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Conferences and Events

We regularly host conferences and events to engage with our stakeholders and promote quality assurance in education and training in Ireland.

On this page you will find details of upcoming events. 

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February 2020

Exploring Models of Success: Professional Development of Higher Education, Further Education and Training, and English Language Education Staff


A one-day conference to explore the importance of professional development in improving education and training.


Thursday 13 February 2020, 09.00 - 16.00

Venue:  Hogan Suite, Croke Park Conference Centre, Croke Park, Jones' Road, Dublin 3


About this Event

QQI will host a one-day conference on Thursday 13th 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 Continuous 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
• Digital badging and micro-credentials to support staff development
• Useful tools and tips to maximise staff participation  

This event is part of QQI’s series of quality enhancement 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 showcase 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 register, click here.