Senior Leaders Programme, November 2018 - July 2019


  • 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

    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. 

    Module 1: 14 & 15 November 2018

    Action Learning Set 1: 8 January 2019

    Action Learning Set 2: 13 February 2019

    Module 2: 28 March 2019

    Action Learning Set 3: 7 May 2019

    Action Learning Set 4: 30 May 2019

    Module 3: 4 July 2019

  • Facilitators


  • Testimonials & Participating Organisations

    Carol Tullo, The National Archives

    Organisations who have participated in the last three years:

    Central Government

    Private Sector

    Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

    Association of British Insurers



    Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

    BAE Systems plc

    Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

    Browne Jacobson

    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


    National Grid

    HM Revenue & Customs


    Home Office

    The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

    House of Commons

    Warwick Manufacturing Group

    Ministry of Defence


    Revenue Scotland


    The Pensions Regulator


    The Scottish Government


    Welsh 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

    Environment Agency

    National Cyber Security Agency

    Forestry Commission

    Southampton Solent University

    Housing Ombudsman Service



  • Fees & apply now!


    Non-member fee:£8,650 + VAT

    Preferential member fee:  £6,650 + VAT 

    Charity and WIG alumni fee: £5,150 + 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?

    Download the application form and return it to the leadership team.

    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.

Other WIG opportunities that may interest you

Early Career Network: Campbell Robb, CEO, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Thursday 07 June 2018, 18:00 – 20:00

Evening Briefing

Women's Leadership: Navigating the Labyrinth

Monday 18 June 2018, 09:30 – 16:30

Development Seminar

Networking Skills

Thursday 21 June 2018, 09:00 – 16:30

Development Seminar