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Advanced Leadership webinar gives executives a taste of Cambridge experience

2014_news_execed_alpwebinarSenior level business executives looking to refresh their approach to leadership this year can access a webinar this month to understand what the Advanced Leadership Programme from Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education can offer them this summer.

Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education is part of the University of Cambridge, which has recently retained its ranking as the number one university in the UK league table; meaning business executives have the chance of furthering their knowledge at the nation’s leading academic institution.

Companies are increasingly turning to executive education to strengthen their leadership skills with Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education seeing a 20 per cent increase in enrolments on open programmes compared with last year.

The Advanced Leadership Programme is Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education’s flagship programme in the Open Programme portfolio and is currently taking applications for June. This year it takes an interdisciplinary approach to today’s challenges with input from academics and practitioners in technology, engineering, the media, and government.

Business leaders interested in taking the programme will be able to take part in the free interactive webinar on Thursday 30 January at 13:00 GMT, hosted by Allison Wheeler-Héau, Director of the Cambridge Advanced Leadership Programme and also Director of Open Programmes.

Allison explains:

The three-week general management and leadership programme offers the opportunity for seasoned general managers and senior executives to step back from their professional and personal lives and dedicate time for themselves in a learning environment that is second to none. In the webinar I will aim to answer any questions or concerns that people may have before committing to the full programme.

Webinar participants will find out more about the structure of the programme and in particular, the three core themes that run through it: making sense of turbulent times, taking the lead through innovation, and leadership into action.

Last term the programme was highly subscribed by senior level executives and managers from a diverse range of businesses.

Kevin Banthorpe, Senior Development Manager of Sepura, participated in the programme and said:

The Advanced Leadership Programme took me away from the day-to-day business to consider the much bigger picture. The bond that you build with other senior professionals through the three weeks is something I’ll never forget. The quality of the lectures and discussions far exceeded my expectations and previous learning experiences.

Sandra Waterhouse, Global Director of Operations at Cambridge University Press, also attended the programme and said:

The Advanced Leadership Programme was an intensive learning experience that I’ve no doubt will prove invaluable through the remainder of my working life. Mentally stimulating and thought-provoking, as well as fun and from time to time exhausting! The friends and colleagues acquired through the process will also be an extremely valuable asset for the future.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact throughout the webinar and ask questions during the Q&A at the end.