Breakthrough Leadership Programme

Cranfield School of Management

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  • 366 days
  • blended

Cranfield School of Management


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Who should attend

Executives who:

  • are on a growth trajectory preparing them for the future
  • have recently been promoted into a director role
  • are being asked to lead and manage a larger business unit

About the course

Get the Cranfield Breakthrough Advantage.

What you will get

The capability to bring together and lead your organisation through ambiguity. You will acquire modern strategies and thinking enabling you to ignite change, transform and transition your business. You will be able to successfully set new direction, lead innovation and strategic initiatives. Reaching a point of greater understanding of who you are, where you are and your purpose in business and life.

Module outlines:

Module one – Introduction and coaching with Mercuri Urval (MU), online (approximately 8 hours to complete)

This module includes orientation of the programme, introductions and content consumption. You will undertake a personal inventory of your leadership values and skills with our partner Mercuri Urval, a pioneer in the predictive assessment of people.

Module two - The realities of business leadership, face to face (5 days residential)

In this module you’ll look at the realities of business leadership, understand the role of a senior leader and the responsibilities to take decisions, think more and bring others with you and the bigger picture with links between strategy, leadership and environment.

Module three - Developing future thinking and realising personal capability, face to face (5 days residential)

This module focuses on resilience and planning for the future. You’ll explore building your ability to think more strategically and contribute to the future growth and success of your organisations. You’ll also identify a significant strategic project for your business which will form the basis of a robust business and personal action plan. Sessions throughout module two and three will provide you with the capabilities to implement this plan effectively, along with your own career goals, back at work.

6-month progress review day, face to face (one day)

3 months after you complete Module 3 we invite you back to Cranfield to review the progress you have made against your action plans, and set new targets in light of your achievements to date.

12 month continuing development review day, online (2/3 hours)

To support your continuing development, we invite you back to a 12 month review day, delivered virtually, to reflect on the long-term impact of the programme, to gain insight into managing your personal development and to plan the next phase of your leadership career.

Throughout, you will benefit from coaching sessions following each module.

What you will experience

Join executives from corporate, mid-market and family firms as you prepare to capitalise on the opportunities that the emerging landscape is presenting. In nine-months you will learn, examine your reality, explore concepts and how to apply them, ultimately enabling you to:

  • Gain the ability to lead in an emerging landscape
  • Take a system’s thinking approach
  • Be inspired from a wide set of circumstances and market forces to drive innovation in your business
  • Examine your business and sector
  • Formulate and apply strategic concepts and decision making
  • Develop new insights and strategies to support your leadership role
  • Discover your inner purpose in the context of your career.

This unique and practical programme features:

  • Experiencing innovation first-hand through meeting entrepreneurial leaders. This enables you to draw inspiration and learn from three different business types:
    • Start-up incubator
    • Market disruptor
    • High growth business
  • Cranfield renowned faculty
  • Peer to peer learning
  • A plan to accelerate progress and change in your business.


Peter Thornton

Peter is an engineering and MBA graduate with extensive business and management experience across many industries and functions. He specialises in the design, development and delivery of executive development programmes. He has worked with organisations across continents to deliver educational p...

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