Organisational Change & Transformation

Programme Overview
The pressure for change in organisations increases daily. In the private sector, competitive challenges, technological change, enhanced customer expectations and financial pressures combine to put a premium on firms’ abilities to learn and adapt. In the public sector, similar challenges coupled with ambiguous performance criteria place enormous pressure on organisations to react appropriately.

Designed to equip managers with the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to lead organisational change, this diploma is highly participative to ensure that the collective experience of the entire class group is harnessed.

This standalone diploma also forms part of the optional MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice) Pathway. The pathway framework is comprised of ten diploma programmes. If participants successfully complete any three of these ten diplomas within a recommended 5-year timeframe, they are awarded with the MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice)

The majority of our diploma programmes are delivered over a series of 6 two-day workshops within a 10-12 month period. Workshops are typically held on Fridays and Saturdays to minimise interference with busy work schedules. The majority of our diploma programmes are assessed on a module by module basis through a variety of practical assignments, there are no examinations (excluding the Diploma in Corporate Governance).

Subjects taught

Module 1: Introduction to Change, Transformation and Organisation Development - SBUS41850
Prof Pat Gibbons
Prof Karan Sonpar
Thursday 4th April 2024
(1.30pm – 5pm)
Friday 5th & Saturday 6th April 2024

Module 2: Diagnostic Models and Organisational Analysis - SBUS41900
Prof Pat Gibbons
Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th May 2024

Module 3: Group and Team Development - SBUS41860
Dr Colm Murphy
Friday 28th & Saturday 29th June 2024

Module 4: Individual Level Interventions - SBUS41870
Stephen Boyle (Fri) & Prof Pat Gibbons (Sat)
Friday 13th & Saturday 14th September 2024

Module 5: Organisational Culture and Major Systems Interventions SBUS41880
Prof Pat Gibbons (Fri) & Dr Brian McGrath (Sat)
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th October 2024

Module 6: Leading Change and Evaluation SBUS41890
Dr Gearóid Hardy
Friday 13th & Saturday 14th December 2024

Entry requirements

Participants should have at least 5 years management experience and hold a primary degree or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will also be given to applicants who do not hold a primary degree but whose depth of industry/organisational experience, deems them suitable participants.

Application dates

To apply for this programme, please contact Michael Shiel who would be delighted to discuss the application procedure with you further.

A completed application form, digital photograph and copy of transcripts for all university-level degrees (if applicable and excluding those taken at UCD) will be required. A telephone or personal interview with the Programme Director may form part of the admission process. The interview helps determine whether the programme is the most appropriate educational solution for the applicant.


9 months. Delivery: 6 X 2 Day Modules.

The diploma programme is demanding and participants should be free of other responsibilities on the days of the workshops. 100% attendance is required.

Enrolment dates

NEXT INTAKE: April 2024

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  • Qualifications

    Professional Diploma

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Afternoon,Daytime,Weekend

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