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[MUSIC PLAYING] The world is changing in fundamental ways compared to what it used to be. There is a multitude of different and interdependent trends out there, social trends, climate level trends, trends in technologies, digitisation, which leads to automation, but also political changes. And while we can understand the individual trends, they produce interactions. And so all of a sudden, we see unexpected events, which develop into crises, which throw us into turmoil.
Standard assumptions that leaders used to operate under are no longer viable. The ten-year strategic plans of the past are gone. The only answer to this is being responsive and adaptive in order to track a world that is running in cycles around you.
The Cambridge Advanced Leadership Programme is really a programme that will help delegates find the answers to their challenges as opposed to supply the answers to their challenges.
This is as far as it could get from a cookie cutter style programme. This is about crafting, producing the right solution, which means taking a step back, thinking through all the information that’s being supplied, but internalising the information, assimilating it, and then turning it into something that makes sense for their context.
The lineup consists of, obviously, some of the best faculty in business school. But also at the same time, outside experts that we bring in to enrich the understanding of the participants. And they can open up a completely different way of what leadership means in different contexts.
Taking them away from the classroom helps spark different ways by which they will learn about specific topics. If we want to be discussing how do you manage high performance teams, holding the discussion in an environment where every year a new high performance team is created and winning a cup, like the Cambridge Bowl.
When participants join the Cambridge ALP they will be in a group of no more than 25 people. They get to know each other extremely well. They have a personal relationship with the faculty members who are working with them. And we believe that in this small group, their learning is deeper and more intense.
It’s a city that inspires you. It’s really conducive to wanting to open your mind to curiosity and to asking yourself some life questions.
We’re looking into a place that has shaped in many ways the current world that we’re living in. Through the innovations that have emerged, through the fact that they have been tackling systematically big questions, big problems in very efficient ways. That’s what characterises Cambridge as a university and as an academic spirit. So that transcends into the programme.
The delegates walk away with the self-confidence to have identified their individual personal leadership style, a thoughtful leadership style that will enable them to take their organisation forward in the right direction in such a volatile world.
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Terms & Conditions for Self-funded Applicants (pdf, 277KB) (updated 4 September 2019)
Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (pdf, 295KB) (updated 4 September 2019)
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[MUSIC PLAYING] I chose the ALP because Cambridge is the heart of learning. To not go to Cambridge is a crime. To not choose Cambridge Judge Business School for its flagship programme is missing out three intense field weeks of sensing, responding, and leading.
My objectives before coming to the programme– I wanted to learn more about myself. Over the years, I’ve seen my leadership style evolve to what it is today. And I was willing to go there to be pummelled and reshaped to be a better leader. After all, I believe a leader who doesn’t believe in personal and professional growth is a leader who is committing the cardinal sin of leadership– hubris. In my role, I’ve progressed to be a changemaker for current and aspiring marketers by building and leading a few executive education programmes for two well-known universities in Singapore.
The networks I have formed on the ALP definitely benefited me. I found the friends I’ve made at the LP enriching, not for my professional life, but for my personal life. If you strive to have only business connections, then you aren’t building meaningful relationships.
The immersive three weeks in residence, the learning journey, opened my eyes to my inadequacies as a person and a leader. I daresay I’m a better person and leader today, but I always believe we are constantly evolving.
The appeal of the programme– although I would use the word learning, it is more a journey of self-discovery, where the professors of Cambridge Judge Business School and the notable guest lecturers will guide us through a multitude of issues pertinent for leaders of today. I cannot say any more because the best parts of the ALP need to be discovered.
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