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IBEC/TU DUBLIN Diploma in Leadership

  • Date(s)
    12-day programme: 1 & 29 April, 13 & 27 May, 10 June, 2, 16, & 30 September, 7 & 21 October, 4 & 18 November 2020.
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Ibec, 84/86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2
  • Fee

    Engineers Ireland members avail of the IBEC member rate.

    Members: €3,290
    Non-Members: €3,690

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    84 hours   C3

Programme Overview

The primary objective of the Diploma in Leadership is to ensure you become an effective leader in your organisation. This programme will teach you the skills you need to lead yourself and others. It will develop your understanding of the different styles of leadership as well as determining your style and its effectiveness. It will enable you to describe and develop the strategies that capitalise on your strengths and overcome any weaknesses for yourself and your business.

Programme Outcomes

On completion of this programme, participants will be able to:

  • Identify your personal strengths and weaknesses as a leader.
  • Understand the different styles of leadership.
  • Understand personality and how it affects leadership and behaviour in organisations.
  • Improve your skills in assertiveness, be clearer about objectives and time management skills and make decisions with confidence.
  • Build strong relationships internal and external to the organisation.
  • Deal more effectively with power and politics in the organisation and lead teams more effectively.
  • Understand how to ‘read’ a culture.
  • Recognise and practise active listening.
  • Practice giving and receiving feedback effectively.


There are a number of activities and case studies used throughout the programme which ensure that all of the learning is applied in a real way. The programme is delivered by experienced Ibec executives who provide members with advice, consultancy and training on a daily basis. The programme leader encourages group discussion and involvement throughout each session, ensuring opportunities for questions and real issues are discussed at all times. Best practice examples in all areas will be highlighted and discussed throughout the programme, giving participants plenty of opportunities to build on the elements of these that could be applied in their own organisations.

Who Should Attend

The programme is designed to meet the needs of those leading teams or departments in the organisation. Therefore, those attending should currently occupy leadership roles or expect to move into leadership positions where they are responsible for others within the team or organisation.

Programme Schedule:

Self Awareness

This module will address the following content areas:

  • Getting to know yourself and your strengths
  • Personality testing
  • Identification of personal values
  • Understanding how influence operates and how to build skills in this area
  • Inspiration and getting heard


This module will address the following content areas:

  • Leaders and managers: understanding the differences
  • Understanding leadership styles
  • Early approaches to leadership
  • Developing and analysing a personal vision as a leader
  • The nature and influence of culture on leadership
  • Leading a group
  • Power and the leader: different kinds of power
  • Influencing and persuading: an essential skill for leaders
  • The changing face of leadership: the orchestra conductor.

Interpersonal Skills

This module will address the following content areas:

  • Communication skills as the basic building block of interpersonal relationships
  • Managing the performance of others through goal setting, coaching and feedback
  • Using your communication style to influence others and handle conflict
  • The importance of impression management

Strategy and the Environment

This module will address the following content areas:

  • Direction setting, vision, mission, goals
  • Understanding the macro environment: an examination of key trends in today’s world
  • Strategic analysis
  • Critical strategic issues
  • Developing strategy
  • Managing change


This module will address the following content areas:

  • Career and life planning
  • Applying the principles of strategic planning to one's life
  • Work–life balance
  • Stress management
  • Building a supportive network
  • Review of learning from projects

Programme Assessment:

Individual assessments are an integral part of the programme and count towards end of year results as follows:

  1. Two Closed book exams                          40%
  2. Project (3,500-5,000 words)                     30%
  3. Learning journal and class participation   30%

Make a Booking

1 April 2020




Aisling Davidson, MSD: "Good practical tools, discussions very helpful and interesting."

Ciaran Cuddy, Managing Director, Klasmann-Deilmann Ireland Limited: "The course was very beneficial and was delivered in a very informative and practical manner for the professional working environment"


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.