Now enrolling – Professional Diploma in Public Service Innovation 2020

This brand new part-time programme addresses an emerging field of huge importance to the Irish public service: innovation. Public servants are working in an increasingly complex and challenging environment, a fact recognised by Our Public Service 2020, the ambitious initiative of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform that supports development and innovation. Working together, the Department and the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) have created a unique qualification that will introduce candidates to the theory of innovation and help them apply creative thinking to their organisation and to the problems that it seeks to solve. Graduates of this programme will be able to present themselves as informed agents of change who have the knowledge and skill sets to lead innovative projects, encourage creative behaviour, and apply theories of transformation to 21st century public service management.

The course brochure and application can be downloaded from here. Completed applications should be submitted in hardcopy to the IPA and will be acknowledged by email upon receipt.

Closing date: 21st February 2020.