Cranfield’s Developing Leadership Practice Programme explores three leadership practices using a blended and networked learning approach so that you can become the best leader you can be. Read more Read less

The ability to create and lead a high-performance team is crucial for executives at middle management levels to transform performance in their part of the organisation.

Developing Leadership Practice is designed to help you improve your personal performance through self-awareness and increased insight and raise levels of organizational performance through the effective leadership of individuals and teams. It helps you tackle real-world challenges by embedding new leadership practices, utilising the latest learning design and technological advances to provide a fully immersive programme to ensure your immediate and long term success.

Built on 25 years of continuous development, Cranfield’s Developing Leadership Practice programme has helped underpin Cranfield’s approach in developing world class leaders. The programme utilizes a blended learning approach, which is the approach behind Cranfield’s global top ten Financial Times ranking position (2016), as well as informed our EFMD award-winning programmes.

“Engaged employees are high performing, and it’s all down to their leader.”

Kate Lowry, Programme Director

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At a glance

  • Dates
    • 06 Dec 2022
    • 28 Jun 2023
    • 06 Dec 2023
  • Duration3 + 2 days, residential (Plus e-learning & live webinars)
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£6,850 + VAT Concessions available

Module dates

The programme modules run on the following dates:

Module   December 22 Programme  June 23 Programme December 23 Programme
6-8 December 2022 28-30 June 2023 6-8 December 2023
2 31 Jan - 1 Feb 2023 5-6 October 2023 1-2 February 2024

What you will learn

Developing Leadership Practice helps participants develop new ways to revitalise team members and inspire employee engagement by developing a fresh way of looking at performance as a leader and developing the ability to perform in a constantly pressurised environment.

By developing a broader grasp of how to lead yourself, others and organisations and exploring the dilemmas faced by leaders in a variety of creative and engaging ways, we will help you build your capabilities and develop your confidence to lead high performing teams and cross-functional initiatives. As a result your organisation will benefit from a leader who can achieve results in a resource constrained environment and improve people performance by developing confidence and resilience.

Core content

Evidence and experience tells us that leadership development cannot happen in the classroom alone. This is why The Praxis Centre for Leadership Development utilises a blended learning approach.

There are three themes:

  1. Leading self in your context
  2. Leading others in your context
  3. Leading organisations in your context

Find out more about the programme themes

Cranfield’s Developing Leadership Practice Programme combines experientially focused classroom sessions, personalised application steps, coaching via webinar for groups and video call for individuals, and supported peer-to- peer learning, to create a carefully constructed ‘Networked Learning’ executive development environment. Our expertise in this area has been honed over many years delivering senior leadership development programmes, all designed with the sole aim of ensuring maximum impact for individuals and the organisations in which they lead.

"Becoming a good leader comes from understanding the culture and context of your team and your organisation”

Jacquie Drake, Programme Director

Key Outcomes

  • Improve personal performance by increased self-awareness and impact on others.
  • Discover your personal leadership style.
  • Develop the confidence to better interpret your context and how best to lead within it.
  • Improve people performance by developing resilience, confidence and mental agility in yourself and your teams.
  • Enhance your learning and prepare for your next leadership progression.

Who should attend

Developing Leadership Practice is for executives at middle-management level, who are taking on greater leadership responsibilities in their career or organisation or who are looking to take the next step in their career.

Read more details on a typical participant profile and the companies who have attended.


“A thought provoking way of assessing personal and corporate performance.  Bringing subconscious practice to the fore." 
David Moss, Senior Account Manager, Oracle Finance

Programme Directors

Jacquie Drake
Kate Lowry


20% discount (tuition fee only) for Cranfield School of Management Alumni who have attended one of our eligible leadership programmes.

Accommodation options and prices

Tuition, course materials, full board accommodation and lifelong access to Alumni Membership benefits are included in the price of this course.

Location and travel

Cranfield School of Management is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. 

The School is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield Management Development Centre 
Wharley End
MK43 0HG

This course is provided by Cranfield Management Development Ltd a wholly owned subsidiary of Cranfield University