Antiracism training for the workplace and practitioners

To become an Antiracist, we have to be taught. Just like we cannot have fully trained doctors if we do not teach them, we cannot have a society of antiracist if we do not teach people to be antiracist.

  • Duration7 sessions, biweekly
  • LanguageEnglish
  • DateMarch 1st, 2021 & November 1st, 2021
  • Application deadlineFebruary 26th, 2021. & October 26th, 2021



To become an Antiracist, we have to be taught. Just like we cannot have fully trained doctors if we do not teach them, we cannot have a society of antiracist if we do not teach people to be antiracist. This course for practitioners draws on and teaches the theoretical and cultural sensitivity required to effectively manage difference in the workplace.  This course is a combination of six workshops and a bonus session on developing race consciousness. These workshops can be provided for businesses as a mini-series of three of standalone workshops within your organisation. These workshops were developed from over 14 years experience of working with and interviewing workers from migrant descent and people on the margins in society about what will make them feel accepted and integrated in the workplace. This has informed the following seven workshops:

Who is this course good for?

Leaders in organisations, educators, Admin and public facing staff, healthcare, HR, D&I staff and individuals who want to increase their knowledge on how to be antiracist.

Structure of the course:

Duration: This is a 7 sessions course. Each week consists of 3 hours’ interactive lectures.

How will I learn?

Lectures 21 hours online

Specified Learning Activities 21hours

Autonomous Student Learning 78 hours

How will I be assessed?

Stream 1: Attendance and participation

Group project and presentation

Stream 2: Stream 1 and an additional organisation based mini –project to address anti-racism and workplace implicit bias. This stream involves completing the full programme with an organisation based project. Here participants will agree a project with their organisation. This will then be supervised by an IABS consultant. The approved project is to be developed by each participant.

1.Storytelling as a means of challenging myths, prejudices, stereotypes and race neural discourse. Stories have been argued to be windows into people’s lived experiences. It is also a way in which stereotypes and prejudices are transferred across generations. This session examines the types of stories we tell and how we can challenge narrow views on race and racism in our practice and workplace.

2.Active unlearning: This session will provide attendees with an understanding about how we unlearn the beliefs and ideas that inform our actions.

  1. Understanding race, racism, ethnicity and identities: One of the reasons we continue to have a problem with race and racism is a lack of understanding. This session will help attendees understand the origin, meaning and impact of race and racism for individuals and groups. It will also look at key terms like microaggression, whiteness, white fragility, denial, white supremacy, prejudice and stereotypes
  2. Forming allyship and becoming an Antiracist: We all commonly say that you are either a racist or antiracist. This session will equip attendees with basic understanding on what it means to be an antiracist. This session will look at the practical tips to building allyship and the potential pitfalls.
  3. Managing difference in the workplace: this presentation will look at the idea and interconnectedness between acceptance, tolerance and recognition and how it influences the management of difference in the workplace, specifically. We will examine group favouritism-a vehicle that produces homogeneity even in multicultural societies.
  4. Understanding implicit bias in the workplace: This session will examine how to identify and monitor implicit bias in ourselves, organization and practice. We will learn about our triggers and how to self-regulate.
  5. Developing race consciousness in the workplace: This bonus workshop will help students learn how to become race conscious, what it means and to understand culturally sensitive hearing.

Fees and how to apply

Approach   Mode Fees
Stream 1 Online €1750
Stream 1 In person (not available this year) €1850
Stream 2 Online €2450
Stream 2 In person (not available in 2020/21)  


To apply:

Complete the online form.

You will also need to send a personal statement. This should include why you want to participate in the course. How it will benefit you and ways you will utilse the acquired knowledge. You can also mention any engagement in activities in your organisation or in the community.

A deposit of €300 is required to secure your place on the course.


Early application is advised as limited spaces are available.


Contact: Dr Loveth Owhor

School manager