In Brief

Programme Date Programme Date:
27 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:
€10,500
Member fee: Member fee:
€9,500
SME fee: SME fee:
€10,000

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    Micro-Credential Pathway

    You can take the first step towards the Professional Diploma in Organisational Behaviour through our new micro-credential programme, Advanced Negotiation Skills, which will award you 5 ECTS and provide you with a bite-sized and flexible pathway to achieving a world-class qualification.
    When you embark on the micro-credential journey, you take control of your own development as you update your knowledge in a flexible and customisable way.

    Micro-Credential Pathway
    Facilitated Workshops

    This Spring, all of our Professional Diplomas will be delivered in-person at the IMI Campus to ensure 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:

    27, 28 & 29 March 2023

    24, 25 & 26 April 2023

    22, 23 & 24 May 2023

    19, 20 & 21 June 2023

    04, 05 & 06 September 2023

    02, 03 & 04 October

    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?

    Do you want to create a high-performing organisation to which people want to belong?

    The Professional Diploma in Organisational Behaviour will allow you to create an organisation where people are motivated, engaged and committed to succeed.

    This programme is for you if…

    You want to build a high-performance organisation
    by motivating and engaging its people.

    Programme Director

    Anna Connolly is a Chartered Organisational Psychologist, who designs and delivers learning solutions and consults in the areas of Leadership development, decision-making and organisational design. Anna specialises in solution-focused coaching for newly appointed Managers and people managing transition. Anna has 13 years’ experience as a senior manager with global ICT service provider Ericsson in their Global Service Delivery, Learning Academy and Global Support business.
    Anna Connolly
    Anna Connolly is a Chartered Organisational Psychologist, who designs and delivers learning solutions and consults in the areas of Leadership development, decision-making and organisational design. Anna specialises in solution-focused coaching for newly appointed Managers and people managing transition. Anna has 13 years’ experience as a senior manager with global ICT service provider Ericsson in their Global Service Delivery, Learning Academy and Global Support business.

    You can look forward to:

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    Interactive classes

    You will be introduced to core concepts, techniques and practical tools in interactive classroom sessions.

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    Guest seminars from visiting experts.

    These sessions will give you the opportunity to analyse and discuss contemporary organisational behaviour issues with seasoned business experts.

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    A toolkit for delivering change

    You will develop a practical organisational behaviour toolkit for immediate use in your workplace.

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    Networking with a diverse class group

    You will work closely with your class colleagues in team activities and organised study groups and will leave the programme with a valuable network of business contacts.

    Programmes themes

    Fundamentals of negotiation
    • Enhance your negotiation abilities, from team negotiations to multi-party and intercultural negotiations.
    • Gain insights into alternative dispute resolution rights, power and interests.
    • Become familiar with integrative and distributive bargaining techniques, as well as ethical and cultural factors.
    Self-awareness
    • Analyse and understand the implications of individual psychometric profiles.
    • Learn about team profiles and behavioural profiles at work.
    • Take part in an Executive Information System (EIS) simulation: computer-based change management simulation.
    Motivation and engagement
    • Explore the science behind behavioural and cognitive psychology and motivation.
    • Devise strategies and define best practices for driving high performance on an individual, team and organisational level.
    Influencing and persuasion
    • Discover the fundamentals of influence and persuasion.
    • Learn about the psychology of assertion and scarcity, and navigate the politics within an organisations with greater authority.
    Managerial decision-making
    • Improve your decision-making abilities.
    • Mitigate against and then leverage the influence of motivation and emotion on decision-making.
    Psychology of Organisational Development
    • Examine organisational development processes and their application from diagnosis to delivery.
    • Understand the nature of resistance and working with the politics of organisations.
    • Explore foundational organisational development models and apply to your own context.

    Key takeaways

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    Inspire People

    Create an organisation that inspires its people. Learn to motivate and lead your team more effectively and become more skillful at understanding why others behave the way they do.

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    Influence Stakeholders

    Influence and lead diverse stakeholders. Develop a framework for understanding how to effectively influence others.

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    Strategy Execution

    Execute strategies across boundaries. Know how to understand, communicate and lead organisational change and match the strategy of the organisation to the design.

    What our graduates say

    Joe Sherlock
    Completing the programme in Organisational Behaviour was personally groundbreaking. This programme is relevant, topical and something I would recommend all business leaders obtain to increase their knowledge and proficiency in understanding and utilising the core psychological traits to drive the organisation forward.
    Joe Sherlock
    National Corporate Sales Manager, Laya Healthcare