About the event
The biennial Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ consultative conference will take place on Friday 29 September and Saturday 30 September in Clayton Whites Hotel Wexford.
The Conference will be a combination of discussion groups, workshops and keynote speakers, which will consider issues relevant to Principals and Deputy Principals on the theme of Sharing Responsibility.
To view the Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Conference 2023 brochure, see here.
Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Committee (PDC)
The INTO Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Committee (PDC) was established in 2005 to advise the CEC on matters relevant to principal and deputy principal teachers. The PDC consists of one principal or deputy principal from each of the 16 INTO districts, each elected for a three year term.
The committee meets five times a year. Since its establishment, the PDC has considered a wide range of matters relevant to school leadership, including workload, in-school management, release time for teaching principals, and the outstanding payment of the Benchmarking Award for principals and deputy principals.
The committee has hosted consultative conferences on a biennial basis, including discussion groups, workshops and a range of interesting keynote speakers. The PDC looks forward to welcoming you to the conference and hearing your views.
Saturday morning, 9.30AM and 10.40AM. These workshops will be booked at registration on Friday, 29 September on a first come first served basis.
|Workshop Title||Workshop Description|
|Communication for Leaders – The ‘X’ and ‘Y’ Factors||This workshop, presented by Dr John White (DCU), is designed to enhance school leaders’ communication within the domains of both verbal and non-verbal communication. For further information on this workshop, see here.|
|HIP Psychology||This interactive workshop, presented by Cormac Vinney, will focus on what exactly resilience is and how you can embed it within your school culture. For further information on this workshop, see here.|
|Leading DEIS planning through distributed leadership||This workshop, presented by Kate Liston, Oide, and Adrienne Darby, Oide, will focus on sustainable leadership approaches to the DEIS planning process. For further information on this workshop, see here.|
|Poverty and the Inclusive School||This interactive workshop, presented by Dr Katriona O’Sullivan, will provide a space for participants to reflect upon the impact poverty has on education. For more information on this workshop, see here.|
|Developing Relationship Skills through our emotional intelligence & coaching skills||This workshop, presented by Teaching Principal Jennifer Barron, will explore the background of Emotional Intelligence and focus on one of the competencies in the ECR – Emotional Capital Report – Relationship Skills. For more information on this workshop, see here.|
|Small Schools Cluster Project||This workshop, presented by Mary Curley, Cluster Co-ordinator for the Gort Area, and Marion Fahey,CAO in a Small Schools Pilot Project with Gort Cluster, will share the experience of one of the clusters participating in the Small Schools Cluster Research Project being supported by INTO, DE, IPPN, CPSMA, CIBE and Gaeloideachas. For more information on this workshop, see here.|
|The SER Process, a methodology of consultation and review; NCSE developments and strategic direction||This workshop, presented by Helen Walsh, NCSE,presents a new model of methodology and partnership by NCSE in working with schools in meeting the care needs of students. For more information on this workshop, see here.|
Registered delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation and may find these local accommodation options helpful;