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Executive Leadership Development Programme

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Leadership in the current economic and business landscape is a challenge for any business executive. The challenge requires the effective leader to utilise a skills set that can deal with the 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. DSM Executive Leadership Development Programme provides a basis for honing leadership skills and qualities.

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The importance of good leadership for any organisation cannot be understated. Our leadership development programme is designed to develop competencies for today’s leaders and managers. The programme aids development in key areas of leadership and management, and contributes to the prestigious ILM (institute of Leadership and Management) level 7, qualifications.

Why attend?

  • Access to best practice and thought leadership from expert guest speakers/facilitaters
  • 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
  • Gain understanding of and strategies for approaching leadership and management challenges
  • Strategies for effective decision making and promoting innovation.
  • An understanding of implementing continuous improvement and quality management in business operations
  • Awareness of own skills with focus on thinking preferences and leadership behavourial profiles. Action planning for future leadership skills and competencies.

DAY 1 – Management versus Leadership

  • From management to leadership
  • What Makes a Great Business Leader?
  • Future ready leadership competencies
  • Dissecting own leadership profile – leadership skills audit
  • Exploration of current and future trends in Leadership- looking at cross cultural research/data
  • Leadership theory, and practical application
  • The emotionally and socially intelligent leader
  • Leadership in context - The Entrepreneurial Leader case study
  • The Experiential Leadership Challenge - brain based leadership

DAY 2 – Leading Change and innovation

  • Leadership Agility – in VUCA (volatile uncertain, complex, ambiguous) environments
  • Organisational culture and approaches to change and innovation
  • Becoming an 'agent for change'
  • Leading through change and promoting innovation
  • Change management - Strategic Execution and Lasting Change
  • Exploring Stimulus for change and innovation in organisations relating to organisational vision
  • Psychology and motivation for change and its challenges
  • Creativity, innovation and decision making toolkit

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

DAY 3 – Strategic Planning

  • Defining organisational vision, business context, operating environments
  • Developing a vision that engages and resonates with stakeholders
  • 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 – Operational excellence and growth

  • 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 Evidenced based management and problem solving

  • 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
  • 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)

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