In Brief

Programme Date Programme Date:
09 November 2022
Location: Location:
Blended Delivery
Duration: Duration:
6 months
Facilitated workshops: Facilitated workshops:
6 (18 days)
Seniority: Seniority:
Mid Career
Non-member fee: Non-member fee:
€10,500
Member fee: Member fee:
€9,500
SME fee: SME fee:
€10,000

Professional Diploma in Leadership

Facilitated Workshops

Facilitated Workshops will be a blended format. Some classes will be via the IMI Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to your desktop, and some classes will be onsite at the IMI campus in Dublin.

The Autumn 2022 programme dates are as follows:

09, 10 & 11 November 2022 – In person
07, 08 & 09 December 2022 – Virtual
25, 26 & 27 January  2023 – Virtual
22, 23 & 24 February 2023 – Virtual
22, 23 & 24 March 2023 – In person
03, 04 & 05 April 2023 – In person

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 sessions.

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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