Key benefits



  • Develop the skillset to read and influence the external environment for business needs
  • Engage with key political stakeholders and directly challenge those responsible for delivering change
  • Access exclusive personal insights, tips and techniques from senior experts from across the CBI, private sector and government
  • Gain a diverse network of peers, facilitators and guest speakers to drive innovative thinking, sharing of different approaches and the opportunity for critical challenge and debate.

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Who should apply?


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

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 Chair 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£7,500*
Non members£10,000*
Duration10 days over 8 months
Starts12 October 2022
LocationUK and International
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Terms and conditions

*Places are limited to 30 per cohort. Prices exclude VAT, travel and expenses. Discount available for small businesses and charities.

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