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Who should attend

Advanced High Performance Leadership (AHPL) is for experienced executives who have already attended IMD's High Performance Leadership (HPL) program.

Program benefits

Take the next step on your personal and professional leadership development journey:

  • Continue on your path towards leadership excellence
  • Refocus your "mind's eye" on updated goals
  • Gain new insights to implement your vision of high performance leadership
  • Ensure you are playing to win versus playing not to lose


5 days


The village of Gstaad, high in the Swiss Alps but only two hours' drive from Geneva International Airport


Program Sessions 2017
May 01-05, 2017
October 02-06, 2017

Fee 2017

CHF 8,500

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Our participants

Advanced High Performance Leadership (AHPL) is specifically designed for former participants in the High Performance Leadership (HPL) program. Participants are experienced executives with demonstrated success as leaders at multi-functional team levels and above, and whose jobs now call for even greater leadership performance at individual, team and company-wide levels.

Testimonials of past participants

HPL and AHPL are different to other programs. You see others change and you see yourself change too. It's truly transformational. Andras Incze

Founder & CEO | Akceso Advisors AG | Switzerland

Some programs teach you a lot. Others change your life for the better.
Read the success story of HPL and AHPL alumnus Andras Incze.

AHPL develops true leaders by helping people live their dreams but also builds a community of leaders that speak the same language. Gloria Ortega

Vice-President | Service Delivery |Millicom International Cellular SA | Luxembourg

Nothing available today is comparable to this program. Agnaldo Santos

Head Research and Development |Elevadores Atlas Schindler SA | Brazil

IMD gave me a new start in life.
Read the success story of alumnus, Agnaldo Santos.

For me, AHPL symbolizes an unrivalled academic lighthouse, providing lifelong guidance on leadership and teaching you how to focus your mind's eye to fulfill your professional and personal dreams. Manne Koerfer

Chief Executive Officer | Aqeri | Sweden

HPL and AHPL are programs that every leader would gain from - without exceptions! AHPL gives you further insights into aspects of leadership that spellbound us during HPL. Per Thurezon

Director | Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken | Sweden

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Developing your leadership capabilities is a life-long journey and continuous process. As you move ahead after attending IMD's High Performance Leadership (HPL) program, your challenges will have inevitably changed in both your professional and personal life. Advanced High Performance Leadership (AHPL) provides HPL alumni with the opportunity to spend a few days in a quiet place to reflect, refocus, recharge - and move to the next level of their leadership effectiveness. In the world of over-demands and mental overload, here is a chance to clarify where you are going as a leader.

You will define your current situation, identify any obstacles to reaching a higher level of performance and learn about the latest High Performance Leadership concepts. You will leave with a renewed action plan and a clear understanding of how to continue your leadership development and inspire the people you lead.

Supercharge your leadership:

  • Continue on your path towards leadership excellence
  • Refocus your "mind's eye" on updated goals
  • Gain new insights to implement your vision of high performance leadership
  • Ensure you are playing to win versus playing not to lose
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Having had a chance to put ideas and goals from HPL into practice, AHPL participants have the opportunity to start off with common language and ideas as they explore dynamic new leadership concepts and move to the next step.

You will learn through:

  • Self-awareness and "mind's eye" exercises
  • Intense interaction with other top leaders from around the world
  • Working with expert coaches individually and in small groups
  • Faculty presentations
  • Problem-solving exercises
  • In-depth discussions
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Our Faculty

Our Faculty members are recognized world authorities in their fields. Dividing their time between teaching, research and working with international companies, they remain on top of the latest management trends. You can expect timely, innovative learning activities, materials and content in all IMD programs.

George Kohlrieser

Leadership and Organizational Behavior
PhD Ohio State University

Professor Kohlrieser works with a high performance team of experts and coaches to deliver this unique program.

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The program fee (which can be found on the overview page) includes tuition, teaching materials, and lunch on weekdays. Travel or living expenses are not covered. You must settle your own hotel bills, both when in Lausanne and on off-campus assignments, as well as all dinners and lunches on weekends when applicable. IMD reserves the right to modify the program fee at any time.

Tentative reservation

To make a non-binding reservation, send us a completed tentative reservation form. This carries no obligation and is not a substitute for the formal application form.

Application & invoicing

Your application is forwarded to the Program Director who will evaluate it to ensure that the program corresponds to your objectives and profile. This can take approximately 1 week.

The Information & Registration office will notify you of the outcome of your application. If you are accepted, they will send your acceptance letter and invoice fee together by priority mail. From this point, your enrollment will be considered firm by both you and IMD.

Please pay the program fee within 30 days of the invoice date and no later than the commencement of the program. If you register within 1 month of the start of the program, you must settle the invoice immediately without exception. Payment can be made by bank transfer or credit card.

Up to six weeks before the program start date, a program coordinator will contact you with information on hotels and pre-program preparation. Please note that IMD reserves enough rooms for each participant on the program.

If accepted, you understand that you must be completely free of professional duties while attending this program and that you must attend all scheduled sessions and activities.

Cancellation & transfer policy

IMD must be notified in writing of all cancellations and transfers. If you are admitted to a program, but find that you are unable to attend, you have the following cancellation and transfer options:

Up to six weeks before program start:

  • Cancellation: You receive a full refund of the program fee.
  • Transfer: You may transfer to the next available session with no transfer fee.

Note: IMD programs tend to be fully booked well in advance. Space may not be available in a later session.

From six weeks to up to 11 days before program start:

  • Cancellation: You incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Transfer: You incur a 20% transfer fee.

Within 10 days before program start:

  • Cancellation: You incur a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Transfer: You incur a 100% transfer fee.


A participant can be substituted on the same program session without incurring any fees. The substitute needs to apply and be admitted.

Note: Once you have paid the program tuition fee, if you do not attend another program within 24 months, the program fee will be forfeited.

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