Digital Leadership

Take charge of your organisation’s digital transformation


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To make digital transformation a success in today’s complex world, companies need to be agile, alert to opportunities – and act faster than their competitors.

This programme dives into the challenges and opportunities facing leaders going through digital transformation. Using the 4V digital transformation leadership model, you’ll explore the types of leadership that can contribute to your digital journey – and understand what digital transformation means for you, your colleagues and your organisation.

Detailed programme

Over five consecutive days on campus, you’ll dive into the world of digital transformation, develop the critical skills to evolve your leadership role and share experiences with your fellow participants.

Module 1: Understand the digital difference  

  • Explore the challenges and opportunities facing today’s digital leaders
  • Play the interactive Digital Leadership Game and discover the capabilities you need to be successful

Module 2: Vigilant leadership 

  • Discover the Vigilant leader – alert and ready to respond to new technology, market disruption and changing customer behaviour
  • Dive into a testimonial and case study from a Vigilant leader
  • Explore multiple theories and complete various exercises

Module 3: Voyager leadership 

  • Discover the Voyager leader – an entrepreneur who connects diverse, creative people to make ideas tangible
  • Dive into a testimonial and case study from a Voyager leader
  • Explore multiple theories and complete various exercises

Module 4: Vested leadership

  • Discover the Vested leader – who goes beyond vision to create organisational mechanisms to mobilise skills and resources
  • Dive into a testimonial and case study from a Vested leader
  • Explore multiple theories and complete various exercises

Module 5: Visionary leadership

  • Discover the Visionary leader – who turns inspiration, ideas and experiments into strategic business goals
  • Dive into a testimonial and case study from a Visionary leader
  • Explore multiple theories and complete various exercises

The Digital Leadership Programme takes place over five consecutive days on campus. There are also informal evening activities where you can get to know fellow participants – and learn more about their experiences in different sectors and specialisms. It’s a good idea to book a hotel near our campus so you can get the most from the whole experience. These hotels are all nearby. 

Why this programme

  • Gain a solid understanding of the key challenges that can help or hinder digital transformation
  • Tackle the leadership challenges of transforming into a digital business
  • Learn how to align people, working practices, culture and structure
  • Discover best-practice frameworks, pragmatic tools, real-life case studies and actionable insights
  • Get away from the everyday concerns of the workplace and really focus on digital transformation for your business

Who should attend

  • Senior executives, middle managers and ambitious professionals who sponsor, lead or are about to lead digital transformation projects
  • Professionals who act as change agents in their organisations
  • Entrepreneurs who want to design a digital transformation roadmap for their businesses
  • Professionals from a range of different sectors and specialisms  

In previous editions, we had the pleasure of welcoming participants from companies like:

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Success stories

Ellen De Blender

What I liked a lot about the programme is that it builds on best practices from the market. Successful companies build the capabilities they need and develop the skills to face these new realities. Otherwise, they might miss new opportunities, be oblivious to competitors, and misunderstand the needs of customers. Read more.

Marloes Van Koten

For my new role at PVH, I was looking for some tools and guidance on how to be a digital transformation leader. The programme showed me the complexity of digital transformation and that it is different from any other transformation: it’s about technology and change, but even more about people management.

Dirk van Lier

I appreciated the high academic level and the many applicable insights for my daily business practice. The assignments we worked on during the evenings allowed me to apply the theory to my professional life immediately. One major take-away for me was, “Always test your assumptions in the market."


Stijn Viaene

Stijn Viaene

Professor of Digital Transformation

Stijn Viaene is dedicated to helping executives transform their enterprises for a digital world.

Karlien Vanderheyden

Karlien Vanderheyden

Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Karlien Vanderheyden focuses on how individuals can impact an organisation’s people, processes and performance.