Excellence in Leadership Course

Our Excellence level nine-part Leadership course, starting in September 2022.

A ten-part Leadership Programme drawing on the knowledge and experience of leading figures from across the breadth of the industry.

Who is the course for?

For board-level individuals in communication agencies of all disciplines.

What are the benefits?

  • The programme focuses on the key skills you need to run your agency’s business.
  • The course draws on the knowledge and experience of leading figures from across the breadth of the industry.
  • The sessions will help you build your skills across all the facets of strong leadership.
  • The programme's final session features a special panel session with industry luminaries on "What they wish they'd know when they started out".
  • An optional MIPA assignment based on the content of the course will merit successful individuals with 3 MIPA stars.

Dates & Times

The 10 sessions will be held at the IPA on: 

Wednesday 14 September 2022, 9.30am - 11am - Leadership in turbulent times - Julian Douglas, International CEO and Vice Chairman VCCP and IPA President

Tuesday 20 September 2022, 9.30am – 11am - Today’s Leadership: How leaders can create a great place to work – Sue Shaw, Founding Partner, JourneyHR

Tuesday 27 September 2022, 9.30am – 1pm - Transformational Leadership: Leading yourself and leading others – Alison Chadwick, Executive Coach & Owner, Grow People

Tuesday 4 October, 9.30am – 11am - Commercial Leadership Part 1: Business Acumen – Rachel Murphy, Founder & Director, RJM Consulting

One week break

Tuesday 18 October, 9.30am – 11am - Commercial Leadership Part 2: Growth Mindset, speaker TBC

One week break

Tuesday 1 November, 9.30am – 10.30am - C-Suite Leadership: Having a voice in the boardroom – David Clasen, Finance Director, IPA

Tuesday 8 November, 9.30am – 11am - Effectiveness Leadership, Sera Holland, UK Deputy CEO, Ketchum

Tuesday 15 November, 9.30am – 11am - Creative Leadership, speaker TBC

Tuesday 22 November, 9.30am – 11am - VC Brand Leadership, Janice Cargo, Investor, Active Partners

Wednesday 7 December, 5pm – 7pm - What I wish I’d known when I started out, panel hosted by Julian Douglas, International CEO and Vice Chairman VCCP and IPA President, followed by drinks and canapés

These sessions will be held in person at the IPA, Belgrave Square, London.

You can read past Leadership course assignments that have achieved a Distinction on the IPA's Blog. 


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