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The Leadership Programme

The Leadership Programme

Understand yourself as a leader and develop your personal leadership skills with the Leadership Programme at Henley Business School.

At a glance

  • Step back and clearly identify your leadership strengths and development opportunities through profiling and 360-degree feedback
  • Through coaching conversations, develop focus and energy to become your best possible leadership self in all aspects of your life
  • Develop mastery of a range of embodied leadership tools and techniques
  • Create a learning community with peers on the programme
Subject area(s)
£7,250 + VAT (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
Greenlands campus

Programme Overview

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 gain tools to help improve your mental and physical capacity when working under pressure.

The programme is ideal if you want to gain a better awareness of your leadership style or transition to a role with more leadership responsibility. It empowers you to set clear leadership goals and determine a pathway within your organisation.

You will join the programme as part of a small but diverse group of peers, helping each other through shared experiences. We also provide intensive 1:1 coaching to help you achieve your leadership goals.

Key Benefits

Course fee: £7,250 + VAT (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: 08/03/21
Location: Greenlands campus
Session Starts Ends
Module 1 08/03/21 12/03/21
Module 2 13/05/21 14/05/21
Start date: 14/06/21
Location: Greenlands campus
Session Starts Ends
Module 1 14/06/21 18/06/21
Module 2 09/09/21 10/09/21
Start date: 31/01/22
Location: Greenlands campus
Session Starts Ends
Module 1 31/01/22 04/02/22
Module 2 24/03/22 25/03/22
Start date: 07/03/22
Location: Greenlands campus
Session Starts Ends
Module 1 07/03/22 11/03/22
Module 2 12/05/22 13/05/22

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 1.

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?

UK top 5
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: +44 (0) 1491 418767

Nick Smith

Nick is the Head of Terminal Operations at Red Funnel. He shares how the practical learning on The Leadership Programme enabled him to reflect on his leadership style and engage his team.

Phil Tennant

Phil is the Chief Operating Officer at Hamptons International. He discusses how The Leadership Programme impacted his own leadership style and how being at Henley gave him space to reflect.

Jack Upton

Jack, Director of Training, Education & Customer Service at McDonald’s Restaurants UK, shares how The Leadership Programme challenged his perceptions of leadership.