In Brief

Programme Date Programme Date:
14 March 2023
Location:
In Person
Duration: Duration:
6 months
Facilitated workshops: Facilitated workshops:
6 (18 days)
Seniority: Seniority:
Mid Career
Non-member fee: Non-member fee:
€10,900
Member fee: Member fee:
€9,900
SME fee: SME fee:
€10,400

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    Facilitated Workshops

    Facilitated Workshops will be in-person at the IMI Campus to facilitate the best learning experience for participants. We will facilitate a hybrid delivery option should you require it.

     

    The Spring 2023 programme dates are as follows:

     

    14, 15 & 16 March 2023
    26, 27 & 28 April 2023
    31 May, 01 & 02 June 2023
    28, 29, 30 June 2023
    13, 14 & 15 Sept 2023
    18, 19, 20 Oct 2023

    Entry Requirements

    A candidate’s eligibility for each Professional Diploma or the Professional Master of Business Studies will be determined by a combination of their academic qualifications and/or relevant professional experience. A primary degree from a recognised third- level institution (NFQ level 8), with a minimum classification of Second Class Honours, will typically be required with five years relevant work experience, at least 3 of which must be at managerial level, however, prior workplace learning will be recognised where applicants do not meet the academic requirement. This experience may come from a general business or organisational background, or experience working at a management level or in the area specifically related to the Diploma. Each candidate will meet with the Programme Directors, who will interview applicants in person virtually or physically. The IMI Office of the Registrar will oversee all applications, and the final decision on any application shall remain with the Registrar. All applicants whose first language is not English will be required to show evidence of the successful completion of an IELTS or TOEFL test or equivalent as specified here. The English language requirement when using IELTS is a score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each individual section or equivalent.

    Why choose this programme?

    The Professional Diploma in Leadership aims to dramatically enhance your practical leadership skills, awareness, impact and judgement.

    We’ll help you master the skills you need to be a more confident, well-rounded, and inspirational leader.

    This programme is for you if…

    You are looking to master your
    own style of leadership and create a followership around you.

    Programme Director

    Phillip supports leaders to identify the leader they want to be, achieve clarity on the personal change required, to lead with authenticity and in a way that engages hearts and minds. A former Ireland rugby captain, Phillip spent 20 years in industry between pharmaceuticals and consulting where he held roles in Sales, Marketing, HR and General Management.
    Philip Matthews
    Phillip supports leaders to identify the leader they want to be, achieve clarity on the personal change required, to lead with authenticity and in a way that engages hearts and minds. A former Ireland rugby captain, Phillip spent 20 years in industry between pharmaceuticals and consulting where he held roles in Sales, Marketing, HR and General Management.

    You can look forward to:

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    A theatre-based leadership workshop

    Work on your leadership communication and presence with professional actors in one of Dublin’s leading theatres.

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    Personal coaching

    You will receive one in-depth personal executive coaching session.

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    Inspiring guest speakers

    Each month an influential senior leadership figure visits the programme to deliver a lecture.

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    A 3-day practical leadership skills workshop

    This takes place at the Killary Adventure Centre in Connemara. You’ll embark on a series of challenging daytime and night-time leadership exercises.

    Programmes themes

    The meaning of leadership
    • Understand how to lead effectively in different environments, take ownership of your personal leadership development and set out key objectives for you and your organisation.
    Leadership ethics and social responsibility
    • Examine how to create shared values in an organisation, create your own framework for ethical decision-making and explore ethical corporate governance and culture.
    • Discover your own leadership psychology, learn how to better motivate individuals and teams, and strengthen your ability to attract and leverage followers.
    The psychology of leadership
    • Conduct a personal psychometric and 360 analysis.
    • Explore the psychology of motivation and the leadership/follower relationship.
    • Examine the lessons from sports psychology and leadership.
    Leadership in action
    • Put your leadership skills into action through an outdoor experience at Killary Adventure Centre.
    Leading teams in a global economy
    • Explore how to lead local and global teams.
    • Learn how to navigate and leverage cultural differences and devise strategies for improving multicultural teamwork.
    Leading change
    • Explore how to lead local and global teams.
    • Learn how to navigate and leverage cultural differences and devise strategies for improving multicultural teamwork.

    Key takeaways

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    Change Agent

    Lead change in complex environments and different organisational structures. Develop your ability to communicate organisational change and improve your influence on stakeholders during the change process.

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    Impactful Leader

    Become a more inspirational, impactful leader. Develop your ability to impact the leadership culture, processes and needs of your organisation.

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    Authentic Leadership

    Discover your leadership self. Develop a detailed understanding of your leadership style and enhancing your capabilities.

    What our graduates say

    Pat Ryan
    This programme will bring you to the depths of personal self-discovery in a challenging way. An innovative and powerfully self-reflective programme that will change how you lead others and principally yourself.
    Pat Ryan
    Process Excellence Manager, Glanbia Ireland