Audit and Governance

Periodic Critical Review for Non-Commercial State Bodies is a two hour specialist-led online course.  It will address the principle, rational and purpose underpinning Period Critical Reviews (PCRs), the role of State Bodies and Agencies and their interaction with parent and central Departments in the conduct of PCRs; approaches, guiding principles and methodologies for PCRs and key documentation and report required.

Period Critical Reviews (PCRs) for Non-Commercial State Bodies

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

Period Critical Reviews for Non-Commercial State Bodies is a two-hour online course which includes a 10 minute break. It will be remotely delivered through Ms Teams and facilitated by subject matter experts.

Where possible and in the strictest respect of current public health guidelines, a small number of participants may be offered to participate in situ at the IPA Training and Education Centre in Ballsbridge, Dublin.

Scheduled Dates:

  • 21 October 2020 10:00am - 12:00noon

Commences

21 October 2020 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Duration

Two Hour Online Course

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of this two-hour online course is €160 per person.

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using a booking form or the online booking option (see below).

All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: training@ipa.ie

All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers.

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.

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The Programme

Periodic Critical Review for Non-Commercial State Bodies is a two hour specialist-led online course.  It will address the principle, rational and purpose underpinning Period Critical Reviews (PCRs), the role of State Bodies and Agencies and their interaction with parent and central Departments in the conduct of PCRs; approaches, guiding principles and methodologies for PCRs and key documentation and report required.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this training, participants will:

  • Understand the principles, rationale and purpose underpinning Periodic Critical Reviews (PCRs)
  • Appreciate the role of State Bodies/Agencies and their interaction with parent and central Departments in the conduct of PCRs
  • Be familiar with approaches, guiding principles and methodologies for PCRs
  • Consider how to prepare and contribute to PCRs
  • Have an understanding of key documentation/reports required and intensity of engagement of a State Body Board and Executive in PCRs.
Course Content

The Periodic Critical Review for Non-Commercial State Bodies will cover the following areas:

  • Context of PCRs - Performance Focus
  • Lessons learned/take-away from international experience and practice on similar reviews
  • Requirements as per Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies (2016) and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Guidelines for PCRs
  • Key objectives of PCRs (including efficiency and effectiveness gains, alignment of governance structure)
  • Practical conduct of PCRs including establishment of working group, key elements of review (external context, organisational capacity and performance), timing and consultative approaches.
Course Leader

This course will be delivered by members of our experienced Governance Team: Dr Nicolas Marcoux, Dr Tom Ward and Aidan Horan.

 

 

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