Thursday 29th June

Theme – Pillars of Lifelong Learning: Personal Leadership and Respect for Others

In a world where the agenda for adult education and lifelong learning is dominated by workforce requirements, skill based policies and government regulation it is important not to loose sight of the personal, pastoral and emancipatory aspects of adult learning.

In this workshop we investigate notions of personal leadership and respect for others as two (very much related) pillars of education. We ask about ‘values’ as learning outcomes as we strive to work with others in an inclusive and respectful manner.

Furthermore, we seek to extend the traditional boundaries of school and college learning to encompass learning throughout the lifespan. Learning is part of life itself, it is something that we continue to do as long as we live – so long as we have a future we will need to learn.

Who should attend?

Adult educators, learning professionals, workplace educators, those who work with others and have an interest in livelong learning or pastoral care.

There will also be a short presentation on NCI’s new MA/PG Diploma in Personal Leadership and Pastoral Care.



10.00 – 13.00

CRILT/ Executive 1

Part (i) Exploring Respect and Recognition in Lifelong Learning


  • Dr Suzanne Nolan, Senior Support Tutor, City of Dublin Education and Training Board
  • Dr Rose Rudnitski, Dean of Education, Mercy College, New York

‘Getting Started with Restorative Practices’

  • Karen Mooney, National College of Ireland
  • Emma Wheatley, Early Learning Initiative
13.00 Lunch
14.00 – 16.30

CRILT/ Executive 1

Part (ii) Exploring Personal Leadership in Life, Work and Education


Educational Leadership

  • Dr Jan P. Hammond , Ed.D. Associate Professor Emerita, State University of New York and Associate Professor, Long Island University Dept. of Educational Leadership and Administration

Ethics for School Leaders in a Complex World

  • Dr Raghavan Parthasarthy, Ph.D. Professor, Bus. Policy & Strategy, Baruch College, City University of New York & Principal Partner, Strategy Consulting Group

To register for the workshop and open seminar on Personal Leadership and Respect for Others – Pillars of Lifelong Learning click here