Program learning journey

Embark on a journey to explore and reflect deeply. Your quest to become a more effective team leader will take you through nine days of intense experiential learning at IMD, in the Swiss Alps and back on our campus again.

In a richly intense and experiential week, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of behavior and how it triggers functional or dysfunctional team dynamics.

As you absorb and reflect on new ideas, you’ll also try out fresh techniques, styles and strategies. Consolidate your learning with peer interaction, group work and feedback, so you leave with a firmly grounded action plan for the future.

Three follow-up coaching sessions spread over the rest of the year will help embed your learning in your daily challenges. You won’t slip back into old habits or default patterns. In fact, your newly cemented tools will equip you for a lifelong journey of self-development.

Mobilizing People's key themes

1. Guiding principles

Concise lectures and presentations introduce you to key concepts and frameworks that deepen the central process of learning from experience.

Whether you’re in the classroom with faculty, debriefing with a coach or up in the mountains with peers, you’ll be applying these guiding principles: undergo deep experiential learning, develop self-awareness and practice “change begins with me”.

2. Learning in teams

Team dynamics are the core focus of this program and the building blocks of organizations and businesses, so most of your learning takes place in small and larger teams.

3. Integrated approach to coaching

Opening up to coaches, faculty and peers, you experiment with different team leadership situations. You also benefit from one-on-one and team coaching. As you progress, you refine your self-awareness, understand others better and grasp what happens below the surface when teams interact. You develop a clear idea of how you can leverage your personality and experience to become a more authentic and effective leader.

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