PPI Facilitation Workshop 7th March 2024

HRCI is inviting our member charity representatives to register for a PPI Facilitation workshop, taking place in the HRCI offices, Camden Row, Dublin 8, on Thursday, March 7th, 2024. The workshop will be taking place in person and will be a full day event, to finish at 4pm.

The aim of the event is to empower our member charities to better facilitate sessions with groups of PPI contributors and to recognise and support PPI contributors’ needs in this area.

Guided by master facilitator Michael Foley, attendees will learn what is at the heart of good facilitation and how to effectively plan and prepare facilitated PPI sessions. This workshop will help in identifying, using and explaining facilitation skills as a way of managing groups and will examine techniques for facilitating conversations in PPI settings. This is a great opportunity to upskill and really add value to your organisation.


Spaces are very limited for this FREE workshop and will be offered on a first come, first served basis to our members.

Please register for your place today to avoid disappointment!


About Michael Foley

Michael Foley has been facilitating public processes for over twenty years as part of his work in the National Disability Authority, Age & Opportunity and now Trinity College Dublin, where he is the Civic Engagement and Social Innovation Manager for the university. For a number of years, he was a programme manager for Trinity PPI Ignite Office, where he worked with Health Research Charities Ireland to co-produce Making a Start, a toolkit for research charities to begin a PPI relationship. He has also developed the Campus Engage How-To Guide on Engaged Research Online Workshops to facilitate engaged research and innovation through digital platforms. He was the lead facilitator on the inaugural IPPOSI Citizens’ Jury which looked at Access to Health Information.

With an MSc in Applied Social Research, Michael has a specific interest in research translation and impact. He was also the Research Module Coordinator on the MA in Mediation and Conflict Intervention in Maynooth University for a number of years.