Leadership in Action: Observe, Experience and Overcome Challenges

Ashridge Executive Education

How long?

  • 5 days
  • blended

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Course quality: excellent
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Primary takeaway: There are many takeaways as the course was very productive and was full of big and small life-hacks. It was about leadership and company strategy and helicopter view and how is better to track own success and also about people leadership. It's the best course in my life.
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Who should attend

High-potential managers or specialists, with some first-line experience, possibly on a fast-track towards greater leadership responsibilities. They are looking for accelerated leadership and self-learning experience and are intrigued by the idea of a uniquely immersive simulation

About the course

Our one-of-a-kind, fully immersive simulation aiming to condense years of leadership experience into a few days.

It can take 10 years of experience in the field for a manager to acquire the knowledge to lead an organization effectively. Thanks to our extensive research findings, this learning experience can be condensed into just a few days.

Through an immersive simulation reproducing real-life scenarios that are likely to arise in any organization, participants will learn key leadership lessons and practice their responses to extremely challenging situations.

  • Participants act as the Executive Management Team of a global organization
  • As a team they experience real-life organizational issues and challenges, where any decision could make or break the organization
  • Through managing high-pressure situations, leaders learn about themselves and pick up essential skills for their future success

Participants will receive extensive feedback, including a heart rate report and coping strategies from a sports coach, that will improve their self-awareness and resilience as well as their ability to think and act under pressure.

This opportunity is the ultimate test run, allowing future leaders to assess their readiness for leadership and prepare them for the challenges that are likely to arise.

Program Impact

Learning Outcomes for Participants:

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Develop their confidence to step up into challenging leadership situations and make decisions within an uncertain and ambiguous environment
  • Handle difficult and emotional conversations with confidence, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence
  • Effectively manage their own stress, resilience, and recovery

Learning Outcomes for Organization:

Our research has found that people learn best when they feel stretched, but they also need to feel equipped to take on the challenge. This is exactly what we aim to do.

Participants will return to work capable of managing difficult situations, be more self-aware, and be able to lead and make decisions in ambiguous and volatile contexts.


Vicki Culpin

Vicki is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Ashridge Executive Education, part of Hult International Business School. Vicki specialises in well-being research, specifically related to memory and sleep. She has spent nearly 20 years researching memory, the impact of poor memory, how to impr...

Sona Sherratt

Sona Sherratt is a faculty member at Ashridge where she designs, teaches and client directs on several executive education programmes with clients such as SAB Miller, Swarovski, Heineken, Erste Group Bank, Avis, Renew and Continental. Sona has designed and delivered senior leadership and general ...

Lee Waller

Lee Waller is Leadership faculty at Hult Ashridge Executive Education. She specialises in helping individuals be the best of themselves at work by developing an awareness of their strengths and their individual leadership style, and through teaching a range of leadership skills including influenc...

Rachel Sceats

Rachel works as part of the Experiential Learning team at Ashridge, joining the team in 2004. Her role has involved her working with a wide selection of different organisations, both at Ashridge and abroad. Working on Open and Tailored programmes, Rachel uses a wide range of different exercises t...

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