About This Course
NFQ Award Title
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Course delivered to industry cohorts only
The aim of the Higher Diploma in Leadership Development is to enhance students’ leadership capability through a leadership development programme that is specifically applied to their own organisation, regardless of the sector. The programme aims to combine academic, professional and personal development in the area of leadership development. Students’ main area of study will be in understanding and delivering leadership through enabling role specific competency development. This focus on leadership will encompass skill development in areas such as building team effectiveness and enhancing innovative problem-solving and decision-making. Depending on the modules selected for each cohort, study will also span a range of management techniques including strategic management, people management, talent management, project management, and change and transformation management.
The programme can be delivered via multiple methods to meet client companies’ needs:
- blended approach, comprising self-paced eLearning with directed learning in a virtual classroom;
- blended approach, comprising self-paced eLearning with directed learning in an onsite classroom;
- Onsite/traditional classroom
This programme will be wholly assessed via continuous assessment which will take the form of oral presentations, work-based projects, essays, and reflective logs. The programme is delivered on a modular basis so assignments will be completed for each module before moving onto the next module.
Applicants for this course must hold a primary degree.
Consideration will be given to other applicants with sufficient equivalent professional qualifications and significant industrial experience.
All applicants whose first language is not English are expected to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with no individual section lower than 5.5.
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Course delivered to industry cohorts only – please contact us for more details
Year 1 Modules
- AD5831: People Management (10 credits)
Employee and Industrial relations
Performance Management - systems and processes
Power and political behaviour in organisations
Mediation as Alternative Dispute Resolution.
- AD5849: Innovative Problem Solving and Decision Making (5 credits)
Problem solving cycle
Decision making - individual and organisational
Ethics in decision making
Evaluating decision outcomes
Innovation tools and techniques.
- AD5862: Building Team Effectiveness (5 credits)
Leading teams - understanding team dynamics.
Constructive team feedback - feedback techniques - Johari Window.
Motivating the team.
Leading and managing the full spectrum of performance.
- AD5863: Capstone Research Project (10 credits)
Ethics of work-based research
Preparation of work-based research project
Research skills and methods
Group / Team Based Learning.
- MG5810: Leadership and Management (10 credits)
·Leadership and Management concepts, models and frameworks
The role of the Leader
The role of the Manager
The impact of organisational dynamics on leading and managing
Understanding Style Flexibility and Adaptability
Leadership and Communication
Leadership and Motivation
- MG5811: Strategic Management (10 credits)
The foundations of Strategy, Models and levels of Strategic Management
Strategic Assessment and Organisation Scanning
Strategic Planning and Development
Culture implementation & Values
Strategy Maps and Balance Scorecards
Strategic Implementation and Execution
Strategy in the context of dynamic capability.
- MG5814: Transformation Management (5 credits)
Transformation Management concepts, models and frameworks
Change Management - Methodology & Psychology
Strategic alignment and culture in times of change
Dimensions of Cross Cultural Management.