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Business Leadership Program

Develop Your Leadership Competencies, Empower Your Team

Leadership competencies are important because the success of a company and its ability to maintain its competitive edge depends fundamentally on the talent of its people. Discover how to improve your leadership skills identifying your strengths and weaknesses and empower the individuals and teams in your organization to reach their full potential.

Benefits of Studying IESE’s Leadership Program

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  • Invigorate your leadership skills through enhanced self-management
  • Cultivate a coaching style that inspires, motivates and mobilizes others by learning how to develop executive leadership competencies
  • Acquire the requisite mindset and frameworks to spearhead change and spark positive organizational transformation

The program Developing Leadership Competencies program is structured around the following topics:

Day 1: Leadership Assessment

  • Self-Leadership and Purpose
  • Personality Assessment (Test: TCI-R)
  • Cognitive Styles and Preferences (Test: Self-Assessment Exercise)
  • Leadership Competencies (Test: IESE 360º)
  • Global Assessment Overview

Day 2: Personal Leadership Development

  • Personal and Professional Career
  • Self-Leadership Strategies
  • Relational Leadership
  • Developing Your Action Plan

Day 3: Interpersonal Leadership

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Managing Interpersonal Conflict
  • High-Performance Teams
  • Talent Development

Day 4: Organizational Leadership and Change

  • Creating Leadership Contexts
  • Organizational Governance
  • Full Leadership (Personal, Interpersonal and Organizational)
  • Program Conclusions and Wrap-Up

Is This Program Right for You?
IESE’s Leadership Program Developing Leadership Competencies is designed for general managers and senior executives, as well as for human resource professionals who seek to advance or develop leadership competencies that improve personal and organizational effectiveness.

The faculty of the Developing Leadership Competencies program is composed of professionals who are involved not only in teaching but also in research and in the business world.

John Almandoz | IESE Business SchoolJohn Almandoz (Academic Director)
Professor of Managing People in Organizations
PhD in Organizational Behavior, Harvard University
Master’s in Sociology, Harvard University
MBA, Southern Methodist University
Sebastien Brion
Professor of Managing People in Organizations
PhD and Master’s in Organizational Behavior, Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley
Anneloes Raes
Professor of Managing People in Organizations
PhD in Organizational Behavior, Maastricht University
Master’s in Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Yih-Teen Lee | IESE Business SchoolYih-Teen Lee
Professor of Managing People in Organizations
PhD in Management, HEC, University of Lausanne
Master’s in International Business, National Taiwan University

Blended Edition Methodology
IESE’s blended programs accelerate growth and boost business performance through a strategic and seamless interplay of highly engaging online and onsite content.
Program delivery generally extends over virtual and on-campus modules — magnifying the learning impact — while our virtual campus serves as a hub for all of your learning needs.

The Developing Leadership Competencies blended program in particular comprises an online module and a four-day on-campus module.

Madrid Edition:

  • Module 1: Online | June 14, 20, 22 – 2023
  • Module 2: Madrid | June 27-30, 2023

Barcelona Edition:

  • Module 1: Online | November 14, 20 & 23, 2023
  • Module 1: Barcelona | November 28 – December 1, 2023

The first module lays the theoretical foundation with video lectures, online sessions, Individual tests and a wide range of academic materials.

Faculty and peers will already be familiar by the time you start the onsite module, second module, which merges case studies, team-based projects, lectures, experiential exercises and social activities. In a collaborative environment, you’ll also share viewpoints, work in teams and reflect on new insights.

In order to benefit fully from the course, reading the academic material that will be provided two weeks prior to the start date is essential.

Blended Edition Admission Process & Fees
The admission process entails a three-step process:

          1. Complete and submit the online application Barcelona or Madrid Edition.
          2. The Executive Education Department will email you to acknowledge receipt and provide further details on program dates, pre-program academic materials and bank details to submit payment.
          3. Proceed with the payment of the program’s fee. This is an essential requisite to access the pre-readings and participate in the program. Two weeks before the start date, participants will receive an email with a user name to access the IESE Virtual Campus and pre-readings.


          • General fee: € 5,500
          • Alumni fee: € 4,950
          • IESE Alumni Assn. members: € 4,675
          • Executive Education Certificate fee: An additional 5% discount on the general or IESE Alumni Association member fee.

The program fee is tax-exempt. Payment is required before the program begins and includes all academic materials and most meals. Please note that travel and accommodation expenses are not included.

Discounts are available for corporate agreements and multiple registrations from the same company. Space is limited and filled in strict order of reception so early registration is encouraged.

Participants in the on-campus Barcelona or Madrid edition can benefit from special rates at the following hotels:
Barcelona: AC Victoria Suites (Marriot) 4*, Sansi Pedralbes 4*Abba Garden 4*Meliá Sarriá Barcelona 5*Upper Diagonal 4*.
Madrid: Exe Moncloa 4*EUROSTAR Zarzuela Park 4*AC Hotel Aravaca 4*Meliá Madrid Princesa 5*Trip España 4*, NH Madrid Chamberí 3*.

Payment Details
We accept payments by credit card or wire transfer.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received within 20 days before the program’s start date are subject to a fee equivalent to 25% of tuition. IESE reserves the right to cancel this edition or modify dates up to 20 days prior to its start. IESE is under no circumstances responsible for travel expenses incurred. Participants should consider travel cancellation coverage in the exceptional event that the program is cancelled or if they are unable to attend for personal or professional reasons


Madrid & Live online
Module 1: Online | Start date: June 14, 20 & 22 – 2023
Module 2: Madrid | June 27-30, 2023

Barcelona & Live online
Module 1: Online | Start date: Start date: November 14, 20 & 23, 2023
Module 2: Barcelona | November 28 – December 1, 2023


Focused Programs
Barcelona Edition
Anna Olivas
| Director
(+34) 93 253 4200

How to arrive

Focused Programs
Madrid Edition
M. Jesús Biechy | Director

(+34) 91 211 3050
How to arrive


  • Testimonial

    “I found the Developing Leadership Competencies program especially impactful in how it not only focused on helping me better understand my own strengths and weaknesses and skills I could develop but added a component focused on the ways we are motivated and why we do the work we do. By adding in the 1:1 executive coaching experience the course has had a lasting impact on how I lead”.






  •  Companies with corporate agreements with IESE: discount of up to 20%.

    Discount on multiple applications, for individuals and teams: up to 25% for groups of four or more people.

    The more focused programs you take, the more benefits you will receive: you can get discounts from 5% up to 15%.

    Contact here the Focused Program team to find out conditions and more details.

  •  Special price for alumni: 10% discount.

     Special price for Members of the IESE Alumni Association: 15% discount. Recommend 2 participants and each one will also get 15% off.

    Loyalty card: IESE alumni or members who take more than 1 program annually will accumulate discounts of up to 30%.

    Contact here the Focused Program team to find out conditions and more details.

  • Entrepreneurs.

    Executive women.


    Contact here to find out more about the scholarships’ criteria and admission process.

  • If interested in obtaining Executive Education Certificate:

    Complete, at least, 4 Focused Programs, in English or Spanish, within three years. The 4 programs must total a minimum of 12 days of learning.

    In addition to earning the IESE Executive Education Certificate, you will enjoy a series of other exclusive benefits:

    Professional guidance with an IESE adviser.

    5% discount on any future Focused Program.

    Possibility of becoming a Member of the IESE Alumni Association, which delivers a broad array of exclusive benefits. Discover here how to make the most of the membership.

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