Postgraduate Certificate in Volunteer Management and Leadership

Category: Educational Courses, Leadership and Management, Masters Programmes
Duration: One academic year
Level: 9
Start Date: September 2019
Qualification Attained: Postgraduate Certificate

Course outline

This one-year, part-time Postgraduate Certificate places volunteer management and leadership within the context of effective volunteer resource planning, strategic operations, communications, leadership skills, governance and compliance.

 

Who should apply?

Volunteer managers and leaders and those aspiring to such roles in community, voluntary, non-profit, public and private sector contexts.
 

Reasons to apply:

· Unique programme on the island of Ireland
· Balancing theory and practical skills-based training
· Volunteer Ireland and Volunteer Now approved
· Offers progression to Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Arts in Leadership and Management in the Community and Public Sector
 

Programme Accreditation

National University of Ireland, Galway (Level 9) (Level 7 Northern Ireland)

 

Duration

Part-time

 

Course modules

·         Introduction to Volunteer Leadership and Management (5 ECTS)

·         Organisational and Operational Management (10 ECTS)

·         Advancing the Organisation (10 ECTS)

·         Volunteer Governance, Management and Leadership in Practice (5 ECTS)

 

Progression Route to Diploma / MA 

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Volunteer Management and Leadership, students can progress to the Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Arts in Leadership and Management in the Community and Public Sector. In addition to the four modules required to complete the Certificate, students only need to take the 'Introduction to Leadership and Management for the Community, Non-Profit and Public Sector' module (15 ECTS) that is part of the MA Leadership and Management for the Community and Public Sector course to  progress to Year 2 and MA Level. In addition to taking the two VM modules in semester 1 and the two VM modules in semester 2, students may also opt to take the 'Introduction to Leadership and Management' module in semester 2. 

 

Why St Angela’s College, Sligo – NUI Galway?

Since 2012, St Angela’s College, Sligo, has delivered the Postgraduate programme in Leadership and Management for the Community and Public Sector on a part-time basis for middle and aspiring managers and leaders in the civil/public service, community and voluntary sector and non-profit organisations. NUI Galway has an internationally recognised reputation in civic engagement and volunteering through the work of the Community Knowledge Initiative within the Institute of Lifecourse & Society. St Angela’s was directly involved in the successful bid for Sligo’s designation as European Volunteering Capital 2017. St Angela’s and NUI Galway draw on their academic and practical expertise and extensive resources in volunteer management for the programme design and delivery.  All the modules provide specific volunteer management resources and practical assignments to build a student’s knowledge, skills and capacity to manage and lead within volunteering roles.

 

Fees

€2,250 to complete Certificate

Payments are processed through the Finance Department. You will be invoiced and payments can be made by direct transfer to the College Bank Account, by cheque/postal order or by credit card over the phone with finance at 071-9195524. All information on tuition fees and payment methods will be available on your invoice.

 

How do I apply?

Please complete the on-line application form here: educational-application

Alternatively, print and complete the application form

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Dr Sarah Murphy,

Programme Director

E: smurphy@stangelas.nuigalway.ie 

 

SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER 2019 – MAY 2020

Semester 1

 

Module: Introduction to Volunteer Leadership and Management (5 ECTS)

Friday 20 September 6-9pm [Lecture Room 4]

Saturday 21 September 9am-5pm [Lecture Room 4]

 

Module: Organisational and Operational Management – 10 ECTS

Course begins early September with information posted on Moodle

3-day block in-class sessions 9am-5pm each day

Thursday 3 October [Lecture Room 1]

Friday 4 October [Éist Linn 2]

Saturday 5 October [ Lecture Room 4]

 

Semester 2

 

Optional Module: Introduction to Leadership and Management for the Community, Non-Profit and Public Sector

– 15 ECTS

6pm-9pm Friday evening; 9am-5pm Saturdays

Friday 10 & Saturday 11 January 

Friday 21 & Saturday 22 February 

Friday 20 March 

Saturday 4 April (9am-3.30pm)

 

Module: Advancing the Organisation

– 10 ECTS

course begins early January (exact date TBC) with information posted on Moodle

3-day block in-class session:

Thursday 23, Friday 24 and Saturday 25 January (9am-5pm each day) 

Saturday 21 March (9am-3.30pm) 

 

Module: Volunteer Governance, Management and Leadership in Practice (5 ECTS)

Friday 8 May, 6-9pm

 

Saturday 9 May, 9-5pm

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