Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme

Gain a greater clarity of thought and vision for your leadership

Start dates:


  • 6 days

Time commitment:

  • Short programme


  • Oxford


  • £14,000 plus accommodation

About the programme

Challenge your assumptions and think creatively about the issues you face as a senior leader on this six-day experiential programme.

With support from 15 core faculty members, your learning will involve small-group tutorials, lectures and practical sessions. In these, you will explore the following questions:

  • what can I do as a leader that no one else can do?
  • which personal qualities can I build on to deliver organisational success?
  • how can I harness my personal strengths to inspire my teams?

Drawing on the humanities, the programme introduces you to a range of new ideas, experiences and ways of thinking. It will push you out of what you know and where you feel most comfortable.

The programme attracts leaders from all over the world and many different sectors who will provide a fresh perspective on your personal leadership challenges. You will share experiences with other leaders in a stimulating environment and build long-term relationships within a global network.

On completion, you will return to your role with greater clarity and vision, equipped to meet the future challenges of your organisation.

Introduction to the programme



To you

  • Gain new perspectives of your leadership in a changing context
  • Explore your personal leadership challenges with fresh insights
  • Obtain greater clarity of thought and vision
  • Form relationships with global leaders and share ideas and experiences
  • Lifetime membership of the Oxford Business Alumni Network

To your business

  • Re-energised leaders with greater strategic focus
  • New ideas to help your organisation flourish
  • Access to a diverse global community 

Why choose the Strategic Leadership Programme?

Class discussion
    • Personalised support with your tutor throughout the week and in your individual follow up session
    • Opportunities for self-development and building your self-awareness
    • Draw on innovative research and varied learning styles to encourage your thinking and explore new perspectives
    • Diverse insights from our faculty and your peers

    Programme community

    When you join the programme you will become part of a truly global OSLP community consisting of:


    Programme Cohorts






    Broad sectors of work



    What our alumni say

    Excellent leadership course. Great participants from across the globe. It's the most insightful, thought-provoking and inspiring programme I've ever seen.

    Wolfgang Modery

    Senior Adviser, European Central Bank, Germany

    Hear from our tutors and alumni


    Hear from our Programme Director, Lucy Shaw, and Oliver Cox, Head of Academic Partnerships at Victoria & Albert Museum who shares the importance of his session at Oxford. Our Alumni share their experiences of the programme, their key takeaways and what makes the programme unique. Our tutors also discuss the importance of tutor groups and the challenges that the leaders are facing today.

    Meet the faculty

    We focus on exposing you to a diversity of informed viewpoints on this programme, with over 15 faculty and industry experts joining the Programme and Academic Directors.

    In addition, our six personal tutors are present during the entire week, enhancing the individual attention you will receive and the time for rich conversations.


    Hear the reflections of faculty and alumni, as they discuss their experiences of the programme.

    Joining the programme

    Who can apply?

    This programme is for senior leaders with direct responsibility for leading large teams and making strategic decisions. Typically, candidates have held senior leadership roles for at least 10 years.

    How to apply

    Admissions process

    1. Submit your application
    2. Online Interview
    3. Committee review
    4. Final decision

    At the interview stage you will be required to articulate:

    • the scope of your role and its impact on organisational success
    • your team/part of the organisation and its operations
    • your key leadership challenges
    • your personal development goals


    Programme dates:

    • 14-19 May 2023 - May 2023 fully subscribed - please contact us to join the waiting list
    • 3-8 December 2023
    • 19-24 May 2024

    Recruitment for programmes will close one week prior to the start date, unless they become fully subscribed in advance.


    Programme fee includes all tuition, education materials, coffee breaks and most meals: £14,000

    Accommodation fee: £700

    Total: £14,700

    Registrations are confirmed on receipt of full payment of the programme fee, and places are allocated in order of receipt of payment.

      Corporate privileges

      Take advantage of our corporate partner rate (15%) if three or more people from your organisation attend any of our open programmes across a twelve-month period.

      Visa requirements

      Once you have a confirmed place on a programme, we suggest you apply for a visa as soon as possible, as it can take up to 100 days to process.

      Saïd Business School can provide a letter to support your visa application if required.


      Lifetime membership of the Oxford Business Alumni Network.

      Profile review

      Would you like us to review your profile and assess whether this programme is a good match for you?

      Women at Oxford Saïd

      We explore the differences between the Women Transforming Leadership and the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme in our article Spoilt for choice: Oxford’s options for developing women leaders.

      FT rankings 2020

      Our Open Programmes have risen to number two in the world, and maintained their position as first in the UK for the sixth consecutive year in the 2020 FT Executive Education Rankings.


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