Public Management

Public service transformation is now a priority issue and organisations across the public sector are set to play a key role in this transformation. The OECD and Task Force reports set out the public sector change agenda, emphasising the need for a more integrated and better performing public service, sharing of services, improved e-government and better engagement with citizens in policy and service delivery issues. This intensive programme provides change leaders with the skills, tools and techniques necessary to implement effective change in their organisations. 

Professional Diploma in Managing Change

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

Distance learning supported by attendance at weekday workshops at the IPA in Dublin.

 

For the dates on which seminars are held, please see Seminar Dates further down the page. 

Duration

One academic year

Accreditation

UCD

Place on NFQ

Level 8 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

September 2017

Application Deadline

September 2017

Fees

€1,900 (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in two instalments.

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The Programme

Public service transformation is now a priority issue and organisations across the public sector are set to play a key role in this transformation. The OECD and Task Force reports set out the public sector change agenda, emphasising the need for a more integrated and better performing public service, sharing of services, improved e-government and better engagement with citizens in policy and service delivery issues. This intensive programme provides change leaders with the skills, tools and techniques necessary to implement effective change in their organisations. 

Is This Programme for you?

This Professional Diploma is ideally suited to those who are: 

  • Tasked with introducing, leading or implementing change in their organisation 
  • Involved in managing merging state agencies 
  • Managers with a specific organisation development brief 
  • Staff working within new structures in the local government and health sectors 
  • Managers with Human Resource Management or Training and Development responsibilities
Subjects

The programme is split into three subject/module areas:

Strategic Change 
  • Global trends and new thinking on change 
  • Principles of strategic planning 
  • Public sector reform in Ireland and other countries 
  • Change techniques 
  • Innovation and change 
  • Environmental scanning and stakeholder analysis
Communicating and Imparting Change 
  • Resistance to change 
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Negotiation and bargaining 
  • Politics of change 
  • Facilitation skills and techniques 
  • Internal consultancy skills 
  • Methods/styles of change management
Implementing and Sustaining Change 
  • Philosophy of organisational development 
  • Organisational cultures and structures 
  • Performance management and indicators 
  • Quality initiatives Ÿ Project management 
  • Internal communications 
  • IT systems
Assessment

The programme is assessed by means of a project on a change management topic, other written assignments and exams.

Seminar Dates
Seminar 1: Strategic Change  11 & 12 October 2017
Optional Seminar: Academic Writing 16 November 2017
Seminar 2: Communicating and Imparting Change  29 and 30 November 2017
Seminar 3: Implementing and Sustaining Change 31 January and 1 February 2018
Seminar 4: Integrating Modules and Project 28 February and 1 March 2018
Examinations  April 2018

Please note that seminar/examination dates may be subject to change.

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