Develop Your Leadership,
Empower Your Team

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.


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

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


  • 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


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


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


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

Is This Program Right for You?
The “Developing Leadership Competencies” program is designed for general managers and senior executives, as well as for human resource professionals who seek to advance leadership competencies that improve personal and organizational effectiveness.

The faculty of the “Developing Leadership Competencies” program is made up of professionals who are involved not only in teaching but in research and the business world:

Alberto Ribera | IESE Business School Alberto Ribera
Academic Director

Professor of the Practice of Management of Managing People in Organizations
Doctor of Medicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
PhD in Economics, UIC (Barcelona)
Specialist in Social and Preventive Medicine (Mental Health), Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
Certificate in Personality Assessment, University of Minnesota
John Almandoz | IESE Business SchoolJohn Almandoz
Associate Professor of Managing People in Organizations
PhD in Organizational Behavior, Harvard University
MA in Sociology, Harvard University
MBA, Southern Methodist University
BA in Economics, University of Dallas
Sebastien Brion
Associate Professor of Managing People in Organizations
PhD and MS in Organizational Behavior, Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
BS in Psychology from Tufts University
Álvaro San Martín
Assistant Professor of Managing People in Organizations
Phd in Management (Organizational Behavior), INSEAD
MSc Business Administration, INSEAD
BA in Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Yih-Teen Lee | IESE Business SchoolYih-Teen Lee
Professor of Managing People in Organizations
PhD in Management, HEC, University of Lausanne
Master in International Business, National Taiwan University
Bachelor in International Trade, National Taiwan University

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. 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.

Admission Process & Fees
The program has a four-step admission process:

  1. Participants must complete and submit the online application (Barcelona or Madrid).
  2. The Executive Education Department will contact the participant by email to acknowledge receipt of the application. It will also provide information about the program dates, sending of prior study materials and the bank details needed to pay tuition.
  3. The participant pays tuition (payment must be made before the start of the course and before prior study materials are sent). This is an essential prerequisite for participating in the program.
  4. Two weeks before the start of the program, participants will receive an email with a username giving them access to IESE’s Virtual Campus, where initial study materials will be available.



The program fee is tax-exempt and includes academic materials and lunches. It does not include travel or accommodation expenses.

The program requires preparatory coursework, which will be made available two weeks before the start date. Payment is required in order to access this material. Check the cancellation policy below.

Do you know about our corporate agreements and fees for multiple registrations? Feel free to ask us.

We have negotiated special fees for our participants in these hotels near to Barcelona and Madrid campus:

AC Victoria Suites (Marriot) 4*Sansi Pedralbes 4*Abba Garden 4*Meliá Sarriá Barcelona 5*Upper Diagonal 4*, EXE Moncloa 4*EUROSTAR Zarzuela Park 4*AC Aravaca 4*Melia Princesa 5*Trip España 4*.

Spaces are limited and filled in strict order of registration.

Arranging Payment
We accept payments by credit card or wire. For more payment information, please reference your invoice.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received within 20 days prior to the start of the program are subject to a cancellation fee equivalent to 25% of the program fee. IESE reserves the right to cancel this edition of the program or to change the 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 that participants are unable to attend for personal or professional reasons.


Module 1: Online | Nov. 16-30, 2020
Module 2: Barcelona | Dec. 1-4, 2020

Module 1: Online | June 14-25, 2021
Module 2: Madrid | June 28 – July 1, 2021


Barcelona Focused Programs
Anna Vera
(+34) 93 253 4395
How to arrive

Madrid Focused Programs
M. Jesús Biechy
(+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”.






  • IESE offers you the opportunity of designing a personalized development plan. With the support of an academic adviser, you will ll select at least four focused programs that address your unique interests and learning objectives. Once completed, you will receive the IESE Executive Education Certificate and become elegible to join IESE’s Alumni Association.

    Contact an adviser – Learn more about our Focused Programs portfolio and the ones that best reflect your development needs.

     Request the Executive Education Certificate – If you have already completed four or more programs and meet the requirements, you can apply for your certificate here.

  • IESE’s Executive Education Certificate offers a series of key benefits:

     Professional guidance with an IESE adviser.

    5% discount on any future focused program.

     Possibility of becoming a member of the Alumni Association, which delivers a broad array of exclusive benefits, ranging from professional support services to access to more than 300 Alumni learning sessions per year. Delivered around the world, sessions are a chance to learn and build your network.

  • To receive the IESE Executive Education Certificate you must meet the following requirements:

    Complete at least four focused programs (in English or Spanish).

    Programs must be completed within three years.

    Programs should amount to a minimum of 13 days of learning. You can view the focused programs calendar here for a list of available programs.


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