CPD Cert in Professional Education

Event Type Law Society Skillnet
Venue Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin
Discounted Fee €1250
CPD Hours Full General and M & PD Skills CPD requirement for 2017 (by group study) including 5 hours M & PD Skills (by eLearning)
Start Date 01 December 2017 at 9:30 am
End Date 27 January 2018 at 4:30 pm



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This course takes place in The Law Society of Ireland, Dublin.

Aim and Objectives

This Certificate in Professional Education is aimed at professional educators who design and/or deliver programmes to professionals. The course is suited to educators from a range of professional fields including law, medicine, accountancy, taxation, pharmacy and international education. The demands on a professional educator are distinct and the skillset and knowledge base required are different from those required for general education and training. Our innovative course recognises this difference and is tailored specifically to meet the needs of professional educators. We bring the traditional ‘train the trainer’ concept to a contemporary and new, more advanced, level by taking a nuanced and comprehensive approach to the theory and knowledge, attitudinal judgement and skills and practice required to excel as a professional educator.

The integrated use of technology throughout the programme is a particularly new development. Participants will require access to an iPad for delivery of course materials, for completion of quizzes and course activities and also for live engagement in on-line discussion groups.

Contact hours

In addition to the course contact hours (set out above) participants are required to spend at least 5-hours online completing activities and engaging with our on-line community of practice. A CPD certificate of completion will issue once participants have successfully completed a work-based learning assignment.

Limited numbers

The maximum number of participants on this course will be 20 only.

Programme Team includes

Dr. Gabriel Brennan, PHD, M.LITT, B.A. (HONS.), LL.B., PG DIP., PG CERT., DIP.

Gabriel has been involved in the provision of professional legal education for almost twenty years. Gabriel practiced as a solicitor with Abercorn Solicitors before joining the Education Department of the Law Society as a Course Manager with responsibility for the design and delivery of numerous property and skills related courses. She has been involved in the design of a teaching and learning website and is experienced in providing training and support to lecturers and tutors. Gabriel has a Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Third Level Learning and Teaching from the DIT, an M. Litt. from Trinity College and completed her PhD with Nottingham Trent University. She has edited and written numerous course manuals, published many articles and is author of ‘Ground Rents: A Practitioner’s Guide’ published by Thomson Round Hall and ‘The Impact of eConveyancing on Title Registration; A Risk Assessment’ published by Springer International.

Antoinette Moriarty, MSc, MIAHIP.

Antoinette combines her understanding of optimum human performance, gained through her training as a Psychotherapist in London and Dublin with over 20 years’ experience designing and leading professional and executive development for lawyers and other executive leaders. In addition to her private Psychotherapy and Executive Coaching practice (www.professionaltherapy.ie), Antoinette manages the Law Society of Ireland’s Counselling Service and teaches a new element of professional legal education entitled ‘Shrink Me - Psychology of a Lawyer’.

Testimonials from our 2016 participants

‘Perfect for busy professionals involved or just curious about professional education - you need look no further’

‘Excellent, insightful and interesting topics.’

‘This course has given me huge confidence and I enjoyed it thoroughly. The materials are all very relevant and useful.’

‘I have come away wanting more and feeling energised and empowered.’

‘Presentations were excellent and the reading material supplied is useful.’

‘The team was excellent and very supportive.’


Friday 1 December 2017
9.30am – 4.30pm

Theory and knowledge – part I
•Introduction and Overview
•iPad Training
•Fundamental Concepts

Saturday 2 December 2017
9.30am – 4.30pm

Educational technology
•Transforming Professional Education through Technology Theory and knowledge - Part II

Theory and knowledge – part II
•Learning Theories and their Application to Practice

Friday 15 December 2017

9.30am – 4.30pm

Theory and knowledge – part III

•Curriculum Design
•Aims & Intended Learning Outcomes
•Teaching and Learning Plans

Friday 12 January 2018

9.30am – 4.30pm

Skills and practice – part I
•Reflective Prectice
•Teaching and Learning Philosophy
•Small Group Teaching
•Large Group Teaching

Friday 26 January 2018

9.30am – 4.30pm

Skills and practice – part III
• Small and Large Group Teaching Practice
• Professionalism
• Presentation and Facilitation Skills

Skills and practice – part II

•International markets (and related policies)
•Strategic positioning
•Attaining Stakeholder buy in
•Return on investment

Saturday 27 January 2018

9.30am – 4.30pm

Professional Self
Creating Psychological Safety in Learning Environments
Unconscious Bias, Inclusion and International Awareness
Professional Wellbeing
Professional Identity

Programme Conclusion and Evaluation

The Law Society Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.



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