Project Leadership & Management

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.

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

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, you may be invited to interview (personal or telephone as appropriate) with the Course Director to assess your suitability.

Applications will be reviewed by the Institute'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 weeks online.



Enrolment dates

Dundalk Institute of Technology
10 Feb 2020 - 27 May 2020

National College of Ireland
18 Feb 2020 - 27 May 2020

Cork Education Support Centre
19 Feb 2020 - 27 May 2020

Mary Immaculate College
19 Feb 2020 - 27 May 2020

NUI Galway
20 Feb 2020 - 27 May 2020

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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