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The Process of Selecting the Middle Leadership & Management Team


Thursday 24 October 2019

The Process of Selecting the Middle Leadership & Management Team

What Every Interviewer Should Know

Event date: 13/11/2019 Export event


Time & venue

November 13th Portlaoise Midlands Park Hotel 1.00pm - 4.30pm


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

It is critical to the success of the interview process, to get the process right and to minimise the possibility of appeals, that all members of the Interview Board including school principals have undertaken this training. This module is different and separate to the interview competency training for principal and deputy principal appointments.

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.

Who should attend?

It is for New Principals, Independent Chairpersons and other interviewers who were unable to attend this training module held recently August/September. It is also for other Principals who did not attend this training in the last school year. 

It is not for teachers who are likely to apply for a post nor those who previously attended this training session. If it is anticipated that a current deputy principal may have to act up for a principal who is due to be absent, then s/he should attend.

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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