Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Conference

The Central Executive Committee has decided that the scheduled two day Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Consultative Conference will be a virtual conference held using the ‘InEvent’ platform – for one day on Friday, 1 October, 2021.

The theme of this conference is Sustaining School Leadership and we believe this is an important opportunity for school leaders to express their views on a range of matters. The Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Committee has conducted research with focus groups and one-to-one interviews in order to develop workshops on the theme, both in the context of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Delegates will attend two workshops and have the opportunity to contribute to the discussion groups on the day.  The Keynote speaker is Declan Coyle, internationally renowned consultant in leadership development.

  • One day conference booklet – download the conference booklet here.
  • Letter from the Department of Education – download the letter from the DE here.

Who can attend the Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Conference?

  • Delegates nominated at Fora
  • Members of the Central Executive Committee and Benefit Funds Committee
  • Members of INTO national committees

The INTO portal area is open for the registration of delegates. A ‘how to’ guide is available on the Officer Extranet.

Districts are invited to nominate delegates to the conference in accordance with the following:

Districts may send up to a total of 20 delegates from the Fora in their district. Principals’ and deputy principals’ are eligible to be nominated as delegates. You can also register three district officer delegates. The allocation of places among the fora in the district is a matter for the district.

For registration queries please contact Deirdre Branagan:

For all other conference queries please contact Cara Kirwan: