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Exploring Models of Success: Professional Development of Staff in FET, HE and ELE

13th February 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday 13 February 2020

   09.00 – 16.30

Hogan Suite, Croke Park Conference Centre, Croke Park

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) will host a one-day conference on Thursday 13 February 2020 to explore the importance of Professional Development of staff  in improving the quality of teaching and learning, educational management and other areas.

The conference is aimed at policy-makers, academic management, front-line educators, support staff and quality assurance teams from across the higher education, further education and training, and English Language Education sectors who wish to better understand the importance of personal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in a high-quality teaching and learning environment.

Delegates will learn from the experience of national and international speakers through keynote addresses, workshop sessions, panel discussions and cross-sectoral networking opportunities with peers.  Themes covered will include:

  • Different national staff development frameworks and CPD models
  • Best practice from a range of education and training providers
  • Policies, practices and frameworks developed by agencies and other supporting organisations to promote staff development
  • National and international models of successful practice
  • CPD for academic and professional services staff
  • The approach of professional bodies to CPD
  • Developing talent and leadership
  • Digital badging and micro-credentials to support staff development
  • Tools to ensure staff engage with authentic, inclusive and collaborative professional development opportunities

This event is part of QQI’s series of quality improvement engagements with its stakeholders and brings together respected experts from each of the above sectors for a day of networking, mutual learning and opportunities to show best practice in all sectors.  It is informed by advice on CPD contained in the QQI Core Quality Assurance Guidelines and the various professional development frameworks that have been adopted in different sectors.

The conference delegate rate is €100.

To book your place at our conference, please visit our eventbrite page here.


13th February 2020
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Croke Park
Dublin, Ireland