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Who should attend
- Senior executives (e.g. directors, heads of department) about to transition into roles with greater responsibility for driving their organisation's success
- Those already in a general management role who want to expand their capabilities and leadership skills
We welcome participants from the private, public and third sectors.
About the course
Gain the strategic skills and mindset needed to drive organisational success and be an effective leader at the highest level with the Executive Management Programme.
- Put your management and leadership skills to the test with workshops and a live consultancy exercise
- Gain insight into your key management challenges with 1:1 coaching and 360-degree feedback
- Learn to skilfully combine theory and practice to enable you to successfully formulate and roll out strategy
- Strengthen your leadership mindset with interactive sessions on well-being, mindfulness and resilience
Our Executive Management Programme (EMP) is an advanced management and leadership development course for experienced executives.
As well as developing your management skills, the course helps you to boost your self-confidence, stretch your thinking and strengthen your performance. It is ideal if you are moving from a functional/operational management role to a position with more responsibility across your organisation.
Delivered by business experts, academics and practitioners, the EMP balances the theory of key advanced management and leadership disciplines with practical application.
Gain the insights to devise and implement effective strategy in your organisation
Develop the confidence to operate outside your comfort zone
Increase your ability to engage, inspire and influence
Prepare for a more senior management role or professional challenge
Develop effective, motivated and innovative leaders
Gain insights into the latest thinking on strategic business topics
Build a strong leadership framework
See return on investment through Henley's collaboration with a learning partner in your organisation. This person will understand and support the needs of the organisation and the participant, benefitting both
The Executive Management Programme is delivered through a combination of workshops, role-play activities, coaching and self-awareness sessions. You will study as part of a small but diverse cohort of peers, learning from each other’s shared experiences.
The programme takes place over four months, as broken down below:
EMP: Pre-Programme (3-4 weeks)
Three to four weeks before your course starts, you will:
- Collect 360-degree feedback on your strengths and areas for improvement
- Identify a learning partner within your organisation to support you during the course
- Discuss your learning objectives with our Programme Director
Choose your elective topics of study:
- Module 1: Managing Business Risks or Managing Business Finances
- Module 2: Driving Innovation or Building Market Focus
EMP: Module 1 (5 days residential)
Module 1 is delivered on site at Greenlands. These immersive, practical sessions focus on leading self, leading others, and leading the change process.
EMP: Back In Organisation (8-10 weeks)
Between modules you will the opportunity to consolidate and apply the skills and techniques you have learned.
You will also have a 1:1 executive coaching session and additional reading during this time.
EMP: Module 2 (5 days residential)
Module 2 is delivered on site at Greenlands and focuses on leading organisations effectively. ryan
EMP: Post-Programme Activities
To enable you to effectively implement your learning, support from the Programme Director and Henley continue after your course is completed.
- Embedding your personal action plan with support from your organisation's learning partner
- Follow-up call with your Programme Director
- 1:1 executive coaching session
- Access to the virtual learning portal and resources for up to 12 months
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