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About this Workshop

The COVID19 pandemic has changed the world of work, and we have seen large scale adaptation to remote working in the public sector in the past two years. This has created opportunities for organisations to improve diversity, as many jobs are no longer determined by place of work. However, research highlights that the pandemic has had a negative impact on equality, in particular for under-represented and marginalised groups. The need to create inclusive cultures, value diversity and ensure equality are critical for recovery in the changing world of work. This 2-hour training workshop provides insights and practical guidance to help leaders and HR managers build equality, diversity and inclusions (ED&I) in their organisations.

‘Inclusion and diversity are at risk in the crisis – but are critical for business recovery, resilience and reimagination’ (Dolan, K, Hunt, V, Prince, S and Sancier-Sultan, S (2020): Diversity still matters, Mc Kinsey Quarterly)


Workshop Topics 

  • Why do we need to focus on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion EDI?
  • How do we build it into an Organisation
  • Ensuring Equality – An Overview of Legal Obligations (including the Employment Equality acts 1998-2015 + the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty)
  • Understanding Diversity and Unconscious Bias
  • Building and Improving EDI across the Employee Lifecycle
  • Developing an Inclusive Culture through Collective Leadership and Engagement

Organisations that fail to provide inclusive flexible working opportunities will struggle to recruit, motivate and retain the workers they need and find it challenging to boost diversity and inclusion. (CIPD)



“Sile is an expert in the field and presents topics in an engaging and interesting manner, always referring back to examples to increase the understanding of the topic”

– Toni O Donovan, The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth


Our Trainer

Our trainer, Sile O Donnell, is a HR Consultant and an Associate Training Specialist with PAI. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in HRM, organisational behaviour and organisation development (OD) in Trinity College Dublin. Sile has over 30 years’ experience in senior HR and OD roles in the public sector. She provides training and HR/OD consultancy services to organisations across the public sector. Since 2014 Síle has delivered a wide range of open and in-house training programmes for PAI, including accredited HR and change management programmes, equality and diversity training, leadership development, core management skills, and dignity at work programmes. Síle is a fellow chartered member of the CIPD since 2004, and she has extensive qualifications in HR. She has worked with many public sector organisations to develop and improve equality, diversity and inclusion.


Full Course Details

Title: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Workshop
Date: Thursday April 28th 2022
Time: 10.00am – 12.00am
CPD: 2 CPD hours
Method of Delivery: Online
Fee: €175



Multiple Delegate Discount

3+ Delegates – 5% Discount
5+ Delegates – 10% Discount
10+ Delegates – 15% Discount

To avail of our multiple delegate discount for 3 or more delegates, you must email registrations@pai.ie with the name and details of all those you wish to book. All those you wish to book on must be booked at the same time.

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Tailored Training 

All of our open programmes can also be run on an in-house basis. For more information, see our page on In-House Training.


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