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Programmes Overview

Taking good leaders and making them outstanding.

In a fast-paced, ever-changing global environment, outstanding leadership is vital to the success of individuals, organisations, sectors and society.

We provide inspirational programmes for leaders who have the potential to shape the future of their own organisations and society as a whole. Our programmes focus on self-development and self-awareness to better equip you to respond to the challenges of strategic leadership.

Duration and location

The programmes range from two to five days and are all held within Windsor Castle. They are followed by a Part Two six months later, held at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, designed to review and reflect on the continued learnings from Part One.

Selection and participation 

We are meticulous in our selection process to guarantee full cross-sector diversity and ensure your peers are at the same point in their leadership development. Learning is primarily focused around conversations with those cross-sector attendees, as well as the programme chair, facilitators and guest speakers.

We offer space for you to reflect, debate, discuss, and transform your thinking and leadership behaviours on a personal and professional level. Only one participant attends from an organisation at any one time, and we guarantee a safe and confidential environment, ensuring open and honest dialogue. All programmes operate under Chatham House Rule.

Each programme has regular breakout groups where you can discuss your personal leadership challenges in syndicates. Plenary sessions will allow you to hear from senior leaders, review shared insights and discuss themed topics. Time is set aside for reflection, encouraging you to appraise your leadership journey and think strategically about your future.

What you can expect from each programme

  • A diverse cross-section of leaders with whom to discuss solutions to personal leadership challenges
  • A full and demanding programme designed to challenge you as a leader
  • Reflection time, specifically designed to enable you to reflect on your own leadership and challenges
  • A greater understanding of different operational and strategic cultures and how to think differently within your own organisation
  • Renewed confidence and energy in your current leadership role
  • Professional coaches who facilitate the breakout groups, and an experienced chair who will lead the programme
  • The chance to hear from, and question, a variety of guest speakers - senior leaders who give personal insights into their own leadership experiences
  • The chance to develop a unique network of leaders with whom to continue your leadership development
  • Access to our Alumni Network providing ongoing opportunities for continued networking and professional development

Our Programmes

We offer a range of programmes to suit senior leaders at different stages in their career. Programmes include: Emerging Strategic Leaders; Developing Leaders; Experienced Leaders and Women in Leadership.

Bursary funding is available to support applicants from the not-for-profit sector and faith groups. Please call us on 01753 830202 to find out more.

How to attend

Each programme offers limited places and demand is high. To participate in one of our programmes you will need to nominate yourself for consideration, with support from your Line Manager, and where applicable, your HR department.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about any of our programmes please email Marion or call 01753 839737.

To apply online please click here.

Upcoming programme: 19th Feb 2018 (Emerging Strategic Leaders)

Please call us on 01753 830 202 or register below for one of our team to contact you:

Organisations we currently work with

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