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Oxford Executive Leadership Programme

Elevate your leadership skills for the modern business environment and contribute to your organisation’s success.

Elevate your leadership skills for the modern business environment and contribute to your organisation’s success.

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This programme is offered by , an edX partner
8 weeks
7–10 hours per week
Starts Feb 1, 2023
Enroll by Jan 24, 2023
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
8 weeks
7–10 hours per week
Starts Feb 1, 2023
Enroll by Jan 24, 2023
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule

About this Programme

Duration: 8 weeks (excluding orientation)

In today’s evolving business landscape, there’s a growing need for highly skilled leaders who can navigate complex challenges and empower their teams to succeed. Combining theory and practice, this Oxford Executive Leadership Programme is centred around refining and developing your leadership skills and purpose in line with your company’s strategic focus.

Over the course of eight weeks, you’ll explore core leadership themes, including: power and influence, motivation, authenticity and adaptability, change, complexity, and diversity. Gain the opportunity to critically reflect on your leadership approach, while using practical insights, tools, and frameworks to lead high-performance teams in dynamic environments and through times of change.

Expand your global network online with Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, as you learn alongside a cohort of like-minded professionals and gain essential skills for the future of work.

The content of this programme also forms part of the six-month onlineOxford Strategic Management Executive Programme, designed to help you advance as a business executive.

This programme is designed for leaders and managers at all levels who want to further develop their skills to overcome challenges and become a driving force for change in their organisation. The content would support business executives looking to improve their leadership skills, discover or refine their leadership purpose, and make an impact within their business. It would also be helpful for those in senior and middle management who are preparing to move into an executive management role, as well as aspiring leaders who want to gain the confidence to step up.

This Oxford Executive Leadership Programme is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The programme has an estimated 80 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is on you. Oxford Saïd and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points.

Programme curriculum

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Develop a practical leadership framework as you work through the weekly modules of this online programme.

Orientation module: Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1: Effective leadership: Leading for high performance

Module 2: The job of the leader: Envisioning and engaging

Module 3: The job of the leader: Choosing and connecting

Module 4: Leading with power and influence

Module 5: Leading teams for effective performance

Module 6: Strategies and models for leading change

Module 7: Mastering complexity and plurality

Module 8: Reflect on your purpose as a leader

About the certificate

Study executive leadership and earn an official certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the programme handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the programme.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you digitally upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.

Some facts about the subject

Top 10 skills

The most sought-after skills in the top 10 US companies include communication, management, leadership, and problem-solving.

Emsi (May, 2020).

Less than 2 in 10

The number of employees who believe their organisation’s leadership communicates effectively with the rest of the company.

Gallup (Nd). Accessed 5 April 2022.

Why choose GetSmarter?

This programme is provided by GetSmarter, an edX partner and an online learning expert with over 10 years' experience in developing high-quality online short courses from the world's leading universities.