Executive Leadership Programme


5 day intensive leadership Development

You have achieved position and responsibility in your organization through your hard work, proven decision-making ability, and natural talent.  The current economic and business landscape is shifting, creating fresh challenges, to keep ahead requires, the utilization of new and evolving approaches, a paradigm shift. 

22nd to 26th January 2018

-OR-

19th to 23rd November 2018 -

Cost- £2,500- Including Vat

Executive Leadership Programme

“Ultimately the best leaders define what happens next in their organisations”

Executive Leadership Programme

The importance of good leadership for any organisation cannot be understated, the effective leader needs to utilise a diverse skills set that can deal with the critical demands of the role. The leader in the 21st century will need to be commercially astute, have the ability to manage change, and plan strategically to achieve business growth.

The Executive Leadership Programme provides for the opportunity to reflect—alongside others equally accomplished individuals, on what kind of leader you are today, where you want to go from here, and what you will do to get there? DSM Executive Leadership Training provides a unique forum for this, with expert facilitators and trainers you will be able to cultivate and extend your capabilities as a leader. This programme focuses on the essence of what makes
a good leader, exploring key leadership competencies, providing the basis for honing leadership skills and qualities, to review new trends and approaches.  

The Executive Leadership Programmme, provides a unique forum for this, with expert facilitators and trainers you will be able to cultivate and extend your capabilities as a leader. This programme focuses on the essence of what makes a good leader, exploring key leadership competencies and modern day challenges


Who should attend?


• Company directors

• Senior functional managers

• Regional directors or country managers

• Heads of multiple business units within an organisation

• Senior civil servants and leaders of not-for-profit organisations

• C-suite executives of mid-sized organisations

• Those with responsibility for managing cross-functional and/or global teams               


11 Benefits of attending the Executive Leadership Programme


• Access to best practice and thought leadership from expert guest speakers/facilitators

• Share thoughts and experiences with international business leaders to gain an infusion of new perspectives and radically different ideas

• Keep up to date with evolving markets, global forces and future trends in leadership to build resilience and sustained success  

• Personalised Leadership Assessment profile and report

• Post course Leadership coaching session

• Discussions with a diverse range of delegates from varying sectors and regions

• Opportunity to Review vision and corporate objectives and assess alignment

• Identification of your strengths, strategies for harnessing strengths more effectively

• Explore strategies and techniques for problem solving and critical thinking

• More effectively understand motivation and the power of influence to promote greater levels of performance from staff

• Benchmark your leadership skills and performance

Programme Breakdown  


Day 1 - Leadership challenges


Assessing the challenges ahead, regionally, globally, what competencies are required to tackle these issues?  What Makes a Great Business Leader?   How can we future proof our leadership skill set.   Going beyond leadership stereotypes, exploring cross cultural trends, social and emotional intelligence, looking at leadership in action.

  • Leadership in context – Case Study -  The Entrepreneurial Leader/Servant Leaders
  • Reviewing assessing own leadership competencies and development
  • The Experiential Leadership Challenge  

Day 2 - Navigating the winds of Change and volatility


The current global business climate ensures dynamic change will be a major concern for the discerning leader. Despite the best efforts, creating stability, healthy organisations and being responsive to business environments will continue to challenge leaders.

  • Becoming a strong visionary as a tool for fighting volalitlity
  • Communication strategies for creating corporate “buy in” for vision
  • Becoming an 'agent for change'
  • The psychology of change and uncertainty
  • Stakeholder management - Developing a vision that engages and resonates with stakeholders
  • Fresh perspectives, collaboration and dealing with complexitiy
  • Developing agility in decision making

Roundtable discussion – How can organisations promote creativity and Innovation?  How can they balance creativity and innovation with business as usual?


DAY 3 – Strategic Planning  


  • Reviewing organisational vision, business context, operating environments
  • Shaping the vision into a strategy with an emphasis on outputs, ownership and performance
  • Linking strategic planning and decision making with business' overall objectives.
  • Strategic planning and influencing factors
  • Establishing relevant metrics for optimum performance
  • Assessing and benchmarking performance, against organisational strategy
  • Case study – Implementation of The Balanced Scorecard
  • Panel Discussion, Q&A

DAY 4 – The balancing Act - Organisation


  • Operational management – developing excellence 
  • Determining quality – TQM approach to excellence
  • Developing a high-level business case
  • Identification of risks and challenges to current ways of working
  • Focus on technology and its impact on business
  • Managing corporate risks
  • Developing robust systems and strategies to minimize corporate risks 
  • Establish strategies for the development and maintenance of high levels of performance that take account of stakeholder needs, identified risks, challenges and diversity
  • Exploration of collaborative partnerships and networks to add value
  • Sustaining high performance levels
  • Case study –Agility in Project and programme performance  

DAY 5 Critical Thinking and Decision Making


The ability to think critically and to make informed decisions is crucial to the leadership role, tools for generating a problem solving approach to leadership challenges is essential.  

  • Making informed decisions - Tools to help you clarify the problem, generate ideas, develop and implement more creative solutions
  • Be able to generate and evaluate viable options and apply decision-making techniques  Critical thinking -  
  • Tools and strategies to generate innovative responses to business problems and opportunities 
  • How thinking and reasoning processes operate 
  • Natural barriers to sound reasoning
  • Where to look for bias and assumptions in problem analysis 
  • Analytical techniques for comparing alternative solutions
  • Problem analysis best practices - using your decision time most effectively 
  • Problem analysis best practices - using your decision time most effectively 
  • Understand problems from multiple perspectives
  • Techniques for structuring the comparison of alternatives
  • Formulating creative solutions 
  • Analytical decision analysis techniques

Optional Formal Certification and Accreditation of Training


This course is linked to the ILM Level 7 in Leadership and Management Certificate. ILM offers Europe’s broadest portfolio of leadership, management, coaching and mentoring professional qualifications, with international recognition. ILM qualifications allow executives to work towards qualifications that are relevant to their business/organisations and context. This qualifications not only offers credit transfers towards MBA degree,  recognized by top UK universities.

In order to obtain this prestigious and highly recognised qualification you will need to complete a written assessment that reviews your leadership style and competencies, in addition to attending the five training days.

Should you require this option you will be allocated an e-coach who will work with you to ensure that you are able to successful complete the written assessment.

This qualification route is optional, and is subject to additional registration fees.


Programme Features – non accredited option


• Lunch, and all refreshments 

• Expert Leadership and Management trainers/facilitators on training days

• Business speakers/Roundtable discussions

• Leadership coaching session

• Comprehensive course materials

• Leadership Profile Report

• Certificate of attendance


Programme Features – Accredited Qualification Option


• Lunch, and all refreshments 

• Expert Leadership and Management trainers/facilitators on training days

• Business speakers/Roundtable discussions

• Comprehensive course materials

• Leadership coaching session

• Access to Online e-resources

• Leadership Profile Report

• ILM Registration and certification

• ILM Leadership and management membership

• E-coaching – (assignment support)


We can deliver this programme in-company, and customise according to your needs.


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22nd to 26th January 2018

 

19th to 23rd November 2018

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