The IE Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy is a groundbreaking program designed for experienced executives interested in achieving outstanding business results through transformational leadership. By gaining a deep understanding of the hard science in positive psychology and human behavior, participants learn how to optimize overall strategy, architecting new work processes, and organizational design to achieve optimal performance in themselves and the people they lead.
The master will have an impact in 3 levels: individuals, teams and entire organization.
I. TRANSFORMING YOURSELF: Working with the world’s leading faculty in the science of strengths, participants work to identify their professional and personal abilities, and learn how to make maximal use of their strengths to lead themselves and others in the workplace.
II. OPTIMIZING PEOPLE AND YOUR TEAMS: Participants engage with faculty to learn new techniques for identifying team strengths and for creating team environments conducive to innovation, creativity, problem solving and results. Participants also receive training in how people and teams can use resilience, energy, and positive methods to deliver results under the pressure of continuous change and intense competition.
III. ORGANIZATION - architecting roles, functions, and strategies to deliver results: participants learn to rethink business functions, decision making, and business strategy from the perspectives of positive leadership: by optimizing customer experience, developing business processes and financial objectives in ways that achieve extraordinary performance by engaging and leveraging the strengths of the organization and the psychology of the customer.
• Degree awarded: Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy by IE School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
• Study location: Madrid
• Duration: 13 months
• Format: Study whilst working full time
• Core courses: Five 6-day executive training modules each business quarter
• Profile: Working professionals of 10+ years of experience; minimum of 3 years senior managerial positions
• Faculty: World-class international faculty who are the established leaders not only in their areas of specialization but who are integrally involved in the emerging science of positive psychology
• Fee: 46,200€ (April 2014 intake)Close
Participants in the program are managers and leaders of units, functions or organizations. They have reached their current positions through a combination of hard work, demonstrated business expertise, and largely self-taught leadership abilities. They are busy executives who know that investing 6 days each business quarter in training will not be easy, but they realize that investing in leadership training is what will determine the next stages of their careers.
• Managers, looking to augment their leadership abilities and learn new methods for moving their organizations forward toward sustainable, outstanding results.
• C-level execs and owners in SMEs seeking ways to architect and transform their organizations to establish the kind of positive, performance-oriented culture required to maintain and ensure future success of their businesses.
• Public sector, military leaders and decision makers who want to bring the methods and results of positive leadership to their institutions.
Designed to be compatible with the demand schedules of busy executives, the EXMPLS is a hybrid program that combines the benefits of intensive executive training with the lasting transformation of an integrated executive master program:
- Executive Education: Intensive, 6-day training modules - once each business quarter:
•Module I (7-12 April 2014) : POSITIVE SELF-DEVELOPMENT
•Module II (7-12 July 2014): POSITIVE TEAMS & ORGANIZATION
•Module III (10-15 November 2014): POSITIVE DECISION-MAKING, FINANCE AND ECONOMICS
•Module IV (09-14 February 2015): POSITIVE DESIGN OF MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS
•Module V (15-22 May 2015): POSITIVE DESIGN FOR PERFORMANCE AND NEGOTIATION
- Executive Master: The 5 training modules build on each other in a progressive way.
After each training module, participants return to work and put positive leadership into practice through hands-on activities and projects that address the real, current challenges they are facing in their workplace during the Leadership@Work period. They do this under the guidance of faculty in conjunction with continued learning through self-assessments, coaching and with the collaboration of their peers.Close
Executives will gain practical, “just in time” knowledge and should leave the program with tangible plans that specifically addresses the strategic challenges faced by their organization. With plans in hand, they will be able to orchestrate winning performance and enhance overall organization well-being.
Once participants finish the EXMPLS they will be able to:
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IE’s EXMPLS has attracted a number of world-class international faculty who are the established leaders not only in their areas of specialization but who are integrally involved in the emerging science of positive psychology. The transformative insights of these exceptional individuals will address some of the most complex questions managers face today. See our Faculty.Close
Positive Psychology is the new science of human performance. It focuses on identifying the factors that drive greatness and on developing methods to train people and teams to perform at their best.
Positive Leadership is Positive Psychology applied to the human challenges of the workplace. Its goal is to help leaders and their organizations to thrive by educating managers to understand behavior - centering on strengths rather than addressing constraints - and to leverage this understanding to achieve extraordinary results.
While business challenges have changed, the paradigm for developing managers and leaders has remained the same. The current model of management was designed around making processes efficient, not people. Yet research shows that human performance is what drives the bottom line, and that an organization’s processes must be designed around its people. Unfortunately, for too many companies this is not the case. Interviews with executives and organizational studies continually reveal that employees are not highly engaged, not fully productive, and both individuals and teams are not realizing their full potential.
Industrial age management approaches – based on power, authority, standardization, conformance or discipline - are inadequate to the challenges that lie ahead. Positive leadership becomes the basic tool that permits a leader to exercise true leadership by building the inner strength needed to replace formal power structures and find alternative ways to take a different approach by empowering and mobilizing people to perform at their best, thus emphasizing autonomy and collective decision-making.Close
The reality is that some pioneering companies have been using different variations of appreciative or positive models of management intuitively. At the beginning of the last century the development of scientific management, or so-called Taylorism emphasized task control. However there was also a movement that emphasized the human dimensions of management and could be defined as the precursor of positive management. In the early 80s, some business schools began to redefine the practice of management by concentrating on expanding positive organizational processes instead of centering on shortcomings and weaknesses. The formalization of Positive Psychology as an applied science provided a unified umbrella for all these practices, theories, approaches, and tools, designed to emphasize the positive and life-giving forces of organizations. Positive approaches to management have remained a well-kept secret despite the fact that all organizations that employ these approaches have continued to thrive, even in times of economic downturn. Examples include:
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Invest in your future and enhance levels of performance and effectiveness in your company. Designed to be compatible with the high-level duties and pressures of experienced professionals, the EXMPLS is a unique opportunity to provide support for your top employees to expand their skills and enable your company to flourish. Through five manageable executive education modules, participants get to grips with a range of proven, innovative techniques and action research projects, building a toolbox they can directly – and immediately –apply when they return to their organizations to transform the way they lead and maximize bottom-line results.
Benefits also include membership of the IE Community, composed of more than 40,000 outstanding professionals in over 100 countries, the perfect platform for improving business channels and increasing your network. Program graduates will also build up a rich portfolio of contacts through IE professors and other senior executives from diverse backgrounds, industries and cultures.
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Recognized consistently as one of the world’s leading institutions in management education by major rankings, IE continues to consolidate its leading role by launching the one-of-a-kind EXMPLS. Here are the answers to the questions most frequently asked about the program.Close
We seek dynamic, experienced and professional candidates with open minds and proven professional growth, from varying industries and academic backgrounds.
Applications for admission are accepted throughout the year. Due to a limited class size, early application is encouraged. Late applications will be considered if space is still available.
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Carla Inagaki in Madrid at (+34) 915 689 610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXMPLS participants should have:
During the admission process candidates will have to demonstrate the following:
The main objective of the admissions process is to fully understand the candidate’s professional background, experience and exposure, to assess the candidate’s abilities to interact and thrive within the program and to select candidates with the highest potential. It consists of:
Given the limited number of places in the program, we recommend candidates initiate the application process as far in advance as possible, roughly six months in advance of the desired program intake. This is especially important if planning on apply for company support or alternative financing as only admitted candidates may apply for IE’s Financial Aid options.Close
The tuition fees of the EXMPLS amounts to €46,200, including the contribution to the IE Foundation. In addition to this, candidates pay a non-refundable application fee of €125 to cover administrative costs.
To reserve a place, participants are required to make a non-refundable deposit of €5,200. The remaining fees may be paid in up to three installments, extended over 6 months from the program start.
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