Advanced Leadership Program

Intensive Program for Experienced Managers

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October 16, 2017
16-20 October, 2017


Dr. Ivanka Visnjic
ESADE Business School
Dr. George J. Siedel
Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Dr. Dino Dogan
Dean / Luxembourg School of Business
Paul Isaac Green
Harvard Business School
Dr. Darryl Stickel
Dr. Darryl Stickel
Professor, Executive Coach


LSB Gasperich Campus, 19 Rue Eugene Ruppert, L-2453, Luxembourg   View map


This program is designed for experienced managers and leaders looking to take their leadership skills to a new level and transfer into a position of general management. If you have following responsibilities, this program is for you:

  • you manage or you are about to manage multiple teams across multiple functions
  • you are a functional/technical expert and you want to get a 360 degree view of business issues
  • you are switching careers and/or industries


The Advanced Leadership Program will help you assume the responsibilities associated with the transition from being a functional manager to a general manager.


With focus on strategy, leadership development, management, negotiation and innovation – the ALP will help you gain a 360 degree view of business and take on more responsibilities.

The first week of the program focuses on leadership and negotiation as two crucial and interlinked business skills. The week begins with negotiation and influence, the fundamental skills of leadership. This week will teach you to use negotiation and influence to achieve objectives, create and manage consensus, and handle conflicting objectives. The program continues with a deeper dive into leadership by studying leaders as decision makers and influencers. Our leadership philosophy is grounded in the insight that changing the self in order to become a more effective leader is a risky proposition, with low likelihood of success. Instead, we begin with the insight that leadership is a dynamic (not an individual characteristic). The topics will be examined through a mixture of case studies, lectures and interactive exercises.

The second week of the program focuses on how leadership is used within organizations. It begins with a 2-day module on strategy. This module gives the participants a perspective of an organization through the eyes of top executives. The participants will work on case studies and simulations of how organizational strategy is defined, analyzed, monitored and executed. Mid-week, the strategy module will focus on innovation and how it can be one of the main drivers of strategic growth and of change. This leads to the next module which is focused completely on innovation, specifically how organizations can set up lean and efficient structures and processes that reinforce creativity, productivity and innovation. The end of the program focuses on how companies create and deliver customer/client value. It is a concept that must be re-examined constantly by every leader. As customer preferences change and advance, successful managers need to have robust frameworks that allow them to tailor increasingly complex product and service offerings to their clients’ needs. In doing so, one must thoroughly understand evolving market conditions, your company’s competitive environment and your clients.

FACULTY: George J. Siedel, PhD. (Ross School of Business, University of Michigan) focuses on legal issues that relate to international business law, negotiation, and dispute resolution. Recent publications include legal aspects of cross-border subsidiary management and issues relating to the use of law to gain competitive advantage. Professor Siedel has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and in Michigan, Ohio, and Florida. Following graduation from law school, he worked as an attorney in a professional corporation. He has also served on several boards of directors and as Associate Dean of the University of Michigan Business School.


FACULTY: Paul Isaac Green (Harvard Business School). In 2006, after five years as an entrepreneur, Paul joined The Morning Star Company, a California based integrated food processing company, where he co-founded the Morning Star Self-Management Institute. Paul was principally responsible for advancing Morning Star through their unique and innovative organizational system.  Morning Star, which has been called, “the world’s most creatively managed company” and was named one of Inc. Magazine’s most audacious companies because of their organizational system, is widely considered one of the world’s leading organizational innovators.  Paul’s leadership in advancing their philosophy and systems, combined with his drive to better understand human nature and motivation through research and experimentation, were instrumental in enabling Morning Star’s organizational system to scale as Morning Star experienced significant growth. Paul has spoken to audiences in the U.S. and around the World, and won the 2012 Harvard Business Review/McKinsey M-Prize for his work advancing Self-Management.


FACULTY: Dino Dogan is the Dean of Luxembourg School of Business and a Professor of Strategy in the LSB MBA program. Dr. Dogan has vast academic and top-level corporate experience, notably in the Telecom industry. He has held the position of the Group CFO of Telekom Austria, one of the largest operators in Europe. Dino has also worked for Boston Consulting Group. He earned his PhD from the University of Stuttgart.


FACULTY: Ivanka Visnjic (ESADE Business School) is an Assistant Professor of Innovation at ESADE Business School and a Research Sponsor at Cambridge Service Alliance, University of Cambridge. Before joining ESADE, Ivanka worked at a consulting firm McKinsey & Co and completed a PhD at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. She has been working closely with top management of a number of global companies, such as Atlas Copco, BAE Systems, Caterpillar, GEA, IBM, Pearson and Zoetis.

  • Location:
    LSB Gasperich Campus, 19 Rue Eugene Ruppert, L-2453, Luxembourg
  • Week A:
    16-20 October, 2017
    Starts on Monday the 16th October at 8:30
  • Week B:
    19-23 February, 2018
    Starts on Monday the 19th February at 8:30
  • Program Fees:
    EUR 8,450 per participant
  • Group Discount Applies!*

    *Companies sending teams of 3-4 people to a certain program can benefit from deep discounts. Contact us for more information.

The Advanced Leadership Program will help you assume the responsibilities associated with the transition from being a functional manager to a general manager.