"I learnt how I could begin to change the traditional business culture that existed within my organisation"
Deputy General Manager, Research and Business Development at ITOCHU Europe Plc
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.
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Are you ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? Our programme is specifically designed to help you transition from operational execution to leading with maximum personal impact. Redefine and experiment with new leadership behaviours both in and out of the classroom to inspire your teams to achieve higher performance.
Achieve a greater level of self-awareness and understand how your actions and interactions impact those around you. Authenticate your professional identity, gaining the confidence to embrace diverse viewpoints, the credibility to successfully handle complex decision-making in times of uncertainty, and the courage to step up and deliver value.
Pre-Programme: Engage and Connect
Begin your future-focused learning journey with the exploration of your professional identity as it relates to your transition from a functional manager to a more substantial role or business leader. Through access to 1:1 coaching, you will formulate your desired impact from the programme.
Module 1: Global Context (London - 5 days)
Tackle old problems with a fresh perspective. Learn to lead and solve complex problems in today’s digitally driven and increasingly unpredictable world. Our curriculum explores the most pressing challenges facing business leaders today, providing you with the insights you need to operate successfully in this ever-evolving landscape. With guidance from our world-leading faculty and industry guest speakers, you'll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to see challenges in a new light and approach them with confidence. Join us in London, where our city becomes your classroom and exceptional experiential learning opportunities await.
Module 2: Personal Agency (London - 5 days)
Discover the courage to integrate personal brand and social responsibility. Through a series of engaging and thought-provoking sessions, you will focus on reshaping your decision making and influencing skills for your business, society and the planet. The programme takes advantage of LBS' location, providing unique, London-based experiential learning. Gain insight from your colleagues and peers with 360 feedback in order to navigate change and think differently in a global context.
Module 3: Creating Strategic Value (Live Virtual)
Understand the tools and approaches to create strategic value and change. With access to coaching you’ll explore the path from strategic planning to implementation, looking at developments in data science that can support your strategic initiative and how it relates to your customer value.
Module 4: Relating and Engaging (London – 5 days)
Enrich your understanding of business and leadership. Achieve success and deliver your business priorities through the ability to communicate with clarity and empower those around you. Take advantage of your cohort's varied experience through peer coaching sessions.
Post-programme: Apply and Transform
Apply what you’ve learned, improve organisational performance, and complete the action plan you developed throughout the programme. Start your journey as a confident, credible and courageous leader. Enhance your learning with an online topical elective that will further drive your competitive advantage.
Accelerate and transition your understanding of business leadership. The ADP immerses you in a blend of faculty thought leadership, 1:1 and group coaching, AI discovery, guest speakers, peer-to-peer interactions, round table discussions and experiential London-based activities.
You can apply to the programme of your choice online. Acceptance is not automatic and your application will be reviewed by our Admissions Committee to ensure the best fit between applicants and programmes. Spaces on our programmes can fill up quickly so we encourage you to apply early and ensure your submission is as comprehensive as possible.
It covers all required study materials, programme activities and excursions, as well as refreshments and most meals. It also includes single-occupancy, en-suite accommodation near campus and access to a well-appointed gym with a swimming pool.
Visa requirements vary depending on your nationality and country of residence. We encourage you to use the ‘check if you need a visa’ tool or to consult the UK consulate or embassy in your home country.
Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Charles Handy Chair in Organisational Behaviour and Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Teaching Fellow of Marketing
Professor of Management Science and Operations
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Submit your application through our online application form.
Not ready to apply yet? Reserve a place
We recommend you apply at least three months before the programme starts to guarantee your place. The application form will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
We’ll acknowledge receipt of your application by email within 48 hours, providing it’s received during normal working hours (Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 18:00 GMT). We will review and respond to your application within two working days. We do this in order of receipt and acceptance is not automatic.
Yes. We can hold a provisional place for you for up to two weeks. Take note, completed applications take priority and programmes often fill up several months in advance. You can reserve a place online, by phone or by email.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7000 8575 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The programme is taught in English, so a good working knowledge of the language is essential. If English is not your first language, we may ask you for evidence of your proficiency.
The fee for the programme is £29,500.*
The programme fee covers all required study materials, programme activities and excursions, as well as refreshments and most meals. It also includes London hotel accommodation and access to a well-appointed gym with a swimming pool.
We offer a 25% discount for London Business School Alumni.
For more information on what the programme fee covers please speak to our Client Relationship Manager.
*Fees are subject to change.
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.
Applications for the 2023/24 academic year will open in March 2024 where the application form and process will be published.
To qualify you will be a female leader:
Applications for the Accelerated Development Programme Scholarship for the 2022/23 academic year closed on the 2 April 2023. Applications for the 2023/24 academic year will open in March 2024 where the application form and process will be published.
Applications open in March 2024 when the application form and process will be published.
Candidates are reviewed on the basis of their written application and supporting references. Successful applicants are invited to a panel interview at London Business School.
The scholarships are funded through Executive Education and donations from previous attendees of Executive Education programmes at LBS. If you are interested in supporting the scholarships please get in contact with us at ADPscholarship@london.edu