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Senior Leader Programme

Prepare to leave your mark on the world.

  • Three day programme

  • For intermediate managers and academics

"Athena of Myron" Quintus Murphy
Senior Leader
Programme details


 In today's increasingly competitive and internationally interconnected world more is needed of aspiring leaders than management skills.

 "86% of senior managers and directors admit to feeling insecure in critical situations."

 Management skills can be bought in easily by an employer. But good leadership abilites are much rarer and are consequently valued much more highly. 


Research by the Nobel Prize-winner James Heckman has shown that character and leadership abilities are distinctly greater determiners of how successful a person will be in his or her career than any number of paper qualifications. 

 This programme equips participants with an essential understanding of what it means to be a good leader - above and beyond pure management skills - through the medium of case studies and role-playing.

  Participants can expect to be challenged to think about critical situations a leader has to face, the consequences of their course of actions, and the decision making process of a good leader.

Who should attend?

We welcome applicants from private and public sector clients as well as academics and entrepreneurs.

 The programme is designed to improve awareness of essential traits of the most successful leaders in the world.

 The programme will be of especial benefit to line managers and technical/research leads looking to transition into senior leadership roles.

 The learning journey is open to anyone genuinely interested in taking leadership development to the highest level, however some basic knowledge is advantageous:

  • Evidence of professional development over and above a university degree (e.g. chartership, post-graduate research).

  • Successful track record with evidence of having made a difference by your presence.

  • An agenda for self-improvement.

  • Confident fluency in written and spoken English.*

* English language tuition including IELTS and PET is available through our partner site Top School Tutoring.

Venue: The programme is held in the idyllic grounds of the University of Cambridge.

Knowledge is a better basis for action than fear. Everyone is born with fears. Overcoming fears is the great challenge.


 Experience is an expensive teacher. The problem with learning by experience is that you learn the hard way - and give your competitors the advantage.

  • Develop leadership strategies for complex major projects.

  • Study situational awareness and dynamic responses.

  • Learn to run the ethical minefield.

  • Role-play common critical situations as leader and as follower.

  • Understand the hard structures that underlie the most valuable soft skills.

  • The best leaders continue to learn after the programme is completed. Discover further opportunities for self-development that will help you continue to grow and maintain your position at the top of your game.

Dates and fees?

The programme fee is £3599. VAT is included in the price.

 The fee includes all instruction, materials and service costs as well as a black tie dinner at the end of the programme.

 Travel and accommodation are not included. 

  Preferential rates are available for group bookings as well as members of the University of Cambridge and members of the Quintus of Cambridge foundation for continuous learning.

Programmes are scheduled on a rolling basis. Click the 'Book your place' link for the next available dates.

Participants are expected to attend the full programme. On completion, participants will receive a CPD accredited certificate of achievement and discounted membership of the Quintus of Cambridge foundation.

Quintus Murphy Quintus of Cambridge
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