WATCH:  Leadership Skills for Compliance Professionals 

 

16 September 2021

While good Compliance professionals need deep technical regulatory knowledge and specific skills such as monitoring, high performing compliance professionals increasingly need leadership skills. Whether you are at the early stages of your career in compliance or a seasoned professional, it is never too early or too late to consider your own attributes when it comes to leadership.  


On Wednesday 15th September the ACOI were joined by  Eimear Barry, Psychologist, Lecturer and Consultant on Leadership & Workplace Wellbeing and Donal Whelan, Director Compliance, Risk & Financial Services at Lincoln to understand the skills businesses look for when hiring compliance leaders plus, to find out more about the ACOI Certificate in Leadership Skills programme, commencing in October. 

The ACOI and Griffith College have collaborated to develop the Certificate in Leadership Skills. It is aimed at new or experienced managers, supervisors and team leaders or aspiring leaders in the workplace who want to learn how to improve their leadership and influencing skills.

 

The programme is part of a professional development framework for ACOI members and for individuals within the wider business community who wish to develop their leadership skills for Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility roles within organisations.

 

The programme aims to provide participants with an in-depth exploration of the leadership role in organisations. It enables participants to appreciate what employees expect and want from their leader and, in turn, helps them to build more successful relationships with their colleagues. The programme highlights the important skills that a leader needs to successfully juggle the demands of team, task and the individual. 

 

Participants are taught self-awareness in terms of their own behavioural style and the impact it has on peers, employees, clients and their own managers. They are encouraged to build on their strengths and produce action plans for addressing their areas of development. Participants are taught to network, build a profile and be persuasive in their presentations to others. They explore nature and how it relates to leadership as they develop their own path to becoming a skilled and effective leader. 

 

The programme is delivered over 8 weeks, with a 3-hour session each week. Learners will be provided with current empirical evidence, critical analysis and further research requirements for each concept introduced during the class. These strategies include discussions, brainstorming, case studies, exercises and workshop-type activities allowing participants to learn through discovery. 

 

On completion of this programme participants will be required to complete a reflection essay (1,300-1,500 words) outlining their journey through the programme using appropriate theories and practical application to explain and interpret their reflections.

 

How you will benefit:

On successful completion of the Certificate in Leadership Skills, graduates will be able to:

  • Develop leaders who communicate and influence effectively;
  • Promote stress resilience through the effective use of emotional intelligence;
  • Implement effective change management to drive organisations forward; and 
  • Use leadership skills to optimise performance through difficult times.