President of the Association of Irish Local Government Cllr. Mary Hoade today launched the new 2021 AILG Elected Members Training Programme Brochure.
Speaking at today’s online training event held in conjunction with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications and the Office of the Planning Regulator Cllr. Hoade stated;
“It brings me great pleasure to officially launch the 2021 AILG Local Authority Elected Members Training Programme for 2021.
The AILG have put together our 2021 AILG Training programme in conjunction with our training partners including the OPR, the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, the Housing Agency and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. This year’s programme will build on our current strong training programme where we have delivered a number of training modules on the planning and development plan process and will see our training branch out into other areas including a comprehensive housing module, a communications module and a climate action module on renewable energy.”
President Cllr. Hoade noted during the online launch that the 2021 Training Programme moves AILG closer to their overall goal of developing an accredited Continuous Professional Development (CPD) internal training programme for our Elected Members. She also acknowledged that AILG would be returning to their physical training programme as soon as public health measures allow and it is safe to do so;
“While this training is scheduled to be delivered on-line due to the ongoing public health restrictions our training programme will be populated with additional modules once we are able to re-commence our physical training days.
While current public health guidelines are restricting us to on-line training, we are fully committed to resuming our physical training programme as soon as possible in 2021 once public health measures permit us to. We will keep our members fully informed of our training delivery over the next number of weeks and months as public health measures are reviewed.”
Elected Members can download the new Training Brochure HERE