Cranfield School of Management

Available dates

May 10—15, 2020
6 days
Cranfield, United Kingdom
GBP 8550 ≈USD 11568
GBP 1425 per day
Nov 8—14, 2020
7 days
Cranfield, United Kingdom
GBP 8550 ≈USD 11568
GBP 1221 per day


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About the course

The Director as Strategic Leader programme provides you with knowledge and techniques to determine a clear, strategic direction for your organisation and implement strategic actions.

It will help you better understand the corporate dynamics of top management teams and allow you to constructively reflect on your personal approach to leadership.

What you will learn

  • A set of implementable initiatives which progress both your organisation’s strategic development and your personal leadership agendas
  • Insights into strategic thinking and associated techniques to address the questions that keep leaders awake at night
  • Greater appreciation of the big picture issues and how to address them effectively
  • Opportunity to reflect on your own challenges as a leader and how you can exercise strategic leadership within your organisation.

Core content

  • Strategic thinking at a corporate level
  • Gaining and sustaining competitive advantage
  • Identifying your organisation’s development needs
  • Strategic leadership in the private, public and not-for-profit context
  • Navigating due diligence, corporate finance, private equity, corporate governance and the market for corporate control
  • Assessing the systemic nature of strategic interventions and the management of change
  • Understanding the nature of authority and power in strategic leadership
  • Your leadership journey: how it shapes you and how you can shape it.


Pre-course reading.

Who should attend

  • Chief Executives, directors and senior managers from all types of organisations and industry sectors
  • Individuals that are directly responsible for the formation of strategy for their organisation or unit
  • The major criterion for attending this programme is that you have, or will shortly assume, strategic responsibility for an organisation or company division.

Trust the experts

Patrick Reinmoeller

Patrick Reinmoeller, PhD, is Professor of Strategic Management at Cranfield School of Management, UK and a Core Member of the China Research Centre and a Visiting Professor at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. His research on strategy and innovation within MNEs with an emphasis on capabiliti...


Course reviews

The Director as Strategic Leader - Participants from November 2016

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