Pre-Retirement Planning for the Civil Service

/Pre-Retirement Planning for the Civil Service
Pre-Retirement Planning for the Civil Service 2018-05-09T11:09:36+00:00

Please note that this course is specifically for Civil Servants who have been approved for training by their HR Contact. For open training information, click here.

3 CPD Points

Two days, 9.30am to 4pm

Free for Civil Service Staff
(with prior approval by HR manager)

Tea and Coffee on arrival and at mid-morning break;
light lunch.

About our Pre-Retirement Planning course

If you have been approved to bring your spouse/partner, please select "2" from the quantity drop-down menu on the ticket selector.

Please note: Any civil servants who are living or working abroad who wish to attend this course must have explicit written approval from their HR manager BEFORE booking a place. If you have any question, please email

Accommodation, if needed, must be coordinated with your HR contact. PAI supply training only.

Our Pre-retirement Planning Course programme ensures participants receive and are prepared for the major changes and challenges of retirement. Our objective is to give our participants the confidence to make the necessary plans for a long and rewarding retirement. The day will open with a unit outlining ‘A Positive Approach to Retirement’, this acts as a framework to enable participants to engage with the main issues to be planned for in retirement and as a mechanism to provoke thought and questions for sessions that follow on. Many retirees may approach retirement with a degree of trepidation towards this major life changing event, one of the key objectives of this programme is to help participants overcome any such concerns and to enable participants to see retirement as a time of opportunity. One to one discussions are encouraged throughout the sessions, at tea break or amongst fellow participants to discuss issues and personal challenges.

Discussion Topics

  • A positive approach to retirement
  • Will & inheritance
  • Taxation System
  • Financial/Pension Planning
  • Social Welfare System
  • Civil Service Superannuation Scheme
  • Healthy Lifestyle Options

Booking Process

  1. Please check eligibility and internal booking procedures with your HR manager.
  2. Bookings are confirmed in line with guidelines from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, and are prioritised based on date of retirement.
  3. Complete attached booking form.
  4. Please ensure you provide your HR manager/ administrator contact details, bookings will not be processed without this.
  5. You are welcome and encouraged to invite your spouse. Please reserve two places and complete additional person booking details.
  6. PAI operate a strict cancellation policy and one week’s notice must be issued to us if you need to postpone your place for any reason (see confirmation email for full policy). As there is a waiting list please be mindful of others who may wish to attend a booked out date.

patrick-murphyPatrick Murphy is Ireland’s longest practicing and most experienced provider of retirement preparation programmes. He is Ireland’s only full-time, independent and professionally qualified practitioner in this field of work and successfully completed a Masters in Pre-Retirement Education from Surrey University in 2008. He has received international recognition for his work through his unique collaboration with his peers in Europe. Patrick has been working with people helping them to plan ahead for a rewarding retirement for over twenty five years, initially during his time as Training Manager with Telecom Eireann (Eircom). Patrick established Retirement & Life Planning in 1999 meet an apparent need for a qualified, experienced retirement planning facilitator.

Upcoming Dublin Dates

5 & 6 June
21 & 22 June
2 & 3 July
18 & 19 September 2018
24 & 25 September 2018
25 & 26 October 2018
19 & 20 November 2018
6 & 7 December 2018

Upcoming Portlaoise Dates

14 & 15 June 2018
9 & 10 July 2018
20 & 21 September 2018
30 & 31 October 2018
22 & 23 November 2018
11 & 12 December 2018

You can sign up to our interested list below. This is the best way of finding out when new dates are added. PLEASE NOTE: this is not an application form; it adds your email address to a contact list that will be informed of additional spaces and does not guarantee a place on any course.