Develop strategic leadership skills with the directors programme

Next course starts March 2016

“A very valuable, innovative and refreshing experience for me – I wish I'd done it 20 years ago”  

Simon Townsend, COO, Enterprise Inns 


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Maximise your personal and strategic leadership skills

For senior leaders, the Cranfield Directors Programme presents an outstanding development opportunity to gain the maximum personal and business benefit from a minimum investment of time.
Spread over 3 x 5 day residential modules and a follow up review, it ensures that each participant gets a wide-ranging and thorough reflection upon your contribution as a strategic leader and the opportunity to develop a new and objective perspective on your business.

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Our programmes have lasting impact on companies all over the world
Our management school has helped various clients develop leadership skills in their executives

“The programme reveals new possibilities for senior execs and passes back practical and strategic benefits to their business.” 
Dr. Catherine Bailey, Programme Director 


There are 4 modules in the CDP

  1. Strategic Analysis and Business Leadership
  2. Influencing Strategic Direction
  3. Building the Business for Long Term Value
  4. Progress Review – 6-month 



You will leave the course with: 

  • Greater strategic perspective on your business
  • Practical solutions to leading strategic change and innovation
  • Insight into your leadership strengths
  • Enhanced leadership effectiveness
  • Understanding of how to create a sustainable business model 

Participant profile

Course participants are generally:

  • Directors and executives with strategic responsibility for a business or business unit
  • Those who are in corporate positions with responsibility for influencing business unit strategy and performance
  • Between 34-55 years of age (the average being 46)


Take the next step in your strategic leadership career