Senior Executive Programme

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The Senior Executive Programme (SEP) is IMI’s flagship development programme for senior business leaders and runs on a consortium basis. Click here for the programme brochure.

The SEP delivers a transformative learning experience that focuses on the role of leaders in driving and sustaining corporate success in uncertain times. The SEP as mentioned above runs on a consortium basis with the majority of each cohort composed of groups of executives from a number of organisations, creating a unique classroom dynamic. 

Participants will be able to demonstrate a high level of achievement in their career to date. Executive directors and senior line managers, including general managers and functional heads from medium and large companies, have made up the majority of attendees on this programme in recent years. The programme is aimed at high calibre individuals with 10 years experience from private, public, for profit and not for profit organisations. Participants will have a desire to enhance an already impressive track record through a hunger to learn and to gain exposure to new ideas and strategic perspectives.

The SEP also accepts individuals who already are, or are targeted to become senior team members in their organisations.


  • Gain leading-edge strategies and best practice insight to enable enhanced decision making in challenging environments.
  • Deepen your strategy formulation skill, in the context of a turbulent environment.
  • Acquire new insights and perspectives from world class business experts.
  • Understand and enhance your personal leadership impact and effectiveness.
  • Build a powerful network of peers and faculty.
  • Develop an understanding of how to organise effectively and maximise business performance.
  • Renew your energy and concentrate your focus on your organisation’s leadership challenges.
  • Build professional development plans for your future.
  • Develop a “90 Day Executive Implementation Plan” that you will put into practice following completion of the SEP. This plan will serve as a focal point for capturing the many personal insights that you develop over the duration of the programme, structuring the translation of best-practice theory into contextualised actions.
  • Participating organisations gain the benefit of their top executives collectively undertaking a world-class developmental experience and working together on facilitated business projects that directly apply programme learning back in the workplace in real time, delivering bottom line value back in the organisation.




For more information on programme details see above tab. 

  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Location: IMI Campus
  • Next Programme: 25.05.16


Programme Costs

Number of participants

Corporate Member






Consortia  3 €7,800 per person  €9,600 per person
Consortia  4  €7,600 per person  €9,400 per person
Consortia  5  €7,400 per person  €9,200 per person


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Next programme dates: 25 May 2016

Module 1; 25, 26 & 27 May 2016

Module 2; 22, 23 & 24 June 2016

Module 3; 07 & 08 September 2016

Module 4; 11 & 12 October 2016

Module 5; 17 & 18 November 2016

Final day; 07 December 2016



Senior Executive Programme details:


A dynamic introduction to the new, networked and interdependent business environment. Expectations for leaders in this environment, and how leaders themselves can be catalysts for sustainable growth, will be explored.

Participants will leave with a clear sense of what it means to be a strategic leader in today’s business environment. They will gain deep insights into their own leadership and create a road-map for development that will enable them to maximise their future impact.


Organisations that succeed in today’s volatile and rapidly changing markets shape strategy from the outside-in. This module will guide participants in using market insights to inform strategy, drive innovation and focus the organisation.

Participants will leave with a set of tools that will generate insights into how their customer needs are changing and identify the capabilities needed by the organisation to drive value.


Most companies are awash with data but still searching for insight. This module will introduce participants to a range of cutting edge strategic and financial tools that will enable them to locate and use the best available data to inform their decision-making.

Participants will leave with a tool-set that will enable them to turn information into actionable knowledge and real decisions and also track implementation using relevant and meaningful performance indicators.


This module will discuss the challenges of the 21st century workplace where winning engagement is the key, millennials are the core of the workforce, diversity is the norm, and agility is the only mechanism for survival.

Participants will leave with an understanding of the dimensions of engagement and agility and how to embed this in the culture of their own organisation.


Effective leaders understand influence and persuasion, and are adept at navigating the political landscape of the organisation.This module will focus on the skills required by every leader to engage and mobilise an organisation to take advantage of new opportunities.

Participants will leave with a range of tools and frameworks that will enable them to be more effective as leaders in engaging and mobilising the organisation around new initiatives.

A follow up day on the overall programme takes place in mid December.

There are no formal entry criteria. However, this is a demanding programme and suitability of candidates will be assessed at a pre-programme discussion with the programme director. The purpose of the discussion is to ensure a good fit between the candidate and the programme. Several years’ work experience at management level will normally be expected.

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Next programme dates: 25 May 2016

Module 1; 25, 26 & 27 May 2016

Module 2; 22, 23 & 24 June 2016

Module 3; 07 & 08 September 2016

Module 4; 11 & 12 October 2016

Module 5; 17 & 18 November 2016

Final day; 07 December 2016

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