How to lead with purpose and integrity.

Programme details


1-4 December 2015

This programme brings together strategic thinking and personal leadership. In a world of change and uncertainty, leaders need a clear sense of direction and purpose, and the courage and persistence to achieve results. There is a marked difference between thinking and acting operationally, and thinking and acting strategically. Being a strategic leader means that your decisions tend to be more risky, your actions are more visible and achieving results is more complex.

Working with other senior leaders from a range of organisations over the course of 10 months, you will pool your experience to address real business issues and see positive results. You will explore new approaches to strategy, understand the importance of organisational culture and learn how to overcome the challenges of implementing change. By developing your leadership style, you will be able to engage others in turning a vision into reality.

Following the initial residential workshop you will work as part of a learning set. This involves working together in a group of up to six senior leaders with a member of the Roffey Park faculty to develop your strategic thinking through ‘live’ case studies. The learning set will meet regularly at different organisations, hosted by the set members, enabling you to gain new strategic insights and help to put your learning into practice.

On the final day, back at Roffey Park, both learning sets come back together, share something of their learning journey and explore a further strategic theme of their choice. Topics that have been requested in the past have included: Leading in Complexity; Strengths-based employee engagement; Strategic influence; Navigating organisational politics; Developing personal resilience.

Business benefits

Participants who have attended this course have been able to stand back and chart the future direction of their business. Many of them have identified ways to improve the bottom line results, including one whose innovative idea was worth over £500,000 to his company.

This programme develops leaders who have a clear sense of direction, who can achieve results and who have a clear understanding of effective ways to implement change.

Why should you attend this programme?

  • Develop self awareness and confidence as a leader, through 360° feedback and group coaching.
  • Identify what inspiring leadership means for you in your organisation.
  • Experience turning your vision into real business change.
  • Understand more about strategy, organisational culture and tools for change.
  • Enjoy the challenge and support of working with peers in confidential learning set meetings.

“I was a participant on the Roffey Park Strategic Leadership programme eight years ago and I am still reaping the benefit. I want the key people in my business to have the same opportunity to develop their thinking, and to understand that they, as leaders, are the key to transformational change”. Read more.

Steve Robertson, Lloyds of London


It was enlightening to think about my core values, which has inspired me to change my approach. I am no longer the manager looking at day to day issues. I am the strategic leader looking ahead and contributing to Group strategy and purpose.

Darren Carr, Rathbone Brothers plc

Duration and fees

Part 1: 3.5 days
Part 2: 4 separate days over 6-9 months in action learning sets

£5,900 + VAT
inclusive of all tuition fees, materials, meals and accommodation

Programme director

Programme director

Adrian Lock

BSc (Hons), DipTM, DipCoach, MCIPD, CertMed

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