Why choose this programme?

The Senior Executive Programme (SEP) is a dynamic, fast-paced programme that is designed to take you to the next level of leadership.

The SEP is made up of senior executives from a number of organisations, creating a unique classroom dynamic where you will be challenged and encouraged to up your game at every stage.

This programme is for you if…

You are a high-performing individual
with 10 years’ experience in private, public, for profit and not for profit organisations.

In Brief

Next programme: Next programme:
Spring 2020
Location: Location:
IMI Campus
Duration: Duration:
6 months
On-site: On-site:
13 days
Seniority: Seniority:
Senior to C-Level Career
Non-member fee: Non-member fee:
€10,100
Member fee: Member fee:
€8,200
Programme Dates - Dublin

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You can look forward to:

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Classroom workshops

These workshops typically include a mix of expert-led group discussion, debate, case study analysis, simulation and role play.

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Learning sets

You and your class colleagues will work together throughout each session to contextualise and apply your learning to the reality of your organisation.

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Executive coaching

You will receive three one-to-one executive coaching sessions over the duration of the programme to support your developmental journey.

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Discussions with visiting business leaders

These sessions will provide an invaluable opportunity to discuss strategic, organisational and leadership challenges with proven business leaders.

Key takeaways

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Sustainable Performance

Brilliant performance that lasts. Renew your energy and concentrate your focus on your organisation’s leadership challenges.

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Winning Organization

Build an organisation that performs at pace. Deliver a strategic project for your organisation, stretching it's capabilities.

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Strategic Mindset

Shift your mindset and start thinking differently. Deepen your strategy formulation skill, in the context of a turbulent environment.

Programmes themes

The new leader

This is 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.

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

Outside-in strategy

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

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

Evaluating strategic options

Most companies are awash with data but still searching for insight. This module will introduce you 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.

You will leave with a toolset that will enable you to turn information into actionable
knowledge and real decisions and also track implementation using relevant and
meaningful performance indicators.

Building a winning organisation

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.

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

Engaging the 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.

You will leave with a range of tools and frameworks that will enable you to be more effective as a leader in engaging and mobilising your organisation around new initiatives.

What our graduates say

Marguerite Brosnan
The Senior Exec Programme has been a wonderful professional and personal development experience for me. It provided the opportunity to engage with and learn from some really impressive business experts across a range of disciplines.

The content was stimulating and helped me broaden my skills, knowledge and perspective. In addition, sharing the learning experience with colleagues from other industries was powerful and provided me with an excellent networking opportunity.


Marguerite Brosnan
Head of Direct Channels, Bank of Ireland

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