Professional Diploma in Leading Cultural Change and Ethical Behaviour in Financial Services

Professional Diploma in Leading Cultural Change and Ethical Behaviour in Financial Services

Programme Overview

The Professional Diploma in Leading Cultural Change and Ethical Behaviour in Financial Services is a level 9 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications offered by the Compliance Institute's education provider IOB and awarded by UCD. 

The programme is aimed at senior managers working across a range of sectors, roles and functions. The programme provides senior managers with the knowledge and tools to lead and embed effective cultures in their organisations.

The programme was designed in consultation with leading academics, industry experts, regulators and professionals in the areas of Compliance, Consumer Protection, Risk, Culture and Behaviours working to international best practice. It aims to develop participants’ critical awareness in the areas of culture, behaviours and ethics.

It will equip participants with decision making, reflective and analytic skills to enable them to implement an effective culture within their organisations. 

The programme is delivered on a part-time basis over three semesters. It comprises of three modules each 10 ECTS: Ethical Practice in Financial Services, Decision Making, Group Dynamics and Behaviour and Leading and Implementing Cultural Change. Each 10 ECTS module consist of up to 30 delivery hours per semester.

How you will benefit:

On successful completion of the Professional Diploma in Leading Cultural Change and Ethical Behaviour in Financial Services, graduates will be able to:

  1. Explain the theory and practice underpinning culture, ethics, leadership, behavioural change, supervision in the context of financial services sector and institutions;
  2. Outline the implications of ethical theories and behaviour and evaluate the intended and unintended consequences of proposed resolutions to ethical dilemmas and decisions affecting customers, shareholders and the public good;
  3. Ascertain an institution’s cultural behaviour, and assess the impact of group dynamics and behaviours on board or team decision-making;
  4. Evaluate existing policies and practices taking account of the commercial, consumer protection and societal imperatives in the context of delivering cultural change;
  5. Appraise moral rules, codes, standards or principals in leading and delivering cultural change;
  6. Communicate to internal and external stakeholders how cultural and ethical behavioural change can be addressed and facilitated to deliver outcomes in the best interest of the company, customers and society; and
  7. Engage in self-reflection on ethical and cultural decision-making, in their role as leaders of cultural change.
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Award

On successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded with the Professional Diploma in Leading Cultural Change and Ethical Behaviour in Financial Services from UCD.

Graduates who complete the Professional Diploma in Leading Cultural Change and Ethical Behaviour in Financial Services will be invited to apply for the CECA designation (Certified Ethics and Culture Advisor) and use the designatory letters 'CECA' . Continued use of this designation is subject to meeting the Compliance Institute’s CPD requirements. For more on Compliance Institute Designations, click here.

Fees

The fee is €1,450 per module.

This programme has IFS Skillnet funding available for certain companies. You should check if your company has IFS Skillnet approval.  Modules are eligible for IFS Skillnet funding for a limited number of places on a first come, first served basis. IFS Skillnet price is €1,000 per module.

For information on Skillnet funding, click here.

IFS Skillnet

How to Apply

Any Questions?

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