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Belfast Telegraph Business Awards: Ulster University Business School sets sights on championing growth

The academy is sponsoring the Excellence in the Development of Management and Leadership category at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2022


Dr Mary Boyd

Dr Mary Boyd

Dr Mary Boyd

Ulster University Business School is delighted to sponsor the Excellence in the Development of Management and Leadership category at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2022— an important category recognising and rewarding exemplary leadership and management practice during a time of unrelenting uncertainty and deep change.

Prior to the pandemic, the working world already felt like it was undergoing rapid transformation and relentless change – the effects of Brexit, changes in consumer behaviour, business and employee expectations and competitive advantages.

Covid-19 has managed to overturn the few things that felt relatively predictable, like where we spent our working hours and how we collaborated with colleagues.

The pandemic has directly impacted an organisation’s ability to navigate through challenging times and over the last few years has proven to be the ultimate leadership challenge of the 21st century.

As Northern Ireland’s largest business school, we are proud of the contribution we make towards educating the managers and leaders of tomorrow and of our strong links with business, in supporting enterprise and innovation.

We have worked closely with local businesses for over 40 years, delivering innovative executive education and management development opportunities to the next generation of managers and leaders.

The impact of effective leadership on an organisation’s ability to lead through increasing levels of complexity and uncertainty is crucial and our programmes are designed to give leaders the skills and confidence to make a tangible impact on organisational performance.

We provide programmes which include professional accreditation relevant to many professions, including accounting, marketing, human resource management, finance and governance, as well as an extensive executive education portfolio tailored to support the wider business community.

The pandemic has shaken many organisations, creating a complex and challenging environment for managers, particularly in the area of human resource management (HRM).

It has posed significant challenges and opportunities for HRM practitioners, who need to find inventive solutions to ensure the continuity of their companies and to lead the way in helping their employees to cope with and adapt to this extraordinary crisis.

In light of these exceptional times our newly revalidated MSc HRM degree reflects the CIPD’s rallying cry - ‘Championing better work and working lives’ which is the call for people professionals to be a force for positive change in organisations and society. Never more than during the pandemic has this been played out, highlighting the strategic importance of HR practitioners and leaders. They are pivotal to knowledge and skills development, driving the change and innovation necessary to bring organisations out of the pandemic and to develop capacity for growth into the future, thus positioning this course and its content in a critical role within the regional economy.

To find out more about how Ulster University Business School can help you and your business grow, please contact the Business Engagement Unit at engage@ulster.ac.uk

To enter the awards, go to www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/businessawards/enter

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