MOBILIZING PEOPLE (MP)
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Who

Mobilizing People (MP) is for managers aiming to take their leadership skills to the next level.

What

Making life transitions: determining what is wanted from working life and how to get to the next stage:

  • Experience leadership situations and experiment with your role as a leader
  • Receive intense individual feedback and coaching
  • Renew your energy and learn to mobilize people toward key business goals

Duration

10 days with additional pre- and post-program support* included.

* If you wish to take advantage of additional coaching sessions on top of the standard post-program offer, this can be arranged (fees apply).

When

Program Sessions 2015
MP 1
May 04-13, 2015
MP 2
August 25-September 03, 2015
MP 3
September 28-October 07, 2015

Fee 2014

CHF 23,000

Two post-program coaching sessions are included as part of MP. Additional coaching sessions can also be arranged (fees apply).

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Mobilizing People is for managers who are aiming to take their leadership skills to the next level. Participants generally have at least eight years of working experience, either in managerial or specialist roles. They come from a wide range of industries, functional backgrounds and geographic regions. The program works best with a diverse group of individuals from different cultures and organizational levels. We pay attention to the challenges of diversity and gender, and especially to women exercising leadership in organizations and teams.

The following companies have put their trust in IMD in the past by sending participants to MP:

  • Tetra Laval Group
  • The World Bank Group
  • Saudi Telecom Company
  • Rabobank
  • Heineken
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Euroclear
  • Firmenich
  • Japan Tobacco
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Royal Philips Electronics

Testimonials of past participants

Mobilizing People teaches you change management; but most importantly it lets you experience it for yourself immediately. It is powerful and does not get any more real than this. I only wish I had done it sooner. Sanjay Bharwani Senior Vice President | Human Resources PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) TBK | Indonesia
Mobilizing People is a truly outstanding leadership program. Classroom lectures, outdoor group exercises and reflection phases are extremely well balanced and lead to an unforgettable and full experience. The program is a must for every aspirational senior manager to significantly enhance his/her leadership skills. Stephan Schlaefereit Vice President | Trade and Field Compliance JT International SA | Switzerland
Mobilizing People is a real eye-opener that I can only highly recommend. Through theoretical and practical exercises, you get to see sides of yourself you are not aware of. You leave with strength and vision, knowing this program will have sustained impact. Johnny Fauskanger Head of Commercial Gearbulk AG | China
For a person like me, who has worked in the hard boiled world of investments, hedge funds and finance for 17 years, the MP program was a prism that refracted the pale white light of life into a brilliant, full spectrum of colours. Having become more resilient would be an enormous understatement of how helpful and intriguing the program is! You should raise the price for the program, it's worth millions for each person... Aku Leijala Danske Invest Fund Management Ltd | Finland
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IMD's Mobilizing People program helps you to make a step change in your leadership. Focusing on issues that you identify, you will gain a better understanding of yourself and the dynamics of human behavior in different situations - and so make a sustained impact in your leadership performance.

During the program, you will:

  • Experience leadership situations and experiment with your role as a leader
  • Receive intense individual feedback and coaching
  • Renew your energy and learn to mobilize people toward key business goals

Past participants consistently report significant improvements in their overall effectiveness. They are having a more profound impact on those around them and experiencing a greater sense of balance between the competing domains of their lives. They are working smarter and making the right choices for the right reasons. And they are more self-aware, focused, passionate and committed - with the resilience to deal with the many challenges of their personal and professional lives.

Leadership issues that participants have worked on at MP include:

  • Understanding, at a deep level, how and why groups and teams behave the way they do and how that impacts leadership
  • Improving key interpersonal relationships in both work and private spheres
  • Exercising power wisely, shared leadership and developing organizational savvy competences
  • Becoming more self-aware: understanding and managing emotions better
  • Identifying sources of resilience to endure the loneliness that real leadership often demands
  • Making life transitions: determining what is wanted from working life and how to get to
  • Building the capability and confidence to lead complex change in organizations
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Mobilizing People's unique approach is built on leadership principles, learning in teams and an integrated approach to coaching.

Leadership principles

Mobilizing People is designed around the three leadership principles of experience, self-awareness and "change begins with me". Concise lectures and presentations are used to introduce key leadership concepts and frameworks that then deepen the central process of learning from experience. We help you become more aware and conscious of what is going on around you: picking up subtle cues, reading situations and understanding your own responses. And we help you to take a deep look inside yourself, to enable you to drive change in your team and organization.

Learning in teams

Leadership takes place in social situations, so we allow you to experience leadership in small and large teams - the basic building blocks of organizations and businesses.

Integrated approach to coaching

Through individual and small group consultations, highly qualified professional coaches will be available throughout the entire program to help you make sense of the different aspects of your leadership. They will support you and challenge you throughout. You will explore who you want to be as a leader, how to set the right goals for yourself and your team, and how to take effective action to make this happen.

Our Facutly

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.

MP Program Director

Ginka Toegel

German
Organizational Behavior and Leadership

PhD Leipzig University, PhD London Business School

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Fee

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

Substitution

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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