This unique part-time, fully-accredited diploma programme is designed for experienced coaches looking to take their coaching to the next level. It focuses on the psychological dimension of coaching, developing participants ’ability to “raise coachee’s awareness of their ingrained patterns of behaviour”, the most important quality required of coaches by sponsors in large organisations (Ridler Report 2013).
A key feature is the focus on personal development, rooted in the firm belief that it is vital for participants to have personal experience of challenging their own ingrained patterns of behaviour as a basis for working effectively with clients.
The combination of theory, practice, personal and professional development transforms participants’ ability to work more deeply and effectively with their clients.
27th January 2021
€9,225 & €8,763*
2 Days x 6 Workshops
NFQ Level 9 / 30 ECTS
Accredited / Credits
The Smurfit Experience
2021 Module Dates
|Workshop 1||The Person Centred Approach||Wednesday & Thursday January 27th and 28th 2021|
|Workshop 2||Psychodynamic Approaches||Wednesday & Thursday March 24th & 25th 2021|
|Workshop 3||Gestalt Approaches||Wednesday & Thursday May 12th & 13th 2021|
|Workshop 4||Transactional Analysis||Wednesday & Thursday July 7th & 8th 2021|
|Workshop 5||Family and Group Psychologies||Wednesday & Thursday September 8th & 9th 2021|
|Workshop 6||Existential Approaches||Wednesday & Thursday 20th & 21st October 2021|
Top 50 Global Ranking
UCD Smurfit Executive Development has been ranked 1st in Ireland, 27th in Europe and 42nd the world for its Open Enrolment programmes according to the prestigious 2020 Financial Times Executive Education Rankings. In securing the 42nd place, it is the fourth consecutive year that Smurfit Executive Development has achieved a global top 50 ranking.
This year is our first year participating in the Customised programmes ranking, and we are delighted to announce we placed 85th globally and 47th in the European top 50. By offering a world-class range of customised, diploma and open enrolment programmes, Smurfit Executive Development helps executives and their organisations create new opportunities to drive growth and create value.
MSc Pathway 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 teaching method, immersive learning environment and world-class faculty combine to produce an educational experience like no 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 other than our UCD Diploma in Corporate Governance.
MSc Business & Executive Coaching - Pathway
The Diploma in Advanced Business & Executive Coaching forms part of the MSc in Business & Executive Coaching pathway. Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching, the Diploma in Advanced Business & Executive Coaching and the Diploma in Team Coaching within a 5-year timeframe (not compulsory), participants are awarded with the MSc in Business & Executive Coaching.
Our portfolio of pathway diplomas build on your existing skill set and add relevant value to your business needs. From coaching to team coaching, our diplomas deepen your understanding of contemporary business issues and will help you become a stronger leader capable of dealing 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 like no other.
A key feature of the MSc in Business & Executive Coaching pathway is its flexible timeframe, enabling you to tailor your participation around work/life demands. Whereas each of the individual diplomas takes approximately 10-12 months to complete, we advise participants of a 5-year window within which to ideally complete all three steps and be awarded the MSc in Business & Executive Coaching.