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Henley Business School and Huawei launch new digital leadership and talent development programme


Henley Business School and Huawei have today announced a new executive programme, ‘Leadership for Digital Transformation’, dedicated to delivering innovative digital leadership and talent development training for executive-level leaders and senior managers in Huawei’s partner networks.

The bespoke programme has been jointly developed with the Huawei Training Academy and includes a customised digital leadership curriculum which incorporates insights gained from global projects addressing the ICT industry’s digital transformation challenges. The programme is specifically tailored for senior management teams in Huawei’s telecoms and enterprise network and aims to empower current and future leaders to formulate their own roadmaps for digital transformation in their organisations.

The programme is led by leading faculty in transformation and leadership from Henley and ICT subject matter experts from the Huawei Training Academy. Henley has a long and distinguished history of developing leadership capability, advising global organisations and supporting business leaders in their business transformation.

The five-day intensive course will help participants to recognise and harness the business opportunities and challenges introduced by emerging technologies, develop a business strategy that leverages the competitive advantage of digital transformation, and build an innovative and agile culture by utilising collaborative leadership methods across the organisation to drive digital transformation.

Professor Kecheng Liu, Academic Director for the Leadership for Digital Transformation Executive Programme at Henley Business School, said:

At Henley we are committed to developing effective leaders and building organisational capabilities in order to support successful transformation towards digital enterprise in an ever-changing world. By tapping into Huawei’s ICT knowledge and expertise, together we aim to not only create an innovative digital leadership programme, but to also build a thriving ecosystem to help telecom operators and enterprise grow and transform.

Peter Wang, President of the Huawei Training Academy, said:

Huawei recognises that today’s leaders need to stay informed by enhancing their understanding and knowledge of the digital future, in order to enable their organisations to remain competitive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.”

The course will launch in early 2021, first as a virtual programme delivered live online before delegates can physically attend the courses in Henley when group travelling is more permissible. The programme will include modules such as agile leadership to bring rapid response to change, which is particularly relevant given the uncertain times businesses are operating in due to COVID-19.

Alongside the ‘Leadership for Digital Transformation’ programme, Henley is working with Huawei to develop two further programmes: a leadership course for middle managers and technical training in various subject areas such as artificial intelligence, networking, cloud computing and big data.

These programmes are examples of how Henley works with organisations to create customised learning solutions that address businesses’ specific needs and challenges – whether they are developing future leaders or driving change.

Henley’s expertise in this area is reflected in our consistently high rankings – currently no.6 in the UK for custom programmes and UK no.2 and world no.7 for international clients according to the Financial Times Executive Education custom programmes ranking 2020.

Visit our custom programmes webpage for more information.

Published 4 December 2020
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