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Executive Education

Upcoming Sessions
5 weeks

Content Overview

Developing Emerging Leaders is an online programme delivered over 5 weeks that requires you to work on multiple levels. Each week develops one part of the following topics. 

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Leading yourself

  • The importance of continuous learning in your leadership practice
  • Resilience, navigating difficult experiences and managing the gap between intended and actual outcomes
  • Emotional intelligence, mindfulness and the body scan practice

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Leading collaborative teams

  • The dimensions of effectiveness in team collaboration
  • Essential conditions for successful collaboration (The Effectiveness Pyramid)
  • How to design high collaboration and performance teams
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Leading others

  • Nurture developmental relationships at work
  • Assess your own and others’ behaviours
  • Give and receive effective feedback



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The changing nature of work

  • The three-way tension: effectiveness, staffing and social fabric
  • The Integrated Employee Value Proposition (iEVP) framework and application through a personalised report
  • The three critical human challenges: power and fairness, culture, trust and psychological safety
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Leading change

  • Unconscious biases
  • How to solve technical or adaptive problems
  • Setting the conditions for difficult conversations and how to capture learning

Your Online Learning Journey

Your Online Learning Journey

Throughout the programme, an INSEAD Learning Coach will be guiding you and helping you maximise the impact of your learning journey.

*Please note the programme may include a pause week(s).

Action Learning Project: Leadership Action Plan

Developing your leadership skills is critical to driving business success for your organisation in these turbulent times.

Skillfully applying these skills to your own role in leading yourself and high-performing teams is key to helping them realise their full potential and seize the opportunities this contemporary workplace presents. As such, your Action Learning Project (ALP) will focus on building your Leadership Action Plan and will give you the opportunity to practise applying your learning to your own leadership role. The ALP will take you on a step-by-step journey to develop a leadership practice that you can hone while managing yourself and your team.

You will start by describing your leadership context and setting your overall leadership goal which you can review and fine tune until the final assignment. Each week, you will reflect on your specific challenges and concrete action plans related to the weekly topics and build a comprehensive overview as you go. For your Final Assignment you will create an executive summary to highlight your key findings and summarise your learning journey over the programme weeks. At the end, you will review and prioritise three areas of your leadership practice to tackle the leadership challenges you are currently facing in the context of your role and organisation. You will then identify concrete, practical steps to bring about this improvement. 

Throughout the programme, you will receive guidance from your learning coach as well as exchange with your peers in developing your Leadership Action Plan. We encourage you to reflect on their feedback to enhance your learning and improve your ALP submissions.

Typical Week on an INSEAD Online Programme

Each week of content follows a very clear path to facilitate learning for busy executives. The platform allows participants to learn at their own pace during each week, by viewing the content, completing assignments and engaging in discussions, taking on average 4-6 hours per week* to complete.


*This is the recommended number of hours per week however please note that working on the Action Learning Project (ALP) may require up to two additional hours/week.