Customised Programmes

Customised Executive Programmes

Lancaster University Management School has developed an enviable reputation for helping clients grow and transforming their organisational capabilities. Our strengths lie in working in partnership with you as employers, understanding your needs and together designing the right solutions – interventions which draw out the best in your people and translate into measurable benefits for your company.

Our Approach

As you'd expect from a top-ranked business school, a relationship with LUMS gives access to rigorous and innovative thinking. But more than that, our approach to customised programmes focuses on ensuring that your investment pays off not just now but for the long-term. In working with corporate clients, we place great stress at LUMS on creating valuable lasting relationships – genuine working partnerships, founded on trust and delivering tangible benefits to both parties. 

Our experience has shown us that, where real organisational development is concerned, the most fruitful partnerships have an atmosphere of challenge and openness to ideas, flexibility, mutual support and a common agenda of learning and development at their heart.


The Process

Our design and development process begins with our aim to get to know you better as an organisation – not just where you are at present but where you want to be. We will explore with you what needs to change, both internally and externally, for those ambitions to be achieved. Throughout the development journey, you'll work with an experienced member of the Lancaster Leadership Centre to ensure the programme is implemented smoothly and delivers key benefits.

Robust diagnosis - the key to understanding your needs, challenges and organisational priorities

Collaborating with you to create a jointly-owned design, drawing on our expertise to reach the right solution

Agreeing on a final programme design with your steering committee. This is flexible to adapt to the changing needs of your organisation.

Programme Support

When you commission a customised programme from LUMS, we ensure that you will have a team of staff here at Lancaster to call on. Your dedicated programme director will work closely with you throughout the design process, managing the academic content and the first cohort of delegates throughout the programme. In addition to this, the staff in our Management Development Division will be on hand to support with general queries and the smooth delivery of your programme sessions.

Business people

Our Clients

LUMS has experience in developing customised programmes for many private, public and third-sector organisations, including British Airways, BAE Systems, Bass, Royal & SunAlliance, the NHS, the National Housing Federation, Scapa Group, Total and Zetex.

Key Benefits

Those who come to us use our programmes as a route to achieving many different goals:

  • Developing leadership in individuals and across organisations
  • Accelerating and facilitating organisational change
  • Improving management capabilities
  • Nurturing and facilitating enterprising behaviour and effecting a cultural shift
  • Integrating organisations post-merger or acquisition

Whatever it is you want to achieve, we will help you to develop the necessary management and leadership capabilities and unleash the potential within your organisation.