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Transformational Leadership in Turbulent Times – Live Online

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In this programme, we put the question of how managers can lead employees in times of change for maximal commitment and motivation centre-stage.

In times of crisis such as COVID-19, or rapidly changing business contexts, change is inevitable, and managers depend more than ever on their subordinates to get results.

Employees may thus represent both a key resource and a liability for managerial success. Tapping the full potential of employees, however, may require leadership and people management skills that stretch beyond ordinary managerial competences.

Grounded in rigorous, cutting-edge research, the programme aims to provide you with inspiration, hands-on tools, and knowledge that may enhance your emotional and leadership skills for managerial results.

  • Inspire and motivate your employees under adversarial conditions
  • Flexibly adapt your leadership style to meet the needs of your employees
  • Improve managerial decision-making under uncertainty
  • Effectively promote change in your organisation, and breach resistance
  • Persuade your peers and get their buy-in to a new business idea they might find little appealing.

The Live Online format of this programme provides the same, high-quality learning experience you can expect from Cambridge, where you will benefit from face-to-face interactions and discussions with your fellow participants and our world-class faculty.

Transformational Leadership in Turbulent Times is a new programme delivered in a Live Online format, with four sessions spread out over the course of four half-days. The Live Online format provides the same, high-quality learning experience you can expect from Cambridge, where you will benefit from face-to-face interactions and discussions with your fellow participants and our world-class faculty.

This highly interactive programme brings fresh content to reflect the new environment in which leaders look to deliver change. The leadership element focuses much more on leadership authenticity; reflecting our fluid environment. The new format enables real-time collaboration and teamwork with your peers, where you will be required to work on simulation and self-reflection exercises, designed to help you assess and gain feedback on your leadership skills and decision-making processes. You will benefit from real-time feedback from your peers and our programme faculty. You will leave the programme with the skills and insights necessary to lead change management in our ever-more complex working environment.

Our Live Online programmes offer the same quality and academic rigour associated with all Cambridge education:

  • Delivered by Cambridge Judge Business School’s world-class faculty – Cambridge Judge is a strong research-oriented business school with 19 research centres. All programmes are designed and led by an Academic Programme Director who is a member of Cambridge Judge faculty.
  • Drawing upon the strengths and resources of the wider University of Cambridge and the Cambridge ecosystem, including accessing global alumni and specialists as guest speakers
  • Small class sizes (maximum 30) and high levels of interaction with world-class faculty.
  • Emphasis on quality outcomes – we seek to monitor our delivery against the individual needs of participants. It is no accident that a little over half of our open programme participants come back to Cambridge Judge at least once, often multiple times.


  • Leadership in times of change or crisis: what are employees looking for?
  • Developing flexible leadership styles to meet the needs of employees
  • Creating engaging and stimulating work
  • Creating psychologically safe work environments
  • Breaching resistance to change
  • Persuading and influencing for results.


  • Explore fresh perspectives and approaches on leadership
  • Explore the importance of motivation, change management and persuasion for leadership effectiveness
  • Examine and reflect upon your own style of leading, motivating and persuading subordinates and colleagues
  • Learn about tools and procedures to manage change effectively, and return to your business with concrete ideas of how to implement change.
Icon: Executive Education Certificates of Achievement.

This programme counts towards the Cambridge Judge Business School General Management Certificate of Achievement. On completing the GMCA you 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

  • Executives responsible for managing or developing employees, to improve performance and organisational effectiveness
  • Managers who wish to learn more about motivation and people management
  • Organisations and individuals who wish to develop leadership qualities during times of organisational change
  • Executives wishing to develop their leadership styles.

Academic Programme Director

Alberto Feduzi

Senior Faculty in Management Practice

PhD (University of Cambridge)

Faculty & speakers

Andreas Richter

Professor of Organisational Behaviour

PhD (Aston University)

Andreas’s teaching philosophy centres on the belief that learning should be experiential and participant-centred. Consequently, he strives to create a classroom environment that draws on many different techniques and materials, such as case analyses, group discussions, films, and experiential exercises, in order to facilitate the collective learning process and actively integrate participants’ work experience, opinions, and views.

He cooperated with, or consulted for, various public and private organisations in the health care, pharmaceutical, and financial sectors, focusing on team-working effectiveness, the stimulation of creativity and innovation, self-management training, and leadership development.

Andreas is a trained psychologist who specialised in industrial and organisational psychology, holds a PhD in management, and is a certified client-centred counsellor (occupational and clinical settings).

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Dates & fees



Fees *

Dates tbc

4 half-day sessions (mornings, UK time)

£1,875 + VAT

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

Terms & Conditions for Self-funded Applicants (pdf, 277KB) (updated 25 August 2021)
Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (pdf, 295KB) (updated 25 August 2021)

Registration closes at midday two working days before the programme start date.

Participants are expected to attend the full programme.

Please ensure that you have read our Frequently Asked Questions, which provide important additional information about our face-to-face and Live Online programmes, in particular during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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:

Jasmin Abdel-Moneim

Sales & Business Development Manager
Open Programmes
Tel: +44 (0)7850 949628

Schedule a call with Jasmin

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4 half-day sessions
(mornings, UK time)


Dates tbc

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