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Feb 24—Mar 13, 2020
19 days
Lausanne, Switzerland
CHF 30000 ≈USD 30339
CHF 1578 per day
May 25—Jun 12, 2020
19 days
Lausanne, Switzerland
CHF 30000 ≈USD 30339
CHF 1578 per day
Nov 2—20, 2020
19 days
Lausanne, Switzerland
CHF 30000 ≈USD 30339
CHF 1578 per day


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About the course

  • Rethink your company's strategic possibilities in changing times
  • Reframe your organizational roadmap to seize new opportunities
  • Boost your leadership skills to lead large-scale organizational transformations
  • Catapult your career to new heights

Advanced Management Program: 3 weeks to chart your new path ahead

Do you face the dual challenge of delivering profitability today AND propelling your organization on a new growth trajectory tomorrow? Constant shifts in technology, geopolitics, and customer behavior add to your complexity.

Your future looks like anything but business as usual. With time and resources always limited, what you must aim for are nonlinear, stepwise advances in strategy and leadership.

Advanced Management Program (AMP) empowers you and your teams to think broader and implement new ideas beyond conventional solutions.

You will become more tuned into what is happening in the world, and acquire the ability to seize upon fleeting opportunities inside and outside your organization.

Leave with concrete plans that will yield tangible results in the short term while seeding capabilities that are critical for the future.

Advanced Management Program: your learning journey

Week 1 – Develop your next big business idea

Explore the full range of strategic possibilities and new solutions available. The possibilities are tremendous. So let the experiences of leading innovators, visionaries and industry leaders guide you and spark fresh thinking, in which you grapple with a set of “what if?” scenarios. Tie in your strategy with leadership at 3 levels (personal, team and organization), working intensely on your personal leadership skills. Finish the week poised to test your next big business idea. High impact learning – Leadership retreat in the Swiss Alps

Week 2 – Test your idea in a strategy lab

Zoom from idea to reality: crystalizing, stress-testing, and gathering evidence for your big idea. Get wise. Know about the challenges that commonly trip up innovation and become savvy to reposition yourself accordingly. You’ll also strengthen your executive presence as a senior leader. Through training in small groups with professional actors, you’ll master new ways to communicate vision with passion and confidence. Peer coaching will bring about a deep change in the way you think, work and lead. End the week with tangible prototypes and mockups to take back to your business. High impact learning - Innovation @work: off-campus workshops with entrepreneurs and innovators

Week 3 – Scale up your initial success

How will you get teams and stakeholders to embrace your novel ideas? Discover exactly how – scaling up and building on your initial success and consolidating a concrete set of plans, commitments and implementation roadmaps. You’ll return to work with a broader leadership repertoire to bring on board all your stakeholders.

High impact learning – Reconnect with your workplace: jumpstart your new big idea

Who should attend

IMD's Advanced Management Program is for seasoned leaders, with proven general management experience, possibly overseeing multiple products or countries.

Your class 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.

Is Advanced Management Program for me?

This general management course is ideal for you if you are a senior leader responsible for developing and executing strategies to make your business more successful. Your peers are generally business-unit, region, division, function or country leaders.

Come as a team

Join as a team for maximum impact. You’ll reformulate radically your company’s strategic possibilities and turbo-boost your team cohesion:

  • Transform how you and your teams think, lead and work
  • Build a deep, collaborative commitment to your company’s transformation ahead
  • Position your business firmly for an exciting, successful future

Trust the experts

Albrecht Enders

Albrecht Enders is Professor of Strategy and Innovation and Dean of Programs and Innovation at IMD. His major research, teaching and consulting interest is the reaction of companies to radical changes in their environment. Professor Enders has worked for clients such as ABB, Deloitte, Deutsche B...


Shlomo Ben Hur

Shlomo Ben-Hur is an organizational psychologist and a professor of leadership and organizational behavior with 25 years of corporate experience in senior executive positions in multinational organizations. Professor Ben-Hur's research, teaching, and consulting activities are focused on the psyc...


Arturo Bris

Arturo Bris is Professor of Finance at IMD. Since January 2014 he is also leading the world-renowned IMD World Competitiveness Center. At IMD he directed the from 2009-2014. He has directed programs for senior executives in several industries and continents. Prior to joining IMD, Professor Bris ...


James Henderson

James Henderson is Professor of Strategic Management at IMD. Prior to joining IMD, he was an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Babson College and Babson School of Executive Education, based in Boston, MA. His areas of special interest are: - Strategy under uncertainty - Competitive...


Mikolaj Jan Piskorski

Mikołaj Jan Piskorski, who often goes by the name Misiek, is a Professor of Strategy and Innovation at IMD. He is an expert on why and how people use various online social platforms across the world, and how firms can successfully leverage social platforms to build social strategies. He applies m...


Goutam Challagalla

Goutam Challagalla is Professor of Marketing and Strategy at IMD. He previously served as Area Coordinator of Marketing, Associate Dean for Executive Education, and marketing area PhD coordinator at Georgia Tech in Atlanta for 21 years. Professor Challagalla also worked as Principal at The Monito...


Tawfik Jelassi

Tawfik Jelassi is Professor of Strategy and Technology Management at IMD.  He is also Co-Director of the OWP program in Lausanne and Singapore, which is the school’s largest executive education program.  His major research, teaching and consulting interests are the digital transformation of compa...


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