The Process of Selecting the Middle Leadership & Management Team


Monday 12 August 2019

The Process of Selecting the Middle Leadership & Management Team

What Every Interviewer Should Know

Event date: 30/08/2019 - 09/09/2019 Export event


This half-day training session will cover the appointment of a post holder - from commencement of the process by the Board of Management to providing feedback to applicants.

Please note that this is a repeat of the training delivered at the start of the last school year. 

The objective of this training is to equip interviewers with the necessary skills to conduct competency-based interviews for middle leadership and management posts, and to ensure full compliance with Circular 0003/2018 in recruiting the best candidates.


  • Role of the Board of Management
  • Advertising and pre-interview preparation
  • Role of the Independent Chairperson
  • Conducting the interview
  • Devising competency-based questions for MLM interviews
  • Notetaking and providing feedback
  • The appeal and pitfalls to avoid

All attendees must register on-line prior to attending training/events.
Payment for JMB events/training will only be accepted by credit/debit card, as with all other on-line bookings/purchases.

Date Location Venue Time
August 30th Cork Clayton Hotel Silver Springs 1.00pm - 4.30pm
September 2nd Dublin
morning session
Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley 9.30am - 1.00pm
September 2nd Dublin
afternoon session
Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley 1.30pm - 5.00pm
September 9th Athlone Hodson Bay Hotel 1.00pm - 4.30pm


Who should attend?

Independent chairpersons, principals and other interviewers nominated by the Board of Management. In particular, it is intended for those who were unable to attend this training last year.

This training is not for teachers who are likely to apply for a post.

It is critical to the success of the interview process, to minimise the possibility of appeals, that all members of the interview board have attended this training. It is essential that independent chairpersons employed by the school attend this training now or have attended it last year.

This training module is different to the interview competency training for principal and deputy principal interviews.

Cost of training

€25 per participant

Cancellation Policy: Please note that refunds will only be given if cancellation is made three days before event in writing or by email to

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