Certificate in Professional Education 2020

Event Type Law Society Finuas Skillnet
Venue Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7
Discounted Fee 1,450*
CPD Hours Full Management & General CPD (by Group Study) for 2020 (subject to attending all sessions as outlined in the timetable)
Start Date 19 February 2020 at 10:00 am
End Date 16 May 2020 at 5:00 pm



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. 

There is integrated use of technology throughout the programme. 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.  

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Contact Hours
In addition to the course contact hours 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 reflective practice learning assignment.

The maximum number of participants on this course will be 20

Programme Team includes

Dr. Gabriel Brennan, PHD, M.LITT, B.A. (HONS.), LL.B., PG DIP., PG CERT. 
Gabriel has been involved in the provision of professional legal education for over 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. She is 'The Law Teacher' Irish correspondent.

Antoinette Moriarty, MIAHIP, M.A., M.Sc. 
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 Psychological Service and teaches a new element of professional legal education entitled ‘Shrink Me - Psychology of a  Lawyer’.

“Practical, relevant and enthusing. Thanks to Antoinette’s and Gabriel’s expertise, each participant left with the skills to empower learners, individual insights and methods to quickly effect business results within an organisation.” Amanda Zahringer, Director, Learning and Development (Global) at MUFG Investor Services


* Applicable to Law Society Finuas Skillnet members