Each module is taught over four days at The Shard, typically from Wednesday to Saturday.
The final component of your Executive Diploma is the individual project. The project is completed and submitted after the four core modules, though you will begin developing ideas for your project from the outset, as it is intended to be an integrating focus for your learning across the whole Diploma.Assignment
You will be required to complete written assignments after each module, plus a further strategic project on completion of your module teaching. All assignments are designed to be directly related to your own organisational context and challenges. In order to gain the qualification of Postgraduate Diploma awarded by the University of Warwick, you will need to attend all four taught modules, and pass the assessment in each module and your project.
The Diploma begins with building the understanding that all leadership starts with self-leadership and addresses the challenges of leading yourself in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world. Supported by a range of highly effective personal development tools, the outcome for you is to understand your own leadership approach and future potential.
You will learn how you can successfully use your judgement and emotions in complex situations and new environments for better planning, decision-making and leadership agility.
Key learning points:
- What is your Leadership brand?
- What are your motives, preferences and values?
- How do you adapt your style in a VUCA environment and use judgement successfully?
Here we directly address ‘what does it mean to be a Strategic Leader in practice?’. You will build on your existing experience of what leaders do on the ground and those of your global programme peer group with new insights from Faculty for you to be able to unite leadership purpose with strategic action, and broaden your impact.
Our extensive knowledge and understanding of leadership in practice will help you to make even greater use of influence and strategic thinking within your current and future roles.
- What does it mean to be a strategic leader?
- Utilise our faculty’s research on leadership in practice to enhance your influencing skills, and ability to think strategically.
In this module, you will develop an advanced understanding and in-depth insight into strategic thinking and practice. You will analyse the latest theories and ideas from topics such as behavioural science and economics to help you to identify the strategic forces in play within and without your organisation, and be able to identify and execute the best courses of action.
Strategy is relevant only in context, and you will be supported to apply the theory and practice to your own organisation for the design and delivery of strategic advantage.
- How can leadership create strategic advantage?
- Analyse the latest theories in key research areas, such as behavioural science and economics.
The final module focuses on how to successfully lead innovation and change in contemporary organisations. You will learn how you can become a more effective change leader through an in-depth knowledge of organisational change concepts, tools and ideas, but crucially, you will also learn how to put these new ideas into practice.
Through action-learning and the Executive Case project you will be given the opportunity to put this innovation-thinking into effect in your own organisation to create lasting impact.
- Learn how to lead change and innovation to transform your organisation
- Equip yourself with change tools and concepts, and learn how to put them into practice.