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The WHU Advanced Management for Senior Professionals Program is designed for experienced professionals. The Program focuses on strategizing during periods of corporate transformation, on inspirational leadership, and on the drive to make an impact within organizations and a globalized economy. Sessions in two modules with three in-class days each are designed to challenge your view on transformation and leadership using a mixture of different methodological elements.

You will receive a WHU Executive Education Certificate after successfully completing the program.

Short facts

CategoryAdvanced Management
Next date Sep 16, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019
Locations Düsseldorf
LanguageEnglish
Fee 6,995.00 €
Early bird fee 5,995.00 €
until Jul 22, 2019

Your program at a glance

Program content

This empowering six-day program consists of two modules with three in-class days each.

Module 1

The first module starts with a deep-dive into strategic issues relevant to senior professionals from a range of different angles: together with peers, you will reflect upon your leadership purpose and style and also discuss how to approach strategizing in times of uncertainty and transformation. In addition, you will gain insights into how to mobilize supervisory and executive boards. We will provide you with a CEO’s perspective on corporate transformation, and you will be able to work on a real-life corporate transformation case. At the end of this first module, you will have gained useful tools for building a strategic vision to lead your organization through transformational change.

Participants are encouraged to bring their individual strategic challenges into the classroom and discuss these with peers and our program facilitators in a confidential and closed environment.

Module 2

The second module of this exceptional learning journey is all about mastering disruptive threats and implementing strategy. Immerse yourself in different strategic challenges such as digitalization, shareholder activism, and the “consumer revolution”, and boost your skills to enable you to tackle these. We also aim to enhance your capability to successfully implement strategic change: together with your peers, you will master strategic negotiations and stakeholder communication. At the end of module 2, we will combine all the different perspectives and look together at how to inspire others to follow you.

All sessions are designed to challenge your view on transformation and leadership using a mixture of different methodological elements:

  • interactive classroom sessions
  • peer-to-peer feedback
  • individual reflections
  • group reflections

Benefit from our renowned faculty

Be prepared to be challenged by our renowned program faculty! To ensure that you get the most out of this program, we have lined up top experts from academia and business practice to be your session facilitators.

Make yourself comfortable and be inspired by our exceptional learning environment! Enjoy our authentically styled learning facilities, which trigger creativity and keep distractions at bay. To ensure that you maximize your networking opportunities, we have integrated a welcome reception and closing dinner into the curriculum.

Program benefits

  • Enhance your strategic impact and drive corporate transformation
  • Reflect on inspirational leadership and the power of emotions
  • Prepare to compete in market environments with disruptive innovators
  • Excel in the execution of strategic or change initiatives
  • Become part of an active network of peers and program alumni

Certificate

You will receive a WHU Executive Education Certificate after successfully completing the program.

Participant profile

The Advanced Management for Senior Professionals Program is an intensive six-day program specifically designed for experienced leaders who have recently made a transition to a senior management position or board-level position, or who are preparing to do so in the near future. Participants will have more than ten years of leadership experience. Identified by their organization as future leaders, these executives are seeking a transformative learning experience among peers.

Ideal candidate profiles include:

  • Senior professionals who have recently made a transition to an executive management position or board-level position, or who are preparing to do so in the near future
  • Experienced professionals who are in transition between jobs.
  • Business owners aiming at sustaining a competitive advantage for their organizations
  • Senior HR development professionals who are driving the development agenda for senior-level positions within their organization

Program format and module dates

This Program consists of two in-class modules, each being three days long. In between the two modules, you will complete an assignment that will take an hour per week. Both in-class modules are held at the WHU Campus Düsseldorf, Germany.

Advanced Management for Senior Professionals Program: Sep 16, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019

Advanced Management for Senior Professionals Part 1
  • Sep 16, 2019 - Sep 18, 2019
  • Düsseldorf
Advanced Management for Senior Professionals Part 2
  • Oct 24, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019
  • Düsseldorf

20 Scholarships for ambitious women

Are you looking for a new professional development opportunity? For each of our Open Programs*, we offer two scholarships (50% discount) for visionary women who want to enhance their professional skills! Please send the completed application form and a letter of motivation to openprograms@whu.edu until 8 weeks before the program starts. More Information.

* Excluding CIO Leadership Excellence Program, General Management Plus Program and General Management in Sports Business Program (SPOAC).

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