Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice are defined as a group of people who share a concern or passion for something they do and want to learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

We are keen to support members to come together to share, discuss and support each other in relation to practice areas of mutual interest. We see Communities of Practice (CoP) as an ideal mechanism to facilitate member engagement around shared challenges, problems, innovations and ideas.

CoPs are completely autonomous and flexible in terms of topics worked on, time commitment and the process of engagement.

Currently, the following CoPs are in operation. All members are welcome to join any CoP, please contact the relevant person directly.

Psychometric Assessment

Points of contact:

Deirdre Parker –

Michael McDonnell –

Latest updates:

The AHECS Psychometric Community of Practice has designed an opportunity to our members so that they can apply knowledge and expertise on Strengths based development in their work. This session will run on Thursday 9th March from 1pm – 2.30pm.

Click here to join the meeting

LinkedIn Learning

Points of contact:

Deborah Seddon

Adette Ring

About LinkedIn Learning CoP:

Its purpose is to support one another to develop proficiency and confidence with ‘Admin Functionality, curate/share careers resources, learning Paths and collections.

Latest updates:

Meeting Frequency = 1–2 per semester

Last meeting:  15th December 2022

Next Meeting is scheduled for 2nd May 2023 – 11am-12pm

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Points of contact:

Niamh Mullen –

Latest updates:

Last meeting was 14th Dec 2022 (in general the aim is to meet once per quarter)

The topic for this meeting was Managing expectations.

Other themes identified for next meetings include:

  • Working abroad
  • Diversity and inclusion in Healthcare employment
  • Engagement strategies
  • Sessions delivered to allied healthcare
  • Sharing practice/collaboration potential

Work Placement

Points of contact:

Marie Laffey –

Oonagh Sweeney –

Latest updates:

There was a session on 11th August which focused on Placement models and Assessments. We had about 25 attendees for the session and slides were shared with all members of the CoP.

The next session which will focus on Supporting International Students. More details to follow.

Employer Engagement

Point of contact:

Maire Buckley –

Latest updates:

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Employer Engagement Community of Practice on Wednesday 14 December for the Employer Insight Session on Technical Interviews.

A recording of the session can be found here.



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