Postgraduate Award in Strategic Leadership

"Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard."

Bennis, W. (2010) Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership, Jossey Bass.

Our Postgraduate Award in Strategic Leadership is designed for managers who are looking for fresh ideas and approaches to organisational, collaborative challenges. Join us to enhance your leadership skills, improve your organisation’s current practice, and develop strategy to cope with and implement change.

You will study four modules, each lasting two days, and apply the principles back to your workplace as you go along. Examining your current practice as a manager and a leader, you will equip yourself to become a more effective and dynamic leader.

You will focus on three key themes: Leadership, Change and Learning.


Challenge key assumptions about the role of leader. Look at the expectations that are placed on you, the relationship between authority and leadership, and the organisational norms in which you practice your leadership.

Develop an understanding of how the behaviour of a leader can affect the implementation of collaborative change in the workplace. 

Learning is often a rare commodity in organisations but it is the single most important factor in determining a business's effectiveness. Discover how to encourage and drive learning in your organisation. 

For further information, please contact us on +44 (0)24 7652 4395 or email


How will I be taught?
Your learning will be completed across four modules, each taking two days. You will have access to high quality learning materials such as the my.wbs online learning platform which hosts a wealth of multimedia resources. You will be taught through a variety of methods including group activities, case studies, critical incidents, and lectures. 


  • Module 1: Thinking about Leadership
    15-16 May 2017
  • Module 2: Exploring Complexity and Ambiguity
    10-11 July 2017
  • Module 3: Enabling Learning and Creativity
    11-12 September 2017
  • Module 4: Delivering Strategic Change
    13-14 November 2017

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Entry requirements and fee

You will need either a first degree or have at least five years management experience. 

The fee for Spring 2017 entry is £5,400.

The fee includes study materials, registration, tuition, examination, catering during the workshops and graduation (Please note: robes and photographs will need to be paid in addition to tuition fees). It excludes: re-examination (re-sits), residential accommodation and travel. Overnight accommodation can be booked on campus or at other venues nearby. 


You will complete two workplace-based assignments, of 3,000 words each, which are constructed to ensure that learning derived from the programme is applied in the workplace.


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