Study modes

Key information

Duration: 5 days (on-campus)
Programme dates:
13 -
19 -
Fees: £6,950

Key information

Duration: 8 weeks (virtual, part-time)
Programme dates:
18 April -
Location:
Address
Virtual, Study online
Fees: £2,950

Leadership in a Technology Driven World course overview

Imperial Leadership in a Technology Driven World Programme is a five-day immersive course that equips participants with the skills to lead their teams through the digital age. The programme offers a practical and personalised learning approach, backed by theory and delivered through interactive coaching elements.

Leadership and Management

This digital leadership & management programme will help aspiring leaders to understand their strengths and weaknesses as leaders, understand the rapidly changing technological context of modern business, and emerge with the tools & management training to lead in this challenging context. 

Coaching is a key element of this personalised programme, encouraging participants to leave their comfort zone and view their leadership style from new perspectives. Participants will work closely with their international peers to navigate the digital landscape and become adaptive leaders.  

Who should attend?

This programme is designed for executives with team management responsibilities who need guidance on how to lead effectively in the digital age. Your class peers will come from a range of diverse, international industries and organisations.  

Learning outcomes 

  • Receive insights through case studies, coaching and self-reflection into your personal leadership style

  • Understand effective leadership skills and techniques needed to lead teams through the digital age

  • Have a clear learning and development journey flowing from before the programme starts through to after its conclusion

  • Network with international peers from diverse industries and backgrounds

Programme content

At Imperial College Business School we believe that pre-program course work influences participant motivation and increases the activation of prior knowledge. Before you join the Leadership in a Technology Driven World you will be asked to complete:
-    Coaching Session with programme director
-    Selective pre-reading
-    Structure reflective work
-    Diagnosing Profiling: Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) 360º survey.

Welcome to the programme and your learning journey
Frans Campher, Executive coach & trainer and Programme Director

Who are you as a leader? Why are you the way you are? Where do you want to go and what are your leadership goals?

Expansive & Agile Leadership
Frans Campher

Digitally Human
Rory Simpson

Managing your Personal Brand
Omar Merlo


Reflections with Frans Campher

Network Drinks
Join your colleagues at the end of day 1 for a chat over drinks and canápes

Defining your Leadership Purpose
Frans Campher

Leading in the Digital Enterprise
Chris Tucci

Digital transformation is happening whether we like it or not. How does it affect you as a leader? What tools and approaches can make you more effective as a leader in a digital enterprise?

Emotional Intelligence
Celia Moore

Emotional Quotient (EQ) is a powerful tool for leadership development. In this session, we will discuss EQ and provide participants with their ESCI reports

Authentic Leadership
Celia Moore

To be an Authentic Leader you have to know who you are at your core.  You also have to manage potential pressure points between your own values and those expected of you by your organisation.

Reflections with Frans Campher

Coaching as a Leadership Style: WHY?
Andre Coetzee

Coaching as a Leadership Style: WHAT
Andre Coetzee

Coaching as a Leadership style: HOW
Andre Coetzee

Reflections with Frans Campher

Coaching as a Leadership Style – PRACTICE 
Andre Coetzee

Leading High-Performance Teams
Cath Bishop

Answer Intelligence
Frans Campher

Leading in Change – Leadership Agility
Frans Campher

Reflections with Frans Campher

Depart for Evening Event

Arrive back at Campus

Crucial Conversations
Celia Moore

Some conversations are important yet have the potential to result in conflict and negative emotions. At the same time, not all potentially conflictual conversations need to be had. How do you decide which difficult conversations you need to have and how can you best approach these conversations?

Cognitive Diversity and High Performing Teams
Frans Campher

In this session, we will talk about the diversity challenge facing managers in modern organisations. But while effectively managing diversity is challenging, it also creates important opportunities for building teams highly effective, cognitively diverse teams.

Leadership Signature
Frans Campher

Programme Wrap-Up 
Frans Campher

Programme faculty

Frans Campher

Frans Campher

Frans Campher is a seasoned executive coach, trainer and facilitator and is Programme Director of Imperial Leadership in a Technology Driven World Programme. He has extensive knowledge of global markets, business practices and protocols. He has worked with CEOs, managing directors, senior executives, leaders and partners in national, international and global organisations, in both the public and private sector. Frans’ client list includes major corporate organisations such as Anglo American, Atkins, Billiton, BP, Citibank, Cabinet Office, Deloitte, Dell, Del Monte, DFID, Ford Europe, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, GlaxoSmithKline, Greene King, ICON, Johnson & Johnson, Royal Bank of Scotland, Sasol, Sappi, Shire Pharmaceuticals, SwissRe, and Wates.

Omar Merlo

Omar Merlo

Omar Merlo is an Assistant Professor at Imperial College Business School. As a consultant and executive educator, Omar has worked with many organisations around the world, such as McKinsey & Co., Samsung, Airbus, ARM, ING Bank, The Gap, among others. His main teaching, research and consulting interests are in the areas of strategic marketing, services and relationship management, customer engagement and customer management.

Celia Moore

Celia Moore

Celia Moore is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Director of the Centre for Responsible Leadership at Imperial College Business School. Prior to joining Imperial, she held positions at Bocconi University in Milan and London Business School, where she was on the faculty for nine years. She has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School and a Fellow of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. She is currently an Academic Fellow of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative and sits on the UK’s Banking Standards Board Assessment Steering Committee. 

Andre Coetzee

Andre Coetzee

Senior Partner at Integral Leadership Dynamics
André partners with senior executives, directors, managers and teams, focused on personal and professional development. His client partnerships benefit from a 20-year international commercial career at board, director and senior management level in the manufacturing and media sectors. His 10-year career in Executive Education and development has supported a diverse range of global organisations, leaders and teams, with partnership experience across various cultures and environments in the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, Middle East, APAC, and Australasia.

Cath Bishop

Guest Speaker - Cath Bishop

World Champion Rower and Olympic Medallist
Cath Bishop leverages her career as an Olympic rower and conflict diplomat to work with organisations looking to improve performance, develop leadership capabilities, and build a strong performance culture. She brings unique insights into how companies can achieve clarity of purpose, a learning mindset, and authentic collaboration, using the latest research on leadership theory and organizational psychology.

Rory Simpson

Guest Speaker - Rory Simpson

Chief Learning Officer at Telefonica
Rory Simpson’s parents were Polar explorers and he spent his childhood summers living among the Inuit in Greenland and Canada. These experiences gave him unique insight into leadership. He is co-author of “Chief Wellbeing Officer: Building Better Lives for Business Success.” Rory Simpson was Associate Dean at London Business School and has delivered leadership seminars in more than 25 countries, including China, Chile, and Iran.

Participant testimonials

"It was a fantastic combination of lectures, real life experiences from CEO's who have faced the challenges of strategy transformation in a technology driven world as well as hearing from those that are real game changers, leading the way in what successful digital transformation looks like and the tools and mindset that make it successful. As a leader it’s easy to neglect the regular health check on how I am doing in the eyes of the people I lead but also ensuring I have the right toolset to adapt to the constant fast-paced changes driven by technology developments. The leadership course gave me the space and structure to do that which is invaluable. It resets the mind, the motivation and is a chance to keep developing. The six days were stimulating, motivating and really highlighted what an incredibly exciting time of change we are working in. The leadership course gave me the tools to draw on to help manage transformation in a refreshed and relevant way that can move with the pace of our digital transformation."
Zoe Carter
Director of Content Operations, ITV
"The programme was excellent and following a few epiphanic moments throughout the course, I now understand what is required to move from Director to Leader. Creating department strategy and recognising the value of reaching coach status. I would recommend the course for anyone who would like a high level understanding of leadership and access to the tools required to achieve this."
Marie Ravetta
Director of HR, Workshare

Become an Associate Alumni

Take your partnership with Imperial College Business School to the next level by becoming an Associate Alumni. Complete more than eight days (or 56 hours) of our programmes to claim 'Associate Alumni' status and join our active alumni community.

This on-campus programme accounts for 5 days worth of training time.
This virtual programme accounts for 40 hours worth of training time.

Programme Overview 

The stakes for leaders have never been greater than they are today. In the current climate of digital disruption and constant change, it falls to your leadership to make the best decisions, to mobilise and empower teams and to forge a clear roadmap towards sustainable competitive advantage. Imperial’s Leadership in a Technology Driven World programme equips you with the skills, the clarity of vision and the confidence to lead your teams in the age of digital. 

Drawing fully on the expertise of Imperial College Business School, this eight-week online learning journey offers you a practical and personalised learning approach, backed by theory and delivered through interactive coaching elements. You are empowered to: 

  • Leverage new insights via case studies, coaching and self-reflection into your personal leadership style
  • Explore what it means to be an effective leader and the techniques you need to lead teams through the digital age
  • Develop a clear learning and development journey flowing from before the programme starts to beyond its conclusion
  • Benefit from networking with international peers from diverse industries and backgrounds

Who should attend?

Imperial’s Leadership in a Technology Driven World programme is designed for executives with team management responsibilities, who are looking for guidance on how to lead effectively in the digital age. Your cohort represents a diversity of roles, industries, and organisations from around the world.

Learning objectives 

  • Explore who you are as a leader and why are you the way you are; where you want to go and what your leadership goals are.
  • Delve into how digital transformation affects you as a leader? What tools and approaches can make you more effective as a leader in a digital enterprise?
  • Learn to adopt a coaching mindset so you can expand from being a manager who organises to a leader who inspires.
  • Discover the What and How roadmap, different learning models, learning cycles, and situational leadership as well as the importance of psychological contracting.
  • Learn what it means to be an authentic leader.
  • Explore and manage potential pressure points between your own values and those expected of you by your organisation.
  • Understand what makes you distinctive and unique as a leader and explore the implications of your leadership purpose for your leadership practice and career goals.
  • Discover how managing your manager means building a relationship with your boss where he/she thinks highly of you, advocates for you, and are active participants in advancing your career.
  • Decide which difficult conversations you need to have and how can you best approach these conversations.
  • Leverage opportunities for building highly effective, cognitively diverse teams.
  • Learn how to use EQ to enhance your leadership.
  • Understand and manage your personal brand.
  • Hear from faculty and industry experts on how to lead high performance and how to implement these learnings in your organisation.

What you will learn

  • Week 1: Orientation Week. There will be no formal teaching, though you will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the learning platform and prepare for the programme.
  • Week 2: Welcome Session and Leading the Digital Enterprise
  • Week 3: Digitally Human and Coaching as a Leadership Style: Why
  • Week 4: Coaching as a Leadership Style: What, How
  • Week  5: Coaching as a Leadership Style: Practice and Authentic Leadership
  • Week 6: Difficult Conversations and Managing Your Personal Brand
  • Week 7: Cognitive Diversity & High-Performance Teams and Finding your Leadership Purpose
  • Week 8: Answer Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence
  • Week 9: Leading High-Performance Teams and Summary of the Programme
Frans Campher

Frans Campher

Executive Leadership Coach 

As a seasoned executive coach, trainer and facilitator, Frans Campher has extensive knowledge of global markets, business practices, and protocols. He has worked with CEOs, managing directors, senior executives, leaders, and partners in national, international, and global organisations, in both the public and private sectors.

Chris Tucci

Chris Tucci

Professor of Digital Strategy and Innovation

Professor Tucci received the degrees of Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management, MIT; SM (Technology & Policy) from MIT; and BS (Mathematical Sciences), AB (Music), and MS (Computer Science) from Stanford University. He was an industrial computer scientist involved in developing Internet protocols and applying artificial intelligence tools.

Professor Tucci's primary area of interest is in how firms make transitions to new business models, technologies, and organisational forms. He also studies crowdsourcing, Internetworking, and digital innovations.

Omar Merlo

Omar Merlo

Imperial College Business School 

Omar Merlo is Academic Director of the MSc Strategic Marketing programme at Imperial College Business School. Previously he was Lecturer in Marketing at Cambridge University Judge Business School, Fellow of St Edmund's College Cambridge, and Lecturer at the University of Melbourne. He has also held Visiting Professor positions at numerous universities worldwide, such as the University of Oxford, UCL, the London School of Economics, the University of Lausanne, Aalto University, the University of Lugano, the Helsinki School of Economics, and Yonsei Graduate School of Management. Dr. Merlo holds degrees in Business and in Political Science, and an Honours degree in Business Strategy. He earned his Ph.D. in marketing strategy from the University of Melbourne.

Celia Moore

Celia Moore

Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Imperial College Business School

Celia Moore is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Imperial College Business School. Prior to joining Imperial, she held positions at Bocconi University in Milan and London Business School, where she was on the faculty for nine years. She has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School and a Fellow of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. She is currently an Academic Fellow of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative and sits on the UK’s Banking Standards Board Assessment Steering Committee.

Andre Coetzee

Andre Coetze

Senior Partner at Integral Leadership Dynamics

André partners with senior executives, directors, managers and teams, focused on personal and professional development. His client partnerships benefit from a 20-year international commercial career at board, director and senior management level in the manufacturing and media sectors. His 10-year career in Executive Education and development has supported a diverse range of global organisations, leaders and teams, with partnership experience across various cultures and environments in the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, Middle East, APAC, and Australasia.

Rory Simpson

Guest Speaker - Rory Simpson

Chief Learning Officer at Telefonica

Rory Simpson’s parents were Polar explorers and he spent his childhood summers living among the Inuit in Greenland and Canada. These experiences gave him unique insight into leadership. He is co-author of “Chief Wellbeing Officer: Building Better Lives for Business Success.” Rory Simpson was Associate Dean at London Business School and has delivered leadership seminars in more than 25 countries, including China, Chile, and Iran.

Cath Bishop

Guest Speaker - Cath Bishop

World Champion Rower and Olympic Medallist

Cath Bishop leverages her career as an Olympic rower and conflict diplomat to work with organisations looking to improve performance, develop leadership capabilities, and build a strong performance culture. She brings unique insights into how companies can achieve clarity of purpose, a learning mindset, and authentic collaboration, using the latest research on leadership theory and organizational psychology.

Participant testimonial

Become an Associate Alumni

Take your partnership with Imperial College Business School to the next level by becoming an Associate Alumni. Complete more than eight days of our programmes to claim 'Associate Alumni' status and join our active alumni community.

Key information

Duration: 5 days (on-campus)
Programme dates:
13 -
19 -
Fees: £6,950

Key information

Duration: 8 weeks (virtual, part-time)
Programme dates:
18 April -
Location:
Address
Virtual, Study online
Fees: £2,950

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