Week 1: Discover your next big business idea

During the first week of the program you will explore the full range of strategic possibilities and new solutions available. Throughout the week you will be inspired by real-world cases that will bring you new perspectives, the possibilities are tremendous. Learning from the experiences of leading innovators, visionaries and industry leaders will guide you and spark fresh thinking, in which you grapple with a set of “what if?” scenarios.

Throughout the week you will be supported by professional Executive Learning Coaches as you begin to tie in your strategy with leadership at three levels (personal, team and organization), working intensely on your personal leadership skills. Finish the week poised to test your next big business idea.

 

Week 2: Test your idea in a strategy lab

Heading into the second week of the program you move from idea to reality: crystalizing, stress-testing, and gathering evidence for your big idea. You will become astute — understanding the challenges that commonly trip up innovation and you will become savvy to reposition yourself and accordingly. You end the week working on tangible prototypes and mockups to take back to your business.

Throughout this week you’ll work intensively to strengthen your executive presence as a senior leader. Working with your Executive Learning Coach and through training in small groups with professional actors, you’ll master new ways to communicate your vision with passion and confidence. In addition, peer coaching will bring about a deep change in the way you think, work and lead as you interact with participants from a multitude of industries and sectors.

Week 3: Strategic execution

Without execution, big ideas go nowhere. During the third and final week of the program you will concentrate on taking your idea from a test to reality. You will return to work with a concrete plan and implementation roadmap to ensure immediate impact back at work.

You will have developed a broader, stronger leadership repertoire that will help you to bring your key stakeholders on board.

At the end of week 3, you reconnect with your workplace to jumpstart your new big idea

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