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


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 […]
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 […]
Certificate in International Public Financial Management

Certificate in International Public Financial Management

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - The Certificate in International Public Financial Management consists of two modules: Management Accounting and Financial […]
Dignity at Work: Bullying and Harassment Awareness

Dignity at Work: Bullying and Harassment Awareness

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - The Dignity at Work – Bullying and Harassment Awareness workshop is designed for managers to ensure […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Project Management in Practice

Project Management in Practice

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - Project management skills have never been more in demand. There is a clear need for […]
Social Media for Public Service Organisations

Social Media for Public Service Organisations

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - This two-day Social Media Strategies course has been designed specifically for staff in the Irish […]
Risk Management – Public Service & State Bodies

Risk Management – Public Service & State[...]

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - Effective management of risk is now recognised as a critical element of good governance and […]
Prince2 Foundation Course and Certification

Prince2 Foundation Course and Certification

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - PRINCE2® is a well-established project management methodology used in business and government. It provides a […]
Introduction to Business Process Innovation

Introduction to Business Process Innovation

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - This two-day online course provides a practical introduction to Business Process Innovation (BPI). It combines […]
Competency Based Interviewer Preparation

Competency Based Interviewer Preparation

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - The Competency Based Interviewer Preparation Online Workshop is designed to provide participants with a clear understanding […]
Prince2 Practitioner Course and Certification

Prince2 Practitioner Course and Certification

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - PRINCE2® is a well-established project management methodology used in business and government. It provides a proven […]
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 […]
Introduction to Data Protection and GDPR

Introduction to Data Protection and GDPR

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - Data protection is a key duty of all organisations, public and private, which handle personal […]
CIPD Foundation Level Diploma in HR practice

CIPD Foundation Level Diploma in HR practice

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - The CIPD Foundation Level Diploma in HR Practice is designed for those who have already […]
Certified Mediation Training Programme

Certified Mediation Training Programme

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - The overall aim of the Certified Mediation training programme is to provide students with a […]
Certificate in Audit Skills

Certificate in Audit Skills

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - The aim of the Certificate in Audit Skills (CAS) is to develop the skills and […]
Freedom of Information for Decision Makers

Freedom of Information for Decision Makers

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - The IPA Freedom of Information for Decision Makers course has been modified for online delivery. […]
Introduction to Internal Audit

Introduction to Internal Audit

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - The Introduction to Internal Audit is a four-day programme, delivered over two modules. The course explores […]
Minute Taking for Meetings

Minute Taking for Meetings

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - In this era of corporate governance and accountability minute taking is a responsible position that […]
Managing People

Managing People

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - The Managing People programme will help participants gain an understanding of the responsibilities of managing […]
Managing Meetings

Managing Meetings

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - This online workshop aims to take the pain out of meetings and to introduce staff […]
CIPD Cert & Diploma in Learning & Development

CIPD Cert & Diploma in Learning &[...]

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - The CIPD Foundation Level Certificate and Diploma in Learning and Development is designed for those […]
Accounting Fundamentals

Accounting Fundamentals

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - A robust system of recording transactions is the means by which we can ensure that […]
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 […]
Mastering Effective Teamwork with SCRUM

Mastering Effective Teamwork with SCRUM

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - Mastering Effective Teamwork with SCRUM is a two-day online course that covers the principles and […]
Understanding Financial Reports of Public Bodies

Understanding Financial Reports of Public Bodies

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - Published accounts are the backbone of the accountability and reporting system used in the public, […]
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 […]
Accounting for Civil Service & Vote Funded Bodies

Accounting for Civil Service & Vote Funded[...]

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - For existing and new staff within the civil service and vote funded bodies, this  interactive […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Audit (and Risk) Committee Member Training

Audit (and Risk) Committee Member Training

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - The expectations and obligations on audit committees continue to evolve in response to governance developments […]
Culture, Ethics & Governance – Public Sector

Culture, Ethics & Governance – Public Sector

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - This online course aims to provide concrete guidance to assist staff of Departments, State Bodies, […]
Managing Relations with Charities

Managing Relations with Charities

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - Managing Relations with Charities – Regulation, Funding and Oversight is a one-day course that is […]
Oversight of State Bodies

Oversight of State Bodies

Institute of Public Administration
Course Info - Oversight of State Bodies: Oversight Agreements, Performance Delivery Agreements and Key Performance Indicators The course […]
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 […]

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