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2020 has been a challenging year for the whole world: the business environment has been turned upside-down and companies are in survival mode.

What do successful companies in such ever-changing business environments have in common? Organisational resilience and agility – assets enabling them to come to grips with the external environment while at the same time maintaining their focus on future growth.

Take the Lead prepares you to take on a leadership role in overcoming this challenge.

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Take the Lead will explain how to successfully steer your organisation through a digital transformation geared to enhancing its resilience and agility.

After successfully completing this learning journey, you will be able to effectively address the challenge of digital transformation in a professional context and:

  • Articulate and frame the digital transformation challenge of creating organizational resilience and agility
  • Describe key leadership responsibilities and capabilities in creating the organisational resilience and agility required to be successful in the digital age
  • Implement and evaluate practices for creating digital-age organisational resilience and agility
  • Stimulate and support others to contribute to your organisation’s digital transformation
  • Understand the impact that disruptive technologies can have on leadership in your company


100% online learning programme
Take our 12-week online learning journey: highly interactive and easy to fit into your busy business schedule.
Interactive online events
Take part in a range of live online events with Vlerick experts, digital leaders and top-notch speakers.
- 9 February 2021 - Kick-off event
- 19 February, 5 March & 2 April 2021 - Wrap-up interactive sessions
- 19 March & 16 April 2021 - Live Q&A with Professor Stijn Viaene, Programme Director
- 30 April 2021 - Closing event
Mentored learning
Get feedback and guidance on overarching topics that emerge in assignments.
Networking & Peer learning
Become part of the committed Take the Lead learning community. Connect with other future digital leaders, pitch your ideas and build a life-long business network. Learn with - and from - your peers in lively discussions and group activities.

Elective topics

Becoming a digital leader requires an understanding of the nature and possibilities of potentially disruptive digital technologies. In each of the six modules, you will be challenged to reflect on how digital technology could help to stimulate implementation of organisational resilience and agility.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to take optional modules – elective topics - allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of a selection of digital technologies (e.g. cloud, artificial intelligence, internet of things, augmented reality and blockchain.

Who would benefit from it?

Everyone who:
  • aspires to drive his or her organisation’s digital transformation;
  • wants to serve as an ambassador for digital-savvy change;
  • aims at co-creating transformation with other people, in a holistic and inclusive way;
  • believes in helping other people develop and perform as highly as possible.
A minimum of 3 years business experience is recommended.
Prof Stijn Viaene

Stijn Viaene, Professor of Digital Transformation, Programme director

Prof Walter Van Dyck

Walter Van Dyck, Associate Professor of Technology & Innovation Management

Prof Miguel Meuleman

Miguel Meuleman, Professor of Entrepreneurship

Prof Robert Boute

Robert Boute, Professor of Operations Management

Carine Peeters, Professor in Strategy

Joachim Van den Bergh

Joachim Van den Bergh, Senior researcher in Digital Transformation, Programme tutor

Prof Bjorn Cumps

Bjorn Cumps, Professor of Management Practice

Prof David Patient

David Patient, Professor of Leadership

Prof Ralf Wetzel

Ralf Wetzel, Associate Professor of Organisation & Applied Arts

Our faculty team is supported by a select group of business leaders that will share their insights and experiences during the programme.

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A high-impact learning journey

  • Learn through different formats – from quizzes, videos and peer-to-peer learning to discussions, case studies and real-life business challenges
  • Turn your knowledge into action – take what you’ve learned and immediately put it into practice with live projects and stimulated exercises
  • Experience a mix of creating content together, sharing of experiences, applying to your own context, learning from peers and translating it back to your own reality

Highly flexible

  • Study anywhere, any time – our online approach means you can learn your way 
  • Learn at your own pace – timetables and clear deadlines help you to plan your schedule
  • Make the transition – our online programmes give you time to develop your skills and take them back to your workplace

We know the challenges you face

  • Get cutting-edge insight – our faculty have close ties to the business world and our home in the heart of Europe means we understand the fast-paced environment you work in
  • Get support every step of the way – share ideas and experiences with your fellow participants and get individual feedback from our faculty

Drive real change in your organisation

A learning experience with real impact on your operations? A management programme tailored to the specific needs of your business? Contact us and discover how we can design and deliver customised programmes for your team that add genuine value to your organisation.

Meet Us

Info Sessions & Open Days
20 May
Meet our programme advisor online
Category: General Info Sessions

08 Jun
Meet our programme advisor online
Category: General Info Sessions


& Rankings

Equis Association of MBAs AACSB Financial Times