Civil Service

The aim of this programme is to provide an opportunity for staff at Executive Officer level, whose role is part operational and part management, to further develop the competencies required to enable them to successfully undertake their functions at junior management level.  

Executive Officer Programme

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

This Executive Officer programme has been modified for online delivery.  The course will be delivered as two x two-hour modules over two days (10:00 am - 12:00 noon) each day.  It will be delivered remotely via MS Teams and facilitated by a subject matter expert.

The Executive Officer Programme is offered on the following dates:

  • 19-20 August 2020
  • 8-9 September 2020
  • 17-18 November 2020

Commences

19-20 August | 8-9 September | 17-18 November 2020 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Entry Requirements

Participants should be at Executive Officer level.

Duration

Two x Two Hour Online Modules

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of this course is €320 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.

Progression

The Institute offers a number of Grade Development Programmes including:

Higher Executive Officer Programme

Assistant Principal Officer Programme

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The Programme

The aim of this programme is to provide an opportunity for staff at Executive Officer level, whose role is part operational and part management, to further develop the competencies required to enable them to successfully undertake their functions at junior management level.  

Who is this for?

The Executive Officer programme is designed for staff at Executive Officer (EO) level in Government Departments, Offices and State Agencies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, participants will:

  • Have Increased confidence in their role as a junior manager
  • Be better able to organise and manage their time and work priorities and delegate tasks appropriately
  • Be better able to communicate effectively with individuals and teams
  • Know how to motivate their team more effectively
  • Understand the importance of managing performance and giving feedback effectively
Course Content

The Executive Officer programme will cover the following areas:

  • The role of the junior manager
  • Planning and organising work to deliver results
  • Effective communication
  • Team building
  • People management and performance management
Other Information

The Executive Officer programme can be tailored to the specific requirements of a Government Department or Agency and delivered on an in-house basis at a negotiated rate. The programme can also be delivered 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.

Course Leader

Jane O’Reilly, Leadership and Management Specialist

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