Senior Leaders Programme, January - October 2018


  • What will you gain and how does it work?

    What will you gain? 

    • Supportive networks for long term challenge and support
    • Insights into other organisations’ leadership challenges
    • Practical tools to enhance your leadership style
    • The latest leadership theories and insights into the wider changes impacting society and the economy 

    How it works?

    Successful applicants are divided into facilitated learning sets of six to eight delegates.  You will meet four times formally to:

    • reflect on common performance, leadership and personal challenges
    • learn from the different perspectives and organisational cultures
    • have an opportunity to meet fellow delegate’s senior colleagues, to discuss the organisation’s vision and challenges.

    You will also combine with the other learning sets for three additional modules, to learn about current issues in strategic leadership.

    You can also participate in your pick of WIG events:

    • Workshops and masterclasses on topics such as behavioural change, ‘LEAN’, corporate governance, risk and reputation.
    • High-level senior networking events – including the WIG Annual Reception, briefings from Permanent Secretaries and senior Private Sector speakers.

    Once you have completed the programme you will become a part of WIG’s Alumni network of over 1,200 people who have been on our cross-sector leadership programmes. The network will help to maintain alumni relationships, build new contacts and continue your development as a leader by offering a range of activities and ways of keeping in touch.  


    Who is this programme for?

    Director level.

  • Programme structure

    Module 1: 24-25 January 2018

    Action Learning Set 1: 1 March 2018

    Action Learning Set 2: 19 April 2018

    Module 2: 24 May 2018

    Action Learning Set 3: 5 July 2018

    Action Learning Set 4: 13 September 2018

    Module 3: 30 October 2018

  • Testimonials & Participating Organisations

    Carol Tullo, The National Archives

    Organisations who have participated in the last three years:

    Public Sector Organisation

    Private Sector Organisation

    Commissioners of Irish Lights

    BAE Systems plc

    Competition and Markets Authority

    BT Global Services UK

    Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

    Jaguar Land Rover


    Korn Ferry Hay Group

    Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

    National Grid

    Department for Business, Innovation & Skills


    Department for Communities and Local Government

    The Royal Bank of Scotland Group 

    Department for Culture, Media & Sport

    Warwick Manufacturing Group



    HM Revenue & Customs

    Non-Profit Organisation

    House of Commons

    Africa Governance Initiative

    Housing Ombudsman Service

    Arts Council England

    Ministry of Defence

    London South Bank University

    National Crime Agency

    National Farmers' Union

    The Pensions Regulator

    Southampton Solent University

    The Scottish Government


    Welsh Government


  • Fees & apply now!


    £6,500 + VAT for WIG members and £8,500 + VAT for non-members. Reduced rate of £5,000 + VAT for the voluntary sector.

    This includes dinner and overnight accommodation for the residential module, one charged-for event/workshop on the WIG events calendar, and two one-day development seminars, worth over £1,100 in value at the normal alumni rate. 

    Please contact WIG if you are unsure whether or not your organisation is a member.


    How do I apply?

    Download the application form and return it to the leadership team or apply online using the 'APPLY FOR A PLACE' button above.

    If you would like to discuss whether the programme is suitable for you please call the WIG office on 020 7222 1166 and ask to speak to Hannah Benaim or Lorraine King or email the Leadership Programmes Team.