Senior Leaders Programme, Autumn 2021
A dynamic, modular and flexible programme designed for senior (Director-level) leaders wishing to continue to improve their performance and personal impact, willing to share perspectives, ambitions and mutual challenges with a group of equals from different backgrounds and sectors.
"The WIG Senior Leaders Programme enabled me to reflect and explore sub-conscious parts of me that I have never had the opportunity to do. It challenged me in an unbiased way to think, act and be different in a professional, business and leadership context." Mark Ferris, BAE Systems plc
We know first-hand that the richness of the dialogue and learning experience is unique in a cross-sector programme.
To reflect the diversity of our society, we encourage a diverse range of applicants, and in particular welcome applications from minority groups such as Black and Ethnic Minorities. To support our aim, a bursary is available for the relevant candidate.
What will you gain and how does it work?
How it works:
Modular – Three learning modules, interspersed with meetings of action learning sets, cover the theory and practice of leadership. You will learn from high profile leaders and from new leadership theories, and explore practical tools for enhancing your personal leadership style.
Action learning sets – Will bring you together with six to eight people in a balanced group. The learning sets are expertly facilitated, providing you with a supportive but challenging environment to work on live leadership issues and business challenges.
Organisational insights – Learning sets meet at each other’s organisations, with hosts encouraged to draw in their senior colleagues to discuss the organisation’s vision and
What will you gain?
Practical approaches to help consolidate and strengthen your approach to leadership
Enhanced understanding of other sectors and their approach to organisational and leadership challenges
Personal networks and lasting links to help sustain your personal development
Who is this programme for?
This programme takes a collaborative approach and the success relies as much on the attitude, engagement and commitment of participants as on the input or expertise of speakers and facilitators.
Early application date: 24 August 2021. Final Application deadline: 8 October 2021 (for applications after this date – please see the web site or email [email protected]).
Module 1: 3-4 November 2021.
Action Learning Set 1: 8 December 2021.
Action Learning Set 2: 24 January 2022.
Module 2: 23 February 2022.
Action Learning Set: 22 March 2022.
Action Learning Set: 27 April 2022.
Module 3: 17 May 2022.
Testimonials & Participating Organisations
Carol Tullo, The National Archives
Organisations who have participated in the last three years:
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
Association of British Insurers
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
BAE Systems plc
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Department for Communities and Local Government
BT Global Services UK
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Department for Work & Pensions
Jaguar Land Rover
Department of Health and Social Care
Korn Ferry Hay Group
HM Revenue & Customs
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
House of Commons
Warwick Manufacturing Group
Ministry of Defence
The Pensions Regulator
The Scottish Government
Broader Public and Not-for-Profit
Africa Governance Initiative
London South Bank University
Arts Council England
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Commissioners of Irish Lights
National Crime Agency
Competition and Markets Authority
National Farmers' Union
National Cyber Security Agency
Southampton Solent University
Housing Ombudsman Service
Fees & apply now!
Member fee: £7,150+ VAT
Non-Member fee: £9,250+ VAT
Charity/alumni fee: £5,600+ VAT
This fee 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?
Early bird application date: 24 August 2021. Final Application deadline: 8 October 2021 (for applications after this date – please see the web site or email leaders[email protected]).
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 Catherine Taylor or email the Leadership Programmes Team.