Leadership in Action: Observe, Experience and Overcome Challenges

Ashridge Executive Education

How long?

  • 3 days
  • online, in person

What are the topics?

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Course quality: excellent
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Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): excellent
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.
Things to improve: it's already the best!

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Who should attend

Senior managers and high-potential executives on a rapid career trajectory. This program is also suitable for specialists with some management experience and on a fast-track toward greater leadership responsibilities. They are looking for accelerated leadership training and a self-learning experience, and they are intrigued by the idea of a uniquely immersive simulation.

About the course

A fully immersive and experiential program that condenses years of leadership experience into a few days.

It can take a decade of experience in the field for a manager to acquire the knowledge to lead an organization effectively. Thanks to insights from senior leaders who, in a critical piece of Ashridge research, answered the question “what do I know now that I wish I had known 10 years ago,” participants can speed through the leadership learning curve. At the heart of this program is the immersive simulation, allowing you to experience the critical, pivotal incidents that the research uncovered.

You will assess your readiness for significant leadership events and prepare yourself for the challenges that you are likely to encounter in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous future.

More about the program

This is an immersive and fully experiential program based on extensive and rigorous Ashridge research that draws on cardio-neuroscience on heart rate learning effectiveness zones, as well as on insights from senior leaders about the core leadership behaviors they have acquired. Participants wear a heart rate variance monitor for the duration of the sessions and receive feedback from a sports coach that allows them to better understand their physiological response to pressure. This personalized knowledge helps them hone coping strategies and assists in their personal resilience development.

What you will learn

  • Have the confidence to step into challenging leadership situations and make decisions in 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
  • Understand their leadership role in workplace culture and as a catalyst for change in their teams and their organization

Online Learning

For participants with complex schedules and frequent commitments, the self-paced approach helps them navigate a full calendar and put the Open Program learnings first when it works best. This style helps participants avoid going through the motions of the course and instead focus on learning when they have the capacity to do so.

Inspiring Locations

The face-to-face part of our Open Programs is delivered around the globe: in Dubai, Italy, London, or, most often, on our campus at the magnificent Ashridge House. At Hult EF, we know how to create stimulating learning spaces – the locations are meant to inspire!


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 ...

Max Neal

Max is an undergraduate Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School, an MSc Applied Neuroscience student at King’s College, London and Head of Biometric Analysis at Hult-Ashridge Executive Education. His specialist research area is the use of Heart Rate Variance (HRV) to measure and ...

Lynn Lilley

Lynn Lilley is an Adjunct member of Faculty, Professor of Practice in Leadership and Program Director at Hult Ashridge International Business School. As an organisation psychologist, Lynn teaches, consults, coaches and researches in the areas of leadership, teams and change. Her current and rec...

Matt Gitsham

Matt is Director of the Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability, part of Ashridge Executive Education at Hult International Business School. He specialises in Sustainable Development, Human Rights and Organizational Change. Matt has led numerous research projects on business and sustaina...

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