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Ashridge Leadership Process

Develop your own leadership approach and lead with greater confidence.

This intensive five-day personal leadership program will help you become the best leader you can be.

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Ashridge Leadership Process

Upcoming Dates

07 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2015

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08 Feb 2016 - 12 Feb 2016

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25 Apr 2016 - 29 Apr 2016

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Program Overview

The Ashridge Leadership Process will help you become the best leader you can be in the context of your professional role.

This personal leadership training will increase your ability to lead with greater confidence and with a broader range of capabilities, through a richer understanding of yourself and your impact on others.

It will challenge you to review and set new personal and professional goals, and help you to achieve these with the support of a personal executive coach.

As part of the program, you have four one-to-one coaching sessions. The first two take place while you are at Ashridge. Two further sessions happen at three month intervals following the residential phase of the program.   

Content and Structure


Before arriving at Ashridge, you are asked to complete the Ashridge Inventory of Management Skills (AIMS) 360° feedback questionnaire and a FIRO-B® inventory. This helps to assess your personality type and individual needs. A Leadership CV reviews the factors that build your leadership style. The findings are discussed with your Ashridge coach.

Residential phase

During the program, you will gain insight into your leadership style, motivations and values via learning support and challenge groups, small group activities and exercises, as well as two sessions with your personal leadership coach.

Your coach is an experienced, solution-focused ally who will help you to identify your goals for the program. Towards the end of your learning experience, your coach will help you clarify how your perspective has shifted and what further changes you wish to make in future. Together you will create a leadership development plan for your continued growth back at work.

You will learn about:

  • Leadership styles in the context of your organization
  • Organizational culture
  • Change leadership and how to manage ambiguity
  • How leaders think, learn and develop
  • Work / Life balance
  • Lifestyle planning
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Creative value and improving performance
  • How to build a personal and organizational vision.


  • After the program you will have two coaching sessions, usually three and six months later. The follow-up sessions are designed to help you build on your learning and support you as you implement your action plan
  • Many participants choose to continue their coaching relationship further. Please ask our Program Advisors for more information
  • You will become a member of the Ashridge alumni network which is an excellent opportunity to continue your personal development and networking
  • You are also given continued access to your online program portal and Virtual Ashridge content for six months after your residential stay. Ongoing support and further learning opportunities are available with Ashridge Momentum.

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This programme is a module of our Advanced Management Programme.

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Participant Feedback

“Fantastic experience and a tremendously well run programme that I would thoroughly recommend.”

Craig Murphy, Head of Procurement, John Sisk & Son Ltd

“If you want to be challenged, encouraged and supported in being a world-class leader this is the place to be!”

John Watton, Director EMEA Marketing, Adobe Systems Inc.

“The Ashridge Leadership Process gives you the tools to make tangible, positive changes to the way you lead. A real game changer.” 

Ian Witt, Risk & Compliance Director, Tyser Group Services Ltd 

“A great blend of theory, peer interaction and watching leadership in motion. Great feedback throughout the course – overall, definitely a worthwhile experience.”

Jeffrey Ho, Principal Consultant, Navitas Life Sciences Ltd

“I’m usually reluctant about learning through courses, but at Ashridge I found the right mix of theory, practice and especially peer interaction that bought meaningful change to the way I approach leadership.”

Cris Radu, Director of Engineering, Adobe Systems

“I came here to learn about leadership. I leave Ashridge not only with new skills but also with great knowledge about myself.”

Birgit Kollmeyer, Chief Executive Officer, SmartCom GmbH

“Ashridge is an excellent learning environment which allows you to open your mind in the company of like-minded individuals and be able to explore your strengths and weaknesses and learn ways to improve and develop your skill-set.”

Paul Cook, Director of Operations Reed and Mackay Travel

“A great course with an excellent mix of theory, practical application and personal review through one on one coaching. I think this course has accelerated my leadership development by at least 12 months.”

Ian Tritschler, Head of Provider Business Development, Islington PCT

Programme fee

Price: £6,900.00 + VAT
What is included in your open programme fee?

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Who is it for?

You are a mid to senior level manager. You are embarking on a new challenge, such as an expanded leadership role with increased responsibility or a personal desire to lead more flexibly.

Benefits to you and your organization

During this personal leadership course you will:

  • Enhance your self-awareness and build the confidence you need to meet the challenges of increased responsibility
  • Gain the courage to make significant changes
  • Develop the skills to apply different leadership styles, manage relationships and apply varied approaches in order to lead high performance teams
  • Bring more effective thinking and skills to projects and problems and provide greater clarity of vision for teams and individuals
  • Build a clear, personal vision and an action plan for achieving your goals
  • Gain the insight necessary to plan your lifestyle and integrate it effectively into your working life.

Faculty Team

Colin Williams

Colin Williams


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Pam Jones

Pam Jones

BA(Hons), MBA

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Megan Reitz

Megan Reitz

MA (Cantab), MSc, MRes, PhD

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Mike Brent

Mike Brent

MA, Dip Mgmt, Dip Mkting, MSc, MSc

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Patricia Hind

Patricia Hind

BSc, MSc, PhD, CPsychol, AFBPS

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Ian Hayward

Ian Hayward


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John Neal

John Neal

B.Hum, Dip Psych.

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Valerie Pierce

Valerie Pierce

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John Higgins

John Higgins

MA (Cantab), MSc (Organisational Consulting)

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