Leadership for Agri-Food Research Students
14th December - 28th February 2021
Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
€625.00 See Fees and Costs for full details.
• Candidates must be holders of an honours BSc degree, or equivalent qualification, in a discipline with a significant element Food or Agricultural Science, with a minimum of second class honours Grade 2 or equivalent. • Candidates should be concurrently registered (or intending to register) for a Research Degree programme (e.g. MRes, MSc or PhD). OR • Hold a level 9 or level 10 degree in a food science, nutrition, engineering or science related discipline and • Be currently working in a food, agri-food or related organisation on a developmental programme (for example a post-doctoral fellowship) as deemed appropriate by the programme Academic Director. See Requirements for full details.
27 November 2020
14 December 2020
Module Objective: To introduce postgraduate students to leadership skills to enable them to take ownership of their post-graduate project and prepare them for accelerated professional progression after graduation.
Module Content: This course will provide an introduction to the basic theories of professional leadership including transformational leadership practices. Additionally, concepts of workplace personality, motivation in research, time management, objective setting and goal setting will be covered. The course will include elements of relevant theory, psychometric tests, group work and tool kit development.
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Articulate the qualities and skills of leadership and the value of effective communication
- Define the characteristics of strong leadership in the Agri-Food sector in academia, industry and governance
- Evaluate different approaches to developing effective relationships, building trust, and personal impact and reputation
- Assess their personal leadership qualities and implement their personal development plan for their own leadership journey
- Construct SMART(ER) goals using a SWOT analysis approach
- Compare and contrast motivational theories and relate these to their personal research motivation.
Additional Teaching Mode Information
16 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 6 x 1hr(s) Practicals (Group Work); 1 x 4hr(s) Practicals (Psychometric testing and Self-directed Study).
- Candidates must be holders of an honours BSc degree, or equivalent qualification, in a discipline with a significant element Food or Agricultural Science, with a minimum of second class honours Grade 2 or equivalent.
- Candidates should be concurrently registered (or intending to register) for a Research Degree programme (e.g. MRes, MSc or PhD).
- Hold a level 9 or level 10 degree in a food science, nutrition, engineering or science related discipline and
- Be currently working in a food, agri-food or related organisation on a developmental programme (for example a post-doctoral fellowship) as deemed appropriate by the programme Academic Director.
Fees and Costs
How Do I Apply
Applications for Semester 2, 2020 are now closed. Applications receied after 27th November 2020 may not be reviewed.
If you are eligible to apply for a HEA funded space in 2020:
How to apply for a July Stimulus Place below
1. Click on this link July Stimulus CPD Form , download form and complete.
2. Return form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. No application fee required
For further information visit: https://www.ucc.ie/en/cpd/options/hea-funding/
To apply for a module, please read all of the instructions below. Then proceed to completing your application. Each module page will have a link to a module application form and any other required documents. You can list more than one module on the application form.
You will need to email the following attachments to email@example.com:
- Your completed CPD application form
- Any further documents required for specialised modules (these are detailed on the individual module pages)
- Funding eligibility document (list of appropriate documents below)
- Attach your birthcertificate or passport (ID is required so that we can register you on our student records system)
Note: Some additional documents may be required depending on your nationality and native language:
- If you are not an Irish/EU/EEA/UK/Swiss citizen, you must provide confirmation that you have been ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA/UK/Swiss state for at least three of the five years preceding application for the module (Stamp 4 Visas accepted)
- If you are not a native English speaker, you will also need to provide language proficiency documentation (details here)
Application submission dates will be based on receipt of complete submissions, including applicable documentation above.