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Leadership 2030

Navigating the contradictions, tensions, and opportunities

You'll examine global threats, automation, the future of work, climate change and other important topics

Leadership 2030 620x465An Executive Certificate designed for senior executives, key decision makers and influencers with a minimum of 8 years of professional experience.

Hosted jointly with HEC Paris Business School, Leadership 2030 in London in July and in Paris in October, will provide participants with a key understanding of the forces that promise to shape decision-making in the years to come including the complexity and contradictions between long term goals and pressures for short term results, between sustainability and profitability, risk taking and compliance, agility and resilience, and diversity and trust building.

Leadership 2030 will start in July 2020 in London, where it will leverage the expertise of the LSE Department of Management. This first week will examine the main trends that will continue to emerge and will project what the future may look like. A second week will follow in October in France, at HEC Paris with faculty from its Centre for Society and Organisation providing guidelines on how participants can contribute to the creation of a more sustainable world.

Key facts

Programme start dates July 2020 - Dates to be confirmed
Application deadline None – rolling admissions. 
Duration Two weeks
Availability UK/EU: Open 
Overseas: Open
Tuition fee £20,000 (2020 entry)
Financial support Scholarship scheme (see fees and funding section)
Minimum entry requirement 8 years of work experience
Location  LSE, London; HEC Paris

Programme structure

Curriculum overview

This programme is organised in two individual week-long modules. During the first week, you will look into the future with expert faculty from LSE and HEC in London. The tensions, contradictions and, most importantly, the opportunities will be explored and discussed. You will examine global threats, automation and the future of work, climate change and other important topics, thus setting the context for your own scenario planning and preparation for the future.

With this foundation in place, the second week in Paris will focus on how these issues can be intelligently countered through specific business models, techniques for communication and lobbying, internal creativity, supply chain management, and effective alignment of the behaviour of leaders with their vision.

Six broad themes will run through the two weeks: strategy, internal stakeholders, external stakeholders, financial markets, natural environment, and self-development.

Developing Leadership Skills

To ensure that you return to your organisation capable of harnessing your experience at Leadership 2030, the programme includes two workshops in each week devoted to developing essential, practical leadership skills for the future.

These sessions are dedicated periods of time for guided reflection on your leadership, personal branding and perception that aligns with your belief and style, and how to bring about personal change. We will guide the discussion by examining what the challenges of 2030 will mean for executive branding and perceptions and investigate how changing expectations will shape the businesses of the future.


The main body of the programme will be delivered through a series of workshops, each focusing on a specific topic. Active and engaged learning will be encouraged through interactive sessions, including immersive simulation exercises, group work and excursions. Working to codevelop solutions with your peers, you will create new approaches to the specific challenges you have encountered during your career, ensuring that each session is both collaborative and practically applicable.

Most of the teaching will be led by highly distinguished academic staff of both LSE and HEC. In order to maintain a broad perspective you will also gain insight from partner companies, visiting guests from leading NGOs, and innovative social entrepreneurs.

Your peers will comprise a valuable piece of classroom learning in addition to the formal, structured learning of the classroom by sharing their diverse experiences and perspectives across their different industries.


Programme Directors

locke-c-170x230Dr Connson Locke
Leadership 2030 Academic Director, LSE

 christell-170-x230Christelle Biztouzet
Leadership 2030 Academic Director, HEC

Application process

The Leadership 2030 programme is designed for current and aspiring leaders who are committed to understanding the challenges of the future and looking to engage with like-minded peers.

The programme will particularly benefit those who already have some experience of leading or changing organisations.

Leadership 2030 admissions process is rigorous but simple. Interviewers and assessors are looking for evidence of your personal motivation and aptitude, as well as a clear sense of how this programme will help you navigate leadership tensions to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

UK/EU students: £20,000

Overseas students: £20,000

Scholarship Scheme

LSE-HEC Leadership 2030 Scholarship Scheme aims to admit a diverse cohort of participants from a wide variety of backgrounds. As such we are delighted to be able to offer two scholarships for participants who may not be able to meet the full cost of the programme.

The scholarships will be awarded to participants who can demonstrate that they will make an outstanding contribution to the program. Applicants will be expected to explain how the programme will make a significant difference to the way they work as well as the transformational effects on their community stakeholders.

Contact us

We encourage you to contact Becky Coggins in our admissions team to discuss the programme, and its suitability for your background and career goals.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7106 1204