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Certificate in Professional Education

This Certificate in Professional Education is aimed at professional educators who design and/or deliver programmes to professionals.

This event is brought to you courtesy of Law Society Professional Training and Finuas Skillnet

Event Details

Law Society of Ireland
19 February to 16 May 2020
Law Society of Ireland
Contact Name
Michelle Nolan
Contact Phone
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Aim and Objectives

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. 

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 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, 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 Services 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, Partner, Learning and Development, ByrneWallace, Solicitors, Dublin

"If you want people to listen to you as distinct from simply hear what you're saying, you need to do this course. The course would be invaluable for sole/small practitioners in particular, teaching you how to communicate effectively with both professionals and clients, as well as learning how to use new media to do that. On a scale of 1 to 10 the score is 10."
Bill Holohan, Senior Partner - Holohan Lane, Solicitors, Dublin and Cork

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