Education and Training


Overview of Education/Training Events 2018


  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on May 25th 2018. Following on from successful training held in January, this workshop will look at the specific ways in which these regulations will affect housing associations and the practical steps members can take to be GDPR compliant.
  • There will be a workshop on the CALF funding model, the application and assessment process and the implications of the CALF review.
  • Compassion fatigue workshops will be aimed at those working in the front line of housing and the social care field. This training will take place in a hands-on interactive setting and is designed to protect professionals and keep them resilient, while working in demanding environments.
  • RTB and the adjudications process. The voluntary housing sector has been under the remit of the RTB for almost two years now with a small number of tenancy disputes having gone through the adjudication process. This seminar will look at what can be learned from the experience of other housing associations who have gone through this process and how to prepare for adjudications.
  • Fire safety training will look at the responsibilities of various bodies involved in housing management – the housing association, local authority, Owners Management Company, managing agent - taking into account the building regulations, rental regulations and best practice to ensure tenant safety.
  • Collaboration between local authorities and approved housing bodies is vital for the continued success of the AHB sector. Following a successful 2016 workshop with elected members, this session will again bring together councillors and housing associations to look at collaboration case studies, the role of elected members in housing  and how to work together to deliver housing solutions.
  • Upskilling for board members will be tackled in a training day specifically aimed at board members. This session will examine governance, funding, legislative and regulatory issues and give board members the up-to-date skills they need to continue to lead their organisations.
  • A Tier 1 seminar will examine some of the key issues specifically facing Tier 1 members with a particular focus on board renewal and moving from being an entirely volunteer-run organisation to taking on staff.
  • Tenant participation is a topic that has been considered by many housing associations and which is key to building healthy long-term relationships with tenants. This session will explore ways in which housing associations can implement various forms of tenant participation, the practical aspects of involving tenants in decision making, gathering feedback from tenants in a meaningful way, setting up residents associations and finding what level of tenant participation is right for your organisation
  • A seminar on energy efficiency and retrofitting will look at passive housing standards, SEAI grants and energy efficiency best practice.
  • Child protection for housing providers will examine how to develop and implement an effective child protection policy. The session will be specifically tailored to housing practitioners. 
Full details of all events will be sent to members in due course. For any queries, please contact Catherine McGillycuddy on 01 6618334 or