On campus program

Transition to Business Leadership

Transforming managers into leaders.

On campus program

Transition to Business Leadership

Transforming managers into leaders.

Location Lausanne

Length 2 x 2 weeks on campus, plus 3 liVe virtual modules

Fee CHF 30,000

Next program starts 3 October 2022

Become a highly effective general manager and business leader

Do you want to make the shift to business leadership? As a general manager, do you need more confidence and influence so you can make a positive impact at a personal and business level?

Transition to Business Leadership is designed to help you take the step up to enterprise leadership. Transition to Business Leadership helps you make this move quickly and successfully through a unique combination of personal leadership development with coaching, strategy, execution and managing organizational change.

Completing Transition to Business Leadership is your 2nd step to IMD’s Program for Executive Development. Alternatively, you may also take Transition to Business Leadership as a stand-alone program.

Leadership

Assess your strengths and development priorities relative to leading a business.

Deliver results

Design business unit strategy, structure, systems, and skills to deliver results.

Executive presence

Cultivate your executive presence and ability to communicate and inspire.

Lead change

Be ready to lead change and organizational transformations more effectively.

You and your class

You are an experienced manager who has recently transitioned, or will soon transition, into a business leadership/general management position. You are looking to boost your leadership capabilities and be able to lead organizational change.

The class you will join is individually put together through a selection process to ensure that you experience the most impactful learning with a truly diverse group of global peers. Your class will become a trusted resource, encourage your learning journey and surprise you in many unanticipated beneficial ways both during and beyond your classroom experience.

+15

Industries

+15

Avg. Years of Experience

43

Average Age

+90%

Upper Middle/Senior Manager

What our participants say

I absolutely loved this program. I strongly recommend it. When you are in transitions, it’s important to focus, plan, and move forward. Transition to Business Leadership really helps you to do this.

Yasmine Made E-Commerce Director, E-Business & Group Projects, Richemont International, Switzerland
Experience the program
Overview of benefits by program faculty.
Participants share their top takeaways from the program.

You focus on building key influence skills such as negotiation and communication and lay the foundations to successfully lead change in your organization.

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Michael Watkins Program Co-Director

Transition to Business Leadership enables you to leverage a blend of virtual and in-person experiences to create a powerful, integrated learning process, not a series of events.

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Albrecht Enders Program Co-Director
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Next start & fee

Length: 2 x 2 weeks on campus.

Waiting list available
Dates
3 Oct – 9 Dec 2022
Location
Lausanne
Length
2 x 2 weeks on campus, plus 3 liVe virtual modules
Price
CHF 30,000
Dates
13 Mar – 12 May 2023
Location
Lausanne
Length
2 x 2 weeks on campus, plus 3 liVe virtual modules
Price
CHF 30,000
Dates
28 Aug – 10 Nov 2023
Location
Lausanne
Length
2 x 2 weeks on campus, plus 3 liVe virtual modules
Price
CHF 30,000
Dates
2 Oct – 8 Dec 2023
Location
Lausanne
Length
2 x 2 weeks on campus, plus 3 liVe virtual modules
Price
CHF 30,000
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