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Programme Overview

The pressure for change in organisations increases daily. In the private sector, competitive challenges, technological change, enhanced customer expectations and financial pressures combine to put a premium on firms’ abilities to learn and adapt. In the public sector, similar challenges coupled with ambiguous performance criteria place enormous pressure on organisations to react appropriately.

Designed to equip managers with the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to lead organisational change, this diploma is highly participative to ensure that the collective experience of the entire class group is harnessed.

Key Details

10th October 2019

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€7,945 & €7,547*


9 Months


6 X 2 Day Modules


NFQ Level 9 / 30 ECTS

Accredited / Credits

Top 50 Global Ranking

We are currently ranked in the world’s top 50 open enrolment executive education programmes in the highly prestigious Financial Times rankings. In jumping 21 places to 48th in the world, and 26th in Europe, we achieved the highest rankings increase year-on-year.  We are the only provider in Ireland to feature in the highly respected Financial Times executive education open enrolment ranking, with only eight business schools in the UK making the list

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Module Dates




Module 1

10th October 2019 (Thurs 2- 5pm)

11th & 12th October 2019 (Fri & Sat)

Introduction to Change, Transformation and Organisation Development

Module 2

22nd & 23rd November 2019 (Fri & Sat)

Diagnostic Models and Organisational Analysis

Module 3

10th & 11th January 2020 (Fri & Sat)

Individual Level Interventions

Module 4

28th & 29th February 2020 (Fri & Sat)

Group and Team Development

Module 5

3rd & 4th April 2020 (Fri & Sat) TBC

Organisational Culture and Major Systems Interventions

Module 6

15th & 16th May 2020 (Fri & Sat)

Leading Change and Evaluation


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).

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