Programme Overview

The Programme will improve your performance at your existing level

Strategy – Leadership – Innovation – Communication

The Leadership Acceleration Programme consists of two onsite teaching modules – one in Kolding and one at IMD, Lausanne.

All teaching in each of the modules revolves around three key elements:

  • Knowledge – presenting the latest insights within the fields of leadership, strategy and communication, to give you a strong knowledge base
  • Skills – applying theory and tools to practical cases, to boost your execution skills
  • Personality – challenging your understanding of yourself, to make you a better leader

Lecturers provide close supervision when you and your fellow participants put your learning to the test in practical business cases, discussions and group work.

Dates and price


Digitization and digital leadership are part of the agenda of the Leadership Acceleration Program, as the topics are of enormous importance and relevance to the leaders who want to keep up with the digital development.

The subject of digitization has been developed in collaboration with the professors from IMD Business School – some of the best experts in this field in a European context.

As a participant, you can look forward to gaining an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of digitization and digital management. You get both the overall perspective, but you also get very concrete and tangible models and tools, so you are able to execute on the digital strategy from day one.


Module 1

Applying the most recent strategic tools |  Efficient innovation processes |  Successful leadership in a changing world

The first module provides a common platform for strategy, innovation and leadership, which form the foundation for the rest of the programme with a practically based understanding of the most prevalent movements.

The module gives you a practical insight and concrete knowledge of
how to formulate and execute strategies in your own company.

Moreover, the learning is centered around the identification and understanding of the dynamics that exist in successful companies and how you implement similar mechanisms in your own company. You will receive a powerful set of tools that can strengthen the innovation process and transcend the barriers that block for valuable innovation.

The first module renders an insight into how modern leaders manage the contemporary leadership related challenges in the best possible way. Focus is especially set on change management and how you can create the framework for optimal personal performance, efficient communication and inspiring leadership.

Duration: 4 days
Location: Kolding, Denmark

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.”
(James Humes, author and former presidential speechwriter)

Module 2: Strategy, Innovation and Personal Leadership

Studying the world’s most innovative companies, module 3 examines which leadership behaviours and organisational set-up create the best conditions for developing great ideas and cost-effective operations. Studying ‘personality dimensions’ and leadership styles, the participants learn to master the art of influencing others through successful mobilisation and persuasion.

You will also get an in-depth understanding of digitalization and digital management – both the overall “helicopter perspective”, but also very concrete and tangible models and tools so you can execute on the digital strategy from day one.

Duration: 3 days
Location: IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
Lecturer: Mark Greeven, Ina Toegel and Howard Yu

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
(Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple)

Certificate and a strong network

When you have finished the Program you will get:

  • A Certificate from IMD
  • Access to the Executive Forum, the Scandinavian Executive Institute’s exclusive network of top executives, executives and board members who have participated in one or more of our international education programs.
Learn more about the Executive Forum