Certificate in HR Management

2019-03-07T13:22:51+01:00May 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Date and Time

This is a 3 Day Course:

Day 1:  Wednesday 22 May, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Day 2:  Thursday 23 May , 9:30am - 4:30pm
Day 3: Wednesday 29 May , 9:30am - 4:30pm

About the Course

Against this challenging background, Public Affairs Ireland has redesigned its Certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management. This high quality, cost-effective and intensive course is designed for civil and public sector HR managers to help them meet these many challenges and to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil their roles and advance their careers in HR. The course will also be very useful for line managers who have devolved responsibility for HRM or significant people management responsibilities.

The course is highly practical, grounded in best practice in HRM, and based on the extensive experience of our trainers in professional HR practice in the public sector. Multiple learning interventions, including case studies, self-assessment and evaluation, group exercises, role plays and presentations are used throughout the course and customised to meet the specific needs and experience of HR managers in the public sector.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants will have:

  • A sound knowledge of best practice HR strategies, models and structures
  • A very good practical understanding of all the functions of HR – workforce planning, recruitment and selection, performance management, employee relations, employee wellbeing, learning and development and change management
  • Developed experience in using a range of tools to develop HR strategies, plans and policies to support their organisations in delivering on their objectives.
  • An enhanced knowledge and understanding of the policy and legal framework governing HR in the public sector.


This course is endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Attendees will receive an ILM continuing professional development (CPD) certificate on successful completion of the course, including a single assignment to be completed after the taught aspect of the course has ended.


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Course Tutor


Sile O’Donnell is a HR Consultant with over thirty years experience in a variety of senior HR management, consultancy, training and lecturing roles in the public sector. She provides representation services and advice to employers and employees on their rights and obligations in relation to employment law, employment contracts and HR procedures, and she has developed HR policies, procedures and employee handbooks for many organisations in the public and private sector.


Tailored Training 

All of our open programmes can also be run on an in-house basis. For more information, see our page on In-House Training.