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Cambridge Judge Business School New Leadership Certificate of Achievement

The New Leadership Certificate of Achievement


The business world operates simultaneously at both a global and local level, creating new and demanding leadership challenges for executives. Value driven organisations are said to be the future. But what kind of leadership characteristics and attributes are required to deliver this? How do you motivate and empower your employees to drive higher levels of performance and greater financial success? Perhaps most importantly, how do you build trust within the organisation?

The New Leadership Certificate of Achievement (NLCA) is a series of short leadership programmes designed to address these key issues and challenges. It has an inspiring and insightful core module at its foundation - The New Leadership. These three days will explore your own leadership style and help you better understand how you can apply it most effectively within your organisation. This initial reflective stage is an essential starting point in designing your personal leadership strategy for future success.

The remaining three two-day modules (to be completed within a two-year period) then allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the component parts:

Graphic showing how "New Leadership" is the umbrella programme to "Leading in Value-driven Ways", "The Power of Making Trust Work" and "Negotiating the Context"

Watch our interview with Academic Programme Director Professor David De Cremer:

Each of the modules can be taken individually, but the New Leadership Certificate of Achievement is awarded on completion of all four programmes within a two-year period.

The New Leadership

Duration 3 days
Dates 6-8 June 2018
Fees £2,995 + VAT

Presents the idea of new leadership and provides a framework for those interested in undertaking the complete certificate. It will help you better understand your own leadership style and how to apply this within your own organisational context.

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Building Trustworthy Leadership That Works

Duration 2 days
Dates 25-26 October 2018
Fees £2,300 + VAT

Provides you with a better understanding of what trust stands for and how to engage in active strategies that will build and rebuild trust in your teams and organisation.

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Leading Negotiations

Duration 2 days
Dates 29-30 November 2018
Fees £2,300 + VAT

Puts leadership in perspective when it comes down to the different negotiation traps and challenges leaders are faced with, both in terms of the aspects of the negotiation game and the influence strategies that opponents and situations reveal.

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Leading in Value-driven Ways

Duration 2 days
Dates 1-2 March 2018
Fees £2,300 + VAT

Helps you acquire greater knowledge and understanding about value-driven leadership and its relevance to the demands of contemporary business.

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Related publications

De Cremer, D. (2014) "In the globalisation of work human irrationalities matter." The Economist Intelligence Unit (forthcoming)

De Cremer, D. and Zhang, J. (2014) "A dilemma for China's business schools: should schools become locally reactive or globally proactive?" Financial Times, 12 October 2014

De Cremer, D. (2013) The proactive leader: how to overcome procrastination and be a bold decision-maker. Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan. Read interviews by Professor De Cremer about the book in the Business Standard and CBS News.

De Cremer, D. (2012) "Chinese business schools face a crucial but difficult task." Financial Times, 1 October 2012

De Cremer, D. (2012) "Leaders need a lesson in crisis management." Financial Times, 23 January 2012

De Cremer, D. (2011) "Experience needs to be blended with theory." Financial Times, 16 May 2011


We have a leadership crisis. But what is the new leadership we need?

You will learn from outstanding professors of Cambridge Judge Business School who have acquired significant academic and practitioner based experience from across the globe. This international perspective will be further enhanced by the global nature of the senior peer group attending the programme.

The New Leadership Certificate of Achievement enables you to: 

  • Acquire a deeper and comprehensive view on contemporary leadership
  • Increase your awareness about the purpose of your own leadership within your personal context
  • Gain new insights based on rigorous and cutting-edge research
  • Develop an understanding of how an evidence-based management leadership approach creates joint value
  • Be eligible for follow-up support and guidance when you apply the principles to your own work setting and relationships
  • Share a highly interactive learning environment with an international peer group
  • Benefit from a flexible mode of study (via short but intensive modules scheduled on Thursdays and Fridays) which can help you meet the demands of a busy diary.

On completing the NLCA, participants will be eligible to become an associate member of Cambridge Judge Business School's global network of graduates and business-focused University of Cambridge alumni, faculty and staff.

Who should attend

  • Those with a minimum of five years' professional experience
  • Mid-career professionals - across all kind of industries - who are confronted with the challenge to develop their own leadership profile and thus aspire to grow in their leadership role by articulating a clear vision and values framework that can guide others in their development towards the benefit of the team and organisation
  • Professionals operating at team, divisional, business unit and middle management levels interested in deepening further their insights in the latest thinking and execution of effective leadership approaches and strategies





Programme Dates Duration
Building Trustworthy Leadership that Works 25-26 October 2018 2 days
Leading Negotiations 29-30 November 2018 2 days
Leading in Value-driven Ways 1-2 March 2018 2 days
The New Leadership 6-8 June 2018 3 days


The programme fee is £8,500 + VAT. VAT is charged at the prevailing rate, which is currently 20%; e.g. £8,500 + 20% = £10,200. The fee covers one three-day programme and three two-day programmes, and includes instruction, materials, lunch and breaks. Participants are expected to attend the full programme.

Preferential rates may be available for groups, University of Cambridge alumni and members of the School's Alumni Association.

For information regarding payment terms, cancellation rights, transfer policies and fees, please see our terms & conditions documents:

Terms & Conditions for Self-funded Applicants (pdf, 233KB) (updated 31 January 2018)
Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (pdf, 250KB) (updated 31 January 2018)

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about this programme and how it could benefit you or your organisation, please get in touch with the programme advisor:

Allison Wheeler-Heau

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Book a place

You can register for this programme via our online system. Please note the registration form will open in a new tab/window.

When you register for this programme, please let us know if your organisation is paying for your placement or if you are applying as an individual.



Download the Cambridge New Leadership Certificate of Achievement brochure to find out more about the certificate.


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