Course Location

Pine Hub Coworking Space, Suite 10, Plaza 256, Blanchardstown Corporate Park 2, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15. 

Course Duration

6 months

Course Qualification


Course Overview

·  Enrollment On, February, June & September

·  Lunch & Drinks on course days

·  Experienced Tutors & Lecturer

·  Engaging Workshops

·  60 Credits to complete diploma

·  DISC Profile & Debrief

·  Serious Gamification – Fligby

Detailed Course Description

These Level 7 vocational qualifications are designed for senior managers and leaders seeking to develop themselves as leaders and managers, who recognise they must satisfy various stakeholders and who want to invest in their own personal brand. They are looking to make the best use of resources, understand the need to innovate and optimise performance. They may also have to present arguments for change, construct business cases, lead change implementation and evaluate the impact of that change.

Course Deliverables

Develop your strategic skills, make informed decisions and enhance your personal brand. This course will provide senior managers with the opportunity to develop their strategic management skills and apply these procedures and practices to managing at a strategic level in the workplace

Course Benefits

This course will push you to think strategically and give you the tools and skills to make organisational change, Develop, implement and evaluate high-level, strategic, business cases.

Additional Information

· Modules – “Developing Leadership & Management Capability Through Enquiry”, “Developing a High-Level Business Case”, “Developing and Maintaining a High-Performance Culture”

· Assignment to be submitted via LMS

· Action Plan including CPD advancement at the end of each module or at the end of the course

· Senior Management Support/Involvement where needed

· Online Tutor support for students between Modules

· Students must achieve min 60 credits to achieve a Diploma

· Total Qualification time 600 Hours for a Diploma

· 3-4-week gap between modules

· Further guided learning can be gained via our LMS system

Course Price

4,250 Euros (excl. VAT)

Awards & Memberships


Module options


· Programme induction and guidance

· Learning styles and Continuous Professional Development

· Personal objectives

· Action learning sets

· Research skills

· Pre & Post leadership Debrief (Gamification)

· Serious Gamification to assess the globally recognised 29 leadership traits

Module One

· The use of action learning as a strategic leadership development medium

· Using ROI in the decision making process at a strategic level

· Engaging with stakeholders at a strategic level either internal or external to the organisation, getting buy in to change

· Organisational mapping, dealing with barriers that enhance strategic productivity

· The development of a personal brand which inspires confidence at a strategic level

Module Two

· The creation of added value at a strategic level

· A range of contrasting traditional and contemporary models of leadership are considered, their research methodologies discussed, and critical assessments made of them

· Ethics, values, power and authority, responsibility and accountability in leadership

· Knowledge, skills, behaviours and other characteristics of effective leaders

· Organisation type, purpose, values and culture and their interaction and their impact on the leadership role

· Characteristics of the sector in which the organisation operates and their impact on expectations of leaders; comparisons with other sectors

Module Three

· The nature of the external environment and its impact on the organisation; the demands and expectations this places on leaders

· The criteria used to judge effective leadership in different types of organisation

· The behaviours associated with effective leadership in different types of organisation

· The leadership knowledge and skills that underpin effective leadership behaviour

· The effect of personal characteristics (e.g. personality, intelligence, emotional literacy, personal integrity and honesty, values and beliefs, on leadership behaviour)

· Skills and techniques for evaluation of personal behaviour and performance

Module Four

· The use of feedback and awareness of others’ responses such as emotional literacy to own behaviour

· Techniques and skills in seeking and objectively evaluating feedback

· Models of reflective learning

· Techniques for developing leadership in others (e.g. through coaching or mentoring, delegation, etc)

· Techniques of reflective learning

· Ability to develop a high level business case which is results orientated and performance driven

· Network with colleagues at a strategic levels from across a variety of different sectors to enhance your learning further, via a range of different mediums

Module Five

· How to communicate the business case to relevant stakeholders using NLP and high level influencing / negotiation

· The ability to manage strategic risk and undertake the financial management of the project

· Techniques for designing and managing a change management strategy, considering various different strategic change management models and their use and impact and relevance to your organisation

· Justify the correct use of media to communicate your change management strategy to stakeholders

· Use business simulation to develop these core skills in real time

· Techniques for rigorous data analysis in own area of performance are developed using ROI/ROE and CBR

· Be able to assess the current management and leadership capability of your team and develop a high level development plan that with enhance their skills sets for the future

Module Six

· To be able to use DASH to develop a high performance culture

· Develop the ability to use strategic planning tools within own organisational context

· Be able to develop a strategic performance improvement plan for own area of work, with specific targets

· Establish metrics to drive sustainability, performance and demonstrate value added

· Understand how to develop a culture of developmental leadership using performance coaching to establish a culture of accountability, high level performance and integrity

· Assess your current levels of emotional intelligence and develop your skills and capability further

· Critically evaluate the skills needed for managers and leaders in your organisation to create and sustain long term organisational success