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Executive Education celebrates 30 years of transforming leaders

This year Executive Education celebrates 30 years of the Accelerated Development Programme (ADP), one of its flagship courses.

The ADP started in 1989, with 27 business leaders joining us from 10 different countries - with some as far afield as India, Brazil, Botswana and New Zealand. This June, we are delighted to welcome our 100th ADP cohort to benefit from this transformational course.

Almost 4,000 people have completed ADP in its 30-year history, and it continues to be one of our most highly regarded and well-rated Executive Education courses.

The programme is designed to help individuals better understand themselves in order to reach their true potential, gaining the knowledge, skills and confidence to step up into a general management role. It now features 16 faculty and external contributors, experiential learning activities, and a focus on health and well-being which has been hugely impactful for many participants.

ADP alumni often refer to the transformational effect the course has had on them, with alumna Diane Vere (ADP02 1989) commenting:

“ADP was really important for me at the time and helped me to understand what was required to step up to the next level of leadership. Many of the themes from this programme, and the learning I received, resonated throughout my further 10 years [at] Zeneca and subsequently when I became consultant with Deloitte, and then Retail Performance Director at Sainsbury’s Supermarkets.

On Thursday 13 June, the School will host a special celebratory event for the ADP community, with alumni as far back as 1989 and as recent as 2018 having already booked a ticket to mark the occasion. Professors Rob Goffee and Randal S Peterson will explore the evolution of leadership over the last 30 years in a panel discussion. Keep an eye out for the panel discussion video post-event.