Public Affairs Ireland | Training and Development | Conferences

Here at Public Affairs Ireland January 2019 has been a busy and productive start to the year.  We have welcomed back delegates to our premises at Mountjoy Square for a variety of different training courses such as One-to-One interview coaching sessions, an 8-day Certificate in Public Procurement and the month was rounded off successfully with our Annual HR Conference on Thursday 31 January. This February we have scheduled even more seminars and courses for your learning and development needs. Read on to find out more about what’s happening this February at PAI.

Construction Procurement Masterclass- Getting it Right- Evaluating Tenders, Debrief Letters and Awarding Contracts

On Friday 8 February PAI will run a Procurement Breakfast Briefing with Quigg Golden. This seminar will be led by William Brown who will provide attendees with practical hints and tips on how contracting authorities should approach tender evaluations to ensure that they are efficient and robust. This event will take place from 9:00am-11:00am at PAI, with coffee and pastries on arrival, concluding with the opportunity for Q& A.

Want to know more?

Here’s a snippet of William Brown’s blog piece …

The “REWIND T” Test … in about 300 words

REWIND T stands for the “reasonably well informed and normally diligent tenderer”.  This is how the courts will interpret tender documents, specifically the assessment criteria and scoring indicators set out within those documents.  It is a really useful acronym to remember if you are involved in public procurement… Read More

For more information about our Construction Procurement Masterclass: Click Here

Interview Skills at PAI

The new year is the ideal time to make a change and advance in your career. If you have a public sector interview coming up, Public Affairs Ireland can provide you with training to help you progress on your professional path. We host One-to-One Interview Sessions, with Tina Kinirons, an experienced business psychologist. Tina Kinirons will work with you independently, providing guidance on both the application and interview processes. If you are on the other side of the table we also run Interview Skills for Interview Panel Members.

Looking for some tips now?

Read Tina’s blog piece:  Interview Tips for Civil Service and Public Sector Interviews

Interview Training Dates:

14 February: Interview Skills for Interview Panel Members: Click Here

For further information on Interview training dates, please visit our website by Clicking Here 

Writing Skills at PAI

For many professionals writing is a key workplace skill. Our course leader Sarah Marriott, a highly experienced trainer and former journalist leads a variety of writing skills seminars, providing you with the tools you need to improve your writing. No matter what organisation you belong to, having these soft skills as part of your credentials will be extremely beneficial.

As Sarah Marriott, our course leader describes: “Transferable skills, such as being able to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers, are essential in today’s workplace”

Take a look at our upcoming writing skills courses

Business Writing


Writing for the Web

Leadership Courses

It is important that those within a leadership role continue to develop their skills and rethink the effectiveness of their leadership style. Formal leadership training allows leaders to examine how they manage their team. In February, PAI will run two different courses which allow leaders to grow within their roles. We will run a Change Management course, which provides delegates with guidance and information on how to handle a transition period successfully for the benefit of their team and organisation. Our Certificate in HR Management is an essential course for HR managers, equipping attendees with knowledge of best HR practices.

Legislative Courses

Public Affairs Ireland offer a number of legislative courses and seminars throughout the year, enabling people in regulatory positions to stay updated and informed to successfully carry out their roles. This month our legislative courses will include our Certificate in Corporate Governance and also our course in Policy Development, Legislative Drafting and Delivery.

What did our past attendees think?

Corporate Governance:

Fantastic, a must do for people working in Corporate GovernanceSharon, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, September 2018

Policy Development, Legislative Drafting and Delivery:

Interesting and Informative Annette, Health and Safety Authority, April 2017

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