Organizational Learning in Action (OLA)

IMD Executive Education

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  • 5 weeks
  • online

IMD Executive Education


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Who should attend

This program is ideal for you if you are a senior learning leader looking to expand your impact on business performance and organizational results.

Your responsibilities typically cover areas such as learning, talent management, human resources, management development, technical training and learning technologies.

About the course

  • Develop a strategy for corporate learning that is aligned with your business strategy
  • Discover the latest trends in executive learning including the use of state-of-the-art technologies
  • Acquire techniques to become more effective in influencing your key stakeholders
  • Refine your approach to marketing and branding your learning entity and its offer

Make organizational learning a key driver of business growth

Are you sometimes challenged on the return on investment of corporate learning? Does your top management look to you for new learning solutions in an increasingly complex and digital world?

Your role as corporate learning professional has become more complex and as such requires increasingly a keen understanding of business, strategy, education and technology.

This new complexity calls you to run learning as a business and to promote it as such to the multiple stakeholders involved.

Organizational Learning in Action (OLA) empowers you to develop and implement successful learning strategies across your organization, and drive business growth as a result.

Your learning journey in 3 steps

Ahead of the program

Before joining us on campus, you will engage in a detailed diagnosis of your organization's learning strategy and practices. You will watch pre-program webinars and read preparation materials, so that when you are at IMD we have a head start.

Your campus experience

The program employs a range of methods including:

  • Real-life cases of companies that implemented successful corporate learning practices
  • Dialogues with Chief Learning Officers and learning experts
  • Simulations and experiential learning
  • Peer coaching and small group discussions

Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to apply the ideas and concepts you learn to your own company's situation and to benefit from the diverse experience of your corporate learning peers and faculty.

Back at work

You continue working on your specific challenges in learning tandems and become a member of the IMD corporate learning community for the sharing of emerging new practices and tools.

Join IMD’s professional alumni network

Once you complete an IMD program, you join IMD’s alumni network, an outstanding global community of global business leaders who will support you long-term.


Shlomo Ben Hur

Shlomo Ben-Hur is a Professor of Leadership, Organization and Corporate Learning. He is the Director of IMD’s transformative leadership program for top executives, Cultivating Leadership Energy through Awareness and Reflection (CLEAR). He also directs the Organizational Learning in Action progra...

Bernie Jaworski

Teaching Interests and Areas of Expertise Leadership, Strategy, Marketing, and Client Management Current Research: The Seven Principles of High-Growth Organizations (with Bob Lurie) The Role of Doctrine in Marketing Strategy Formulation (with Lurie, Pocharski, Challagalla and Murtha). Current P...

Steven Smith

Steven Smith is Corporate Vice President and Director of Capgemini University since 2006. His focus is delivering learning solutions which bring measurable results to the Capgemini organization, individuals, and teams. His approach facilitates the creation of professional communities which contri...

Paddy Coyne

Paddy rejoined Shell at the end of 2006 to lead its Global Leadership Development Practice, and now serves as VP of Enterprise Learning & Leadership Development. Paddy’s first stint at Shell was from 1984 to ’92, when he worked as an project engineer in the Upstream business in Europe and Mid...

Joseph Press

Dr. Joseph Press is the Director of Deloitte Digital in Switzerland, consulting global companies on the design and implementation of digital strategies, digital workplaces, and omnichannel customer experiences. He is also an adjunct professor at Parsons The New School for Design in the Strategic ...

Jonathan Donner

Jonathan Donner is the Vice President Learning and Capability Development Unilever PLC, one of the world's leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods across the Foods and Home & Personal Care categories. Based in London, his responsibilities include: designing and delivering global leade...

Paul Hunter

Paul Hunter is a graduate of Cambridge University, Oxford University and IMD and has spent his professional career working in the field of business and education. From individual coaching sessions to global roll out of bespoke development centres and customised leadership development experience...

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