Descriptions, Dates and Fees
The Leadership Challenge (TLC) is for senior executives with significant responsibilities who must ensure their organization's success today and in the future
Master the dual challenges of getting results today and building capability for tomorrow:
- Enhance your capacity to resolve conflicts, motivate and inspire others, diagnose and resolve performance problems, and build a winning culture
- Gain tools and skills for leveraging and aligning organization resources
- Strengthen your ability to diagnose the need and readiness for change in your organization - and then lead successful change
- Gain personal insights into your own leadership development needs
Special company offer
Third participant from the same company is free!
The Leadership Challenge is designed for senior business executives with significant responsibilities who must ensure their organization's success today and in the future. Coming from a variety of industries, functional backgrounds, countries and cultures, participants generally have more than ten years of management experience and typically are either managers of managers or leading large and complex teams. Most participants have responsibilities across multiple countries or, if their scope of responsibility lies within one country, are typically responsible for multiple activities. Most also have important interactions with stakeholders outside the company, such as customers, suppliers, strategic partners, regulators, government officials, communities, non-government organizations and/or shareholders. The Leadership Challenge has a strong business focus and is not well suited for people working in governmental or non-governmental organizations.
All leaders face the dual challenge of getting results today and building capabilities for tomorrow. But in today's hyper-competitive world, leaders typically do not have the luxury of just thinking big thoughts and creating grand visions for the future. Neither can they afford to be too focused on the here and now.
The Leadership Challenge (TLC) helps you as a senior leader master these critical tensions.
Improve current results:
- Enhance your capacity for resolving conflicts, motivating and inspiring others to give their best, and influencing those over whom you do not have authority
- Gain tools and skills for leveraging and aligning organization resources while effectively diagnosing and resolving performance problems
- Strengthen your ability to develop and maintain a winning organizational culture
Build future capabilities:
- Sharpen your ability to diagnose the need and readiness for change in your organization
- Build skills for leading successful change and shaping the future, including assessing talent, developing your employees and engaging stakeholders
- Gain personal insights into your own leadership development needs
Leadership and strategy: a close connection
Getting results today and building capabilities for tomorrow do not occur in the abstract; they must take place in the context of your strategy - how you plan to compete and win in the marketplace. As such, The Leadership Challenge has a direct and important link to IMD's The Strategy Challenge. While attending both programs is not required, doing so can bring significant benefits. The two programs can be taken in either order.
Grounded in real-world experience - yours and others
The first half of The Leadership Challenge focuses on how you as a leader can achieve better results today, while the second half looks at how you can analyze and build the needed capabilities for tomorrow.
The program draws on the experience of others through, for example, case studies, role-plays, videos and executive dialogues. Practical tools are used to help you extract key principles from these experiences and apply them to your leadership situation. By adding your own experiences to the learning process, you will gain insights and solutions to your current personal leadership challenges as well as extrapolate to principles that you can apply in the future.
Pre- and post-program support
The Leadership Challenge includes pre-program work and post-program support to ensure you benefit from the most effective and relevant learning.
Prior to the program, you will complete a personal leadership challenge tool to identify and prioritize the top results you need to achieve now as well as the key capabilities you need to build going forward. By having your most important challenges front-and-center at the start of the program, you'll be ready to apply the concepts and tools you gain during the program. IMD Faculty will also tailor group learning according to the participants' identified challenges.
During the program, you will complete a personal leadership action plan related to one current result and one future capability challenge.
After the program, these plans will be used to facilitate both peer and Faculty follow up aimed at ensuring greater follow through and more impactful transfer of your learning back into the workplace.
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.
|TLC Program Directors|
Together Professors Black and Morrison bring to TLC more than 50 years of international experience, including having worked in over 40 different countries and lived in Japan, France, Singapore, and Switzerland.
Fees and Conditions
In this section, you will find important information on the program fee, application, invoicing, cancellation and transfer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our program advisors.
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.
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:
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:
Within 10 days before program start:
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.
|Cancellation and transfer policy|