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What is this Programme about?

The competitive advantage of the twenty-first century is increasingly derived from hard-to-copy intangible assets such as company culture and leadership effectiveness.

This programme addresses the needs of senior leaders to put in place a process to improve leadership at all levels within the organisation and manage change to improve productivity, take advantage of new opportunities, deal with threats and to create and execute new strategies.

Students also learn to recognise engagement as an outcomeand to develop employee engagement and motivation as a key strategic initiative to drive employee performance, accomplishment, and continuous improvement.

Programme details

A leaders singular job is to get results. But even with all the leadership training programmes and expertadvice available, effective leadership still eludes many people and organisations.

Leadership for Performance & Change examines how to tap into leadership at all levels of the organisation; to create an environment or culture in which employees are encouraged to contribute and provide leadership appropriate to their role. The emphasis is on the practical application of the concepts covered through case studies and practical assignments.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this programme learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how recent developments in the behavioural sciences identify individual and corporate mindsets as the hidden drivers of outward behaviour and a key influence on the effectiveness of any organisation.
  • Analyse the type of culture prevalent within an organisation and the likely effect it is having on productivity.
  • Formulate strategies for implementing a culture change process.
  • Formulate strategies for improving engagement and motivation at all levels of an organisation.
  • Initiate changes needed to improve leadership effectiveness across all levels of an organisation.

Online Support

Students will have full access to a range of supports available online and through Blackboard, our virtual learning environment. These include our new online programme, PACE, which is designed to support students to access and effectively use library resources in order to complete assignments. Additional supports include an Academic Writing Centre and Maths Support Centre, freely available to all students.

Entry Requirements

Applicants require an NFQ Level 8 award or equivalent for entry to this programme.

Applicants applying for entry via routes other than the above will be considered on a case-by-case basis through the SETU Carlow RPL system.

Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants applying for entry via routes other than the above will be considered on a case-by-case basis through the SETU Carlow RPL system.

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)

All programmes are mapped to the SETU Carlow Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy applicants who wish to apply using this route can request the specific RPL for this programme.

SETU Carlows RPL Policy offers clear pathways to the learner for recognition of previous learning undertaken and offer every credit to the learner in completing such learning.

The Programme Board will be responsible for the assessment of entry standards and applications as part of any RPL Process.