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Accelerated Development Programme

Step into a transformational leadership experience, to become a confident, credible and courageous global business leader. Shape your business strategy and learn to engage your team to deliver sustainable value for your stakeholders and organisation.

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Confident. Credible. Courageous.

London Business School’s longest running Executive programme, the Accelerate Development Programme (ADP) challenges you to redefine your leadership thinking. Designed for driven executives seeking to unlock their full potential, ADP offers an immersive curriculum that harnesses the power of experiential learning, world-class faculty thought leadership, expert coaching, and unparalleled networking opportunities. Over the course of this dynamic programme, you'll develop essential leadership skills and hone your decision-making abilities, empowering you to create sustainable strategic value in today's ever-evolving global marketplace.

  • Gain the skills and insight to transition your professional identity from functional expert/operational manager to successful business leader.

  • Equip yourself with a better understanding of corporate leadership to deliver on your organisation's strategy.

  • Master new ideas and behaviours in a safe space as you redefine and develop your skills. Gain your own understanding of authentic leadership and experiment through self-prototyping.

  • Broaden your perspectives and unlock your thinking. Learn to navigate through shifting global trends and crises, adopting rigorous new approaches to general management and decision-making.

  • Develop the confidence to build strong relationships. Discover how to achieve sustained organisational success through working with others.

  • Engage in the ADP Identity Quest; a self-reflective journey to apply new concepts to your professional and personal brand. Leverage feedback from others, including insights gained through 360 surveys, coaching, thought leadership and assessments to build your 12-week action plan for impact.

  • Share your learning journey with a diverse group of global business leaders and build a professional network for life.

Right for you

The ADP supports and accelerates the successful transition of experienced managers into global business leaders. Participants will typically have, or will soon be taking responsibility for, strategic direction and leading people across your organisation to create, deliver and capture value. There is a minimum of five years proven management experience required.


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Attendees include:

  • Senior managers in - or stepping up to – a General Management/Head of Business Unit with accountability for the outcomes of the organisation as a whole

  • Successful leaders with potential to take on more complex roles

  • Entrepreneurs leading a fast-growing business that is stretching their current approach to leadership

  • Leaders of strategic initiatives and change programmes who want a broader understanding corporate leadership

  • Family business members stepping up to new business leadership or senior leadership roles

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Designed for impact

Are you prepared to embark on a transformative journey towards achieving leadership excellence? Our programme is meticulously designed to propel you beyond the realm of operational proficiency and empower you into the sphere of impactful and visionary leadership. Immerse yourself in a stimulating environment where you'll challenge conventional norms and cultivate innovative leadership practices, both inside and outside the classroom. Unleash your potential to ignite passion and unlock peak performance within your teams.

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Experts in the field

Access some of the world’s leading thinkers whose cutting-edge research in global business is grounded in real-world practicality.

How to apply

Submit your application through our online application form.

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Accelerated Development Programme Scholarship

We offer one fully funded scholarship and two 50% scholarships for a unique opportunity to take your place on London Business School’s Accelerated Development Programme.

The scholarships are awarded to women by London Business School to support diversity and female participation in our Executive Education Programmes.

The scholarships cover full participation in lectures, group work, executive coaching, experiential activities and accommodation.

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