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The Leadership Programme

At a glance

  • Increase your self-confidence and effectiveness
  • Learn how to succeed even when you are under pressure
  • Understand your personal strengths as a leader and how to use them to deliver high performance
  • Experiment with different leadership models
  • Develop your plan to become your best leadership self
  • Build on the insights from your profiling and 360-degree feedback
Subject area(s)
£7,250 + VAT (in-person, including residential costs)
Course length
5 days + 1.5 days
Suitable for
Individuals with experience in a leadership role (leading teams, projects or organisations)
Next start date
18 October 2021
Greenlands campus


The Leadership Programme develops and refines your personal leadership skills, including your ability to handle difficult situations, influence others and build relationships. You will also learn how to increase your mental and physical capacity when working under pressure.

You will join the programme as part of a small but diverse group of peers, helping each other through shared experiences.

During the first five-day module, you will clarify the key challenges you want to address and the actions you want to take. This is followed by a significant period of application where you will implement and trial new approaches.

In Module 2 you will reconvene to review what you have learned and reflect on how best to stretch your learning and development goals further, after which the learning and development journey continues.

To find out more about your stay at Greenlands, read our Visit with confidence - COVID 19 safety information page.

Key benefits

NOTE: In-person delivery will take place in accordance with, and subject to, the latest government guidance and measures put in place by the University of Reading.

Course fee: £7,250 + VAT (in-person, including residential costs)
Duration: 5 days + 1.5 days
Suitable for: Individuals with experience in a leadership role (leading teams, projects or organisations)

Available start dates

Start date: 18 October 2021
Location: Greenlands campus
Session Starts Ends
Module 1 18 October 2021 22 October 2021
Module 2 9 December 2021 10 December 2021
Start date: 31 January 2022
Location: Greenlands campus
Session Starts Ends
Module 1 31 January 2022 4 February 2022
Module 2 24 March 2022 25 March 2022
Start date: 7 March 2022
Location: Greenlands campus
Session Starts Ends
Module 1 7 March 2022 11 March 2022
Module 2 12 May 2022 13 May 2022

The Leadership Programme is delivered through a careful blend of tutor inputs, group exercises, psychometric profiling, 360-degree feedback, personal reflection and one-to-one coaching. Throughout the programme the emphasis is on the practical application to your own situation and workplace.

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

Module 1 allows you to get to grips with your leadership style, critically review leadership models, and set leadership goals.

In this module, you will explore:

  • Insights into yourself as a leader (and how you function in your current business context) through psychometric profiling and 360-degree feedback
  • The practical implications of these insights for your day-to-day leadership approach (via a 1:1 coaching session)
  • How current leadership models and thinking can be applied to your situation and leadership objectives
  • How to test your learning with a leadership challenge exercise
  • How to review your development and set goals
Academic authors
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Dr Suzanne Pollack

Module 2 allows you to review and consolidate your learning, build on your existing goals and set new ones. It will include a catch-up dinner for participants in the evening of day one.

In this module, you will:

  • Revisit your leadership lifestyle assessment or take part in additional 1:1 coaching
  • Review your learning and immediate changes you have made in your current role
  • Discuss any obstacles you have encountered
  • Explore new insights and leadership theory
  • Participate in group discussions and co-coaching
  • Set stretch goals for continued professional development and impact
Academic authors
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Dr Suzanne Pollack

We strongly encourage you to stay active within the Henley Business School community after completing your leadership course by:

  • Accessing resources from the virtual learning portal for up to 12 months
  • Joining 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.

Programme Director Suzanne Pollack's expertise lies in helping senior executives and top teams to reach their full potential. Her pragmatic approach draws on a blend of NLP, best business practice, her own senior leadership experience and proven psychological techniques. She has a PhD in experience and management of change and has worked with a wide variety of clients, from small companies and NGOs to multinationals such as Shell and IBM.

Dr Suzanne Pollack

Executive Fellow

Graham Louden-Carter

Executive Fellow

Simon Lenton

Executive Fellow

"The Leadership Programme gives you a fantastic sense of self-belief, and a deeper understanding of what it means to be a leader. It completely opened my eyes to the critical role of coaching in leadership, and the need to help those around you to grow and flourish."

Read full case study - Jack Upton, Education & Customer Service, McDonald’s Restaurants UK

"I know that I’m now a much better listener. I really try to engage each member of the team ... as a result, you can see that everyone is more confident. They’re not afraid to make decisions."

Read full case study - Nick Smith, Head of Terminal Operations, Red Funnel

"I’m certain that the skills and techniques I acquired at Henley are actively used every single week."

Read full case study - Phil Tennant, Chief Operating Officer, Hamptons International

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.4 in the UK
of Executive Education providers for open programmes
(Financial Times Executive Education open enrolment programmes rankings 2020)
World top 25
of Executive Education providers for combined open and custom programmes
(Financial Times Executive Education 2020 - The Top 50 Schools [combining Custom and Open programmes ranking])
UK no.2
for course design, new skills & learning, and participants' aims achieved
(Financial Times Executive Education open enrolment programmes rankings 2020)

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
"The relationships we built were invaluable, and this is especially true of the bond we established with the Programme Director, Suzanne Pollack, who has been a valuable source of support ever since."
Jack Upton Director of Training, Education & Customer Service at McDonald’s Restaurants UK The Leadership Programme
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