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Programme Overview

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.

Key Details

2023 dates to be announced

Next Intake

€ 9,590 & €9,471*

Fees

10 Months

Duration

2 Days x 6 Workshops

Delivery

NFQ Level 9 / 30 ECTS

Accredited / Credits

Module Dates

Module Module Title Module Dates
Workshop 1 The Person Centred Approach  dates to be announced shortly
Workshop 2 Psychodynamic Approaches  dates to be announced shortly
Workshop 3 Gestalt Approaches  dates to be announced shortly
Workshop 4 Transactional Analysis  dates to be announced shortly
Workshop 5 System and Field  dates to be announced shortly
Workshop 6 Existential Approaches  dates to be announced shortly

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.

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.

 

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