International LEAD: leading enterprise and development

Based on one of the UK’s premier programmes which helps owner-managers focus on leadership development and responsible business growth.

Most people start their business with a strong passion and vision for what they want to create. But sometimes you can get so caught up in the day-to-day routines that it becomes hard to step away and think strategically about future plans. The International LEAD programme will challenge you to re-think every area of your business.

Key features

      • A blend of face-to-face and online modules which are supported by online learning forums and regular action learning sets.
      • The opportunity to engage with a diverse network of like-minded business owners from across the world, where you can explore real-life business challenges.
      • Learn and practise skills across a range of core business disciplines, including an opportunity to complete projects that will benefit your business.
      • See a 10:1 return on your investment – independent evaluation of the original programme carried out by Newcastle University has shown a return on investment of £10 for every £1 invested.

Programme content

The programme consists of three core modules which focus on:

        • The challenge and dividend of responsible leadership
        • Leading responsible change
        • Performance-led HR
        • Sustainable operations and supplier relationships
        • Finance for the triple bottom line
        • Growing well: Sustainable business strategy
        • Responsible marketing practices

The programme can be accredited or non-accredited. If accreditation is desirable participants complete three written pieces which can lead to a Postgraduate Certificate in Responsible Leadership. Further modules can be completed to achieve a Postgraduate Diploma in Responsible Leadership or a MSc in Leadership Practice and Responsibility.