Leadership programmes

In today’s complex business world, exceptional leadership is more important than ever. Transition from successful manager to great leader with Cass Executive Education.

Covid-19 response

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will deliver our open programmes online from September 2020, using various virtual classrooms and learning platforms to offer a high-quality learning experience.

On our Executive Master’s programmes, from September 2020, we plan on reintroducing some face-to-face classroom sessions with strict social distancing measures in place, in addition to online learning.

Over the coming months, we will continue to closely monitor developments in the response to the pandemic. More information and FAQs can be found on the City, University of London’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic web page.

Our staff and faculty remain dedicated to supporting all our clients during this challenging time; please feel free to reach out with any questions or requests to your dedicated Client Director in our team or execed@city.ac.uk.

Why choose Cass Executive Education for your leadership training?

  • Learn from world-leading researchers who work as practitioners, advisers and non-executive board members at the cutting-edge of business
  • Choose from a variety of open and custom training courses to suit your needs
  • Ideally suited for those looking to progress in their current management role or are seeking a career change.

Upskill your employees with our custom programmes

By investing in the skills of your employees, you will allow them to renew and refresh their knowledge to achieve both their goals and yours.

Our custom programmes are ranked 2nd in London (Financial Times Executive Education Custom ranking 2019). We’ll work with you to deliver customised programmes to fit your business need and goals. Find out more about our custom programmes.

Programmes in Leadership:

Strategic Decision Making for Leaders
Details: Virtual online | 19th - 22nd October | 4 half days (morning GMT)

Leading Digital Transformations
Details:  Virtual online | 16th - 17th November | 2 full days (GMT)

Leadership Communication: Present Yourself with Lasting Impact
Details: Available for Custom programme enquiries.

New Venture Creation
Details: 4 days | London | Dubai | Fee: £2,000.

Creative Leadership: Setting the Stage for Innovation and Change
Details: There are currently no start dates available. 

Becoming an Effective Leader: for Aspiring Leaders
Details: There are currently no start dates available.

View our finance or personal development programmes.

One-to-one executive coaching

We offer one-to-one executive coaching to senior leaders and managers.

Programmes typically comprise six sessions, each lasting 90 minutes, tailored to individual needs in order to optimise leadership and professional development. Specific objectives are worked though in partnership with the coach to achieve maximum return on investment.

Benefits include:

  • Enhanced critical thinking
  • Career development
  • Reflective practice.

Our City location is on the doorstep of global organisations, enabling clients to build their learning into daily practices.

For further information, please contact Fiona Nunn, Client Director, on execed@city.ac.uk

Academic experts teaching on Cass Executive Education

Professor Cliff Oswick

Cliff joined Cass in 2011 as a Professor in Organization Theory. He also served as Head of the Faculty of Management and Deputy Dean at Cass between January 2011 and January 2016.

Cliff’s research focuses on the application of aspects of discourse, dramaturgy, tropes, narrative and rhetoric to the study of organizations and organizing. He is particularly interested in the study of leadership processes, employee engagement, and organizational change.He has published over 120 academic articles and contributions to edited volumes, including contributions to Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Management, Organization, and Organization Studies.

Beyond his academic responsibilities, Cliff has also undertaken a variety of consultancy projects, senior coaching activities and executive development assignments with a number of high profile corporate clients. Read more about Professor Cliff Oswick.

Professor Laure Cabantous

Professor Cabantous holds a PhD in Economics from Toulouse School of Economics (France). Prior to being a Professor of Strategy and Organisation at Cass, she worked at Warwick Business School, ESCP Europe and Nottingham University Business School.

Laure has a long-lasting interest in decision-making processes, both at the individual and organisational levels, and for the management of risk and uncertainty. She has studied how insurers make decisions under conflicting and consensual ambiguity; how decision analysts help managers take decisions; and how models support decision-making. Read more about Professor Laure Cabantous.

Professor Gianvito Lanzolla

Gianvito Lanzolla is Professor of Strategy at Cass. He currently serves as the Head of the Faculty of Management and is the Founder and Director of Cass’s Digital Leadership Research Centre (DLRC). Firmly established as a leading global thought leader of technology strategy and business digital transformation, his research has won several academic prizes and has been featured widely in the business media – e.g. Financial Times, the Economist, CNBC, CCTV and Wall Street Journal.

Gianvito has directed and delivered several executive development programmes and has contributed as an advisor to many boards and executive leadership teams around the world. Recent corporate engagements include: Apple, Baker McKenzie, European Club Association, BBC, IBM, the UAE’s Prime Minister Office, Microsoft, Zurich, KION, Axel Springer and Vodafone Group. Read more about Professor Gianvito Lanzolla.