What does it mean to be a leader? What skills do I need to be successful as a leader? These are just two of the questions answered during the Leadership Launch self-development programme that runs alongside your academic study.
The programme is organised into five key themes and is designed to ensure that you possess the skills required to become an effective global leader.
1) Know and develop yourself
Meet and receive support from the School's Career Services team as you define your career goals and what success will mean for you post-MBA.
The first course: Global Leadership Assessment for Managers (GLAM) acts as a springboard for the rest of the programme, allowing you to build a personalised action plan for the next two years based on an assessment of your personal development needs.
2) Rigorous and creative problem solving
Learn effective working strategies for absorbing, understanding and organising information whilst taking strategic problem solving to the next level. Courses include:
- Creative problem solving for case interviews
- Mastering finance technical interviews
- Crack a case trainer programme
3) Powerful communication
Express yourself clearly and persuasively and learn how to increase your personal impact. Develop tools and techniques to outperform other candidates at both the application and interviews stage. Courses include:
- Business Writing
- Great CVs
- Winning cover letters
4) Delivering through others
Understand others and their perspectives whilst also developing the toolkit you need to capitalise upon your own emotions and behaviours in the workplace. Courses include:
- Effective networking
- Emotional Intelligence
5) Managing and implementing change
Enhance your powers of persuasion and learn to build powerful business relationships using practical exercises which break down the core tools. Workshops include:
- Core coaching skills for effective leadership
- Managing difficult situations in the workplace
- Giving and receiving feedback
Leadership Launch provides a varied and stimulating learning environment through simulations, panel discussions, group workshops and coaching. You are encouraged to tailor the programme to your individual development needs.