Detailed Programme

This five-day programme consists of a pre-programme webinar followed by some intensive preparatory work before the start of the programme. This preparatory work is included in the programme days and entails the completion of your individual 360° feedback process as well as a strategic exercise you will be asked to prepare with your executive team. This way we can focus during the three-day core modules on the application of the taught frameworks and theory to your specific business challenges. A follow-up module (0.5 day) is included to provide a sounding board for your team on the strategic and leadership decisions and actions taken.

  • Before you start: 360 feedback process
    Before the programme begins, you will go through a 360 feedback process. During this pre-programme webinar, Prof Katleen De Stobbeleir will present Vlerick’s leadership framework and provide you with all practical details to successfully run your 360 feedback process.

  • Module I: creating and executing successful business strategies
    Armed with Professor Kurt Verweire’s toolkits and frameworks, you’ll enter into facilitated discussions on your company’s strategy. These lead you to create a focussed and differentiated strategy. You’ll then move on to finding the best ways to implement it.

  • Module II: playing to your strengths
    Guided by a professional Vlerick coach, you’ll discuss ways to improve the dynamics of your team – and you’ll reflect on your own leadership style, challenges and opportunities.

  • Module III: change management: making it happen
    To make change happen, you need to understand how people are likely to react to it. Professor Peter De Prins will take you on a journey into the physchological dynamics of change.

  • Module IV: integration and sounding board
    Goal of this integration day is to bring your executive team to a next level. Our experts will challenge your team's action plan and serve as a sounding board for your company's strategic and leadership challenges. We will kick off this afternoon session with some general lessons learned and tips and tricks. This will be complemented with individual sounding board moments per executive team by our faculty.

The Vlerick Difference

We have a unique approach to learning, which focuses on bringing theory to life, giving you the skills and insight you need to really make a difference. Spend time on our beautiful campuses, and you become part of one of the most active business communities in Europe, learning in a way that will help you to be a more effective and productive business leader throughout your career. Learning at Vlerick really is an experience far away from traditional classroom learning. You’ll work collaboratively with your faculty and fellow participants to bring your ideas to life in a robust and practical way.

Digital − the new normal in business − will also strengthen your learning process. Our online platform ‘Showpad’ and the use of a tablet grant you access to all of the learning materials anywhere, anytime, and enable you to go beyond note-taking: take pictures of the flipchart during a brainstorming exercise, record a video of a role play, participate in a quick poll, create a Wikipage together … and share them on the spot with your group.

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