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The New Thinking for Housing workshops are themed workshops held over 2 x 2 days and targeted at current and future housing managers in Local Authorities and Approved Housing Bodies. This leadership programme has been jointly organised by the Institute of Public Administration and the Housing Agency.

Current housing policy and practice present Local Authorities [LAs] and Approved Housing Bodies [AHBs] with challenges of an unprecedented nature – particularly in terms of implementing the Action Plan: For Housing and Homelessness.  These interactive workshops for housing practitioners in, or seeking, a management role, will encourage critical engagement from participants on current policy and new thinking in this area. They will help raise awareness amongst key housing practitioners of the challenges associated with policy implementation whilst seeking to address these in a strategic manner.

The programme consists of four (4) themed workshops delivered over 2 x 2 days at the IPA in Dublin. They will involve a variety of training/development methods including presentations from experienced facilitators, group exercises and discussions. The workshops seek to consolidate and expand the knowledge of housing practitioners; in addition, it will provide participants with an opportunity to share their experiences and ideas with fellow housing practitioners.  Attendance at all four workshops is recommended to obtain maximum benefit.

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Key Facts

The New Thinking for Housing Workshops will commence at 10:00am and conclude by 4:00pm. Registration is from 9:30am.

Workshop Dates are:

Workshop 1: 12 September 2018
Workshop 2: 13 September 2018
Workshop 3: 14 November 2018
Workshop 4: 15 November 2018

Seminars will take place at the IPA, Dublin 4.

Commences

12-13 September 2018 Bookings for these workshops close one week in advance of start date.

Entry Requirements

This programme is specifically for Housing Managers in Irish Local Authorities and Approved Housing Bodies.

Duration

Four Days (Two x Two Day Workshops)

Accreditation

National Housing Training & Development Programme (NHTDP)

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: To obtain the maximum benefit, attendance at all four workshops is recommended. The cost of attendance at the full four seminars is €750 per person.  A financial contribution of €150 per person will be made by the Housing Agency, bringing the cost of the four workshops down to €600 per person.

Fee includes seminar documentation, morning coffee and lunch on seminar dates.

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

Numbers attending this series are limited to 25 people so early booking is recommended to secure a place.  Bookings must be received in writing using the form below or booking online and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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

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

Progression

Participants may also be interested in the following IPA Courses:

Certificate in Housing Studies

Professional Diploma in Housing Studies

 

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The Programme

The New Thinking for Housing workshops are themed workshops held over 2 x 2 days and targeted at current and future housing managers in Local Authorities and Approved Housing Bodies. This leadership programme has been jointly organised by the Institute of Public Administration and the Housing Agency.

Current housing policy and practice present Local Authorities with challenges of an unprecedented nature – particularly in terms of implementing the Action Plan: For Housing and Homelessness.  These interactive workshops for housing practitioners in, or seeking, a management role, will encourage critical engagement from participants on current policy and new thinking in this area. They will help raise awareness amongst key housing practitioners of the challenges associated with policy implementation whilst seeking to address these in a strategic manner.

The programme consists of four (4) themed workshops delivered over 2 x 2 days at the IPA in Dublin. They will involve a variety of training/development methods including presentations from experienced facilitators, group exercises and discussions. The workshops seek to consolidate and expand the knowledge of housing practitioners; in addition, it will provide participants with an opportunity to share their experiences and ideas with fellow housing practitioners.  Attendance at all four workshops is recommended to obtain maximum benefit.

Who is this for?

The workshops are aimed at current and future housing managers in Local Authorities and Approved Housing Bodies.

Course Content

New Thinking for Housing: Workshops for Managers

Housing policy is often driven by events. But as it responds to changes in society and the economy, it seeks to do so in a consistent and deliberate manner, reflecting the objectives of government and the strategy in place to guide decision making. The New Thinking for Housing workshops are designed to examine and reflect on the policy environment within which LAs and AHBs deliver housing services and, in particular, provide social housing support.

Workshops are outlined below:

Workshop 1: Access

Who should have access to supported housing in Ireland and under what conditions?  It is a right or a service subject to available resources? What are the conditions that govern which households qualify for the different types of support – and how can this best be determined? 

Workshop 2: Demand

The demand for supported housing is rising. Demographic movements, employment and income levels and the availability of finance all impact on demand. What actions can LAs and AHBs take that will improve their capacity to meet demand and plan for the future?

Workshop 3: Housing Management

LAs and AHBs own and/or manage upwards of 165,000 residential units. A proper system for managing these assets is critical both to achieve the social objectives of housing policy and to protect the value of state assets. What improvements can be made to the management systems in place to achieve these objectives?

Workshop 4: Supply

Housing supports are delivered in many different forms and through a number of agents. The traditional housing model whereby LAs met housing need through direct building programmes has been replaced by a much more complex environment. How is this best managed so as to ensure that housing need is met in cost effective manner?

Assessment

As part of the New Thinking for Housing workshops, participants will be invited to undertake a small research exercise into an aspect of their work and to present their findings to the class.  Upon successful completion of attendance (a minimum of 3 days is required) and the research exercise, each participant will receive a certificate from the IPA.

Course Leader

The workshop leader is Eddie Lewis, Associate Lecturer with the IPA and former Principal Officer, DHPLG.  Invited guests will also contribute to the workshops.

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