Who should apply?


We encourage applications from all sizes and sectors of business, and from all UK regions.

Applicants should:

  • Already lead a significant part of their organisation. This could be the MD, General Manager or Divisional Director.

  • Be within 5 years of c-suite level with a desire to gain a further understanding of the wider political and policy environment, as well as stakeholder engagement and influencing strategies.
  • Have the support and commitment of their company CEO or Chairman.

  • Be prepared to commit ten days of their time over a period of eight months.
Claudio Veritiero
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“The Leadership Programme provided me with great insight into the workings of government at every level, which proved very useful in the work we have done at Kier to develop our position with central government in relation to their plans for infrastructure, regional development, housing, international trade and skills.”

Claudio Veritiero, Chief Operating Officer, Kier Group



Committed to diversity



We aim to support the development of the future leaders of UK business. We are therefore passionate about ensuring that our cohorts reflect the UK business community of today, driving the CBI’s core purpose to ensure business creates a prosperous society for all. Underlying this purpose is the CBI’s commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion across individuals’ gender, ethnicity, sexuality and disability. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving nominations that support this commitment.

Programme Fees

Members £7,000*
Non members £10,000*
Duration 10 days over 8 months
Starts June 2019 and October 2019
Location Various locations across the UK and internationally
Terms and conditions

*25% discount available for small business. Price excludes VAT and expenses. Participants are expected to cover the cost of their transport and accommodation during the programme, but the CBI will provide access to discounted hotel rates and will provide refreshments throughout the sessions. Places are limited to 28 per cohort

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