IMD Executive Education

Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives (BPSE)

Available dates

Mar 24—Apr 2, 2020
10 days
Lausanne, Switzerland
CHF 25500 ≈USD 26779
CHF 2550 per day
Sep 1—10, 2020
10 days
Lausanne, Switzerland
CHF 25500 ≈USD 26779
CHF 2550 per day
Dec 1—10, 2020
10 days
Lausanne, Switzerland
CHF 25500 ≈USD 26779
CHF 2550 per day

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About the course

Make that next-level contribution by developing breakthrough ideas

You are a seasoned senior executive at the top of your game. Your job is to think big and to make the decisions that really count. But do you find yourself asking what drives you forward? Are you looking for new sources of inspiration to re-energize your ambition and to discover what ultimately matters to you?

IMD’s highest-level general management program, Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives, will help you to reconnect with who you are, refreshing your global mindset and restoring and enhancing your confidence, energy and motivation to tackle the most critical and difficult-to-solve issues facing your organization.

Be guided by IMD's world-class faculty, and professional coaches, in this 10 day, deeply engaging experience, challenged and supported by fellow senior executives from around the world. Find critical breakthrough insights and develop concrete plans to turn them into actionable outcomes in order to make your next level contribution.

  • Find critical breakthrough insights and develop concrete plans to turn those insights into actionable outcomes
  • Tackle the most critical and difficult-to-solve issues that are limiting you and your organization
  • Restore and enhance your confidence, your energy and motivation to make your next-level contribution – find fresh ideas and new sources of inspiration
  • Evaluate what global change, digitalisation and other external sources of disruption mean for you and your business

You and your class

You are a senior executive, at or near the top of your company and recognized as a key business influencer within your organization. You are involved in all important business and strategy decisions to which you contribute your considerable experience, influence and power.

Participants are from cutting-edge companies and the diversity among your class members creates an enriching learning journey, full of new perspectives. Individually put together through a selection process to ensure that you experience the most impactful learning, you and your peers will be sharing resources and experiences for the rest of your lives.

What you can expect in the program

Your 10-day journey with IMD takes you twice through a reflection and action learning cycle. You consider successively the personal, interpersonal, intra-organizational and finally extra-organizational dynamics that all contribute to shaping your behaviour and the choices you make as a top executive. Understanding deeply what these dynamics are and the role they play, will help free up your energy so you can focus on what really matters to you and your organization.

Your reflection and action learning cycle

Your first time going through this learning cycle will help crystalize what the challenges and sensitive points are, while the second time round, you will formulate clear response plans at each level (personal, interpersonal, intra-organizational and extra-organizational).

You'll think hard about questions such as:

  • What motivates me today? What do I want to achieve versus what do others want me to achieve?
  • If I am not aiming to move further up the corporate ladder, what do I want to do?
  • What do I want to contribute to my company and to society?
  • What are the difficult conversations I am avoiding or need to have?
  • Are my influencing skills working for or against me?
  • Am I a high performer? Do I turn others into high performers?

You'll experiment with new tools to engage your environment in new ways:

  • Problem formulation and design
  • Managing for performance framework
  • Best-self assessment
  • Individual directions inventory
  • Digital business agility

Simulations, experiential exercises, peer-learning, facilitation role-playing and personal coaching all contribute to enriching your learning and making sure it translates into lasting impact after the program. You will leave re-energized and focused, ready to conquer personal and organizational issues that matter.

Your first time going through this learning cycle will help to clarify what the challenges and sensitive points are while the second time round you will formulate clear response plans at each level (personal, interpersonal, intra-organizational and extra-organizational).

You'll think hard about questions such as:

  • What motivates me today? What do I want to achieve versus what do others want me to achieve?
  • If I am not aiming to move further up the corporate ladder, what do I want to do?
  • What do I want to contribute to my company and to society?
  • What are the difficult conversations I am avoiding or need to have?
  • Are my influencing skills working for or against me?
  • Am I a high performer? Do I turn others into high performers?

You'll experiment with new tools to engage your environment in new ways:

  • Problem formulation and design
  • Managing for performance framework
  • Best-self assessment
  • Individual directions inventory
  • Digital business agility

Simulations, experiential exercises, peer-learning, facilitation role-playing and personal coaching all contribute to enriching your learning and making sure it translates into lasting impact after the program. You will leave re-energized and focused, ready to conquer personal and organizational issues that matter.

What you can expect in the program

BPSE takes you through an exploration of what really matters. Your 10-day journey with IMD takes you twice through a reflection and action learning cycle. You successively consider the personal, interpersonal, intra-organizational and, finally, extra-organizational dynamics that all contribute to shaping your behavior and the choices you make as a top executive.

Understanding deeply what these dynamics are, and the role they play, will help free up your energy so you can focus on what really matters to you and your organization.

Your first time going through this learning cycle will help to clarify what the challenges and sensitive points are while the second time round you will formulate clear response plans at each level (personal, interpersonal, intra-organizational and extra-organizational).

You'll think hard about questions such as:

  • What motivates me today? What do I want to achieve versus what do others want me to achieve?
  • If I am not aiming to move further up the corporate ladder, what do I want to do?
  • What do I want to contribute to my company and to society?
  • What are the difficult conversations I am avoiding or need to have?
  • Are my influencing skills working for or against me?
  • Am I a high performer? Do I turn others into high performers?

You'll experiment with new tools to engage your environment in new ways:

  • Problem formulation and design
  • Managing for performance framework
  • Best-self assessment
  • Individual directions inventory
  • Digital business agility

Simulations, experiential exercises, peer-learning, facilitation role-playing and personal coaching all contribute to enriching your learning and making sure it translates into lasting impact after the program. You will leave re-energized and focused, ready to conquer personal and organizational issues that matter.

Who should attend

This advanced management program is ideal for senior executives at, or near, the top of their organization. Whether you are at a committee, group or divisional level, you are most importantly recognized as a key business influencer within your organization. You are in the loop of all important business and strategy decisions as someone who brings considerable experience, influence, and power.

BPSE is our most senior general management program and peer learning and networking really shape your learning experience as you join a carefully selected group of participants with very diverse backgrounds.

People who took this course work for

IBM, Accenture, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson...

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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...

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Cyril Bouquet

Cyril Bouquet is Professor of Strategy at IMD. His major interest is the interface between organizational psychology, strategy and leadership. His teaching, research and consulting activities focus on leaders who are working with their teams to design winning competitive initiatives and action pl...

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Robert Hooijberg

Robert Hooijberg is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at IMD. He has a PhD from the University of Michigan and teaches at IMD in Lausanne. His areas of special interest are leadership, negotiations, team building, digital transformation and organizational culture. Before joining IMD in Sept...

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Tawfik Jelassi

Tawfik Jelassi is Professor of Strategy and Technology Management at IMD. He is also Co-Director of the Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) program in Lausanne and Singapore/Dubai, which is the school’s largest executive education program with over 600 participants enrolled per year. His majo...

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Available dates

Mar 24—Apr 2, 2020
10 days
Lausanne, Switzerland
CHF 25500 ≈USD 26779
CHF 2550 per day
Sep 1—10, 2020
10 days
Lausanne, Switzerland
CHF 25500 ≈USD 26779
CHF 2550 per day
Dec 1—10, 2020
10 days
Lausanne, Switzerland
CHF 25500 ≈USD 26779
CHF 2550 per day

Disclaimer

Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with IMD Executive Education.

Full disclaimer.