The purpose of this programme is to develop candidates’ managerial and leadership skills so that they can become more efficient and effective at work. To achieve this, the programme emphasis is on the development of the candidates’ people management, leadership, interpersonal, financial and legal skills.
At the end of this programme candidates will have:
• Developed an awareness of how individual personalities, attitudes and perceptions impact on organisational performance
• Become more effective at motivating people
• Develop an understanding of their own leadership style and how it impacts on others
• Develop an understanding of the key pieces of employment legislation and the practical issues surrounding their implementation
• An understanding of the fundamental principles involved in the production of company accounts, and develop a capacity for interpretation and analysis of the data contained therein in a meaningful way
• Become more effective at managing performance and addressing poor performance
• Improved their communication, decision making and problem solving skills
• Understand the steps involved in a formal strategic planning process and how to develop a framework of analysis to identify central issues and problems in business scenarios
• Become more effective at managing staff through change
LECTURES AND EXAMINATION
Lectures span 16 full days (Fridays) from mid-October 2011 to mid-February 2012. This programme is assessed by a combination of closed book examination and continuous assessment.
These modules will be delivered in an open, empathetic, participative, high energy, focused, practical – results oriented way. The lecturer will utilize a wide range of learning methods such as class room based lectures and discussion, presentations from guest speakers from well known Irish organisations, role plays, exercises, case studies, video, magazine and newspaper clips.