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 3-5 years of c-suite or board level role 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 to attend the programme.
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



Committing to diversity



Underlying this core purpose is the CBI’s commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion within business across individuals’ gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and disability. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving nominations that support this commitment.

Programme Fees

Members Price on application
Non members Price on application
Duration Dependent on delivery method
Starts February 2021
Location Virtual or face to face (TBC)
Terms and conditions

*Places are limited to 25 per cohort. Prices exclude VAT, travel and expenses. Discount available for small businesses and charities.

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