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Move into management. Become a leader
If you have already spent some years working as a high-performing functional expert and are ready to move forward in your career, then the Management Acceleration Programme is for you. This programme helps you to expand your business expertise, strengthen your knowledge and skill sets, and gives you the confidence you need to take that next step.
The Management Acceleration Programme equips you with the relevant perspectives and skills to work effectively across functions and cultures. It will reinforce your ability to both lead and follow in today’s constantly changing, high-pressure and volatile business world.
How you benefit
- More competent as a manager. Become a more competent and confident manager with new insights, knowledge and skills.
- Lead effectively and responsibly. Enhance your ability to lead mindfully, effectively and responsibly with or without formal authority.
- Creating long-term value. Stay more focused on creating value and grounded in long-term purpose.
- Part of a strong international network. Join a community of international high-potentials that will support you long after the programme is over.
- Ongoing personal and professional development. Develop clear aims and plans for your ongoing personal and professional development.
The Management Acceleration Programme is designed for individual contributors who aspire to – or have recently gained – management responsibilities. The programme also welcomes functional experts whose success depends on understanding the business as a whole and individuals with potential for future senior management roles.
This programme qualifies for the INSEAD Certificate in Global Management.
To me, this is a uniquely powerful programme because it not only allows participants to acquire knowledge and skills that are critical for leaders today, but it also provides a space for them to learn how to use that knowledge and those skills in an authentic and personal way. It is a privilege for me to be there to help guide them through the programme; A programme that is often truly transformational for those who decide to join.
I love being immersed in the community that the Management Acceleration Programme brings together. It is incredibly diverse and yet bound by a shared intent. They are all emerging leaders. They are facing delicate transitions in their professional and personal lives. They all hope to craft careers and life trajectories that are both successful and meaningful. And they are eager to share a learning journey with supportive peers, and with the INSEAD faculty and coaches. I am inspired by the participants’ commitment to acquire new knowledge, to examine the ways they think and act, and to learn from and with each other – ultimately, to become the best managers and leaders they can be.
What makes the Management Acceleration Programme special is the depth and breadth of the developmental journey that unfolds over the 3 months of the programme. Participants make great strides towards their career and personal goals. They gain the knowledge and skills to work confidently across functional and national boundaries, and form valuable bonds with a global community that spans industries and continents. The insights, tools and connections the Management Acceleration Programme equips them with, help participants be authentic and effective leaders in their organisations and communities once they return home.
The Blended Format. How does it work?
The blended Management Acceleration Programme journey begins with your typical pre-programme readings so as to get you up-to-speed before the programme starts.
Thereafter, you move onto the first module, which will be delivered in a live virtual format over 7 half days. This Module consists of a programme intro with the programme director, followed by sessions on finance and accounting fundamentals for rising managers.
Before moving into Module 2, you will take part in 8-10 weeks of on-demand, asynchronous learning covering marketing and strategy content.
The Programme concludes with a six and a half day on-campus Module with the programme director and is mostly focused on experiential learning. This ranges from sessions on organisational behaviour to coaching, workshops and outdoor activities.
Upon completion of the programme you will become an Alumus/a of INSEAD, integrating a worldwide network.
The blended learning journey
The Management Acceleration Programme Selection Process
The Management Acceleration Programme features a rigorous selection process that is designed to put together a diverse class of talented and accomplish individuals from every function, every industry and from all over the world.
Making the most of leadership development
“We like to think that the learning happens in the classroom but that’s not how learning happens when you return from a programme. When you leave a programme, you leave with two things: you leave with a set of insights. You also leave with a set of questions.”
“Simulations allow us to acquire skills in an environment that is safe; that is risk free. It allows us to focus on the learnings rather than the results.” Henrik Bresman, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Programme Director of the Management Acceleration Programme, on why we use simulations on programme.
How do you learn leadership and management?
Leadership and management is typically honed through experience. However, it is often difficult to find the space and time to reflect on the day-to-day.
Participant Journeys: Nick Kennedy
“The buzz that you get on the INSEAD campus. You can just feel this energy. It’s just an amazing experience and it’s very enriching.” Nick Kennedy shares his experience of being on campus and on the Management Acceleration Programme.
Participant Journeys: Saloua Essalhi
“I was looking for something where I could have a view on the complete spectrum of business administration.” Saloua Essalhi on how she found herself in a bubble at INSEAD, going on a journey with 40 other likeminded people.
Participant Journeys: Manuel Pincetti
“I was looking for an executive education experience focused not just on the technical side of things, but also, and especially, on leadership and organisational activities.” Manuel Pincetti talks about his transformational experience at INSEAD.
"The real key to leading a diverse team is to build a common story that can bind that team together…It needs to be a thing everyone can identify with regardless of their diverse backgrounds.” Jennifer Petriglieri, Programme Director, Management Acceleration Programme
“A leader is not someone who sits a certain place or acts a certain way, but is a person who is willing, able and entrusted to articulate, embody and help realise a story of possibility for a group of people at a point in time.” Gianpiero Petriglieri, Programme Director, Management Acceleration Programme
“The first way is to build a bridge of identification with people. When people identify with you, they see a piece of themselves in you which makes them more likely to trust you and work with you towards a common goal.” Jennifer Petriglieri, Programme Director, Management Acceleration Programme
The coaching process on the Management Acceleration Programme
Coaching forms a vital part of the Management Acceleration Programme. Hear Programme Director, Gianpiero Petriglieri, explain how.
Hear past-participant, Nancy LeBosquian, talk about her Management Acceleration Programme experience
How Leaders can Maximise their Impact
Effective leaders need to know whether their ‘people hat’ or ‘P&L hat’ fits most comfortably.
Thought leadership recognised with awards
Professor Gianpiero Petriglieri among winners of three category awards and two competitions at The Case Centre Awards and Competitions 2018.
Past-participant interview: step back, self-reflect and improve your leadership and management skills
"It gave me the opportunity to take a step back, reflect and see things more clearly."
'Portable' leaders need people skills
As careers become more mobile, employers and educators must adapt
Past-participant interview: gaining fresh management perspectives in a multicultural environment
"The focus on the leadership skills helps you explore your personal life and your goals as a person."
Today's leaders require a new sense of self
What career transformation really means in a world with few if any guarantees.
In an age when companies wage wars for talent, it is hard to acknowledge that for some people, being recognized as talented turns out to be a curse...aspiring leaders work hard to live up to others’ expectations.
What generations X, Y and Z want from leadership
Managers should distribute leadership and make life more efficient for their employees.
How leaders are defined and identified needs upgrading in a world that has shifted from a mono-culture to nomadic leadership.
What generations X, Y and Z want from work technology
Future employees expect a seamless virtual office and new levels of flexibility.
Psychoanalysing the world’s problems won’t help us solve them
A century past its formulation as a treatment for neurosis, psychoanalysis has become popular again as a method for explaining all kinds of social torments.
Making the workplace work for gens X, Y and Z
All three generations share an increasing enthusiasm for entrepreneurship, but differ globally in their fears about the future of work.
How women and men internalise the glass ceiling
Received ideas about leadership can provoke a career-killing identity crisis in women attempting to climb the ladder.
Past-participant interview: studying in a multicultural environment
"The programme provided an opportunity to work and interact with a diverse multicultural group, something otherwise difficult to achieve in any other environment."
Leadership in the moment of decision
Leaders collect vast amounts of knowledge, but if there is one area of expertise they must develop, it is the art of making the judgment call. Decision-making doesn’t come from models, it comes from practice.
Moving around without losing your roots
Big questions always strike unexpectedly, when our guard is down. I was watching my toddlers splash in the pool last summer when a fellow dad plunged me into revisiting the meaning of home in a globalized world.
Let’s face it. We all think about it. At times we think of little else — even if only rarely and in certain settings do we feel free to admit it. The conversation often begins furtively, the question murmured as if slightly shameful or out of place. How can I get more of it at work?
Driving organisational change under pressure
Intense pressure often calls for knee-jerk reactions. While firm responses are needed from leaders, they should resist the temptation to centralise control and stifle frontline ownership.
Stop trying to find your true self at work
Clarity often visits unexpectedly, and it seldom stays for long. Especially when it concerns who we really are.
Why leaders should create meaningful environments
Organisations that empower and give meaning to their members are not only more dignified but also more innovative.
On-Demand Webinar/Information Session:
INSEAD General Management Programmes
The transition into general management and into management roles is not an easy one. It requires a transformation of thought and mindset. The skills that made you successful in your career to date, might not be the ones needed going forward.
During the information session, you will hear from past participants Julia Darvill and Ghada Othman and will learn more about our portfolio of general management programmes which are designed to give you the skills, the tools and the confidence needed to move into management and leadership roles with ease.
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