DCU Emerging Leaders Programme

DCU Alumni Emerging Leaders Programme

The DCU Alumni Emerging Leaders Programme aims to inspire the next generation of leaders from our Alumni community through a schedule of innovative professional development and network opportunities.

Who Can Apply? 

Alumni Relations at DCU are seeking emerging graduate leaders who:

  • Have high potential for future development
  • Are advanced enough in their career to bring strong experience to the table in relation to their own functional area
  • Are seeking the development opportunity to move to the next level of their career

The Emerging Leaders Programme will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Network with our international partner institutions
  • Take part in a psychometric assessment with a Chartered Work and Organisational Psychologist
  • Become involved in mentorship
  • Attend University events
  • Volunteer through DCU initiatives for further skill development



Apply today for the Emerging Leaders Programme

Programme Schedule (subject to final confirmation):

Touch Point


Application Process (Sept)

Apply using webform 

Screening & selection (Oct)

To be completed by Alumni staff, Alumni Council representative and programme mentor

Touch point 1 (Oct)

Launch event (On campus or via Zoom depending on HSE guidelines)

Touch point 2 (Nov)

Monthly Coffee Morning Sessions - Specific Leadership Themes, via Zoom (First Friday of each month commencing in November)

Touch point 3 (Dec)

International Networking Opportunity (Partner Institution 1)

Touch point 4 (Jan)

Psychometric assessment with a Chartered Work and Organisational Psychologist

Touch point 5 (Feb)

Alumni Award Speaker and Leadership Discussion

Touch point 6 (Mar)

International Networking Opportunity (Partner Institution 2)

Touch Point 7 (Apr)

Closing Ceremony (On campus or via Zoom depending on HSE guidelines)

Touch Point 8 (TBC)

Peer Mentoring and Individual Coaching Sessions

As part of the programme, participants will be invited to high level University events throughout the year.


Programme Cost: 

This is non-profit engagement programme designed to assist our graduates in developing and enhancing their leadership skills.

Participants are invited to donate a contribution of €250 to offset the cost of professional development tools and programme materials. We encourage graduates to discuss this opportunity with their employer who may be in a position to sponsor their participation on the Emerging Leaders Programme. 

For further queries, please email alumni@dcu.ie

The applications for the 2021/22 Programme are now closed. Thank you for your interest.

View the 2021/22 Participants here

View the 2021/22 Steering committee here