In Brief

Who is it for: Who is it for:
Senior & future leaders working in FDI multinationals
Number of participants per company: Number of participants per company:
Four senior leaders
IMI Campus and Online
Duration: Duration:
7 months
Launch Date: Launch Date:
26 January 2024
Fees: Fees:
€32,000 per participating organisation
4 virtual workshops 4 virtual workshops
Expert mentoring sessions Expert mentoring sessions
Special launch event and final presentation Special launch event and final presentation
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Programme Dates

Future Subsidiary Leaders Programme
  • Launch: 26 January 2024
  • Strategic Subsidiary Leadership: 27 February 2024
  • Communicate Your Value: 13 & 27 March 2024
  • Develop Your Talent Strategy : 26 April 2024
  • Strengthen Your Stakeholder Network: 14 & 28 May 2024
  • Present Your Plan: 28 June 2024
  • Post Programme Check-in: September 2024

This programme is for you if…

You want to elevate and develop the capabilities and mindset needed for your high-potential candidates to successfully lead the subsidiary.

Why choose this programme?

Irish subsidiaries need to develop future site leaders who can strategically manage the organisation at global level and contribute to strategic decision-making. These future
subsidiary leaders must be agile, resilient and display leadership maturity.

In tandem, their ability to identify value-adding opportunities for investment and innovation in the subsidiary must be enhanced to safeguard and future proof its success.

IMI, in association with IDA Ireland, has designed the Future Subsidiary Leaders Programme to address these needs and to develop ‘ready now’ leaders capable of stepping into these roles.

Participants can look forward to:

Virtual Workshops

A series of 4 experiential workshops working with peers designed by global leaders in multinationals and IMI. Each workshop comprises 2 * 4 hour blocks.

Expert mentoring

An experienced senior FDI global executive will provide mentoring throughout the programme to keep participants focused and aligned.

Expert speaker series

Virtual events will be held with world-class speakers to focus on key trends and topics.

Present your plan

Company teams will present their organisational plan to the senior management team, testing their strategy in a confidential setting.

Company group work

Each company will engage in collaborative projects to embed new knowledge and skills.

Key programme takeaways

Future-Focused Blueprint

Develop a future-focused personal leadership blueprint in the context of subsidiary strategic leadership and make your succession plan the foundation of better business outcomes in the long term.

Greater Clarity

Create a specific and focused talent capability requirement and development plan.

Build Your Case

Formulate a plan to introduce value-adding improvements or innovation opportunities for the subsidiary. Conduct initial scoping of the business case for these as you turn insights into action.

Programmes themes

Strategic subsidiary leadership
  • Hone the mindset, behaviours, skills and capabilities for strategic leadership in the FDI context.
  • Develop ambidextrous leadership and learn to balance the responsibility for ‘foresight’ with business building.
  • Understand your team’s leadership style and how it fits with subsidiary leadership.
  • Understand the power of followers and their influence.
Communicate your value
  • Identify, score and develop a shortlist of possible investment or innovation opportunities that add value in subsidiary and corporate terms.
  • Use relevant criteria to assess (strategic fit, differentiation, competitive advantage) and select key opportunities to focus on.
Develop your talent strategy
  • Understand the talent requirements to deliver on the selected opportunities.
  • Roadmap how to source and mobilise your plan.
  • Understand the latest trends in HR asset management and how these will impact on talent development.
Strengthen your stakeholder network
  • Identify the key stakeholders for the chosen investments.
  • Map your ecosystem and stakeholders and develop an engagement plan.
  • Understand how to influence stakeholders in a matrix, multicultural context.
  • Prepare to articulate your Organisational Plan or Business Case at the Capstone event to conclude the programme.
Present your plan
  • Test your organisational plan or business case in a closed presentation to the senior management team.

Programme Partners

We are proud to partner with IDA Ireland for the Future Subsidiary Leaders programme. Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, the IDA is a non-commercial, semi-state body promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland through a wide range of services.

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