Civil Service

 

Assistant Principal Officers (APs) are an important link between senior management and those tasked with delivering organisational goals on the ground. The challenge for those operating at the Assistant Principal level is to find a balance between using existing experience and expertise while continuously identifying alternative approaches to improving services and achieving better organisational results.

This programme is designed to assist people newly promoted into the Assistant Principal role to gain a full understanding of the expectations of this leadership position.  During the programme participants will review the range of responsibilities and breadth of competencies necessary to be effective. It is important that people continuously align their skill sets and competencies with best practice thinking and with the expectations of their role.

Assistant Principal Officer Programme

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Key Facts

The Assistant Principal Officer programme consists of three x one day modules and will focus on enhancing and developing leadership, governance and management competencies expected of Assistant Principal Officers.

Commences

2017 Dates to be Confirmed. Bookings for this course will close two weeks in advance of the start date.

Entry Requirements

Participants of this programme will typically be newly appointed to the Assistant Principal (AP) role or have been working in the role for less than 5 years.

Duration

Three Days

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of this three-day programme is €1,450 per person for Corporate Member of the IPA and €1,540 for others.  Fee includes course material, lunch and refreshments each day.  To obtain the most benefit from this course, it is recommended that all three modules are completed in sequence.

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 and bookings will typically close one week prior to the course start date.

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.

Progression

Those who have been in an Assistant Principal Officer role for five or more years may be interested in the following course: 

Strengthening the Assistant Principal Leadership Profile 

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The Programme

 

Assistant Principal Officers (APs) are an important link between senior management and those tasked with delivering organisational goals on the ground. The challenge for those operating at the Assistant Principal level is to find a balance between using existing experience and expertise while continuously identifying alternative approaches to improving services and achieving better organisational results.

This programme is designed to assist people newly promoted into the Assistant Principal role to gain a full understanding of the expectations of this leadership position.  During the programme participants will review the range of responsibilities and breadth of competencies necessary to be effective. It is important that people continuously align their skill sets and competencies with best practice thinking and with the expectations of their role.

Who is this for?

This programme is for Assistant Principal Officers (APOs) and equivalent grades in the Civil Service and State Agencies.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the Assistant Principal Officer Role within the context of the public sector reform agenda
  • Strenghten the range of competencies necessary to engage others and deliver results
  • Broaden knowledge of change management skills to support delivery on strategic objectives
  • Build capacity to develop people and addressing people management issues
  • Take a proactive approach to career and competency development

 

Course Content

The programme consists of three x one day modules and will focus on enhancing and developing leadership, governance and management competencies expected of APs. The time between modules is to allow for individual reflection and application of learning to organisational issues.  Participants of this programme will typically be newly appointed to the AP role or have been working in the role for less than 5 years.

The programme is firmly grounded in the current realities of the public and state sector. To link learning to the realities of the participant’s work environment, the programme will include interactive discussions, leadership and management diagnostic frameworks, a range of specialist contributors, as well as visiting speakers. Modules topics are:

Module 1: Strategy and Change

Module 2: Leadership and Management

Module 3: Managing Engagement and Performance

Read the Brochure below for further details of course content.

Other Information

The course can be tailored in-house delivery. The course can be tailored to the specific requirements of a government department or agency and delivered on an in-house basis at a negotiated rate. We will also deliver the programme where two or three departments come together to provide a minimum number of participants. Please email training@ipa.ie if you would like further information about customised training.

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