Leadership Development (Current Leaders Level 1 & 2)
Latest News: Information below refers to the 2021 intake.
A key action point of UCC’s Strategic Plan 2017-2022 is to ‘strengthen leadership development by maximising participation in a dedicated leadership development programme across the university’. This is to meet the goal that all UCC staff ‘are enabled to reach their full potential’.
To deliver on this, we are now in year three of IMI certified leadership development programmes, designed to help develop ''Current Leaders Level 1 & Current Leaders Level 2'' (formerly known as Aspiring Leaders) in UCC.
These have been developed in conjunction with the Irish Management Institute and are delivered in house by IMI faculty. Each programme consists of a number of modules. 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.
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).
Each programme consists of two modules (4 x 1/2 days). Further on-going support will be provided through opportunities for action learning, online resources and institutional level support, including mentoring.
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.
Updated: February 2021