Transformative Leadership

Lead with meaning

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2020 Course Dates
9-10 and 16-17 October

Virtual Classroom

Course Price:
5000 CHF
(10% discount for alumni)

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Who is this programme for?


Professionals in or aspiring to leadership positions in all sectors (international organisations, private sector, governments,
non-governmental organisations) who want to:

  •     Become visionary leaders

  •     Reinvent their professional path and lead with meaning

  •     Share insights with peers around a personal challenge

  •     Join our vibrant, international community of practice

programme highlights


  • Leading from within – Explore your inner self and how it influences your capacity to lead.

  • Foresight – Master tools to anticipate multiple futures and to act upon them.

  • Strategic thinking – Learn to listen to the world and yourself and formulate a vision with purpose.

  • Systems-thinking – See the underlying patterns and identify leverage for change.

  • Design thinking – Use collective intelligence to develop innovative solutions.

Why choose this programme?


Become a leader who thrives in an environment of global uncertainty and rapid change. With this intensive course, you will develop the right mindset to come up with a vision, build trust and inspire your teams.

Programme Content

Sensing and developing a vision

Day 1 - 2

  • See and sense the world from different perspectives

  • Identify your blind spots

  • Scan the horizon for multiple futures and expand your options

Acting upon a vision 

Day 3 - 4

  • Find out leverage for change

  • Experiment with new organisational models

  • Design innovative solutions 

Masterclass webinar

Leading in Times of Change | 17 September, 12:30 | Cédric Dupont
Felicity Tan


Felicity Tan '19

Associate Director, Asia Regional Office Global Policy and Advocacy, The Rockefeller Foundation

"I was motivated to join the Transformative Leadership course at IHEID because it is uniquely geared toward development professionals, and not just business persons as most other executive courses are, while at the same time promising diverse perspectives from multiple sectors.

During the course we were challenged to think, reflect and solve on the edge: for unpredictable futures, complex systems that only got more complex as you dug deeper, and most importantly, within ourselves.

I would call those five days expansive. I came into the programme hoping to better shape myself to the kind of leader I ought to be, and came away with the higher and more purposeful realisation of the kind of leader I want to be."



Cédric Dupont – Professor of Political Science, President of Executive Education and Co-chair of the TASC Platform. Lire sa biographie>

Thomas Gauthier – Professor of strategy at emlyon business school

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