The Diploma in Leadership Development helps participants to become better leaders. It is about understanding how they themselves contribute to their eventual success and that of their teams and organisations.
Participants will develop insight into their current leadership style, actively shift any leadership obstacles and bring about a renewed sense of leadership empowerment and purpose.
Built on strong theoretical principles that are brought to life and tested in participative module sessions, the programme is challenging and highly experiential. Participants are required to examine, share and learn from their own experiences, utilising and implementing fresh insight, tools and techniques.
Who is it for?
•Experienced managers with responsibility for leading others and making senior decisions;
•Recently-promoted executives who are facing new leadership challenges;
•Individuals with at least 5 years of management experience leading and managing teams in an organisational context;
•Participants who are open to critically examining and building upon their own approach to leadership.
How Does it Work?
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)
On completion of this programme, participants will have the skills to explore and find their leadership style in order to meet the challenges they face in their role and their organisation. It will enable the participant to build awareness of their leadership challenges, while identifying a range of approaches to explore and the necessary skills to implement interventions to good effect.
Specifically, the modules will:
•Enhance awareness of the participant as a leader;
•Facilitate the acquisition of the practical skills required to develop productive relationships among their team and organisational network;
•Provide feedback and support to make successful behavioural changes;
•Develop the capacity to understand the organisational challenges facing leaders today;
•Enhance self-awareness of the emotional, physical and behavioural challenges facing the participant as a leader.
This programme is delivered over a series of 6 two-day workshops within a 10–month period. Workshops are held on Fridays and Saturdays to minimise interference with busy work schedules. The programme structure is designed in order to facilitate work/lifestyles and to assist participants integrating study into their working lives while enhancing their contribution as a member of the management team.