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Executive Education

Executive Leadership Programme: Preparing leaders for the complexities of our changing world

Executive Leadership Programme: Preparing leaders for the complexities of our changing world

Executive Certificate

Language : English

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Rising to the challenges of tomorrow, today

The world is changing more quickly than ever before and the next series of changes promise to be the greatest and most disruptive yet. From advances in AI, to the far-reaching implications of automation and climate change, humanity is about to face its most pressing threats and promising opportunities.

These changes are developing simultaneously and are creating new contradictions and challenges for business and organisations. To respond to these major shifts, you have to understand and approach them holistically. Immersing yourself in the nature of these challenges enables you to understand them more deeply and discover new connections between them. This is how organisations can develop the most effective solutions to create a sustainable world.

Our two-week executive retreat focuses on the challenges facing business leaders, and explores the most appropriate and practical solutions. It is the perfect opportunity to take a step back, consider the bigger picture, and begin to develop solutions for the decade to come. 



The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic.- Peter Drucker


Successful completion of the the Executive Leadership Programme will enable you to:

  • Acquire a deeper and more integrated understanding of the challenges leaders will face in the future and how they will affect your industry  
  • Understand how the challenges of the next decade will impact business and its relationship with society 
  • Explore and develop practical solutions to meet these challenges  
  • Be capable of integrating these solutions within the specific context of your organisation 

Academic Director(s)

Christelle Bitouzet
Christelle Bitouzet
Adjunct Professor, HEC Paris
Connson Locke
Senior Lecturer in Practice, LSE Department of Management
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Program Content

The first module will take place in London in July and the second module will be run at HEC Paris in September/October.

Module 1 : Envisioning the Future

The first week at LSE in London focuses on the challenges, tensions, contradictions and opportunities that business leaders will meet in the future. Key topics such as global threats, automation and the future of work will all be examined.

Module 2 : Creating a Sustainable World

The second week at HEC Paris focuses on developing solutions for the business challenges of the future. Business models, internal creativity, addressing financial markets, supply chains and aligning leadership behaviour and vision will be explored.


Reputation matters. The Executive Leadership Programme offers you the chance to learn from two of the most respected academic institutions in the world, based in thriving, global cities. Ranked #2 in the world for management and social science, LSE is unique among other business schools in that its Department of Management integrates the latest business theories with the social, political, and economic contexts in which companies operate. When confronting leadership challenges, this holistic approach is essential, and will help to ensure that delegates receive a more complete understanding of how to approach the future.

Founded in 1881, HEC Paris is one of France’s oldest and most prestigious “Grande Écoles”. Since 2006, it has consistently ranked as Europe’s leading business school. By combining cutting-edge research with teaching excellence, HEC Paris offers a wide array of programmes ranging from Executive MBA and Executive Master’s degrees to tailored in-company programmes, which account for nearly half its activity. Over 8,000 executives and senior managers, from highly diverse cultural and professional backgrounds, take its world-renowned Executive Education programmes each year.




The programme is aimed at executives, key decision-makers and influencers with at least 8 years of professional experience, from all sectors and industries, who wish to prepare for the major challenges of tomorrow.

Executive Leadership Programme: Preparing leaders for the complexities of our changing world

Format: 2 modules of 5 days
Duration: 10 days
Language: English
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Cost: 18500 £


For information on alumni discount, potential funding options and application deadlines please contact the Programme Advisor. 

*Prices, dates, faculty and programme content are subject to change.

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Jean-Bernard Tison
Program Advisor


The majority of the HEC Paris faculty teaching on the programme are active members of the HEC Paris Society & Organizations Center. Society and Organizations (S&O) is an inter-disciplinary center at HEC Paris that brings together over 40 researchers, professors and doctoral students. It focuses on the contemporary challenges facing organisations and how these organisations shape and mold society. The mission of the S&O Center is to think, teach and act for an inclusive and sustainable world. To achieve this goal, its research focuses on concrete issues that enable companies to reconcile economic priorities with new social and environmental imperatives. The aim of the training programmes it develops is to allow managers to grasp the major challenges of our times and play a leading role in the transformation of business and society.


This Executive Certificate has been specifically designed for senior executives, key decision-makers and influencers with a minimum of 8 years of professional experience, from all sectors and industries, wishing to prepare for the key business challenges of the future.

If you think this is the right programme for you, please complete the application form by clicking on the link below. 


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