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Date and Time

Date: Thursday October 3

Time: 9:00am- 1:00pm (Half day seminar)

CPD Certified: Attendees will receive a 3 hour CPD Certificate for their attendance and participation in this half day event.

About this seminar

This half-day training seminar is very much a politically-based training session that encapsulates the wide and varied challenges that come with handling crisis scenarios and how best to  communicate the message up the line— or even directly at a Ministerial level. Our expertly-led seminar will focus on the principles behind crisis communication on a broad scale, incorporating
information-gathering, making or not making public statements, and how to handle stakeholders. It will include a very practical discussion-based workshop. This seminar allows attendees to interact with peers and gain expert insight on best practice methods of managing very public crisis scenarios.

Course Schedule:

 08.30 Registration



Introduction to Ministers & Secretaries

Principles of Advising the Minister

Principles of Crisis Communication in a Highly Public Setting

 11.00  Tea & Coffee
 11.15  Case Study
 12.45  Review of Principles and Discussion
 13.00  Finish


Seminar Leader:


Dr Jennifer Carroll MacNeill is a political scientist, barrister (and former solicitor) specialising in Irish Constitutional Politics. Jennifer has previously held the position of Special Adviser to the Minister for Housing Planning and Local Government, the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence and the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. She has also worked as Legal Adviser in the Office of the Leader of Fine Gael, Enda Kenny TD where she was responsible for the drafting of Private Members Bills and amendments to government legislation. She was recently elected to Dún Laoghaire County Council.