Address:
57-61 Lansdowne Road
Ballsbridge, Dublin D04 TC62
Phone: +353 1 240 3666
Website: www.ipa.ie
Locations: South Dublin City, Nationwide


Managing Your Personal Safety At Work

Managing Your Personal Safety At Work

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - Physical violence and verbal abuse are acknowledged workplace problems which can have significant negative consequences […]
LinkedIn Fundamentals

LinkedIn Fundamentals

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - LinkedIn Fundamentals for Public Servants is a one-day Specialist-Led online course that will give participants […]
Budget Management and Costing

Budget Management and Costing

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - In many organisations the accountability and responsibility for budget management and control has been cascaded […]
Employment Law – The Law and Practice of Remote Working

Employment Law – The Law and Practice[...]

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - The impact of Covid-19 on the employment relationship has been enormous. Remote working is normalised […]
Board Secretary: Duties and Responsibilities

Board Secretary: Duties and Responsibilities

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - This Board Secretary workshop, delivered in conjunction with ICSA: The Governance Institute, is designed for […]
Certificate in GDPR and Data Protection

Certificate in GDPR and Data Protection

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - Data protection compliance is a key duty of all organisations, public and private, which handle […]
Competency Based Interviewee Preparation

Competency Based Interviewee Preparation

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - This Competency Based Interviewee Preparation will give attendees an understanding of how to prepare for […]
Debt Management for Local Authority Staff

Debt Management for Local Authority Staff

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - This Debt Management Programme is for staff working in Debt Management Units within the Local […]
Executive Officer Programme

Executive Officer Programme

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - The aim of this programme is to provide an opportunity for staff at Executive Officer […]
Understanding Local Government Finance

Understanding Local Government Finance

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - This Understanding Local Government Finance course is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding […]
Prince2 for Project Boards: Project Governance

Prince2 for Project Boards: Project Governance

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - Significant risk is attached to all projects. These can include missed deadlines, scope creep, poor […]
Dealing with Anti Social Behaviour

Dealing with Anti Social Behaviour

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - Anti-social behaviour has become an all too real issue in recent years with many local […]
Code of Practice for Governance of State Bodies

Code of Practice for Governance of State[...]

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - The updated revised Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies applies from 1 September 2016. […]
Finance for Non-Finance Managers

Finance for Non-Finance Managers

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - Finance for Non-Finance Managers is intended to provide an overview of the main aspects of […]

About Institute of Public Administration

The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) is the Irish public sector management development agency. Founded in 1957 by a group of public servants, its aim is to promote the study, and improve the standard, of public administration; to develop a sense of vocation in public servants and to foster understanding between the public and public servants.

Since its inception, the IPA has been at the forefront of research, debate, evaluation, consultancy, training and education to support the ongoing development of the Irish public sector. In each of these areas the IPA has an extensive track record of delivering services to a wide variety of organisations in the Irish Public Service.

IPA programmes are not only of interest to those working in the wider public service, however; its comprehensive range of programmes attracts students from both the public and the private sector. IPA programmes are also open to individuals looking to update their knowledge and develop their skills. The IPA has Ireland’s only dedicated public management research and publishing resource. The Institute publishes books and periodicals, including the journal Administration, in the areas of public management and governance. In addition, the IPA provides a variety of consultancy and advisory services, for which there is a strong demand both nationally and internationally.

Training and Education Programmes at the IPA
The provision of high-quality, part-time training and education programmes is at the heart of the IPA’s mission. Attracting students from across the wider public sector, from the private sector, and from the voluntary sector, the IPA’s certificates, diplomas and degrees are designed to fit into the busy lifestyles of adult learners and to meet their professional needs. As they can be taken in a way that suits a student’s particular circumstances, they are an ideal choice for those who want to return to education while keeping their various personal and professional commitments.

The IPA is a recognised college of University College Dublin (UCD) and offers a number of programmes accredited by professional bodies such as CIPD, CIPFA and the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland. The IPA offers training and education programmes in the following areas:

  • Business Studies
  • Civil Service and State Agency Studies
  • Corporate Governance and Risk Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Rights and Equality
  • Information Technology
  • Internal Audit
  • Interview Preparation for Boards and Candidates
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Local Government Studies
  • Management Development
  • Mediation
  • Health Economics and Health Policy
  • Healthcare Management
  • Housing Studies
  • Personal Development
  • Project and Change Management
  • Public Procurement
  • Public Management