Blended program

Future Leaders program

Accelerating the next generation of emerging leaders
Location
On campus (Lausanne), live Virtual & online
Price
19'900 CHF
Duration
2 days liVe Virtual, 8 weeks online and 10 days on campus
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Accelerate your career

Harness your full professional potential with IMD’s Future Leaders program

  • Enhance your leadership skills
  • Build your business acumen
  • Create sustainable impact through your in-company project
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01:48Accelerate your career with IMD’s Future Leaders program
Thrive in a constantly changing business landscape
In a changing world, those leading us into the future have to be ready to tackle a wealth of complex business and ethical challenges.
Enhance your leadership skills - self-awareness, team building, conflict management, and resilience
Build your business acumen - the fundamentals of management, grounded in today’s complex realities
Create sustainable impact - tangible value for your career, your team, organization through your in-company project
Fast-track your progress towards IMD's Executive MBA (EMBA) and go straight to step 2
+15
NATIONALITIES
+12
INDUSTRIES
9
AVG. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
33
AVERAGE AGE
Is Future Leaders the right program for you?
1 liVe Virtual day
 

In this first step, we kick-off the program together to ensure that you get the best value for yourself and your organization. During these liVe sessions, you will meet the other participants, form home learning groups and launch your mentoring program. You will work with business leaders to bring external insights and expertise from many industries into your own organization through the mentoring program. Additionally, you dive into an exploration of today's complex business challenges and what these mean for you as an emerging leader going forward.

8 weeks of flexible, online learning
 

During this online component, you will master the core business fundamentals and deep-dive into the key building blocks of business: leadership, strategy, business finance, marketing and complex problem solving. This component of the program is designed to build and strengthen your business acumen to enable you to lead confidently within cross-functional, management roles. Over this period, you will also work on your in-company business project, as well as work in short, applied team projects. You will engage regularly with your mentor, coach and leadership group.

10 days of face-to-face experiential learning, coupled with a leadership lab in the mountains
 

In this module, you will join us on campus to consolidate your learning and experience. Through an immersive integration, you will practice and expand on foundational topics covered in module 2. You will deepen your knowledge by applying these concepts to increasingly relevant business challenges including digital transformation, high-paced innovation, and business sustainability.

During this time, you will also continue to work on your in-company challenge so you can make the connection between theory and practice to bring real value to your organization. Through a leadership lab in the mountains, you will further enhance and refine your leadership skills, discover your individual purpose and experiment with new ways of being and relating to others.

1 liVe Virtual day
 

In this final step, you will present and get feedback on the progress you have made on your in-company business project from both your peers and key stakeholders witin your organization. You and your class will celebrate your success and commit to future action.

1 liVe Virtual day
 

In this first step, we kick-off the program together to ensure that you get the best value for yourself and your organization. During these liVe sessions, you will meet the other participants, form home learning groups and launch your mentoring program. You will work with business leaders to bring external insights and expertise from many industries into your own organization through the mentoring program. Additionally, you dive into an exploration of today's complex business challenges and what these mean for you as an emerging leader going forward.

8 weeks of flexible, online learning
 

During this online component, you will master the core business fundamentals and deep-dive into the key building blocks of business: leadership, strategy, business finance, marketing and complex problem solving. This component of the program is designed to build and strengthen your business acumen to enable you to lead confidently within cross-functional, management roles. Over this period, you will also work on your in-company business project, as well as work in short, applied team projects. You will engage regularly with your mentor, coach and leadership group.

10 days of face-to-face experiential learning, coupled with a leadership lab in the mountains
 

In this module, you will join us on campus to consolidate your learning and experience. Through an immersive integration, you will practice and expand on foundational topics covered in module 2. You will deepen your knowledge by applying these concepts to increasingly relevant business challenges including digital transformation, high-paced innovation, and business sustainability.

During this time, you will also continue to work on your in-company challenge so you can make the connection between theory and practice to bring real value to your organization. Through a leadership lab in the mountains, you will further enhance and refine your leadership skills, discover your individual purpose and experiment with new ways of being and relating to others.

1 liVe Virtual day
 

In this final step, you will present and get feedback on the progress you have made on your in-company business project from both your peers and key stakeholders witin your organization. You and your class will celebrate your success and commit to future action.

Is Future Leaders the right program for you?
Alyson Meister
Professor Alyson Meister
Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Alyson Meister is a Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at IMD.

Having lived and worked in both North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, Professor Meister specializes in leading diversity and…

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On campus (Lausanne), live Virtual & online
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To 12 Dec 2022
On campus (Lausanne), live Virtual & online
2 days liVe Virtual, 8 weeks online and 10 days on campus
CHF 19,900

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