Organisation Development Consultant & Executive Coach
"Leadership is a lifelong journey which begins with self awareness. As I approached the programme, I recognised that the style and habits which helped elevate me into a leadership role originally won't always be the right one to deploy as a leader particularly in the current changed world of work context and beyond. I knew that 'what got me here, won't get me there'. The programme offered the opportunity for deep reflection and self renewal. It was thought provoking and provided space and encouragement for new insights to emerge and most of all the opportunity to take leadership personally - to recognise and refine the human being inside the leader that I am. As a result of participating in the programme, I believe that I make smarter and better choices in understanding myself and others and have cultivated the skills to sustain a leadership style to empower people and organisations for successful outcomes."
Rosaleen Molloy, National Director of Music Generation
"It has been an amazing and challenging experience which greatly exceeded my expectations. The inspirational guidance from a very skilled faculty combined with in-depth reflective engagement with peers made for a rich learning opportunity. My key takeaway is the powerful role that self-reflection can play in enhancing leadership. Through reflection, this programme afforded me the time and space to think, gain a fresh perspective about leadership, critically examine my leadership style, develop greater self-awareness and learn new skills. There was practical learning from each module that I was able to apply in my own leadership practice and organisational planning. This was a really rewarding and enriching personal and professional journey of growth and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in nurturing their leadership skills."
Gary Quinn, Director of Finance at Alkermes Pharma Ireland ltd
"The skills of the faculty combined with the engagement of your fellow participants opens a deeper self-awareness. Embracing this personal growth can only lead to a more fulfilled future both professionally and personally. I really recommend investing your time on this journey of growth."
Gemma Whelehan, Managing Director at Gemma Whelehan & Company Limited
"A key take-away from the diploma was that self-awareness is essential. The facilitated modules provided a great opportunity to step back, learn and think differently about opportunities and problems. The experience has provided me with ample opportunities to apply the learnings into my business planning and leadership approach."
Leo O'Leary, Head of Commercial & Enterprise - Apple
"I had a fantastic experience. The faculty, the content, the shared experience of the other participants all contributed to a thoroughly enjoyable learning journey. I have learnt so much and have been able to apply this learning to my business. I would highly recommend this programme."
Carol Grennan, Chief Financial Officer, Touch Press Inc.
"This diploma exceeded my expectations. I was very impressed with UCD Smurfit School’s faculty and the diversity among participants. By applying the tools, frameworks and theories I learned during the programme, I am confident that I will become a better leader."