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Leadership: Communication & Digital Transformation (Postgraduate Cert.,L9, 30 ECTS)

Status: OPEN


Level

Level 9

Duration

24 Weeks

Department

Art & Design, Digital Arts and Media


Start Date

11/10/2022

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Location

Online, Blended

This Certificate in Leadership: Communication & Digital Transformation is a 30-credit programme for those who seek to progress to or develp their leadership capacity in their workplace, community and/ or society. The core aim is to help you become a proactive change agent and thus become a driver of sustainable change both regionally and nationally.

One of the core pillars of the Certificate programme is how leadership, communication, life-long leearning and digital literacies are inextricably linked in business and society and that ultimately self is the key instrument of change. 

What are the entry requirements?

All qualified candidates will be interviewed either in person or online (such as via MS Teams or Zoom) in order to assess their interest in the area, suitability and readiness.  

Admission for Postgraduate Certificate (Level 9): (a) A minimum PASS honours degree (Level 8) in Arts, Business, Humanities, Social Sciences; or (b) A minimum PASS honours degree (Level 8) in an area outside the fields mentioned above, but with evidence of strong interest, experience and ability in the area, as determined during the interview; or (c) Equivalent Qualifications. Applicants with equivalent qualifications on the European and International frameworks will also be considered, but with evidence of strong interest, experience and ability in the area, as determined during the interview.

International students must evidence a proficiency in English language (IELTS 6.0).All qualified candidates will be interviewed either in person or online (such as via MS Teams or Zoom) in order to assess their interest in the area, suitability and readiness.  

 

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

Module 1:        Communication: Contexts & Culture (10 Credits)

Term 1, Delivered online, 9 Tuesday evenings 6pm until 9pm plus 2 Thursday evenings 6pm until 9pm.

Module 2:        Change Leadership (10 Credits)

Term 1 and 2, Delivered face to face and online over 6 weekends (Friday and Saturday)

Module 3:        Digital Transformation (10 Credits)

Term 2, Delivered online, 12 Tuesday evenings 6pm until 9pm.

 

DELIVERY SCHEDULE:

SEMESTER 1:

Module 1: Communication: Contexts and Culture

Time Commitment: 9 Tuesday evenings (6-9pm) and 2 Thursday evenings (6-9pm). In addition, to help you with your learning, optional one to one time with the Lecturer will be available and students will be notified of these dates at the start of the module.

Date

Time

Mode

Tuesday Oct 11th

6pm-9pm

Online

Tuesday Oct 18th

6pm-9pm

Online

Tuesday Oct 26th

6pm-9pm

Online

Thursday Oct 28th

6pm-9pm

Online

Tuesday Nov 8th

6pm-9pm

Online

Tuesday Nov 15th

6pm-9pm

Online

Tuesday Nov 22nd

6pm-9pm

Online

Thursday Nov 24th

6pm-9pm

Online

Tuesday Nov 29th

6pm-9pm

Online

Tuesday Dec 6th

6pm-9pm

Online

Tuesday Dec 13th

6pm-9pm

Online

Module 2: Change Leadership

Time Commitment: For Semester 1, this module will be delivered over 3 weekends (Friday & Saturday). In addition, to help you with your learning, optional one to one time with the Lecturer will be available and students will be notified of these dates at the start of the module.

 

Date

Time

Mode

Weekend 1

Friday Oct 14th

Saturday Oct 15th

10am until 5pm

10am until 5pm

In person, Clonmel Campus

In person, Clonmel Campus

Weekend 2

Friday Nov 11th

Saturday Nov 12th

2pm until 5pm

10am until 5pm

Online

In person, Clonmel Campus

Weekend 3

Friday Dec 9th

Saturday Dec 10th

2pm until 5pm

10am until 5pm

Online

In person, Clonmel Campus

 

SEMESTER 2:

Module 2: Change Leadership

Time Commitment: For Semester 2, this module will be delivered over 3 weekends (Friday & Saturday). In addition, to help you with your learning, optional one to one time with the Lecturer will be available and students will be notified of these dates at the start of the module.

 

Date

Time

Mode

Weekend 4

Friday Jan 27th

Saturday Jan 28th

10am until 5pm

10am until 5pm

In person, Clonmel Campus

In person, Clonmel Campus

Weekend 5

Friday Feb 24th

Saturday Feb 25th

2pm until 5pm

10am until 5pm

Online

In person, Clonmel Campus

Weekend 6

Friday April 21st  

Saturday April 22nd  

2pm until 5pm

10am until 5pm

Online

In person, Clonmel Campus

Module 3: Digital Transformation

Time Commitment: 12 Tuesday evenings (6-9pm). In addition, to help you with your learning, optional one to one time with the Lecturer will be available and students will be notified of these dates at the start of the module.

Date

Time

Mode

Tuesday Jan 17th

6pm-9pm

Online

Tuesday Jan 24th  

6pm-9pm

Online

Tuesday Jan 31st

6pm-9pm

Online

Thursday Feb 7th  

6pm-9pm

Online

Tuesday Feb 21st

6pm-9pm

Online

Tuesday Feb 28th

6pm-9pm

Online

Tuesday March 7th  

6pm-9pm

Online

Thursday March 14th

6pm-9pm

Online

Tuesday March 21st  

6pm-9pm

Online

Tuesday March 28th

6pm-9pm

Online

Tuesday April 18th

6pm-9pm

Online

Tuesday April 25th

6pm-9pm

Online

 

Are there opportunities for further study?

Successful completion of the Certificate in Leadership: Communication & Digital Transformation would mean that students could apply for the following:

  • The Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership: Inclusion and Action Research (30 Credits)
  • The Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Leadership Practice
  • The MA in Creative Leadership Practice

What are the career prospects?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership: Communication & Digital Transformation is primarily for those at work in the business, community and voluntary sector who seek further professional development to progress their career in management or leadership. It is also for those seeking new skills who already have an undergraduate or equivalent qualification. The ideal candidate is someone who wishes to develop their personal and interpersonal capacity to become an effective change agent in their relevant field. This course offers opportunities on 2 key levels:

  1. Personal: It is an opportunity for you to reflect on you as a leader – review your own personal leadership skills audit and assess the areas you wish to develop further. It will help you to develop your understanding and self-confidence as a leader.
  2. Professional: This programme can be used as a way to progress to a leadership role since it is a University based level 9 (masters level) programme. If you are already in a leadership position, this course provides you with an opportunity to upskill and refresh your knowledge/competence in terms of leadership, communication and digital skills. Since this programme is open to all industries/sectors, it is a great way to build a very diverse network. The fact that it is a part time programme also means that it can be used as a stepping stone to further study i.e. you could progress to a diploma or MA.

More Information

Course Content:

This postgraduate programme consists of 3 modules:

Module 1:       Communication: Contexts & Culture (10 Credits)

This module examines the principles and practices of communication and linguistic variation as well as the implications for hybrid and rapidly changing workplaces and societies.

On completion of this module the learner will be able to; Critique theories and practices underpinning intercultural communication, understand the links between language and power, and critique different perspectives on organisational communication.

Module 2:       Change Leadership (10 Credits)

This aim of this module is to help participants develop their knowledge and skill as creative leaders in their chosen field. The core areas include; leadership theory, principles & emerging trends, creativity, the psychology of teams and organisational change. Using the principles of process consultation, participants will lead a change project that addresses a particular issue/opportunity in their relevant field.

On completion of this module the learner will be able to; Apply and evaluate key concepts, theories and emerging trends of leadership, analyse team dynamics to facilitate change and communicate professionally.

Module 3:       Digital Transformation (10 Credits)

Students will learn how set up and revise a series of processes culminating in the development of personal knowledge management (PKM) that is relevant to their workplace. This module involves reflecting on the use of new technologies and students will develop their mastery of emerging technology.

On completion of this module the learner will be able to; Understand how to locate, vet and annotate trusted sources of quality information, have mastered technology that enables the discovery and review of information sources and will have established a PKM process suitable for use in the workplace.

Information on Assessment/Examinations:

All modules are 100% Continuous Assessments. There are no end of term exams. The assessments are designed to be reflective, practical and relevant to your understanding and development of your ability to lead others. There are various assessment formats used including; essay, report, poster and presentation.

What will the time commitment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

Application Deadline

21/08/22

For queries relating to the course

Contact: Dept. of Flexible Learning

TUS Midwest, Moylish. Tel: 061 293055

Email: Springboard@lit.ie

Fees

€3,300

This programme is Springboard funded in 2022. Successful applicants in employment qualifiy for 90% Springboard+ funding paid the balance 10% fee of  €330. Successful applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment qualified for 100% funding.

Click here for all Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures

 

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2021.