Your learning journey

Maximize your impact – develop the Inner Leader, Team Leader, Organizational Leader and Societal Leader in you.

Your learning journey

Maximize your impact – develop the Inner Leader, Team Leader, Organizational Leader and Societal Leader in you.

The four levels of business leadership

IMD’s Transition to Business Leadership program consists of four, linked journeys that will powerfully develop your ability to create and sustain superior organizational performance. Integrated together, these provide you with the basis you need to excel as a transformational business leader, ready and able to lead your business into uncertain futures.

Throughout your journey, you receive intensive group and individual coaching, helping you understand and develop your leadership at all four levels.

Inner Leader

Build an anchored foundation of leadership presence that allows you to lead with power and humility.

Team Leader

Work “close in” to select, develop, direct, and motivate individuals and teams.

Organizational Leader

Establish direction and shape the architecture and cultural context in which success happens.

Societal Leader

Shape social discourse and governmental policy as a representative of your organization.

Work on your organizational or team project

As a participant you will work on an organizational or team initiative, helping you to accelerate change and deliver powerful impact for your business.

Examples of organizational challenges recently accelerated at Transition to Business Leadership:

  • Dealing with disruptive innovation
  • Supporting business transformation from the HR perspective
  • Developing a new sales strategy
  • Building a new organizational structure
  • Implementing major public-private infrastructure projects

IMD’s Program for Executive Development

The Transition to Business Leadership program is the 2nd stage of IMD’s Program for Executive Development. The first step is Foundations for Business Leadership, or the new fully virtual foundation option, Global Management Foundations. Successful completion of both stages and exams leads to the Program for Executive Development diploma.