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Publishing Ireland runs a comprehensive schedule of training courses each year. These are open to members and non-members.

As publishing encompasses such a wide variety of areas and operations it requires a spectrum of creative, business and technical skills. Many of our courses are relevant to those who work outside the traditional book publishing industry. With the surge in new media around both creative and corporate, more content than ever is being published. Publishing Ireland monitor and engage with the industry and these developments to commission the right publishing training courses for Ireland.


We also work with an array of acknowledged experts to suit each course.

Training is targeted at both company heads and general staff, with a combination of specific skills development and broader topics from copyright and contracts to legal regulations and rights. We work with an array of acknowledged experts to suit each course. Our most popular training format is classroom based. These are tutor-led with discussions and exercises and/or practical workshops. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions we have now moved all training courses online until further notice.

Course fees range but are always great value with discounts for members. Please see individual event & training course details below. 

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May 2022


24 May at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Want to know how to start? Curious about how it can work for you and your business? Publishing Ireland and Athena Media have curated a half-day virtual workshop ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ – aimed at beginners – and designed to give you an express session on podcasting today, including how to podcast remotely using video conferencing tools or how to record using your computer or your smartphone with an app. First Steps in…

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June 2022

Module 1 – Understanding Diversity, Inclusion, Equality and Belonging

8 June at 9:30 am - 11:00 am

AIM – To help participants understand exactly what Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Belonging is in the workplace. This module is designed to help participants explore and understand the meaning of workplace diversity and Inclusion. It will also help participants better understand how to encourage and develop higher levels of employee engagement through effective D&I management. The module will help improve participants existing knowledge of diversity and workplace inclusion and explore strategies to help create higher levels of inclusion. This involves…

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Module 2 – Merging Cultures

9 June at 9:30 am - 11:00 am

AIM – To help participants understand the dynamics of a culturally diverse workspace. This module is designed to help participants explore and understand the dimensions of culture and what happens when cultures merge in a diverse working environment. It will help participants understand and appreciate how our cultural programming can impact the way we interact with and engage with others as either individuals or groups. The module includes an interactive video-based exercise. An optional addition to this module is to…

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September 2022

Module 3 – Understanding Unconscious Bias

7 September at 9:30 am - 11:00 am

AIM – To help participants understand what exactly unconscious bias is and how it operates. This aspect of the programme is intended to help raise awareness of what exactly UB is in a working environment and how it can adversely impact that environment if not effectively challenged. The module is designed to help participants understand how their individual behaviours, attitudes and language can contribute to the creation of either a positive or a negative working environment. Participants will engage in…

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Module 4 – The Neuroscience of Inclusion (DIEB Toolkit)

8 September at 9:00 am - 11:00 am

OBJECTIVES The module will introduce participants to a DEIB ‘toolkit’ and will demonstrate several skills to help develop a more inclusive working environment including This module is designed to introduce participants to the impact that experiences of inclusion or exclusion can have on us as human beings. The module will help participants to better understand and appreciate the influence of inclusion or exclusion on our mindsets and to be better able to understand how to more effectively motivate and influence…

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How to Edit Fiction – A Closer Look

14 September at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

3 Part 14th, 21st and 28th September 2022 This 3 Part Course course will take a close look at how editors can work with authors – those with book deals and those without – to help improve and shape their manuscripts. Drawing from a variety of texts on structure (James Woods' How Fiction Works, John Yorke's Into the Woods and Jessica Brody's Save the Cat! Writes a Novel among others) as well as examples from across genres – thrillers, children's…

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