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Programme Overview

The Diploma in Leadership Development helps participants to become better leaders. It is about understanding how they themselves contribute to their eventual success and that of their teams and organisations.

Participants will develop insight into their current leadership style, actively shift any leadership obstacles and bring about a renewed sense of leadership empowerment and purpose.

Built on strong theoretical principles that are brought to life and tested in participative module sessions, the programme is challenging and highly experiential. Participants are required to examine, share and learn from their own experiences, utilising and implementing fresh insight, tools and techniques.

Key Details

28th Feb 2019

Next Intake

€9,950 & €9,452.50*


12 Months


6 x 2 day modules


NFQ Level 9 / 30 ECTS

Accredited / Credits

The Smurfit Experience



Kappé International B.V.



Vodafone Ireland



Virgin Media

Module Dates





28th Feb 2019 (Thurs 2-5pm)


Module 1

1st & 2nd Mar 2019 (Fri & Sat)

The Personal Dimension - Exploring My Leadership Impact

Module 2

12th & 13th Apr 2019 (Fri & Sat)

The Relationship Dimension - Enhancing My Leadership Impact

Module 3

24th & 25th May 2019 (Fri & Sat)

The Team Dimension - Building My Leadership Impact

Module 4

5th & 6th July 2019 (Fri & Sat)

The Systems Dimension - Aligning for Organisational Impact

Module 5

13th & 14th Sept 2019 (Fri & Sat)

The Resilience Dimension - Sustaining My Leadership Impact

Module 6

25th & 26th Oct 2018 (Fri & Sat)

The Future Dimension - Committing To Leadership Impact


MSc Pathway

This standalone diploma also forms part of the optional MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice) Pathway. The pathway framework is comprised of ten diploma programmes. If participants successfully complete any three of these ten diplomas within a recommended 5-year timeframe, they are awarded with the MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice)

Our portfolio of pathway diplomas build on your existing skill set and add relevant value to your business needs. From corporate governance to leadership development, our diplomas deepen your understanding of contemporary business issues and will help you become a stronger leader who can deal with complex issues in rapidly changing environments. Our unique learning method, immersive environment and world-class faculty all come together to deliver a learning experience unlike any other.

The majority of our diploma programmes are delivered over a series of 6 two-day workshops within a 10-12 month period. Workshops are typically held on Fridays and Saturdays to minimise interference with busy work schedules. The majority of our diploma programmes are assessed on a module by module basis through a variety of practical assignments, there are no examinations (excluding the Diploma in Corporate Governance).


Top 50 Global Ranking

We are currently ranked in the world’s top 50 open enrolment executive education programmes in the highly prestigious Financial Times rankings. In jumping 21 places to 48th in the world, and 26th in Europe, we achieved the highest rankings increase year-on-year.  We are the only provider in Ireland to feature in the highly respected Financial Times executive education open enrolment ranking, with only eight business schools in the UK making the list

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