Online Diploma In Leadership at DBS

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Dublin Business School (DBS) is offering an Online Diploma in Leadership course with a duration of 12 weeks.

Online delivery
– 1 online class per week
– 1 weekly podcast
Next Intake: Spring 2022
Duration: 12 weeks

Taking the leap into management positions can be a daunting challenge, but flourishing as a leader is significantly more complex. Consequently the new DBS Online Diploma in Leadership has been designed to help existing or aspiring managers to transition successfully. The course is taught in recorded weekly scheduled classes, using a cloud based app that works on any device. In addition students will have access to the Moodle learning management system that brings the class and teacher together for activities and access to resources.

The Diploma is an innovative and highly interactive learning experience, dispensing a set of practical tools that can be used immediately. Students will be immersed in the key principles of leadership, motivation, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, teamwork, stakeholder management and more, enabling them to maximise their strengths and achieve their potential.

This Diploma in Leadership is applicable to all industries and sectors, and for large or small organisations. The commonality is individuals seeking to grow and develop their leadership skill set.


Programme Aims and Objectives

Students who complete the Diploma in Leadership should be able to:

  • Acquire new skills that help position themselves as leaders in their team and organisation
  • Articulate and use the primary leadership principles and best practices
  • Demonstrate to be able to manage and communicate with internal/external stakeholders
  • Are able to influence, motivate and collaborate with team colleagues
  • Build and assess the foundations of a strategic plan and business case
  • Identify and analyse change leadership principles
  • Develop and evaluate a personal Leadership Action Plan based on the G.R.O.W. Model

Course Content

  • Personal Leadership – This module focuses on managing ourselves as leaders, self-awareness and resilience. It also covers the importance of work-life balance and personal well being.
  • Shared Vision and Strategy – This module addresses the importance of creating a shared vision and a strategy that is implementable.
  • Leading a high performing team – The content for this module includes team motivation, setting goals, delegation and talent management
  • Collaboration and building relationships – The identification and management of stakeholders is the focus of this module, in addition there are best practice techniques for managing Meetings, and Workshops.
  • Communication Techniques – The focus for this module is on communication best practices, business storytelling, negotiations and conflict resolution.
  • Change Management – This module considers change management from a leader’s perspective, including preparing, managing and embedding change.
  • Leadership challenges – The purpose of this module is to review specific leadership challenges including Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Action Plan – The objective of this module is to develop individual career developments plans in terms of goals and actions.



The DBS Online Diploma in Leadership will be run wholly online including workshops, tutorials and programme assessment.

Career Progression Opportunities

Understanding the primary leadership principles and best practices will equip students with a valuable skillset that can be applied in any industry or sector.

It can also be a catalyst for career advancement and greater job satisfaction.

Student Profile

The Diploma in Leadership is designed to help both aspiring and existing managers to gain an in-depth understanding of leadership fundamentals and best practices. The students are from a variety of industry backgrounds and both large and small organisations. They are typically existing managers and/or high potential individuals looking to accelerate their career development.

Dublin Business School (DBS) offers a wide range of courses, evening classes, undergraduate, postgraduate and professional degree and masters courses in Dublin. Learn more here.



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