"For me, one of the best things about the ODI’s Advanced Leaders Programme was its consistent focus on the application of learning to practice. This was achieved by integrating excellent theoretical content, delivered by wonderful presenters, with a range of really user-friendly tools and personal appraisals. In the words of Da Vinci, “knowing is not enough, we must apply”. Having graduated from the course with a personal Leadership Development Plan that’s both aspirational and achievable, that’s precisely what I now intend to do! "(Nicola Woodward, CEO)


This programme has been delivered as a public programme and is able to be customised and delivered in-house.

Programme Foundations

The Advanced Leaders Programme is founded on five key themes and a core set of leadership behaviours.

Five Key Themes that encompass the leadership agenda of sustainable organisations are integrated throughout the programme - Balance and Social Responsibility, A Whole Systems Perspective, Positive Values-Based Leadership, Creativity, Innovation and High Value Add, Evidence-Based Best Practice.

The programme addresses all ten competencies and related behaviours at the tactical and strategic levels on our Leadership Competencies Framework. These competencies embody the core behaviours required of 21st Century leaders - Adaptability, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Innovation, People Development, Personal Leadership, Planning, Results Focus, and Vision and Strategy.

Programme Structure

This is an integrated programme that spans several months and comprises a number of components: 


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