Thu, Jan 24th, 2019 12:00:00 am


Competency Based Recruitment and Selection for Principal and Deputy Principal Appointments 9.30am – 4.30pm, 31/01/19: Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Ennis Road, Limerick.              

Who should attend?

Selection Committee Members/Principals/Chairpersons of BOM.

  • This CPD will be of particular interest to schools who may have a vacancy for a Principal or Deputy Principal in the near future.
  • Newly appointed Principals, who have not already attended Competency Interview Training, may also find this In-Service beneficial.
  • Participants should be nominated by a Board of Management in order to attend this training.


This updated one-day programme will provide participants with a clear understanding of a competency based approach to the appointment of a Principal/Deputy Principal. It is a practical programme which aims to develop and enhance the interviewing and selection skills of participants to ensure future selection decisions rest in the appointment of the best possible candidate for the position.

ACCS strongly recommends that members of selection committees are trained in this approach.

Content includes:

  • Competency Based Interviewing
  • Shortlisting of candidates
  • The interview process
  • Questioning and listening skills
  • Evaluating the evidence
  • An overview of the Competency Based Recruitment and Selection Process Manual
  • Employment legislation relevant to the Recruitment and Selection ProcessPlease log on to the ACCS Online School Portal to register delegates.

Booking Delegates on the ACCS Online School Portal for CPD.

Please log on to the ACCS Online School Portal to register delegates. To access the school portal log on to or through the home page of You will require your Username (last 4 digits of the main school phone number), password and a maths captcha to login. If you require assistance with this process or your password please call ACCS Head Office staff on 01 460 1150.


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