Executive Master in Positive Leadership & Transformation

IE Business School

IE Business School


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Who should attend

Participants in the program are senior managers and leaders of units, functions or organizations. They have reached their current positions through a combination of hard work, demonstrated business expertise, and leadership abilities learned on the job. They are busy executives who know that investing 6 days each business quarter in training will not be easy, but they realize that investing in leadership training is what will determine the next stages of their careers.

Senior corporate managers, unit directors and vice presidents from any business function, looking to augment their leadership abilities and to learn new methods for moving their organizations forward toward sustainable, outstanding results. C-level executives, entrepreneurs and owners in mid-sized companies seeking ways to architect and transform their organizations to establish the kind of positive, performance-oriented culture required to maintain and ensure the future success of their businesses. Development professionals, consultants, public sector leaders and other decision makers who want to bring the methods and results of positive leadership to their clients, institutions, and stakeholders.

About the course

People are the heart and soul of all organizations, and as technology changes the world around us, business success will always need to effectively leverage their most valuable resource. Positive Psychology allows you to tap into human behavior and practice transformational leadership, taking your own performance - as well as that of your team – from a point of strength to a point of extraordinary performance. In the face of epic levels of change and an imperative to innovate, implementing positive leadership approaches in the way you lead will enhance your team’s happiness, wellbeing, and productivity—enabling your company to thrive in an increasingly competitive market landscape.


Understanding human behavior has never been more crucial—especially when it comes to your workforce. As technology and globalization level the playing field, positive, talented, and engaged employees are key drivers of growth. To unlock their full potential and ensure sustainable high performance in a reality where career spans are lengthened and stress levels are rising, senior professionals need to lead holistically, focusing on the real drivers of engagement as they optimize their business strategy.

The Executive Master in Positive Leadership & Transformation is designed to help experienced leaders further improve their management skills, solving real-world challenges in the most efficient and sustainable way. Participants will learn how to use the power of positive psychology to change perspectives and behaviors, while strengthening their own decision-making, coaching, and business strategy capabilities.

The program will be taught by the sharpest, industry-leading experts. Across 12 months and three different locations, you’ll dive into team-building, leadership, and management activities, making for a collaborative and immersive learning experience.


This 12-month program is both online and face-to-face— in other words, it’s liquid. We align and combine the best of technology, pedagogy and our world-class faculty, so you can experience multi-layered learning in a multi-faceted environment.

Online periods – Through our virtual campus, you get a challenging and highly interactive educational experience. The well-structured, faculty-led sessions fit into the modern professional’s busy schedule and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection. Engage with other global professionals in synchronous and asynchronous sessions including interactive small groups where you work on real-world, industry-based case studies.

  • Live Sessions – On the weekends, you will connect to live video conference sessions engaging with your peers and professors in real time. These sessions are truly an extension of the traditional classroom experience, allowing you to negotiate and collaborate with your classmates in the same space, despite connecting from all over the globe.
  • Asynchronous online discussions – The forums allow you to participate in the faculty-led asynchronous sessions during the week. Professors will moderate these written discussions about chosen topics in order to achieve the learning objectives.

Face-To-Face Periods – get to know your diverse classmates even more through all-day workshops and classes that further develop your soft skills and teamwork. Explore your surroundings after class and get to know your peers on a deeper level.

  • Roughly 4 weeks of immersive on-site coursework and networking with your peers in Cyprus, Segovia & Madrid, spread throughout the academic year.

Note: due to the current situation, IE has developed the Liquid Learning model which will ensure your studies continue even if travel is not possible for you at the moment.


In today’s increasingly globalized and digitalized world, traditional leadership efforts are failing.

The Executive Master in Positive Leadership & Transformation takes leadership training to the next level, equipping participants with the skills they need to stay one step ahead of the game. Participants will learn from world-class experts, use cutting-edge resources, and gain hands-on experience to deliver exceptional results in their own organizations.


This program has been specially designed for professional leaders and executives who seek to build on their expertise and make a long-lasting impact on their organization. They are willing to invest time into developing their leadership abilities, organizational structures, and business strategies, with the aim of taking their teams and businesses to the next level.

Participants should have at least ten years’ professional experience and a minimum of three years in a leadership position.


This program gives experienced leaders who already demonstrate leadership abilities and business expertise the skills they need to successfully guide their teams and organizations through the modern digital era.


Leaders from various business backgrounds seeking to reimagine the nature of their leadership, develop innovative business strategies, and optimize their organization’s performance.


Those who aim to lead meaningful transformation in their organizations, creating a positive and committed work culture essential to sustain and accelerate business success.


Those looking to implement proven and informed methods of positive psychology in order to drive their employees, clients, and organizations toward success.


Nick Van Dam

Dr. Nick van Dam is an internationally recognized thought leader, adviser, researcher, author, and speaker on learning innovations and leadership development. Nick has over 30 years of business experience as a former partner, Chief Learning Officer, HR Executive, and Client Advisor at McKinsey &a...

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