What we do
What makes a good leader?
Oxford Leadership Academy provides a pragmatic
platform for deep personal change which makes all other change
Lenny Lind, President, Co Vision
Technology Systems, USA
Oxford Leadership Academy™ provides a
comprehensive range of executive development training, in
particular, leadership development programmes. All have the
central aim of supporting leaders to achieve the highest levels of
success both within themselves and also throughout their
We help leaders to focus upon and execute
their vision through the alignment of people, culture and
Executive Development Programmes and Client Services
Oxford Leadership Academy provides strategic management
consultancy and leadership development programmes to assist leaders
of organisations in a wide variety of situations. We have extensive
experience in facilitating organisational realignment caused by
post-merger integration, business revitalisation, expansion or
radical changes necessitated by the rapidly changing demands of a
Our Executive Development Programmes are not only designed
to help leaders guide their organisations through disruptive
change; we also work with leaders to help them to make a good
company great and to foster a culture of excellence beyond that
which they have already achieved.
The core benefit of Oxford Leadership Academy's
suite of programmes is achieving new levels of personal insight.
This insight enables managers to understand and articulate their
own values, purpose and vision and thus become more effective
At the centre of our executive development services is the Oxford Leadership
Development Programme, one of the world's most popular
executive leadership programmes with over 200,000 alumni from 90
This programme involves the 'reflective inquiry' technique,
enabling leaders to develop first from within, and then
go on to lead and inspire their organisations with a consistent
In addition to the central suite of business
leadership training programmes, Oxford Leadership Academy also
provide change management consulting, strategic management
consulting and a bespoke diagnostic "organisational culture
mapping" service, large group meeting facilitation using Council
and WebCouncil technology, and internationally-acclaimed
Executive Development Programmes
Leadership Development Programme (OLDP)
|Organisation-wide process for corporate turnaround and
||The OLDP can be conducted as a 1, 2 or 3-day residential
retreat or in separate modules with a professional facilitator. The
support of an experienced Academy coach continues for 90 days after
participants have completed the leadership development
||The OLDP explores the dynamics of the global economy, adopts a
step-by-step approach to the execution of strategy in life and
career and helps participants to integrate emotional and spiritual
intelligence in a single leadership development programme.
|Participants focus on their "inner compass" and chart the
course for the next chapter in their lives
||The Self Managing Leadership course is a 2-3 day retreat,
culminating in a 90+ days personal development programme.
||Participants will assess their personal values and purpose,
identify barriers to progress and develop strategies for overcoming
them, and examine the balance between their professional and
||The Leaders' Journey provides c-suite executives with a unique
and refocusing "time out" to concentrate on how their personal
values and purpose will help to build alignment and commitment in
their top teams.
||3 days, plus travel to Leaders' Journey location
||Participants, through a series of workshops and reflective
enquiry sessions, will build a sense of community with their peers,
reflect on the challenges they face in their personal and
professional lives, and emerge with an action plan for overcoming
personal and organisational barriers.
||The Strategic Focusing Programme facilitates corporate
turnaround and revitalisation across the whole organisation.
||The timeline depends on the client need and depth of
intervention, but average timescale is between 3-6 months.
||The Strategic Focusing programme optimises the engagement and
accountability of all parts of the organisation in the execution of
its strategic focus. Barriers to execution and leadership
effectiveness are identified, and team members are aligned around a
common (higher) purpose for the team and for the organisation.
Executive Development Workshop
|The MASTER Executive Development Workshop is an accelerated
programme which embeds a methodology for executing business
||An intensive one-day workshop
||The one-day MASTER Executive Development Workshop for managers
and executives takes participants beyond the more obvious
management techniques and works with the subtle and substantive
drivers of people's engagement, commitment and accountability. The
workshop emphasises the building blocks of effective execution,
shows how to define a leader's personal focus and engage the right
people in the right conversation at the right time about the few
things that make the biggest difference.
|The core executive development programmes can be tailored to
fit an organisation's specific needs.
||Expected programme length will be built in to the proposal
developed in partnership with the client.
||All our leadership programmes help clients to develop
people, foster leaders and improve both their organisation and the
society in which it operates.
||Oxford Leadership Academy's change management consulting
service can perform a diagnostic review of the culture of an
organisation, providing an objective, unbiased view of how
employees really feel and how they perceive the organisation. This
'culture mapping', created with the use of Richard Barrett's
revolutionary Cultural Transformation Tools®, enables the
organisation's leaders to see whether and where the overriding
culture is contrary to strategy.
||Oxford Leadership Academy's culture mapping identifies the
steps leaders must take to gain employee engagement with their
strategy, and thus facilitate the execution of effective change
within an organisation.
||Oxford Leadership Academy provides professional meeting
facilitation services to organisations requiring support in
bringing their management and teams together most effectively and
efficiently. We are experts in the use of Council™ electronic
dialogue system for important large group meetings and large-scale
group executive training.
||Council™ software provides a fast-cycle feedback system for
maximizing the effectiveness of facilitated face-to-face meetings.
It produces highly productive engagements by enabling normally
'passive' audiences to become active participants.