Project Leadership & Management

Great project managers are prepared to go a step beyond to emerge as a Project Leaders. This part-time diploma in leadership and management will help you find your leadership style and prepare you to demonstrate emotional intelligence, excel at communication, build productive relationships, and lead high-functioning teams.

Transform from Project Manager to Project Leader
Project leadership refers to the capability of guiding a team towards successful project completion. Project leaders bring people together to achieve a common goal and accomplish more than they could as individuals.

Organisations face change and disruption in many ways, which can feel unsettling for stakeholders and project teams. It is up to project managers to take a stand and develop the essential leadership skill set to motivate, inspire, energise and guide people to innovate processes and execute plans with strategic impact.

This diploma in leadership and management offers a university-backed curriculum taught by 10 industry experts and three credentials to help you develop the ability to make effective decisions while engaging and empowering teams in different organisational cultures. It’s time to take your career one step further, refine your leadership and management styles and discover who you are as a project leader.

What will I learn?
This course examines the capabilities, attitudes and behaviours needed to become a confident, driven and focused project leader. Classes are delivered in an engaging manner, combining a practical framework with inspirational stories from real-industry practitioners and academics.

This course is for...
• Professionals from a wide range of backgrounds with an appetite for leading and managing change, executing organisational strategy and driving successful project performance.
• Mid to senior-level professionals, team leaders, managers and any professional directly responsible for the success of projects and programmes regardless of their job title.
• Emerging leaders who wish to master the foundations of impactful leadership.
• Project managers responsible for a leadership function with
experience managing complex projects.
• Professionals working either in the private and the public sectors in any size of organisation.

Subjects taught

These modules were designed to help you manage change and generate positive results while growing as a project leader who can successfully empower a team to contribute to project success.

• The Role of Strategic Project Leaders
• Strategic Project Leadership Competencies
• Building & Motivating Strategic Project Teams
• Applying Agile Mindset to Strategic Projects
• Building Engaged Stakeholder Networks
• Managing Power, Interests, Conflict, & Crises
• Strategic Project Leadership Skills
• Leading Transformation, Innovation and Change
• Structuring Project Organisations
• Political, Ethical and Social Leadership
• Leading and Managing Global Projects
• Managing Virtual Project Teams
• Negotiating & Influencing Project Agreements
• Programme Review

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements
• A level 8 degree, or equivalent qualification from a recognised body.
• If you don’t have a third-level qualification but have relevant professional work experience, the Course Director may need to interview you to assess your suitability.
• Applications will be reviewed by the IPM’s Admissions Assessment Board. A CV will be required to check the eligibility.


Special Purpose Award at QQI Level 8 on the NFQ

Successful completion also leads to the attainment of a Special Purpose Award Level 8, 15 ECTS on the NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) awarded by TU Dublin.


15 or 9 weeks Online
Course options below:
15 weeks: 14 March - 13 June 2024, Thursday 18:30 - 21:30
9 weeks: 6 June - 1 August 2024, Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
15 weeks: 29 August - 28 November 2024, Thursday 18:30 - 21:30



Enrolment dates

Start dates:
14 March 2024
6 June 2024
29 August 2024

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Evening,Part time

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