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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.

Leading a team within an organisation is a prerequisite for this programme as some modules are focused solely on working with teams and therefore participants need to be able to fully participate in or contribute to the programme. Moreover, participants must be open to critically examining and building upon their own approach to lead. 

Key Details

9th March 2023

Next Intake

€10,610 & €10,080*

Fees

12 Months

Duration

6 x 2 day modules

Delivery

NFQ Level 9 / 30 ECTS

Accredited / Credits

Module Dates

Module Title Module Dates
Module 1: Exploring My Leadership Impact – The Personal Dimension 

Thursday 9th March 2023 (4:30 pm - 7pm)
Friday & Saturday 10th & 11th March 2023

Module 2: Enhancing My Leadership Impact - The Relationship Dimension  Tuesday & Wednesday 16th & 17th May 2023
Module 3: Building My Leadership Impact - The Team Dimension  Monday & Tuesday 12th & 13th June 2023
Module 4: Aligning for Organisational Impact – The Systems Dimension  Friday & Saturday 8th & 9th September 2023
Module 5: Sustaining My Leadership Impact – The Resilience Dimension  Friday & Saturday 6th & 7th October 2023
Module 6: Committing to Leadership Impact - The Future Dimension  Friday & Saturday 25th November 2023

PLEASE NOTE - Module 2 and Module 3 will take place midweek and not Friday & Saturday combination.

Timing:  Typically Fridays 9.00am to 5.00pm and Saturdays 8.30am to 4.30pm.

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).

 

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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