Open Program

Leading Change and Growth

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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Program Overview

Leading Change and Growth 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 judgment to make changes when you return to your organization.

Content and Structure


Before the residential part of your program, you will:

  • Complete a 360º questionnaire to support your self awareness
  • Receive preparation work designed specifically for you
  • Choose your elective sessions which offer you the chance to focus on specialist areas most relevant to your situation

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:

  • Your choice of elective sessions and clinics on your own specific strategic issues and leadership challenges
  • 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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This program is the second module of our Senior Executive Program: Leading Strategy and Change

Leading Change and Growth is also run in the Middle East.

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 program that produces multiple penny-dropping moments and practical tools and frameworks to lead change and growth more effectively.”

Shirley Reeve, Head of Sales Strategy, Wesleyan Assurance Society

“Very practical and lots of tools to go away with. Now I feel better equipped to lead and guide others through a change journey.”

Kayode Adeuja, Talent Management Consultant, Heineken International

"It's great to be able to benefit from such a breadth and depth of wisdom and insight."

Warren Hubbard, Manager - Lean & Continuous Improvement, British Airways

“Leading Change and Growth is an excellent, thought provoking program, exploring different models/processes and using real life case studies to support.”

John Briddon, Retail Stores Director, Co-operative Group

“The module is drenched in information and the content challenges you to think in and out of the box as you ask how and why?”

Director of Education, Health Sector


Program fee

What is included in your open program fee?

Download our brochure /executive-organization-development/open-programs/leading-change-and-growth/lcg-form/

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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Hamish Scott

Hamish Scott


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Margaret de Lattre

Margaret de Lattre


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Sarah Toll’s Ashridge story

Leading Change and Growth

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