Over the past decade Derek has organising several training programmes, primarily, though not exclusively, related to public affairs and political issues.

  • How the EU works – the legislative process and how decisions are made
  • The Irish political scene – current issues and Irish political processes
  • The Irish peace process – lessons learned
  • Candidate training
  • Managing a candidate’s election campaign at constituency level
  • Messaging strategies in a referendum
  • The art of negotiating

Derek has also designed and delivered in-house training modules on:

  • the use of social media in political campaigning – both national and local
  • the growing importance of social media in the labour relations environment