Cranfield Advanced Development Programme

Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield General Management Development
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Cranfield Advanced Development Programme

 Preparation for Director Level Leadership

Senior managers who want to realise their business leadership potential will develop the skills and strategies to do so on the Cranfield Advanced Development Programme.

Through the programme, aspiring leaders broaden their business horizons, develop their organisational leadership ability and are supported to take on the challenge of leadership.

“Participants discover their leadership strengths, develop their potential to lead and build the confidence to succeed in strategic positions.”
Dr. Martin Clarke, Programme Co-Director


The Cranfield Advanced Development Programme prepares high potential managers for business leadership roles. It raises your leadership contribution and shifts your focus from operational management to strategic leadership.


There are 5 modules:

1 Thinking and Acting Strategically
2 Beyond Management to Leadership
3 Beyond the Immediate Horizon
4 Progress Review – 3-month
5 Continuing Development Review – 12-month

Find out more about the programme structure

Participant profile

Managers with significant practical experience or operational responsibility, who have often progressed rapidly to their current position, and who are expected to take up a business leadership level role in the near future, or have recently done so.

Read more details on a typical participant profile and the companies who have attended.

Case study

“The best learning and development experience in my professional career.”
Andrew Wilkinson, Managing Director, Sodexo Property Solutions

Read more of Andrew Wilkinson’s experience of the Cranfield Advanced Development Programme.


You will leave the programme with:

  • An understanding of the many factors now shaping business
  • The ability to think strategically about your industry sector and business
  • A clear vision of how to inspire and engage those you lead
  • The skills and confidence to influence business strategy


Dr Martin Clarke

Dr Catherine Bailey

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3 x 5 days, residential + 1 day Review Module (after 3 months) + 1 day Review Module (after 12 months)


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Fees include tuition, course materials, accommodation (where applicable) and lifelong access to Alumni Membership Benefits.

For further information contact:-

Sara Shakespeare
+ 44 (0) 1234 754569

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