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Advanced Personal Leadership Programme

At a glance

  • Become a confident leader with conviction in your personal leadership
  • Develop your leadership through emotional awareness and coaching skills
  • Explore the dynamics of leadership in fast-paced and complex group environments
  • Receive, real-time feedback on your behaviour and interactions, providing a catalyst for change
Subject area(s)
Short course
£8,995 + VAT (including residential costs).
Course length
5.5 days + 1 day
Suitable for
Senior leaders, high potential executives at all levels and entrepreneurs

Start dates

4 Nov 2024

Delivery: In-person
Location: Greenlands campus,

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3 Feb 2025

Delivery: In-person
Location: Greenlands campus,

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16 Jun 2025

Delivery: In-person
Location: Greenlands campus,

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3 Nov 2025

Delivery: In-person
Location: Greenlands campus,

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All programmes are subject to limited availability. We recommend booking a minimum of 6 weeks before the programme start date, to guarantee sufficient time for your enrolment and on-boarding.


The Advanced Personal Leadership Programme is an individually tailored and entirely practical course. Taught through group work, real-life leadership challenges and 1:1 coaching, it offers a unique learning experience where you can gain deeper insights and experiment with new behaviours in a safe and supportive space.

Through direct, real-time feedback you will have the opportunity to see yourself as others see you, becoming aware of the impact you have, and can have, on others. This process can act as a catalyst for profound conversations and real personal change to make you a more effective leader.

Working as part of a small, engaging cohort of peers, you will explore your leadership strengths and areas for development. You will come away from the programme with a personal leadership development plan, and new skills based on your experiences during the programme, enabling you to make an immediate practical impact back in your organisation.

Key benefits

  • Strengthen your ability to recognise, diagnose and manage challenging or sensitive issues within your team/organisation

  • Understand how to inspire and motivate your team/organisation

  • Witness the impact of different leadership approaches and the reactions they can cause

  • Network and share ideas with a small group of peers from diverse backgrounds

£8,995 + VAT (including residential costs).


Standard rate VAT is applicable for UK businesses; overseas businesses based in the EU without a VAT number; and individuals based in the UK, EU, or rest of the world.

The Advanced Personal Leadership Programme is entirely practical, delivered through group work and discussions, real-life leadership challenges and one-to-one coaching. You will 'learn by doing' and explore the leadership styles that work for you.

The programme runs for a total of six and a half days:

Three to four weeks before your course starts, you will:

  • Complete a 360-degree leadership questionnaire on your strengths and areas for improvement
  • Identify development objectives to help you get the most out of your course

Module 1 enables you to tackle real leadership challenges and examine different leadership approaches. It culminates in a personal leadership development plan.

In this module, you will look at:

  • The outcomes of your 360-degree questionnaire
  • Power, influence and motivation
  • Authority
  • Conflict
  • Competitiveness
  • Group dynamics and politics
  • Courage and resilience
Academic authors
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Dr Robyn Vesey

In this module, you will:

  • Review your progress against your action plan using Action Learning Groups
  • Participate in a 1:1 coaching session with your programme tutor
Academic authors
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Dr Robyn Vesey

We invite you to remain within the Henley Business School community post-programme. You can:

  • Participate in ongoing coaching if required (fee applies)
  • Access resources from the virtual learning portal for up to 12 months
  • Join our alumni network

*The module or course content descriptions set out on this page are correct for those being taught in the current academic year. Modules or course content marked as optional are indicative and may be subject to change. Please note, constraints in timetable scheduling may mean you are unable to take some optional modules at the same time as others.

Programme Director Dr Robyn Vesey works with senior teams and leaders developing relational and systemic awareness to enhance leadership in complex and dynamic environments. A leadership consultant and chartered clinical psychologist, she specialises in organisational dynamics and leadership consultancy, working with senior leaders across public, charity and commercial sectors.

Dr Robyn Vesey

Programme Director, Advanced Personal Leadership

Jon Stokes

Visiting Tutor, MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change / Co-Programme Director Advanced Personal Leadership

"This is anything but a traditional programme ... it had a real impact on me – from start to finish. It was the best management training experience I have had."

Read full case study - Dr Marc Mangold, Director of Marketing, Value Retail Germany

"I really wasn’t prepared for how personal this programme is, but I suppose the clue is in the title! It’s unlike anything I’ve experienced."

Read full case study - Clare Morton, Operational Resource and Compliance Manager, Briar Chemicals

"I stretched myself more than I could ever have believed possible. I jumped right out of my comfort zone, but in a way that I never felt exposed, and that’s a very liberating feeling."

Read full case study - Alan Park, Regional Director, Centre Parcs UK

Individual bookings
The following reductions are available on programmes fees

Multiple bookings
The following discount is available on programme fees when multiple open programmes are booked. Payment is required in advance and this offer is subject to eligibility**.

  • 10% 2-4 people
  • 15% 5-9 people
  • 20% 10+ people

A 50% discount is available to registered charities.

It is subject to eligibility and available at Henley Business School's discretion**

Please note:
* Alumni discount is available to Henley Business School alumni (as part of University of Reading) not to graduates of Henley Management College.

** Please contact us for eligibility criteria, availability and terms.

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Set in sweeping parkland on the banks of the River Thames, Henley Business School's Greenlands campus provides an inspiring and reflective environment for focused work and study.

Find out more about our facilities and how to find us

Why choose Henley?

No.3 in the UK
of Executive Education providers for open programmes - Financial Times 2024
(Financial Times Executive Education open enrolment programmes rankings 2024)
No. 20 in the world
for Executive Education (combined open and custom programmes) - Financial Times 2023
(Executive Education 2023: Top 50 combined ranking and school profiles)

For 75 years, Henley Business School has developed confident and resilient business leaders. Executive Education at Henley is:

  • Practical: we combine academic rigour with a strong practical focus, so you can immediately apply what you have learned back in your organisation.
  • Relevant: Henley faculty are experienced practitioners who can support you in exploring solutions to your organisation’s challenges.
  • Collaborative: Open programmes enable you to expand your network, gain new perspectives and share ideas with peers from a range of backgrounds and sectors.
  • Personal: deliberately small learning groups allow you to benefit from individual attention and a confidential environment. We encourage you to understand your unique strengths, leadership style, and areas for development.

Contact us

Open Programmes

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the programme, please contact our programme advisors.

Telephone: 01491 418767
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