The Civil Servant in the Democratic Process programme aims to equip staff who are new to the civil service, with information, knowledge and understanding of the principles and institutional structures of the Irish system of democracy and roles of various actors in that system, with specific focus on the role of the civil servant as the agent of the Minister.
The course will look at the rules and procedures that determine the civil servant’s role in the process and the systems and processes most commonly used by the civil servant in a Government Department.
Over two x half-day workshops, this programme will cover:
- The framework of Irish democratic government – the Oireachtas in its wider institutional context, with focus on the role and workings of the Dáil
- The Government Department - roles of Minister and Civil Servant in this framework
- The practicalities of interacting with
- Clients of the Department & the Public
- The Minister & the Government
- The Dáil
- Parliamentary Committees (Incorporating rules, procedures, systems/e-systems, terminology and priorities)
Resources for further learning and developing in the role will also be provided.