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ONLINE:  RIAI Business CPD -  Developing Sustainable Careers in Architecture

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Time:Online CPD Course


Cost:Special Introductory Price for RIAI Practices and Members: €65.00

Event Information

To register to take this online course log-in on the CPD Home Page with your Username (usually your Membership/Registration Number) and Password and click the BOOK ONLINE button beside this course title.

This online course comprises of a live recording of the RAI Business CPD  - Developing Sustainable Careers in Architecture. The RIAI Business CPD is designed to provide you with some of the tools necessary to develop your business.

The Presenters include RIAI members and experts from the field sharing their experience of what works and doesn't work for them.

Course Aim:
The aim of this Business CPD is to help develop sustainable careers in architecture by supporting RIAI members in the further development of their business skills and showcase alternative approaches to the business challenges and opportunities for small to medium architectural practices.

Course Format:
The RIAI Business CPD covers three key themes:

• Valuing your service and charging for it
• Marketing strategy and PR
• HR: Attracting and maintaining the right staff

This online CPD course is delivered via RIAI Digital Chalk

  • Following receipt of your payment via MyRIAI you will receive an email from the RIAI CPD Division providing your login details for RIAI Digital Chalk
  • This online course will be accessible from your RIAI Digital Chalk account for 6 months from the date of registration
  • The RIAI will send you a CPD certificate for 5 structured CPD points on completion of the online CPD.

Each session will begin with a presentation on the theme for that session by a keynote speaker as an expert in the field. The theme will then be addressed by a number of RIAI members who have kindly agreed to share their approach to the particular topic to hand using case studies and examples of their personal experience.

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RIAI PSDP Refresher Course (1 day)

Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
Time:09:00 -17:00 (Registration from 8:30)

RIAI, 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Cost:RIAI Members rate - €400.00 RIAI Practice rate:- €360.00

Event Information

CPD Points: structured points (including assessment exercise)

Presenters:  Cathal Mooney Dip. SHWW, CMIOSH and Paddy MacNeill MRIAI Dip SHWW, CMIOSH Scott MacNeill Architects

Class size:  25 maximum

The RIAI, in partnership with Safety by Design and Scott MacNeill Architects, are pleased to launch the PSDP refresher course. Only Architects and Architectural Technologists who currently hold RIAI PSDP Accreditation are eligible to attend.

Course Aim:
To provide Architects and Architectural Technologists who have successfully completed the RIAI accredited PSDP Course with an opportunity to refresh their knowledge of the role of the PSDP and the RIAI recommended system to assist them in undertaking the role of the Project Supervisor Design Process.

Course Learning Outcomes:
The course will provide a refresher on the duties of the PSDP and the duties of the others in relation to Construction Health and Safety legislation.

The RIAI PSDP course offers eligible participants:

  • The opportunity to review any changes to Health and Safety legislation introduced since they successfully completed the RIAI accredited PSDP course.
  • The opportunity to review the systematic approach to acting in the role of PSDP as presented in the RIAI Accredited PSDP course.
  • The opportunity to share their experience of acting in the role of PSDP with their peers and the trainers and to discuss the appropriate response to specific challenges encountered in that role.

Course Format:
The course is delivered as a 1 day session in-classroom via lectures and workshops. This is an intense and interactive course from start to finish with involvement from participants in workshops and discussions.

Please note that the RIAI will charge a €50 administration fee on bookings cancelled more than 5 working days in advance of programme delivery. Cancellations made within 2-5 working days of programme delivery will be charged 75% of the full fee. Cancellations on the day of the programme or on the day before will result in the full amount being charged. Substitution, subject to eligibility, is allowed.


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How to get your PR Campaign Started

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm ( Registration from 9.45)

RIAI, 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Cost:RIAI Member: €295 RIAI Practice: €280

Event Information

To register to take this online course log-in on the CPD Home Page with your Username (usually your Membership/Registration Number) and Password and click the BOOK ONLINE button beside this course title.

PR+BRAND LAB in association with the RIAI will host a 1-day ‘Do Your Own PR’ workshop on Monday 25th June. This workshop divulges the tools, templates and easiest formula to follow to generate media coverage for architects and their projects.


Hosted by Liz Dwyer

  • Award-winning journalist and editor with 17-years’ experience across all media platforms.
  • Senior editorial roles with The Irish Times, IMAGE, The Examiner, The Evening Herald, IMAGE, VIP, MAGILL & CARA.
  • Regular contributor to TV3 and RTE television and numerous radio programmes.
  • Owner and founder of the successful SME franchise, Beauty Bootcamp for over 10 years. Owner and founder of PR+BRAND LAB - seminars and workshops for start-ups and SME's.
  • Keynote, MC and Brand Ambassador for various global brands from Google to Diageo, Bank of Ireland to Brown Thomas.

Course Overview

  • How the PR machine works
  • How the media operates
  • How to communicate your firms’ key messages
  • Generating PR on a local level
  • Generating PR on a national level
  • How to draft a press release
  • The press/digital media materials you need to do PR
  • Choosing media relevant to your practice and projects
  • How to pitch a story and secure coverage
  • Needs of different platforms: press; radio; TV & digital
  • Building ongoing media relations

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