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20TRA693 Meitheal Primary

20TRA693 Meitheal Primary



A leadership development programme for principals with a minimum of five years’ experience

Meitheal is a participant-led leadership development programme that is responsive to the individual professional needs of school principals. It draws upon the skills and techniques associated with coaching. A skilled facilitator works collaboratively with small groups (4 – 6 participants) using a developmental model to enhance leadership skills.

The Meitheal programme runs over a two-year period. The group typically meets each year for four sessions lasting approximately two hours. Each group will agree the date and time of these sessions. During 2020-2021 the programme will begin online but will revert to face to face if this option become available. Mutual trust and confidentiality form the basis of the programme.

The programme is underpinned by literature and research in the following areas:
● Social network theory
● Professional learning communities and communities of practice


“As a principal of over 5 years the meetings helped me to develop as a principal. It gave me the confidence to deal effectively with some difficult situations in the school. The group was also a source of many wonderful ideas that I subsequently brought back to my school.”

“I found it gave me time to reflect in a safe space with a few colleagues going through similar professional life experiences. It gave me an opportunity to discuss very difficult problems ones I would not share in larger groups. The solutions offered by the participants were logical and practical and helped me.”

“Hugely valuable to have a trusted, safe, guided forum to discuss issues that affect all of us.

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Course Properties

Course date 25-11-2020 3:30 pm
Course End Date 25-11-2020 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 16-11-2020
Cut off date 25-11-2020
Individual Price Free
Speaker Jodie O'Connor
Number Hours 1
Location Online

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The Education Centre, Tralee



County Kerry,

V92 HK52

Call: 066 7195000

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Dept of Education
Arts in Education