Certificate in Continuing Professional Development in Building Work-based Resilience (Certificate in Continuing Professional Development in Building Work-based Resilience)

University College Cork (CCPDWR)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate (Special Purpose Award)

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

10

Department

ACE

General Information
Contact

Lorna Moloney

Email

Ace.Springboard@ucc.ie

Phone

0876931100

Address

Adult Continuing Education (ACE),
University College Cork,
The Laurels,
Western Road,
Cork.

Role

Senior Skills Programme Coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

12/08/2022

Start Date

19/09/2022

End Date

16/12/2022

About this Course

A recent South-West Regional Skills Forum meeting identified urgent skills required in the workplace in light of the ongoing challenges resulting from Covid and other social and economic pressures. The forum drew on the expertise and insight of management from Alcon, Dairymaster, Dell, EPS Group, Liebherr and Sanmina. Their insights have helped to shape and focus this course in order to address some of the current skills and knowledge gaps currently in the workplace.

This course will therefore:
Provide managers with training that supports their own wellbeing through engagement with positive psychology;
Help managers understand the psychology of stress and provide them with the skills to build resilience and inquiry skills to support self and others;
Discuss managing staff well-being: assessing, managing & coping with emotions of teams/individuals and responding appropriately;
Promote workplace wellbeing;
Highlight the need for self-care for managers: managing/coping with own stress/anxiety (and that of others) in crisis;
Deepen skills for managers in recognising, supporting and managing others through crisis was highlighted consistently;
Assist managers in navigating and supporting effective communications and professional well-being across teams in evolving crisis;
Upskills managers to communicate with empathy.

Not only does this programme provide management and staff with the tools and insight required to address these areas to enhance their own resilience, but it also supports the participant to implement these skills through wellbeing coaching and to reach out and empower colleagues to become more effective in these areas also.

The first step of this programme is to allow participants to engage with psychological and organisational frameworks that help them to understand concepts such as stress, wellbeing, resilience, emotional support, wellbeing coaching, inquiry and self-management. The participant learns new skills to address emotional challenges in the workplace and also how to develop resilience in self and in others. Significantly the second step within this programme is to support the participant to implement this learning within the workplace itself. It invites the participant to engage in reflective practice when implementing this learning in the workplace and then again to return to the classroom to deepen their learning and further development. This iterative process of learning, implementation, reflection and growth underpins the philosophy of this programme and ensures that the participant can quickly apply their enhanced skills in the workplace.

Programmes that contain modules on resilience and wellbeing have been run successful for over 10 years within UCC and have attracted participants from all over Ireland. Feedback from these participants have consistently referred to the value of these modules and the desire to engage with follow-up training in this area. The target cohorts attracted to this programme come from a very large and broad base including pharma, medical device manufacturers, IT companies, health care and educational institutions, social care settings and from those seeking to set up their own businesses in the areas of HR, training, well-being and health care.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:
* Be at least 21 years of age by 1 January of the year of application; 
* Hold an NFQ Level 8 degree, in which at least a second class honours was awarded;
* Or hold an appropriate professional qualification with at least two years’ significant experience in a leadership or management position
* Applicants whose first language is not English must have attained IELTS Level 6.5 or the equivalent TOEFL score.

Final selection of candidates will be subject to the approval of the Programme Team.

Long Description

A recent South-West Regional Skills Forum meeting identified urgent skills required in the workplace in light of the ongoing challenges resulting from Covid and other social and economic pressures. The forum drew on the expertise and insight of management from Alcon, Dairymaster, Dell, EPS Group, Liebherr and Sanmina. Their insights have helped to shape and focus this course in order to address some of the current skills and knowledge gaps currently in the workplace.

This course will therefore:
Provide managers with training that supports their own wellbeing through engagement with positive psychology;
Help managers understand the psychology of stress and provide them with the skills to build resilience and inquiry skills to support self and others;
Discuss managing staff well-being: assessing, managing & coping with emotions of teams/individuals and responding appropriately;
Promote workplace wellbeing;
Highlight the need for self-care for managers: managing/coping with own stress/anxiety (and that of others) in crisis;
Deepen skills for managers in recognising, supporting and managing others through crisis was highlighted consistently;
Assist managers in navigating and supporting effective communications and professional well-being across teams in evolving crisis;
Upskills managers to communicate with empathy.

Not only does this programme provide management and staff with the tools and insight required to address these areas to enhance their own resilience, but it also supports the participant to implement these skills through wellbeing coaching and to reach out and empower colleagues to become more effective in these areas also.

The first step of this programme is to allow participants to engage with psychological and organisational frameworks that help them to understand concepts such as stress, wellbeing, resilience, emotional support, wellbeing coaching, inquiry and self-management. The participant learns new skills to address emotional challenges in the workplace and also how to develop resilience in self and in others. Significantly the second step within this programme is to support the participant to implement this learning within the workplace itself. It invites the participant to engage in reflective practice when implementing this learning in the workplace and then again to return to the classroom to deepen their learning and further development. This iterative process of learning, implementation, reflection and growth underpins the philosophy of this programme and ensures that the participant can quickly apply their enhanced skills in the workplace.

Programmes that contain modules on resilience and wellbeing have been run successful for over 10 years within UCC and have attracted participants from all over Ireland. Feedback from these participants have consistently referred to the value of these modules and the desire to engage with follow-up training in this area. The target cohorts attracted to this programme come from a very large and broad base including pharma, medical device manufacturers, IT companies, health care and educational institutions, social care settings and from those seeking to set up their own businesses in the areas of HR, training, well-being and health care.

Timetable Info

3, Evening

Delivery Notes

Online

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Lorna Moloney

Address

Adult Continuing Education (ACE),
University College Cork,
The Laurels,
Western Road,
Cork.

Phone

0876931100

Email

Ace.springboard@ucc.ie

Application Procedures

CV - Please upload an up-to-date CV.
Academic transcripts (results) or parchment (if results are included) - Please upload evidence of your previous educational qualifications in 1 file. If you do not have your UCC transcript(s) on hand, there is no need to order one, we can view your results on our internal system.

Personal / Motivational Statement - Please upload a document. In 500 words or less, please state: 1) Why you wish to study this programme at University College Cork and 2) How you meet the programme entry requirements.

Transcripts showing educational evidence for course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)? - If applying via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – (meaning you do not meet the minimum entry requirements of an NFQ Level Degree but wish to apply based on experience) please provide a work, personal or academic reference to support your application.