Programme 2016

“Leaders at every level”


Thursday 13 October

10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.

  • Registration with Tea & Coffee

Session 1

11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

  • Official Opening of Conference by Paul Byrne, President of NAPD
  • Director’s Report to Conference
  • Clive Byrne Director, NAPD
  • Positive Behaviours, Emotions and Relationships – the Heart and the Head of the School – Jacinta Kitt

Session 2

2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

  • ‘Charting Your School’s Digital Journey’ – Sean Gallagher -Deputy Director of Professional Development Service for Teachers
  • Centre for School Leadership – Mary Nihill, Director of CSL
  • Leadership for new Junior Cycle – Fiona O’ Brien of JCT

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 14 October

Session 4

9.15 a.m.- 10.15 a.m.

  • Presidential Address by Paul Byrne President, NAPD
  • Response from Richard Bruton T.D., Minister for Education and Skills
  • Paul O’Toole (CEO SOLAS) – Further Education and Training – A Real Option

10.30 – 11.30

  • Styles of Leadership – Professor Ciaran O’Boyle – Institute of Leadership, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Session 5

11.45 a.m.- 12.45 p.m.

  • David Marquet, Presenter and author of “Leaders at Every Level”

Session 6

2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

  • Workshops’ Selection – Delegates may choose one from the workshops below.
  1. Workshop 1         Training on the blogs for regional representatives
  2. Workshop 2         FET Strategy Update with Q & A Session – Paul O’Toole
  3. Workshop 3         “Leadership with and for Year Heads” – Luke Monahan
  4. Workshop 4         Sraith Shóisearach sa Chúrsa Ghaeilge nua – Elaine Ní Neachtain
  5. Workshop 5         Internet safety – presenting research
  6. Workshop 6         “School Leaders Minding Themselves” – Tony Hegarty
  7. Workshop 7         “Introducing Computer Science in your school” – Google

8.00 p.m.

  • President’s Reception followed by Gala Dinner