The CBI’s leadership programmes are designed to help businesses better understand and influence political and policy context. Companies that value and hone these skills find that they are better able to plan and prepare for external changes that will impact their business success – allowing them to minimise risk and maximise opportunity ahead of their competitors.
At this crucial time for the UK’s global future, shifting societal expectations, and rapid technological progress, now is the time to develop this capability within your senior management. This essential part of leadership is often missing from traditional leadership programmes. CEOs from all sectors tell us they would have appreciated more focus on developing this skillset as they have moved upwards in business.
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.
An immersive open programme with a senior and diverse cohort. Our Executive Leadership Programme is designed to develop leaders’ ability to better understand and influence the political and policy environment for their business.
Designed for those new to or moving to strategic business roles, 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.
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. From preparation for Select Committees to latest political and economic context or influencing strategy, we offer sessions across a range of skills and topic areas.
For those who are short on time or are looking to quickly get up to speed, our courses enable business leaders to tackle the challenges presented by the external environment:
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.
“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
“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
Discover how our programmes can help your businesses better understand and influence political and policy context.Apply now