Open Program

Leading Change and Growth: Middle East

Driving change and growth in an organization can define the career of a senior manager - embrace the challenge.

This practical three-day program will immerse you in the best-thinking and alternative approaches to leading change.

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Upcoming Dates

21 Nov 2017 - 23 Nov 2017

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Program Overview

This program, tailored to the Middle East context, is for people who need to lead their organizations through change. It is for experienced, senior people who know that change presents a challenge and would like to know more about the science and art of leading a successful implementation.

You will explore your leadership style and how to lead people through change as well as examining potential routes to growth for organizations. Working in groups, you will tackle your own challenges and develop the confidence and judgement to make changes when you return to your organization.

Content and Structure


Before the residential phase of your program, you will complete a 360 questionnaire to support yout self awareness and receive preparation work designed specifically for you.

Residential Phase

During the program you will learn how to:

  • Lead change in a more organized, deliberate way
  • Improve your understanding of the types of change and different approaches that work in other organizations
  • Design an organization that has the best chance of succeeding
  • Work with culture so that it supports rather than hinders success
  • Build a set of tools for leading change reliably and thoroughly
  • Use the right messages at the right time for the right people
  • Turn good intentions into programs that enhance performance
  • Make the personal changes you need to be an effective change leader
  • Take control of change rather than letting it happen to you

The program also includes a one-to-one coaching session.


A month after the residential phase, you will have a personal 'back to work' briefing with a tutor who will discuss how the new tools and plans are helping you succeed in the workplace.

You are also given continued access to your online program portal and Virtual Ashridge content for six months after your residential stay. 

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Leading Change and Growth is also run in the UK at Ashridge.

All Ashridge Open Programs are taught in English, find out how we can help you to improve your English.

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Participant Feedback

“Excellent and I recommend it for management level.”

Ali Al Hammadi, Manager, Emirates Steel Industries

“Extensively detailed program with a useful discussion time.”

Eida Al Mheiri, Corporate Relation Officer, Abu Dhabi Global Market

“Great program, sit back and enjoy the course.”

Rashed Alhemeiri, Strategy Manager, Abu Dhabi Global Market

Program fee

Price: £4,250.00 + VAT
What is included in your open program fee?

$5,300 (non-residential)

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Who is it for?

You are an experienced senior manager, director or top team member, looking to provide leadership through growth and change in your organization. You know that change presents a challenge and would like to know more about the science and the art of implementing a successful change program.

Benefits to you and your organization

  • The program helps you craft your own unique approach to leading strategy and change
  • Working on real issues with a peer group of senior managers, it will be a valuable opportunity to develop greater personal confidence and credibility, as well as seasoned judgement we know that people only want ideas they can use. Everything you learn on this program can be put into practice.

Faculty Team

Colin Williams

Colin Williams


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Paul Griffith

Paul Griffith


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