A profound experience for leaders who want to re-calibrate their impact and bring a new sense of fulfilment to their lives.

Reconnect with your purpose and re-energise for the future.

A deeply reflective and future-focused programme that offers a holistic approach to the successful leader’s question: What next?

Using a broad spectrum of techniques, theories and experiences that will explore and challenge your current status quo, this programme will help you unlock the opportunity to thrive across all aspects of your life. By contemplating your inherent values, understanding how you inhabit your physical being, and appraising your behaviours, you will find a new sense of clarity for your future.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 24 Apr 2025
  • Duration2.5 days + 2.5 days residential (plus intermodular coaching and live webinars)
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£10,175 + VAT Concessions available

Module dates

The programme modules run on the following dates:

April 2025 
Launch webinar
24 April 2025
Module 1 19-21 May 2025
Interim webinar TBC
Module 2 8-10 September 2025 
Closing event TBC

Who is this for

The programme is designed for established senior leaders who want to find fresh inspiration and energy to take on new challenges. THRIVE offers a unique approach for leaders who want to:

  • Reignite their motivation and focus to propel the next phase of their career.
  • Explore a deeper understanding of the human experience and how to flourish in a world of complexity, change and ambiguity.
  • Reflect deeply on their personal identity and behaviours to stimulate a transformational experience.
  • Nurture themselves and their people to achieve holistic success and fulfilment.
  • Champion the importance of organisational wellbeing and influence organisational culture in a positive way.
  • Evaluate their contributions to shape a meaningful legacy in their life.

Programme impact

For you

THRIVE will help you navigate towards a path of sustainable high performance in your professional, personal and physical circumstances. The programme will help you to:

  • Find ways to achieve fulfilment, purpose and passion in your life.
  • Manage your energy aligned to what really matters to you.
  • Establish positive habits and behaviours that will have a long-lasting impact on your energy and performance.
  • Learn to take charge of your own wellbeing and find innovative ways to address mid-life challenges with a toolkit of practical skills and knowledge.
  • Identify and address habits that reduce your optimum performance.
  • Explore your evolving identity and support an inner transformation that will move you forwards.
  • Feel empowered to bring your whole self to every part of your life that matters to you.
  • Embrace a deep encounter with yourself which will connect you with the natural world and offer a visceral, emotional and intellectual experience.
  • Understand your body's response to stress with insights from medical grade wearable technology.
  • Network with other senior leaders and engage with a cohort of peers who will enhance your experiential learning.

For your organisation

During the programme leaders will find a different perspective that generates a new vision of both themselves and their organisation for the future.  Your senior leaders will:

  • Return refreshed and re-energised, with a renewed sense of engagement and self-awareness.
  • Understand and value the importance of human performance and how to reinforce a positive performance culture.
  • Bring a more agile and creative mindset to business strategy, challenges and solutions.
  • Embrace their ‘human advantage’ in the context of a complex and changing world, where enterprise evolution demands compassionate leadership.
  • Manage relationships with a deeper awareness and bring more meaningful connection to stakeholder, colleague and customer communications.
  • Learn how to implement the THRIVE methodology within their organisation, supported by the 'THRIVE: in the Workplace' guide that offers practical tools and techniques to create wellbeing at work.
  • Benefit from a rigorous, evidence-based programme using the latest insights and research from Cranfield and other institutions in the fields of leadership and performance.

Module structure


What you'll learn

During the THRIVE programme you will establish a personal platform that creates the foundation of sustainable high performance. You will learn how to manage your energy for maximum impact, redirecting it in line with your values and purpose, enhancing your vitality, and rekindling your enthusiasm.

You will discover how to introduce and maintain positive habits, routines and practices, and understand the importance of setting personal boundaries in your life. The power of relationships will be explored in depth, enabling you to strengthen and build more meaningful connections with people.

THRIVE offers a unique opportunity to explore the art and science of personal sensemaking, with a deep dive into self-enquiry. As you develop your cognitive evaluation of what it is to live a good life, you will enhance your wellbeing and make a more impactful contribution in every area of your life.

General Management Programme

THRIVE: Passion, Purpose, Performance brochure

Download the brochure to discover more about our THRIVE: Passion, Purpose, Performance Programme.

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Programme Director


Programme contributors

Mark Threlfall
Dr Jutta Tobias

What's next?

For you

The THRIVE Retreat
A three-day inspirational retreat to a remote location, offering the opportunity to deeply reconnect with your inner purpose. This intense and reflective retreat is designed to offer a profoundly transformative experience that will leave a lasting imprint on your being.

For your organisation

The THRIVE Masterclass
A customised masterclass delivered to your wider leadership team, designed to tackle specific organisational issues and challenges. This is an opportunity for you to embed the learnings and insights from the programme within your organisation by inducting your colleagues into the concept of THRIVE, with the aim of providing a platform for a positive shift in organisational culture.


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

Accommodation and Location

How to apply

Next steps

Our team of executive development experts will be happy to talk to you about your development needs, please email us or call +44 (0)1234 754500.

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