Women In Leadership

Develop Pathways

Developing Pathways – How it Works

DCU is committed to developing strong, agile and innovative leaders.  The Training and Development Section of Human Resources facilitates a range of formal and informal interventions to build leadership capability and to assist staff in progressing through the stages of development in leadership and management.  

Preparation for Leadership and Management

For staff who are about to take up a position of leadership and management and those preparing for Head of School position:.

The New Leader and Manager

For staff who are in a leadership and management position and wish to further develop their leadership capabilities.

The Confident Leader

For experienced leaders and managers who wish to further develop their capabilities as well as the capabilities of their department members.

  • Bespoke Organisational Development initiatives
  • Leading Teams Through Change
  • Leading Organisational Change

As part of the Women in Leadership at DCU initiative, three female members of staff will be nominated each year to attend external leadership development programmes in prestigious institutions such as Harvard Business School of Executive Education,  London School of Economics and Cranfield University School of Management.  The aim of the external  programmes is to assist experienced leaders to expand their leadership perspectives and return to the University prepared to lead at a higher level.  The nominees will have previously  engaged in, and  completed, internal leadership development initiatives and will also have demonstrated leadership qualities, potential and ambition. 

Recommendations for selection to participate in external leadership programmes will be made to Prof Brian MacCraith by the Women in Leadership at DCU Steering Committee