Legal, Regulatory, and Public Policy Courses

Certificate in Corporate Governance

ICM
Certified
Award
The “Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies” issued by the Department of Finance states that - High standards of corporate governance in all State Agencies, are critical to ensuring a positive contribution to the State’s economic efficiency and competitiveness. They are subject to more stringent obligations than private sector therefore it is important to ensure public sector bodies are adhering to these standards.

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Certificate in Data Proctection (Level I)

ICM
Certified
This course provides an overview of date protection (DP) and its key points. It is designed to be a practical and focused course for you to understand importance of the control of personal data or the provision of information to the public. The course will focus on key DP tasks and essential law, rules and guidelines.

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Advanced Certificate in Data Protection

ICM
Certificed
This programme is the last module required for the Data Protection Officer Certificate Programme and assumes prior knowledge of Data Protection practices and guidelines. Through a series of role-play exercises and group work over two days, you will have the opportunity to put key principles into practice in the course of the tutorial.

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Certificate in Employment Law

ICM
Certified
Award
Public Affairs Ireland custom-built this programme to suit the needs of the attendees. The modules involved covered the main tenants of Employment Law in Ireland. While this course is specifically for those it was built for, a similar course can be adapted for your organisation.

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Certificate in Freedom of Information

ICM
Certified
This course aims to equip Freedom of Information (FOI) officers with the skills, knowledge and competencies to be able to fulfil their role by taking a pragmatic approach and focusing on practical FOI tasks and essential law, rules and guidelines, as opposed to theory.

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Certificate in Policy Development, Legislative Drafting and Delivery

ICM
Certified
This two day course provides practical guidance in understanding of policy development, the legislative process and legislative drafting. You will gain a keen understanding of how policy and legislation are made in Ireland while examining the role of Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA), looking at how legislation can be produced that is both effective and accessible.

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Certificate in Public Law

ICM
Certified
Award
The aim of this two day course is to provide public servants with the information and competencies in the area of public law so that they have the ability to fulfil their roles. It will take a practical approach, focusing on the key legal principles, and applying them to everyday situations. You will participate by way of group exercises and discussion in order to gain understanding.

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Certificate in Regulatory Investigations, Inspections and Prosecutions

ICM
Certified
Where legal proceedings are involved, it is best to be aware of not only the legal and statutory obligations you must operate under, but also best practice in the field. This 2.5-day course takes attendees through preparation of evidence and reports, and taking and collating statements. Theory will be underpinned by demonstrations and practical work.

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Legal, Regulatory, and Public Policy Workshops

Courtroom Skills

5 CPD
Points
There are many circumstances in which public sector employees are called to give evidence in a courtroom and the prospect can be daunting. This workshop will teach you how to present evidence and respond to questions under cross examination in an effective way. As a practical seminar you will learn to anticipate and deal with effective cross-examination to ensure that the evidence that you deliver is not unwittingly undermined or misinterpreted is a key requirement for any expert witness.

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Legal Discovery

5 CPD
Points
Before a trial, any relevant documentation that is relevant to the case must be released for scrutiny by both parties involved. This process, legal discovery, can be an arduous task. As digital means of storing information develop, so too does the process of legal discovery. This workshop includes guidance on the latest changes in regulations regarding discovery.

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Overview of Freedom of Information

3 CPD
Points
A broad understanding of the principles and practises of Freedom of Information is invaluable to those working in public bodies. This half-day seminar takes a wide look at the legislation, the responsibilities of organisations in which FOI is applicable, and the practicalities of processing an FOI request.

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Workplace Investigations

5 CPD
Points
If you are in a leadership position, it is likely that you may have to undertake an investigation in your workplace to either refute or support claims or allegations made. Retaining your objectivity is key in conducting an investigation such as this. This workshop helps attendees look at situations without bias in order to bring about a solution to an issue.

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