Leadership Development (Current Leaders Level 1 & 2)

IMI/UCC Senior Leadership Development Programmes

** New call for applications due to demand **

A key action (4.2.5) of Pillar 4 of UCC2022 is to ‘invest in leadership development training across both our academic and professional staff cohorts, thereby enabling staff to progress and enhance their abilities towards delivering responsibility'.  

To deliver on this, we are now in year five of our IMI certified leadership development programmes, designed to further develop ''Current Leaders Level 1 (CL 1) & Current Leaders Level 2 (CL 2)'' (formerly known as Aspiring Leaders) in UCC.

Following a review during summer 2021, the programmes developed in conjunction with the IMIwill be delivered virtually again this academic year '21/'22.  The goal is to develop the competencies of potential leaders and leaders at an individual level which will in turn contribute to the strengthening of the overall leadership capability within UCC.  Both programmes are framed by a set of leadership competencies – personal, team and unit leadership, analysis and decision making, management and delivery of results, interpersonal and communication skills and self-development.

Each programme now consists of 2 x 2 day modules followed by a concluding morning workshop.  Attendance at all 4.5 days is a pre-requisite for applying. Further on-going support will be provided through opportunities for action learning, online resources and institutional level support, including mentoring and coaching. 


**Due to demand we are announcing a call for a second Current Leaders Level 1 programme to take place in April, May & June 2022, and a third Current Leaders Level 2 programme to take place in May & June 2022**

Colleagues who wish to participate in one of these programes must apply by 5pm on Friday, 4th February 2022.

The programmes distinguish between staff a) new to, considering or interested in a leadership role (Current Leaders Level 2 - formerly known as Aspiring Leaders) and b) experienced staff typically at Head level or about to take on that role (Current Leaders Level 1).



Following approval by UMTO on 29th January 2019, as of February 2019 'all new employment contracts for academics at senior lecturer level & higher and professional & technical staff at grade 7 & higher (or equivalent) are required to participate in the most relevant IMI/UCC Senior Leadership Development Programme to them, to further develop their leadership development capabilities’. Should you wish to discuss which programme may be most relevant, do not hesitate to contact Anne Gannon (ext.3860) or Mary Horgan (3659) or your HR Business Manager. 

For more information, contact: Anne Gannon, ext. 3860 or Mary Horgan, ext. 3659 or your HR Business Manager.


Updated: January 2022

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