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Leadership & Management Skills for Academic Staff

Minimum English Level Required
B1 on the CEFR
1 Week
20 Hours per week or
15 Hours Live Online
Start Each Month
May, June / July,
August, September, October, November
Face-to-Face or
Live Online Classes
Classroom Led: €499.00
Live Online €270

Why take this Course?

Designed to provide Academic Professionals who wish to create and sustain an academic environment that enables effective leadership and high performance.  The course will enable you to identify your strengths and discover the skills and the next-level of competencies you need to develop to better lead yourself, your people and your organisation.

The Leadership & Management course will develop your ability to coordinate and motivate teams through the external and internal challenges that arise.  The focus of the programme is to develop skills in the areas of communication, teamwork, influencing, strategic thinking, planning and organising in academia.  It will enable you to skilfully lead other people in work-related tasks and activities.  The programme will also give an introduction to agile approach and techniques and how they can be used to foster innovation

What will I study?

Introduction to Leadership
Analyse the evolving role of leadership over time, to include current and past examples of good leadership and its impact on the turn of events. Evaluate leadership styles and approaches in a range of public and private contexts, including leadership dilemmas, the need for leadership in all aspects of life, and the impact of personal and public ethics, morals, and values.

Personal Leadership & Project Management
Understand leadership and how individual differences influence personal leadership style. Demonstrate leadership skills in your chosen environment, including reflection on personal experience and progress.

Apply skills in managing people, resources, projects, as well as an introduction to research and communications techniques

Leadership & Change Management
The academic environment is constantly changing and evolving and at times present challenges. It is important to understand the importance of leadership and management and commitment of staff performance to achieve positive outcomes.  Looking at the major models of change management to lead your team successfully.

Time management
Manage time efficiently, set realistic deadlines, prioritizing tasks, balancing the workload effectively and delegate responsibilities when necessary.

Getting the best from your people
Understand the importance of planning for effective performance, setting realistic goals to enhance performance and establish a mechanism for quantitative and qualitative feedback.
Develop a strategy for training and developing your people capability.

By developing these leadership and management skills, academic staff can effectively manage their roles and responsibilities, and support the success of their students and institutions.

Who is it for?

For academic staff who are looking to explore and develop their personal leadership style. Fluency in spoken and written English.

Aims & Objectives

The aims and objectives of leadership and management for academic staff is to provide the skills to:

  • Analyze data, identify key issues and opportunities, and develop strategies that align with the institutional goals.
  • Manage their teams effectively, delegate tasks, provide feedback, and motivate team members to achieve their goals.
  • Ability to manage and identify the source of the conflict, listen actively to all parties involved, and find a resolution that satisfies everyone.
  • the ability to think creatively and innovatively and develop new approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Ability to empathize with others, manage stress and anxiety, and develop positive relationships.