Management Development

This three hour Unconscious Bias Awareness workshop will introduce attendees to the concept of Unconscious Bias with a focus on the workplace. 

Unconscious Bias Awareness

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

The delivery style will be interactive and input from the attendees will be encouraged where possible. Practical examples will be provided in addition to thought provoking video clips. 

The Unconscious Bias Awareness Workshop (10:00 am - 1:00 pm) that will be facilitated by a subject matter expert.  It is offered both online and in person. 

The IPA’s approach is to use a blend of short presentations, facilitated discussions, practical exercises, and individual and group reflection in an interactive way to facilitate the participants’ learning.

Please note that as this is an interactive programme of training with an emphasis on engagement and skill building, we limit the size of the group. 

If you wish to book places for a number of staff from a single organisation, we recommend that you contact in the first instance, as a tailored programme may be more suitable.

Scheduled Dates include:

  • 11 April 2024* (Online)
  • 25 June 2024 (In Person)

*Please note that the April date is no longer available.


25 June 2024 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.


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Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of this course is €400 per person.

Individuals who are paying for themselves must pay in full by credit card at the time of booking.

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using the online booking option.  Please click the Book Now button above or see the online form below.

All bookings will be confirmed via email.  Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135

All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers. 

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.

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The Programme

This three hour Unconscious Bias Awareness workshop will introduce attendees to the concept of Unconscious Bias with a focus on the workplace. 

Learning Outcomes

This general information session will introduce / build on attendees understanding of Unconscious Bias and enable them to:

  1. Understand
    What is unconscious bias and what are possible triggers? We will consider the impact of unconscious bias both with colleagues and clients and consider how it plays out in the workplace.
  2. Review Examples and Research
    Several examples and a review of research into the subject will be used to raise awareness of how unconscious bias can impact our decision-making process.
  3. Recognise
    Several common categories of unconscious bias will be introduced to aid our understanding and recognition of bias. 
  4. Discuss 
    Strategies for overcoming unconscious bias in the workplace and limiting its impact on important decisions / interactions.
Course Leader

This workshop will be delivered by Susan Hawkins, Leadership and Management Specialist with the IPA Professional Development Team.



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