Oxford Advanced Management & Leadership Programme

Reunion group
A 21-day transformational leadership and general management programme for experienced senior leaders

Start dates:


  • 3 weeks

Time commitment:

  • Short programme


  • Oxford


  • £18,500 plus accommodation, (£17,000 if you apply by 9 March 2020).

About the programme

A three-week programme for experienced senior leaders.

You will discover and discuss the challenges and opportunities for sustaining superior performance in a globalised 21st Century context. You will explore what's in store for the future of work against a backdrop of disruptive technology, Millennials stepping into leadership roles, and unprecedented speed of change.

The programme is built around three key pillars:

  • Global challenges and insights
  • Organisational challenges and choices
  • Your leadership journey

Working alongside a diverse peer and faculty group at the cutting edge of organisations and industries worldwide, you will transform your leadership and create profitable and sustainable growth for your organisation.

What our faculty say

We focus on helping you to develop the mental frameworks and analytical skills to solve big problems in a complex world.

Thomas Powell

Professor of Strategy

Triple helix framework

The programme is based around the Triple Helix Framework.

Your learning journey is built around Oxford's Triple Helix Framework linking the purpose of an organisation, often challenging, to the results that shareholders and society at large expect.

The framework depicted below is translated into the programme by creating a three-week structure built around the three pillars of the triple helix. You will first explore your Global Challenges & Insights followed by Your Organisational Challenges and Choices, you will finally address Your Personal Leadership Journey.

The overarching goal of your journey is to answer a fundamental question: 'How do I make a difference to society?'

Triple Helix Framework

Triple Helix diagram

Programme community

A thriving, active, learning community.


Broad Sectors




Years of the Programme


Average Age

35 - 40

Class size

Programme Overview

Class discussion

Meet the faculty

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The programme is led by Lalit Johri, whose areas of expertise include strategy and leadership in international businesses, alliances, public policy, and emerging markets. Notable contributors include: Sue Dopson,a noted specialist on the personal and organisational dimensions of leadership and transformational change; .Thomas Powell, expert on competitive strategy, behavioural strategy, and executive decision making; and Marc Bertoneche, a distinguished and award winning author and lecturer on executive programmes and Professor in Business Administration at the University of Bordeaux.

Lalit Johri

Lalit Johri

Senior Fellow in International Business
Marc Bertoneche

Marc Bertoneche

Associate Fellow


To you

  • Challenge ideas and test assumptions
  • Reflect critically on your leadership experiences
  • Develop your self-awareness and effectiveness
  • Build links with an experienced group of global leaders
  • Draw on the latest research from Oxford University
  • Eligible for lifetime membership of the Oxford Business Alumni network

To your business

  • Discover and develop frameworks to enhance organisational impact
  • Gain access to influential leaders in organisations in and around your ecosystem
  • Lead case study discussions on your own organisational challenges

Your experience

Radcliffe Camera

Understanding that leadership is as much about who you are, as it is about what you do, is what makes the programme experience so unique.

You will be learning in a community where people are prepared to address the unknown and start to develop long-horizon international strategies. The faculty members working with you are involved in tackling global problems.

The free exchange of knowledge, sharing of assumptions and tolerance of alternative views are what make the programme unique. Time will be taken to help you customise the programme learning experience for you. The tutoring and coaching you receive after the programme will significantly help you embed the changes you have made during your learning into your organisation and your own life.

Programme outline

Module one

We begin by focusing on the global events that are shaping the 21st Century and the strategies required for strong performance in our changing world. Immersing yourself within a diverse peer group, you will gain a global perspective of these challenges through peer insights, personal development sessions, and cutting edge lectures delivered by world renowned experts from across the University of Oxford and industry.

Key concepts include:

  • Global events that are shaping the 21st century
  • Challenges leaders and managers face
  • Applications of strategy in a changing world
  • Sustaining competitive advantage and superior performance
  • Diversification and sustainable growth
  • Purpose-led organisations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Growth strategies in emerging markets

Module two

Viewing the world from inside an organisation requires an in-depth understanding of corporate and business strategy, corporate finance and investment, strategic marketing and branding, talent management, and managing business processes. Moving from a basic to high level understanding of each of these areas, you will consider your choices for creating and sharing value responsibly and achieving sustainable growth.

Key concepts include:

  • Managing finances for sustainable growth, and creating and sharing value
  • Financing large scale investments
  • Balancing economic and social gains
  • Public private partnerships
  • Strategic talent management
  • Innovations in operations for superior performance
  • Understanding customers and creating consumer centric organisations
  • Building brand and market leadership, and marketing ethics and social responsibility

Module three

Your chance to examine and re-examine your leadership style and agenda. Your personal tutor helps you to reflect on your leadership challenges and how to enrich your development process. Based on scholarly research and the rich experience of leaders from various fields you will examine the comprehensive nature of leadership today.

Key concepts include:

  • Strategic negotiations skills
  • Coaching and inspiring emerging leaders
  • Transformational leadership for change
  • Oxford Debate on contemporary leadership challenges
  • Leading transformation of a nation state
  • Leadership in turbulent environments
  • Your leadership edge, values and agenda
  • Personal tutoring and action planning

Personal coaching

Throughout your programme you work with a personal tutor in one-to-one sessions which will create a space for you to reflect critically on your learnings, and consider how you might begin to apply them in your own context. 

Key concepts include:

  • Informed and assisted reflections
  • Strategic leadership thinking
  • Leadership development
  • Focused personal and professional development
  • Writing action plans for personal, team and organisational development
  • Making a difference in society.
  • Translating your learning into action

Is the programme right for you?

This programme is for senior leaders at or near the top of their organisation.

Typically candidates will have held senior roles for at least 10 years.

You will be searching for a solution to serious concerns from looking for strategic foresight on the international events shaping the 21st century to wanting to discover innovative choices and actions for self-development.

Your will be learning alongside people with roles like those below:

  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Members of the board
  • Business & function Heads
  • Managing Directors
  • Executive Directors
  • Senior Political Leaders
  • Senior Government Officials
  • Country Heads
  • Regional Directors

What our alumni say

This programme allowed us to think deeply on every subject and discuss with anyone including faculty. The openness and focus on sharing and discussions provided intense intellectual stimulation and the generation of new and productive ideas.

Mahesh Joshi

CEO, Vulcan Management, USA

Alumni and faculty reflections

Women in classroom

Participants, alumni and faculty reflect on the frameworks, experiences and opportunities the programme offers.

  • An opportunity for self-reflection
  • Exposure to cultural diversity
  • Frameworks for strategic thinking
  • A transformational experience

Corporate and alumni network

To explore the programme in more depth, we're happy to connect you with someone from our programme community within your organisation, sector or region.

Selected organisations who have previously benefited from attending:

  • Fosters Group
  • Brunei Shell Petroleum
  • Hong Kong Office of the Communications Authority
  • China Steel Corporation
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Hewlett Packard
  • The World Bank
  • BBC
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • De Beers Group
  • Maersk
  • BAE Systems

Joining the programme

Who can apply?

This programme is for senior leaders at or near the top of their organisation. Typically candidates have held senior roles for at least 10 years.

How to apply

You can apply in one of two ways:


Next programme dates:

7-27 June 2020 - Early application benefit of £1,500

4-24 October 2020 


Programme fee, including all tuition, education materials, all daytime refreshments and evening meals: £18,500*

Accommodation at Egrove Park: £2,060

Total: £20,560

Registrations are confirmed on receipt of full payment of the programme fee.

*Apply by 9th March 2020 to benefit from an early application discount of £1,500 off your programme fee.

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.

Profile review

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

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