18/05/2022 - 03/08/2022    
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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Course Introduction 

This course covers a range of topics related to leadership in organisations, and takes a sequential approach. From identifying the needs of an organisation, building and developing teams through to the skills change management and enhancing performance, the course aims to instil in participants an understanding of how a successful and productive environment can be created and sustained long- term. The course is designed to be thought-provoking and relevant to current contexts, and makes ample use of case studies and real-life examples.

Learning Outcomes 

On completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

Demonstrate use of models and approaches to describing organisations
Show clear understanding of people management and planning issues in relation to organisational performance
Anticipate consequences of management decisions and approaches
Demonstrate reflection on own experience, practice and planned professional development as a result of this course

Course Modalities 

Part-time: 1 evening/ week, 6.30 to 9.30 pm, over the course of 12 weeks.

Bootcamp: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, with 1-hour break for lunch (12 to 1 pm).

Course Breakdown

1. Organisations
Why Organisations Form;
Why they deliver;
Company Culture;
Inclusion and Diversity

2. Getting the Right People
Resource Planning;
What is Competence;
Getting the right person

3. Change
The VUCA world;
Change Management;
How we cope with and manage change

4. Management & Leadership
What is the Difference;
Leadership Styles;
Why Leadership works

5. Coaching & Mentoring as Managers
Models of Coaching;
Coaching Competencies as a Manager;
Difference between Coaching and Mentoring

6. Teamworking and the Management of Teams
Teams are not work groups;
Management of Teams in a Virtual/Hybrid environment

7. Getting the Best from your People
Managing Performance in a hybrid & virtual working environment;
Setting Goals;
Enhancing Performance

8. Networking
Who is your Network;
The importance of networking;
How to go about it

9. Developing Others
Motivation Theory;
Development Plans;
High Performance Identifications

10. Difficult Conversations
Why they are Stressful;
Rules for Having Difficult Conversations;
Feedback Models

11. Business Continuity Planning
Authentic Leadership;
Practical Planning tools to ensure your company keeps

12. Career Planning
Planning for your leadership future;
Recognising your leadership state

How will I be assessed? 

Weekly learner log (accounting for 40% of final grade) which will be submitted at the end of the course; and one 3,000-word written assignment (accounting for 60% of final grade) which will be submitted two weeks after the course completion.

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Training Provider: UCD Professional Academy

Programme Cost: €1,500
Programme Cost to South West Gnó members: €525.00


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