PAI recognises the importance for legal professionals to have on-going and up-to-date knowledge, skills and abilities in the effective delivery of their professional services. With these needs in mind, we have structured and aligned our programme of topics to learner needs, encompassing key areas within the 3 categories required under CPD and keeping it relevant to current issues to ensure attendees can meet any challenges that present within this Sector.
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.
This half-day course will provide employees of public bodies with an understanding of the essential principles underlying Irish freedom of information legislation.
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.
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.
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.
On 21st November 2023, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage published the Planning and Development Bill 2023 which has proposed major changes to planning and development systems in Ireland. The Draft Bill published in January 2023 has undergone months of Oireachtas scrutiny and stakeholder engagement.
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.
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.
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.
The challenges of investigating and prosecuting white-collar crime are many and complex. Certain aspects of Ireland's law enforcement framework are undergoing reform to better enable the State agencies tasked with enforcement to fulfil their mandates in the fight against financial crime.
This online Pre-Retirement Planning course will provide you with the information and support you need to look to the future with confidence.
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.
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.
This programme is essential for both public sector employees and employees from the private sector who have or expect to be given responsibility for procurement projects. No previous training or special skills in procurement or finance are required or expected.
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.
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.
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.
Cross-cultural team dynamics can be a source of incredible innovation and productivity, but they can also present unique challenges that, if left unaddressed, may hinder collaboration and hinder project success.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Event Details Date: Thursday the 29th of February 2024 Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm CPD: 3.5 CPD Hours Venue: The Spencer Hotel, D01 X4C9. Price: €325 If you are interested in sponsoring this well attended event, please contact our Conference and Events Team at email@example.com
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
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.
Event Details: Date: Friday 8th of March 2024 Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm Cost: €325 Location: Fallon and Byrne About our event: PAI are delighted to announce our International Women's Day Workshop, taking place in-person on Friday the 8th of March 2024 in the beautiful setting of the Fallon and Byrne. [...]
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.
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.
This seminar will take you through the contract process and will provide good foundational knowledge for both the drafting and reading of contracts.
This programme is based on core competencies for APs that are set out in the Public Appointments Service Competency Framework
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]