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Leadership & Management in the Community & Voluntary Sector

Aims
This programme is designed to equip experienced community and voluntary workers with the knowledge, skills and insight required to be effective managers in non-profit settings in the context of a changing community and voluntary sector environment. The programme examines the practice of management in the community and voluntary sector, informed by an analysis of wider management theory, and the changing role of community organisations. This programme serves to equip graduates with the necessary insight to manage themselves and staff in an effective manner building on the values and goals of an effective and empowering Community and Voluntary sector.

Entry requirements

A relevant honours degree with a minimum of second class honours 2.2.

OR

A primary honours degree AND at least 3 years relevant experience.

Participants of the programme are also expected to be managers of projects, programmes or organisations and all participants must be currently working in a community and voluntary sector organisation in either a full-time or part-time employment or voluntary capacity. This requirement is key to the programme as assignments are linked to work settings and participants will draw upon their current or past workplace experience for the purposes of in class discussion, analysis, reflection and assessment.

Duration

Part-time over 2 academic years (1 day per week over 4 semesters).

Class contact hours will normally be approximately 6 hours per week, but this will vary in some semesters – The class delivery day will normally be on a Friday.

Further enquiries

For further information:
Contact: Department of Flexible Learning
Tel: 0504 28112
Email: flexible@lit.ie

For Academic Related Queries:
Contact: Bridget Kirwan
Email: bridget.kirwan@lit.ie

Subjects taught

Year 1
Semester 1
•Contemporary Management for Social Care and Community Organisations
•Communication and Networking in the Community and Voluntary Sector
•The Changing Landscape of the Community and Voluntary Sector

Semester 2
•Leading and Managing in the Community and Voluntary Sector
•Digital Strategy for Community and Voluntary Organisations
•Governance and Law for the Community and Voluntary Sector

Year 2
Semester 1
•Research Skills for Managers
•HRM in the Community and Voluntary Sector
•Financial Management for Social Care/Community Development

Semester 2
•Research Thesis

Comment

Qualification
Master of Arts in Leadership and Management in the Community and Voluntary Sector (Level 9). It is proposed to offer an Embedded Award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Leadership and Management in the Community and Voluntary Sector. Students could apply for this award after successful completion of 60 credits of the MA Programme in Leadership in Management in the Community and Voluntary Sector.

Location
This programme will primarily be delivered in the LIT Thurles Campus. Modules in the 3rd semester will be delivered in the Moylish Campus and shared with participants from the MA in Social Care Management programme.

Assessment method

Participants will be assessed through a mixture of continuous assessment and examinations.

Application date

Application Deadline: 19th August 2019.

Course fee

€3,500 per year.

Enrolment and start dates

How To Apply:
1. Apply Online (Please see "Application Weblink below).

2. Email: Download and complete the Application Form from the course page and email to flexible@lit.ie

3. By Post: Download and complete the Application Form from the course page and post to our Flexible Learning office in Moylish or Thurles.

4. In Person: Download and complete the Application Form from the course page and bring to our Flexible Learning office in Moylish or Thurles.

Start Date: The programme will commence in September 2019 (subject to sufficient demand).

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