Final CLP Participants Graduate from University of Ulster

23 Dec 2013 Sandra Bailie    Last updated: 13 Nov 2014

Participants from the final year of the Community Leadership Programme graduated with a Certificate in Management Practice from the University of Ulster on 19 December 2013.

On Thursday, 19 December 2013 participants from the final year of the International Fund for Ireland’s Community Leadership Programme (CLP) graduated with a Certificate in Management Practice from the University of Ulster.

The University of Ulster ran three separate courses to accommodate CLP participants from across Northern Ireland and the six border counties of the ROI. Classes took place at the University’s campuses at Magee and Jordanstown as well as on an outreach basis in County Cavan.

Sandra Bailie, Head of Organisational Development at NICVA said, “It is fabulous to see so many people from the Community Leadership Programme graduate with the Certificate in Management Practice from University of Ulster. This is a real achievement for people who have worked so hard on the programme and give so much time and energy to develop their local communities. We have heard how this learning and the learning from the action learning sessions has made a real difference to the effectiveness of their groups. Well done to everyone involved.”

A total of 48 participants from the CLP took part in the Certificate in Management Practice in this the final year of the CLP. The International Fund for Ireland has delivered the Community Leadership Programme for the past twenty years; NICVA, the University of Ulster and Stellar Leadership have delivered the CLP in partnership on behalf of IFI since 2008.

Anita Macnabb of the University of Ulster said, "Graduates of the IFI Community Leadership Certificate in Management Practice received their awards at the University of Ulster on Thursday 19 December. The Vice Chancellor commended them on their significant achievement. The programme was a prime example of the outreach work the University is doing with communities across Northern Ireland. This would not have been possible without the funding from the International Fund for Ireland and partners NICVA and Stellar Leadership."     

Well-deserved congratulations to all CLP UU graduates for their tremendous efforts completing the Certificate in Management Practice.'s picture
by Sandra Bailie

Head of Organisational Development

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