INSEAD Business School

Available dates

Feb 24—May 22, 2020
7 daysModules info
Fontainebleau, France
EUR 11800 ≈USD 13483
EUR 1685 per day
Jun 1—Sep 4, 2020
7 daysModules info
Fontainebleau, France
EUR 11800 ≈USD 13483
EUR 1685 per day
Oct 26, 2020—Jan 29, 2021
7 daysModules info
Fontainebleau, France
EUR 11800 ≈USD 13483
EUR 1685 per day


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About the course

Becoming a leader is within your reach

You have strong management experience. You’ve been told you have leadership potential. You know you can make a larger impact. You are poised to take the leap. How do you prepare yourself for the critical transition to a leadership role?

The Leadership Transition is an extraordinary, unconventional opportunity to invest in your professional success as a leader. Reflect on your individual leadership style and develop a plan to expand your comfort zone. Strengthen your coalition-building and influencing skills and learn how to use power constructively. Examine the best practices for managing change. Learn about the systemic factors in your work environment and in your own behaviour that can work against your plans. Most importantly, join a vibrant, international network of aspiring leaders and discover the keys to your future impact.


  • Gain personal insight: Gain valuable insight into your leadership style and its impact.
  • Develop a leadership strategy: Develop a more constructive use of leadership power, allowing for more effective behaviour and results as a leader.
  • Become a transformational change agent: Become a more effective change agent, facilitating an increase in positive results from senior-level initiatives.


The Leadership Transition aims to develop participants’ leadership capacity. Participants increase their personal understanding of leadership and then close the gap between this understanding and effective action. The programme also looks at how leaders build networks and seek continual self-improvement.

Combining the latest leadership models with recent thinking on how adults learn and change, the programme utilises a variety of learning techniques, including experiential exercises, self-assessment and group work – enabling participants to explore leadership in its entirety.


Understand what makes a leader and learn to personalise the behavioural model for yourself and your organisation.


Compare and contrast yourself with a variety of leaders by analysing their styles through videos and film.


Few leaders make decisions alone. Learn the hidden dynamics of your team’s behaviours and leverage your team asset more effectively.


Diagnose the political landscape of the organisation and get things done through effective informal networks.


Use feedback for self-improvement and acquire new coaching skills to develop an individual action plan

Who should attend

The Leadership Transition is designed for experienced, mid-career professionals in upper-middle to senior level positions who are preparing to take on enhanced leadership responsibilities within their organisations. It is aimed at those who are moving from functional or operational roles into roles that are more strategic.

This group of accomplished women, and men shares a wealth of functional, industry and international experience with up to 20 nationalities in class. Acceptance to the programme implies a full commitment to be present and engaged throughout both modules.

Trust the experts

Jose Luis Alvarez

Jose Luis Álvarez is Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. He teaches in the MBA Program (where he received three times the Best Teacher Award) and executive education programmes, such as AVIRA, the Advanced Management Programme, the Leadership Transition Programme and...


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The Leadership Transition

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