Course Description

Professional Diploma in Leadership Skills (GCD)

Griffith College Dublin (GCD)

Learn new skills to improve employees’ motivation, enhance their commitment and increase return on investment.

In-depth leadership course is designed for aspiring, new or experienced managers, supervisors and team leaders providing a thorough exploration of the leadership role within an organisation.The course is validated by Griffith College. This course focuses on the development of professional skills and does not sit on the national framework.

Why Study Leadership Skills at Griffith College?

This Professional Diploma in Leadership Skills short course is available on a part-time basis. It provides an interactive and in-depth exploration of the leadership role within an organisation. It enables students to appreciate what employees expect and want from their leader so that they can practice those skills and behaviours, which ensures that they will achieve results effectively through building successful relationships with their employees. It highlights the skills a leader needs in order to successfully juggle the demands of the team, task and the individual.

During the course, students become aware of their own behavioural style and the impact it may have on their peers, employees, clients and their own managers. They are encouraged to build on their strengths and put together action plans for addressing their areas of development. They explore nature, nurture and how it relates to leadership as they develop their own path to becoming a skilled and effective leader.

  • Learn to build trust, inspire ownership and develop others.
  • Effectively use important coaching techniques in order to be successful at achieving results.
  • Analyse your own behaviour to become a more empathetic leader, strengthening relationships within the team.
  • Develop your communication style and how to effectively support performance discussions.
  • Identify the importance of problem solving and how it builds effective decision making.
  • Develop an action plan that you can implement within your organisation.

College Name Griffith College Dublin (GCD)
Course Category Business, Leadership
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Course Duration 12 weeks
Course Times The next intake for this course will be February 2024. This part-time evening course will run one evening per week from 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm over 12 weeks.
Title of Awarding Professional Diploma in Leadership Skills
Entry Requirements All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office. Applicants under 23 years of age: Minimum 5 O6s/H7s in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent award Or FETAC Level 5 Full Award Applicants over the age of 23 (Mature students): Direct entry - If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.
Career Path What further study can I do? Graduates from this course may be interested in progressing to the BA in Business at Griffith College or the Effective Public Speaking course, subject to satisfying the English Language requirements, where necessary. What career paths could I have? The Diploma in Leadership Skills is the perfect foundation for participants who wish to increase company productivity through developing skilled and able leaders in the workplace.
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