|Start Date||23 February 2019|
23 February 2019
2 March 2019
23 March 2019
6 April 2019
|Presenter||Tim Ryan, MPRII, Public Relations and Public Affairs Consultant who is also currently researching a PhD in the Dept. of Social Policy in Trinity College Dublin.
|Venue||Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Leeson Street, D.2|
|Fees PRII Members||€1630|
|Fees PRII Non-members||€1975|
This programme, uniquely designed for communications specialists, will equip professionals with the insight and practical knowledge they need to effectively and successfully engage with the Irish governmental and political arena.
In addition to covering the fundamentals of the Irish public affairs arena, the core focus of the course will be on recent changes and the practical implications of these.
The course aims to equip communications professionals with a clear understanding of the current Irish public affairs landscape, and will guide them on how to appropriately target their interventions at both local and national government level.
This programme will be of particular value to communications professionals for whom public affairs is part of their overall role, but is one in which they need to strengthen their knowledge to interact more effectively in this area. It will also be of benefit to those considering a career in public affairs.
The course is a combination of classroom time (9.30am – 4.30pm over four full days), home study and examination by written assessment. Classroom sessions are intensive and participative and will include a variety of approaches including lectures, group discussions and practical exercises. Designed to be highly interactive, participants will be encouraged to share their experiences and question presenters and guest speakers.
There will be a number of guest speakers during the course.
They will include those working in public affairs who will speak on their experiences of successful and unsuccessful public affairs campaigns, in addition to several with a background working in Government (at local and national level) who will be invited to share their experiences with delegates.
In addition to comprehensive course notes, delegates will be provided with relevant core reading material to supplement their learning.
Assessment is by way of attendance and the submission of a 3,000 word project. The assignment will be focused on applying the learnings from the course to practical issues in public affairs.