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On Thursday, February 16, 2023, Barbara Moynihan will deliver a breakfast briefing from 7.30am to 9am at UCD Smurfit Executive Development. Have you ever noticed how some communicators share a message that lands, sticks in your mind and causes you to take action? There is one key technique within communication that they regularly utilise that is often overlooked in our professional communications.At this breakfast briefing, Barbara Moynihan will share this specific technique and give you practical steps you can take to add immediate impact to all your communications so that you get the results you set out to achieve. Click here to find out more or to register to attend.

Communicating for Results Course Overview

Executives are communicating all the time but often don’t have time to think about their effectiveness or impact. It is not just what is said, but how it is articulated and presented. Impactful leadership communication not only needs to have an engaging and inspiring message but needs to be delivered with energy and intent.

This new three-day short course will use research and relevant practical methods to develop participants’ communication skills for a variety of contexts including the new virtual world of work. Communicating for Results is a hands-on course, with participants learning through a combination of communications theory, interactive presentations, and discussions.

Participants will learn how the combination of compelling content along with emotion, purpose, vocal tone, physical and virtual presence can impact, influence, and inspire people. This course uses a combination of practical tools and techniques coupled with opportunities to present with feedback to ensure all participants boost their existing skills to a significantly higher level. Videoing will be key component of this programme.

Key Details

28th - 30th March 2023

Next Intake



3 Days



Class Size

Certificate of Completion/Digital Badge


Course Dates



Day 1

Tuesday 28th March 2023

Day 2

Wednesday 29th March 2023

Day 3

Thursday 30th March 2023


Smurfit Executive Development leaps to 31st globally in latest 2022 Financial Times Rankings

UCD Smurfit School Executive Development has been ranked 31st in the world in the 2022 Financial Times Executive Education Open Enrolment rankings, our highest ever placing in the prestigious rankings. Up 11 places from 42nd in the last rankings held in 2020, we are ranked 1st in Ireland, 19th in EU (Up from 27th in Europe in 2020) with an overall participant satisfaction rating at 9.09/10.

The only Irish business school included, UCD Smurfit Executive Development recorded significant gains across all criteria, including being ranked 22nd for New Skills and Learning; 26th for Aims Achieved; and 30th for both Course Design and Teaching Materials.

In addition, UCD Smurfit Executive Development ranked 14th for partner schools, which refers to programmes taught in conjunction with other Equis or AACSB accredited business schools. Find out more here.

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