Leading Beyond


  • In-depth leadership development program for experienced leaders
  • Newest skills and insights on how to lead in the complexity of the digital age
  • 11 days/3 off-sites over the course of 1 year (partially on weekends)
  • Peer exchange with leaders of similar seniority
  • Small group size (24 max) for an intense experience
  • Case work on specific challenges brought by each participant (grouped by industry/field)
  • Fee: 10,000 € *scholarships available


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What drives you

As a leader of an high performing organization you encounter rapid change, ongoing crisis, increasing global interconnectedness, empowered employees and the constant emergence of new business models and markets.

LEADING BEYOND is an advanced leadership program that supports you in maintaining top performance, enhancing impact and providing aspiration for innovative solutions. Together with experienced, like-minded leaders you will contribute to and benefit from a “learn & apply”-space. In this program you will explore and develop key innovative practices and relevant skills for leading in the digital age.

Who you are

LEADING BEYOND is an ideal fit for you if:

  • you are in a top leadership position in a business, educational, governmental or civil society organization.
  • you have a minimum of 6 years professional experience as a management executive. 
  • you care for the public good and are willing to empower and inspire others.
  • you are working on one of these or similar topics: Digital transformation; Renewable energies; The Future of Work; Migration, Inclusion and Diversity; Education; Industry 4.0



What you get from it

DEVELOP the skills, strategies and mindsets to successfully assume leadership in the digital age

GROW as a leader and reflect on your inner sources of motivation and inspiration

GAIN strategies and tools to strengthen your organization so it can thrive, adapt, and innovate in a complex and volatile environment

GENERATE innovative solutions applicable for your domain or business leveraging a group of fellow participants

EXPAND and deepen your professional network becoming part of a learning community of lasting relationships, trust and collaboration

EXPLORE your personal leadership profile based on an individual assessment tool

What the program looks like

LEADING BEYOND is an in-depth leadership development program that takes place over the course of one year. In three comprehensive modules you will work on concrete reality based cases and equip yourself with newest applied leadership skills. The program is offered in two cohorts with different starting options. Both options are complemented by two interactive evening formats with inspirational guest speakers and facilitators alongside the learning journey.

You will start your leadership journey with 3,5 days of concrete mapping and goals setting to:

  • Understand the different trends that make leadership more difficult in a disruptive world
  • Reflect on how these trends are impacting your organization and the way you need to lead
  • Pinpoint a challenge that is relevant to you and your organization (group consultation)
  • Explore your base of resources such as leadership, competencies, values and purpose

At your second stop of your leadership journey you will:

  • Meet leading practitioners and be inspired by their innovations (field trips)
  • Expand your toolbox to craft solutions to contemporary problems
  • Activate inner resources to overcome stress and build resilience
  • Develop strategies to navigate paradoxes and contradictions, while staying true to your purpose in mind (peer coaching)

At this third empowering part of your journey you will finally:

  • Develop and apply strategies to solve the challenge you identified
  • Build support in your organization so your innovation can take root
  • Align your personal and organizational values to broaden your impact
  • Take measures so you and your organization can keep thriving (peer coaching)

Program dates 2018

Module I (3,5 days)
May 02-05 2018
Fireside chat: September 13 2018

Module II (4 days)
October 10-13 2018
Fireside chat: December 07 2018

Module III (3,5 days)
March 06-09 2019

Your Faculty

Mohan Dhamotharan

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Mohan Dhamotharan is a consultant, coach and facilitator on leadership development, capacity development and evaluation. In the last two decades, he has implemented more than 300 learning programmes in over 30 countries. His clients range from private companies, government agencies, to civil society organizations. He has written several studies on leadership and capacity development.

Wolfhart Pentz

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Wolfhart Pentz is head of Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development Practice in Germany and is deeply experienced in leadership coaching and development, organization design, capability building and cultural transformation. He provides a full range of services including leadership development, talent strategy consulting, management appraisals and team effectiveness consulting.

Christine Wank

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Christine Wank is an experienced international facilitator, trainer and coach for leadership and innovation. She helps leaders and organizations to cocreate new futures and drive sustainable transformations. Christine is a senior facilitator of the Presencing Institute (MIT) and founder of the Generative Facilitation Institute and Facilitate U with worldwide operations and clients ranging from government, business, research and NGOs.

How to participate

Participation Fee

  • The participation fee for the 3 modules / 11-day program is € 10.000 ( € 8.900 Early Bird fee until 31.08.2017) per person and includes meals and drinks. Travel and lodging are not included.
  • LEAD Academy offers a limited number of partial and full scholarships for participants from non-profit and public sector organizations.

Your Contribution

  • Participation in all 3 modules
  • 4 hours per month in between modules (e.g. for peer coaching)
  • Willingness to work on real cases from your industry/sector


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The Beyond Leadership Program is brought to you with the generous support of our partners


Get in touch!

Bastian Neumann | Director Leadership Programs
Telephone: +49 30 9210 285-12
E-Mail: bastian.neumann@lead.ngo