RPL Practitioner Network Ireland event: Embedding RPL in Practice
9.30 Registration Tea/Coffee
10.00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
10.15 Council Recommendation (2012) on the validation of non-formal and informal learning: Overview of progress in Ireland. Speaker: Andrina Wafer, QQI
10.40 Keynote Address: Envisioning the Future of RPL. Speaker: Lieve Van Den Brande, European Commission.
11.15 Coffee Break
11.30 Panel – Communities of Practice in Ireland. Panel: Ciaran Lynch (Cork ETB); Carmel Finlay (Teagasc); Ronan Emmett (Boston Scientific); Dr. David Denieffe (Carlow Institute of Technology on behalf of the HEA); Jennifer McKenzie (National Centre for Guidance in Education); Dr. Oran Doherty (Regional Skills Fora); Dr. Stephen FItzgerald (DEASP).
1.45 Participatory Workshops
1. Tools to support the RPL process (Facilitators: Martina Needham, DETB; Gavin Clinch, Sligo Institute)
2. Quality Assurance underpinning RPL (Faciltator: Anne Higgins, GRETB)
3. RPL: A process to Support Skills Policy and Talent Management (Facilitator: Deirdre Goggin, Cork Institute of Technology)
4. The Role of Guidance in Supporting the RPL Process (Facilitator: to be confirmed).
3.15 Closing Remarks