Course Description

Professional Diploma in Leadership Skills

Griffith College Dublin (GCD)

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

This 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 Classroom Based
Course Qualification Diploma
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Course Duration 15 Week
Course Times One evening per week from 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Awarding Body Institute of Commercial Management
Title of Awarding Diploma in Leadership Skills
Entry Requirements Mature Students - 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. A member of the College’s admissions team will be in touch to discuss your course entry requirements. Under 23 Years - Two Honours Level, Grade C3s or above and four Ordinary Level D3s in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include Maths and a language) or equivalent exam taken.
Career Path This professional diploma is the perfect foundation for participants who wish to increase company productivity through developing skilled and able leaders in the workplace. Successful applicants may also elect to pursue further studies in this area.
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