Business & Human Rights: Principles & Practice - Micro-credential

5 ECTS 
6 weeks
25 Places

Overview

Who should take this MC?

• This course is aimed at middle, senior managers and board members of corporations and SME’s operating in Ireland, including firms in professional services, manufacturing, finance, ICT and related supplier industries who wish to accelerate their ESG performance and be better able to demonstrate compliance in that their global supply chains and operations do not infringe human rights.

• This course will be of relevance to Sustainability and CSR managers, Community Affairs Directors, Corporate Affairs Directors, and will have information relevant to managers across diverse functions – including finance, accounting, legal and compliance, procurement, human resources, and external affairs.

Why should I take this MC

• Over the next 24 months the European Commission will introduce regulations and directives to deepen the responsibility of all companies including SMEs to show that their global supply chains and operations do not infringe human rights.

• By completing this program participants will gain the knowledge to facilitate and accelerate the ESG performance of their individual organizations and enhance their professional competencies through an in-depth focus on the evolving Business & Human Rights standards and protocols and how these may be embedded into the strategy and operations of firms and industries.

When can I take this MC?

There is one intake per year in January

What do I need? – Entry requirements & Prerequisite documents

• The course targets professionals from mid and senior levels from the private, public and third sectors and will be open to graduates with a degree (or equivalent) with a strong academic record in any discipline from a recognised third level institution.   

• Applicants without a degree are welcome to apply provided they can show a proven managerial track record. All applicants are required to have a minimum of 3 years professional or managerial work.

• Language requirements for students whose first language is not English are IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 90 for non-native English speakers.  

• In case of heavy competition for places or concern regarding a particular applicant’s suitability, applicants may be interviewed.

• Up to date CV required.

What will I learn? 

• The globally accepted guiding principles of human rights as they relate to business decision-making.

• How to assess the level of a firm’s compliance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights and relevant EU/Irish regulation.

• How to design and communicate a plan for improving a firm’s compliance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights.

• Increase your capacity to undertake independent research on organisational sustainability with respect to human rights and ESG more generally.

What will I do? 

• Participants will learn about the key frameworks and actions required to integrate UN Guiding Principles, strategies, governance, and operations for human rights into their own organizations through in-person seminars, independent reading and research, online content and exercises, and project assignments.

How is this MC delivered? 

• This course will be delivered in weekly online sessions for 2.5 hours over a 6-week period.
• There will be online self-directed work in between the weekly sessions. 
• A follow-up debrief session will be arranged online, post course completion. 

How is this MC assessed? 

• Individual self-/other-awareness assessment (10%)

• Organisational Assessment / Action Plan- written report (50%)

• Presentation of cohort plans (20%)

• Learning Journal / Reflection (20%)

 

Course Details

Awards

5 ECTS 

Number of Places

25 Places

Next Intake

13th February 2024

Course Coordinator

Jane Flanagan - jane.flanagan@tcd.ie

Course Director

Mary Lee Rhodes

Closing Date

26th January 2024

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Admission Requirements

The course targets professionals from mid and senior levels from the private, public and third sectors and will be open to graduates with a degree (or equivalent) with a strong academic record in any discipline from a recognised third level institution.   

• Applicants without a degree are welcome to apply provided they can show a proven managerial track record. All applicants are required to have a minimum of 3 years professional or managerial work.

• Language requirements for students whose first language is not English are IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 90 for non-native English speakers.  

• In case of heavy competition for places or concern regarding a particular applicant’s suitability, applicants may be interviewed.

• Up to date CV required.

Course Fees

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees.

 

Get in Touch

Telephone Number

Jane Flanagan: 01 8964665

General Enquiries: micro-credentials@tcd.ie

MC Coordinator: Jane Flanagan – jane.flanagan@tcd.ie

Register Your Interest

Register your interest at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.

As Ireland’s leading university, we offer a wide range of postgraduate programmes at masters, diploma and certificate level.

Trinity is an international university steeped in history, with a reputation for excellence in education, research and innovation.

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