Course Outline

This advanced 1-day 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.

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. Sessions incorporate time for Q&A.

The seminar is delivered online in a virtual classroom facilitated from our dedicated virtual classroom on Zoom. PAI will provide electronic handouts of trainer slides and supporting learning materials to all participants via email in advance of the training session.

Alternatively this seminar can be delivered inhouse – either online or in-person for your organisation. Email inhousetraining@pai.ie for further information.

Register your interest in the next cohort of this programme. Email info@pai.ie