Local Government

Local Government courses such as the A-Z of Irish Local Government and Legislative Training address key services and the principal pieces of legislation underpinning the services currently being provided by Local Authorities in Ireland.  We also offer a range of programmes for Housing Practitioners' that are part of the Housing Training Network.  These courses are listed below.  You may also wish to view the Housing Training Portal here.  This portal is managed by the Housing Agency in collaboration with service providers of training, education, resources and events for Housing Practitioners.

The A – Z of Irish Local Government is designed to give an overview of each of the key services, and the principal pieces of legislation underpinning the services currently being provided by Local Authorities in Ireland. The A - Z of Irish Local Government is ideal for anyone (either from a Local Authority or from an organisation associated with the Local Government sector) who wants to develop a more wide-ranging knowledge of the sector.

Duration:
7 Half Days

This Debt Management Programme is for staff working in Debt Management Units within the Local Government Sector.

Debt Management Units have been established in Irish Local Authorities to deal with many areas of debt management including debts associated with commercial rates, housing rents and housing loans. The focus of this programme centres around the management of debts associated with commercial rates.

Commences:
30 September - 1 October 2019
Duration:
Four x One Day Modules
Application Deadline:
September 2019

This programme is aimed at developing within individuals the capacity to understand and change organisational systems and to understand and change oneself.

A key objective is to build capacity in individuals to operate outside of their functional responsibilities and to broaden their understanding of organisational and system issues, enhancing their ability to operate at a strategic level. The programme therefore challenges individuals to move beyond their current functional roles and behaviour; to open up to approaches when working with others to achieve goals and to generate more efficient and innovative outcomes.

Commences:
13-14 March 2019
Duration:
4 x Two-Day Modules
Application Deadline:
February 2019

The 10 day modular Legislative Training Programme addresses legislation pertaining to the areas of Housing, Planning, Environment, Water and Roads & Transportation Services in Irish Local Authorities. There are two days allocated to each of the five Service areas.

Duration:
10 Days

The LGDA Professional Development and Networking Event is scheduled for 5-6 September 2019 at the Bunratty Castle Hotel, Co. Clare.  The event will be two Half Day Sessions (Thursday PM and Friday AM).  

Commences:
5-6 September 2019
Duration:
Two x Half Days
Application Deadline:
August 2019

The 2019 Housing Practitioners' Conference, organised in association with the Housing Agency, was held on 4 and 5 July 2019 at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny.  The theme this year was Progress in Housing: Planning, Delivery, Quality and Regulation.

 

Commences:
4-5 July 2019
Duration:
Two Days

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

Commences:
3 October 2019
Duration:
Four Days
Accreditation:
Housing Training Network

The Social Housing Induction Course is a one-day course designed for newly appointed (technical and non-technical) staff in Local Authorities (Grades 3-6) and staff of Approved Housing Bodies who provide social housing services.  From policy to practice is the training approach.  It will provide participants with an overview of key elements of housing policy, the social housing market and housing services. 

Commences:
Dates to be confirmed
Duration:
One Day
Accreditation:
Housing Training Network

The Standards for Rented Houses Training Programme is for all local authority staff, both professional / technical and administrative, who have responsibilities related to enforcement of the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2019.

This new programme seeks to bring about a common understanding among Inspectorate Staff, and thereby standardisation, in interpretation and implementation of the Regulations and Guidelines both within individual local authorities and across the sector generally.

Commences:
Dates to be confirmed
Duration:
Four Days
Accreditation:
Housing Training Network

Anti-social behaviour has become an all too real issue in recent years with many local authorities and their staff having to learn how to deal effectively with difficult problems arising within their housing stock; this in addition to their daily duties.

Anti-social problems can range from neighbour disputes to drug dealing - highlight the myriad of issues presenting themselves at the local authorities throughout the country.  It is imperative that they are dealt with effectively to prevent difficulties escalating.

Commences:
26-27 September 2019 | 28-29 November 2019
Duration:
1.5 Days
Accreditation:
Housing Training Network

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