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Emerge | Challenge Yourself

Explore DCU's new professional development programme.


Emerge is a new professional development programme for DCU colleagues in Professional 3 (P3) and Professional 4 (P4) roles who are seeking to challenge their personal and professional growth.


The programme was designed as a support to the launch of DCU's Professional Development Framework and focuses on the key skills for challenging yourself and thriving in your career. 


The programme is a blended learning journey that includes:

  • 5 development workshops (in-person) 
  • The opportunity to role shadow another colleague
  • Development conversations with your line manager
  • Coaching call with Learning & Organisational Development 
  • Optional development modules


The programme will commence in September 2023. A total of 20 candidates will be chosen from across the three campuses to take part in the programme.

Target Audience

The programme is open to colleagues in Professional 3 (P3) and Professional 4 (P4) roles with at least 3 years’ service.

Further Information

For details on the programme please view our programme journey.

Information Session

The recording from the online information session can be accessed here.

Key Dates

You must be available to attend the face-to-face sessions and other activities on the following dates:

Welcome to Emerge Webinar 3rd October 2023  
Line Manager Webinar 3rd October 2023  
Personal development Planning 17th October 2023  
Growth Mindset 2nd November 2023  
Our Purpose 14th November 2023
Role Shadowing TBC
L&OD Coaching Call TBC
Wrap Up 14th December 2023  


To Apply

Potential participants can apply by submitting an application form and an endorsement form completed by their line manager. 

The application deadline is Monday, 11th September 2023.