Our programmes

8 years on from the launch of our flagship Executive Leadership Programme, our offer has expanded to a broad range of leadership development opportunities to suit all levels, from Graduate to Board.




  • Executive Leadership Programme
    Executive Leadership Programme

    Our established Executive Leadership Programme is designed to develop leaders’ ability to engage with and influence senior political and external stakeholders on a range of issues impacting business across all sectors.

  • Strategic Talent Leadership Programme
    Strategic Talent Leadership Programme

    Designed for high-potential senior managers, this programme equips participants with the skills and techniques to navigate the political and economic context they operate in, manage their external stakeholders and consider how business and government can work together to address key societal challenges.

  • Bespoke Programmes
    Bespoke Programmes

    Leveraging the CBI’s core strengths of understanding and influencing the political environment regionally, nationally and internationally, we design tailor-made sessions for individual organisations.

Why the CBI?

Using the insight and knowledge of business challenges gained from our 190,000 members; and of politics and policy gained from our unrivalled access into government, our programmes provide participants with a live grounding in key issues as well as an advanced look at what’s coming down the track.


See what our alumni have to say



  • Juergen Maier
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    “It has never been more important for business to understand and participate in the political process. Siemens uses the CBI’s excellent programme every year to support the development of our leadership team. It provides participants with a detailed insight of the policy-making process and excellent opportunities for engaging with key decision-makers and networking with other companies.”

    Juergen Maier, CEO, Siemens

  • Sandra Thompson
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    “This group has really opened my eyes to issues and challenges facing those diverse businesses within the group – from care homes to defence. I have very much enjoyed the Leadership Programme, the businesses and people that I have met and the countries I have visited.”

    Sandra Thompson, Audit partner, EY

Empower your business leaders to shape and manage the external environment.


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