is important for several reasons, especially in professional settings. It helps individuals develop clear and effective communication skills, ensuring that messages are conveyed accurately and understood by the caller. For roles involving customer interactions, such as customer service representatives or support staff, effective telephone communication is crucial.

Get Tickets €360.00

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

Train the Trainer – Two Day Blended Workshop

PAI Online Zoom

Full Course Details Day 1: Wednesday, June 5th | Online Day 2: Wednesday, June 12th 2024 | In Person | The Grand Canal Hotel Time: 9.30am - 3.00pm Method of Delivery: Blended Fee: €995 Course Overview  This two-day Train the Trainer Course will give participants the tools and techniques to [...]

Get Tickets €995.00

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

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