Professional Diploma in Infrastructure Projects and Community Acceptance

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Organisation profile

Dr. Garry M. Keegan is a leading community impact and conflict intervention expert in the area of infrastructure and urban development. He leads a team of associates dedicated to negotiating and managing solutions with external stakeholders, in particular local communities located in close proximity to new single and multi-site facilities. Clients include utilities, local authorities and building development companies. 

Training aim

To provide participants responsible for delivering infrastructure and urban development projects with the knowledge and expertise to successfully engage with local communities.

Learning objectives

Local or host community acceptance continues to be a key constraint for the development of infrastructure and urban development. This can often lead to fractured relationships between project promoters and local communities, which may result in project delays and cost over-runs. This course increases capacity to successfully address challenges associated with controversial projects. A better understanding of the role of community gain programmes will assist policy makers and other stakeholders.

Course outline

M1: Interaction between Infrastructure Projects & Communities

M2: Facility Siting, Social / Community Acceptance, Defining Communities and Local Stakeholders

M3: Procedural Justice, Public Consultation & Participation

M4: Distributional Justice / Community Benefit Schemes, Corporate Social Responsibility & Governance

M5: Stakeholder Engagement Plan, Identification & Mapping

M6: Communications, Community Liaison & Project Monitoring Committees

M7: Environmental Mediation & Dispute Resolution 

Trainer's profile

Dr. Keegan has a PhD from the National University of Ireland Galway on Public Attitudes to Siting High Voltage Overhead Transmission Lines and the Role of Host Community Benefit Schemes.  Garry holds an MBS from University College Dublin and an MA in Mediation from Maynooth University Dublin. He has completed ‘Business in the World Economy’ course at the prestigious London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), and is a former elected public representative with Dublin City Council.

Course duration

Seven x 1 hour online Modules, + Case Study submission

Assessment & certification

Engineers Ireland Registered Training Provider CPD 15 Hours. IPCA Global Institute Professional Diploma in Infrastructure Projects and Community Acceptance.

Who should attend

Those involved in and responsible for delivery of large infrastructure in proximity to local populations

Construction Contract Managers & Project Management

Local Authority & State/Policy Officials