​Custom Executive Education

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Transformational learning to drive business success


  • Oxford
  • International

We specialise in creating bespoke learning solutions for organisations to help address critical business challenges and to drive change. Our clients include many international businesses, governments and major public-sector bodies.

How we can help you

Drawing on Oxford’s leading-edge research and subject matter expertise, we can work with you to:

  • Design and deliver milestone/transitional leadership programmes to develop your future leaders
  • Create leadership and cultural change programmes to drive transformation
  • Build new core competencies (e.g. innovation and major project leadership) to enable you to professionalise and compete
  • Engage your clients more effectively using education as a relationship asset

We work closely with you at every stage to tailor this learning to your business, culture, strategy and goals.

What we offer

Our learning solutions take a variety of formats, including:

  • Blended learning, using a combination of face-to-face (in Oxford or client local) and technology-enabled delivery
  • Action learning and business projects to deliver impact back in your organisation
  • One-to-one coaching support

Our goal is to ensure that the learning delivers real value back in your business.

News and insights

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Strategic L&D in Professional Service Firms

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The business model of professional services is rapidly evolving: new technologies, changing competitive landscapes and complex client requirements are just some of the factors that are fundamentally changing how professional firms do business. 

Saïd Business School and Meridian West have co-authored a series of papers that seek to answer some of the most important strategic questions on the agenda of professional services today.

Tipping point

Dave Tullett
Dave Tullett

A time for new leadership

Ilona Haaijer, Dave Tullett and Andrew White look at how we can develop leaders who can cope with uncertainty in an unclear context.

The article, written for the IEDP’s Developing Leaders publication, looks at how our society is yearning for a new, relevant and sustainable leadership archetype, and share key tips from a vast array of Leadership Journeys they have seen. 

Learn how to emerge as a leader who is able to live and lead with purpose, creating greater value in a business environment at this tipping point in time.

Leading major projects

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The Major Projects Leadership Academy (MPLA) has played a key role in building capability in UK Government major infrastructure and transformation projects.

The MPLA is a joint venture between the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) and Saïd Business School, with over 500 senior public servants, including military personnel, passing through the academy since 2013.

IEDP Developing Leaders talks to Nick Borwell, Director of the Government Project Delivery Profession at the IPA.

The CEO Report - Embracing paradoxes of leadership

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How do senior executives develop the skills they need to lead in a changing world?

To answer that question, we partnered with executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles to speak to 152 CEOs representing a wide range of sectors around the world.

Assured of their anonymity, these senior executives reflected openly on their leadership challenges and experiences. Taken together, the interviews underscore the ways in which the role of senior executives is changing, and point to the capabilities that can help today’s leaders, and tomorrow’s, thrive in a business environment marked by uncertainty and constant change.

Executive Education magazine

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At Saïd Business School, we are acutely aware that the world is on the cusp of great change in the way that companies must be run.

It should go without saying that, if executives need to change the way they do business, executive education programmes must also adapt. Our Executive Education magazine looks at different challenges and solutions businesses face today, with insights from faculty, practitioners and partners, as well as our performance review.

Development Bank of Japan

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Saïd Business School and the Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ) collaborated to design a new executive education programme, which will provide DBJ’s future leaders with a key understanding of ‘strategic alignment’ and business-critical leadership skills.

Aimed at high-potential future leaders from across DBJ’s business divisions, the programme is designed to create global leaders and transform the organisation in line with its Long-Term Vision 2030, which promotes sustainability management in 'pursuit of both economic and social value'.

Our work with clients

We are proud to work with some of the world's leading organisations, public sector bodies, and governments.

Meet our experts

Sara Wright
Sara Wright

The support required to meet our clients brief and expectations is multi-faceted and complex.

It requires the global orchestration of Staff, Faculty, Associate Fellows, Coaches, trusted partners, and the wider University, and is underpinned by a flexible, agile, and integrated approach to client service delivery.