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 National Housing Training and Development Programme (NHTDP).

The 2018 Housing Practitioners' Conference, organised in association with the Housing Agency was held on 17-18 May 2018 at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. 

Commences:
17-18 May 2018
Duration:
Two Days

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 new leadership programme has been jointly organised by the Institute of Public Administration and the Housing Agency.

Commences:
12-13 September 2018
Duration:
Four Days (Two x Two Day Workshops)
Accreditation:
National Housing Training & Development Programme (NHTDP)

The Social Housing Induction Course is a one-day course designed for newly appointed and 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:
18 October | 12 November | 6 December 2018
Duration:
One Day
Accreditation:
National Housing Training & Development Programme (NHTDP)

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:
28-29 May 2018
Duration:
Four x One Day Modules

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:
27-28 June 2018
Duration:
1.5 Days
Accreditation:
National Housing Training & Development Programme (NHTDP)
Application Deadline:
June 2018

Preventing mortgage arrears is a significant challenge for Local Authority housing managers and staff for those who have purchased their homes, and received loans to do so from the Local Authority.  This course will look at effective ways of dealing with these problems and at promoting good practice in this area.

Commences:
21 March 2018
Duration:
One Day
Application Deadline:
March 2018

Preventing arrears is a significant challenge for Local Authority Housing Managers and Staff.  This one-day course will look at effective ways of dealing with these problems and at promoting good practice in the area.

Commences:
28 September 2018
Duration:
One Day
Accreditation:
National Housing Training & Development Programme (NHTDP)
Application Deadline:
September 2018

Planning and Part V for Housing Practitioners is a two-day training programme for staff of local authorities who are involved in the provision of housing services and planning services.  The course is designed to provide a grounding in the planning system relating to the provision of housing.  It will enable staff to contribute to planning for housing needs in their administrative area.

Commences:
8-9 October 2018
Duration:
Two Days
Accreditation:
National Housing Training & Development Programme (NHTDP)
Application Deadline:
October 2018

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

Managing Information Systems: Providing Practical Solutions to Housing Practitioners is a one-day course that is aimed at staff working in Housing Sections of Local Authorities.  It will be of particular interest to staff who manage projects and also to those working on the coalface who work with large volumes of data and need a structured approach to managing this data.  

 

Commences:
Dates to be confirmed
Duration:
One Day
Accreditation:
National Housing Training & Development Programme (NHTDP)

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