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.

In Brief

Next start date : Next start date :
08 November 2021
Location: Location:
Blended Delivery
Duration: Duration:
6 months
Facilitated Workshops: Facilitated Workshops:
Seniority: Seniority:
Mid Career
Non-member fee: Non-member fee:
Member fee: Member fee:
SME fee: SME fee:
Facilitated Workshops | Virtual & IMI Campus

This Autumn 2021, 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.

Dates are as follows:

November 8, 9, 10 – IMI Campus

December 6, 7, 8 – Virtual

January 10, 11 ,12 – Virtual

February 7, 8, 9 – IMI Campus

March 7, 8, 9 – IMI Campus

April 11, 12, 13 – IMI Campus


You can look forward to:

Interactive classes

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

Guest seminars from visiting experts.

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

A toolkit for delivering change

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

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.
  • 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

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.

Influence Stakeholders

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

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