Programme 2018

“Opportunities in an Age of Change”


Thursday 19 October

10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.

  • Registration with Tea & Coffee

Session 1: 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

  • Cathnia Ó Muirtheartaigh President, NAPD

  • Director’s Report to Conference, Clive Byrne Director, NAPD

Brief inputs from

  • Pieta House
  • Thomas Francis Meagher
  • Pramerica Spirit of Community
  • Centre for School Leadership
  • Better Examinations
  • PDST Technology in Education – Digital Strategy

Keynote from Mark Burns – Osiris


Session 2: 2.00 p.m. – 4.15 p.m.

  • Keynote Norah Casey 

  • Keynote Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell

3.30 p.m. – 4.15 p.m.

NAPD Regional Meetings

Health Break


Session 3

4.45 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.

  • Private business session involving Sectoral Meetings & the AGM
  • Voluntary Secondary, ETB Sector and C&C Sector
  • Reports and feedback Session from all Sectors
  • AGM

7.15 p.m.

  • Reception for New Members

8.00 p.m.

  • Buffet Dinner

Friday 20 October

Session 4

9.15 a.m.- 11.00 a.m.

Presidential Address

  • Cathnia Ó Muircheartaigh, President, NAPD

  • Richard Bruton T.D., Minister for Education and Skills


Session 5

11.30 a.m.- 12.45 p.m.

  • Dr. Anne Looney

Session 6

2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Workshops’ Selection

Delegates may choose one from the workshops below;

  1. Workshop 1: Digital Strategy Workshop – Tom Lonergan (PDST Tech. in Ed.)
  2. Workshop 2: Teni Workshop
  3. Workshop 3: Fo-Choiste Ghaeilge – sonraí le teacht
  4. Workshop 4: Further Education Group
  5. Workshop 5: Wellbeing with Tony Bates
  6. Workshop 6: Education Law from Law Society – Rory O’ Boyle & Seán Ó Longáin
  7. Workshop 7: Graham Powell – Leading the Learning Powered School
  8. Workshop 8: Junior Cycle for Teachers workshop

  9. Workshop 9: Drink Aware


8.00 p.m.

  • President’s Reception followed by Gala Dinner