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Leadership Executive Education

Program Overview

  • This program is designed for midlevel managers who are looking to increase their confidence to motivate team members, influence stakeholders, and adapt to the leadership challenges of the future. The program covers several topics, such as leading self, leading others, managing conflict, and creating a personal development plan.

  • During the program, the participants will work directly with leadership development experts and will have the opportunity to customize their leadership development journey through one-to-one coaching sessions.

    This program consists of a blend of learning approaches such as self-based modules, one-to-one coaching sessions, and individual & group assignments.

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Program General Info

Emirati Employees grades 1 or 2 from any Abu Dhabi Government Entity

A six (6) week learning journey, during which participants will:

  • Complete 6 self-based modules, one module per week

  • Submit individual and group assignments weekly.

  • Attend four (4) coaching session online.

  • Submit a PDP.

You can submit your nomination through the registration link.

Learning Objectives


Leadership and Management
Define the behaviors of high performing leaders.


Leadership Signature
List your leadership strengths and your leadership style preferences.


Negotiation Skills
Describe how negotiation skills are used in high performing leaders


Conflict Management
Explain the difference between disagreements and conflict.


Coaching Techniques
Equip coaching techniques that help you steer your subordinates


Self Development
Define your next objectives and development steps as a leader.

Learning Journey


Program Outline

  • Reflect on your leadership

  • Behaviors of high-performing leaders

  • Lead your internal state

  • Leading from your mind’s eye

  • Engage and influence people

  • Leadership challenges

  • Benefits of Conflict

  • Improve conflict resolution

  • Continues learning

  • Conduct a coaching session

  • Create an action plan for the future

  • Complete all assignments

Program Calendar

  • Induction Day
  • Module 1
  • Module 2
  • Module 3
  • Module 4
  • Module 5
  • Module 6
  • Representing multiple event on same day

Self Learning

Educational videos that contribute to developing leadership skills, conflict resolution, and various methods of career coaching.

Coaching Sessions

Individual coaching sessions that contribute to behavioral development.

Group Assignments

Participants actively engage in analyzing and identifying the principles by abstracting from the relevant case-studies in the program.

Personal Development Plan

Create an action plan based on program key learning outcomes, reflections, and your work goals for your personal development.

Individual & Group Assignments

Engage in individual and group assignments and implement what was covered in the program.


Certificate of completion

The Certificate of Completion for this course is awarded in association with IMD Business School, which has partnered with ADSG to honor the efforts of those who successfully completed their learning journeys with the program.


International Institute for Management Development (IMD)

International Institute for Management Development (IMD) develop leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society that established by business leaders for business leaders. Led by an expert and diverse faculty, IMD deliver Real Learning Real Impact through a unique combination of teaching, research, coaching and organizational development activities.

Challenging what is and inspiring what could be. IMD has been ranked in the top five for executive education worldwide for 15 years and in the top three for the last eight years. IMD is the only Swiss business school and one of less than a hundred globally to hold the coveted “triple crown” of accreditations from AACSB, EFMD EQUIS and AMBA

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Program Facilitators

Professor George Kohlrieser

Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, PhD Ohio State University

George Kohlrieser is an organizational and clinical psychologist. He is Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at IMD and consultant to several global companies including Accenture, Amer Sports, Borealis, Cisco, Coca-Cola, HP, Hitachi, IBM, IFC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, NASA, Navis, Nestlé, Nokia, Pictet, Rio Tinto, Roche, Santander, Swarovski, Sara Lee, Tetra Pak, Toyota, and UBS. He is a regular speaker at management and professional conferences around the world including the World Business Forum, the World Economic Forum, and the United Nations.

His research, teaching and consulting activities are focused on high performance leadership, high performance teamwork, conflict management, change management, dialogue and negotiation, coaching, stress management, work-life balance, and personal and professional development. He is also a Police Psychologist and Hostage Negotiator focusing on aggression management and hostage negotiations. He has worked in over 100 countries spanning five continents.

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Silke Mischke

IMD Executive Coach

Silke Mischkeisa Cognitive Psychologist and works as Learning Manager and Executive Coach at IMD. She holds a doctorate in business administration and a master degree in Cognitive Psychology. Silke is licensed to administer and interpretseveralinstrumentstoilluminateindividualandgrouppreferencesandgrowthpotential.These include the Hogan, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, NEO; IDI and FIRO-B. She is also trained and certified by the Tavistock Institute in facilitating groups and decoding group dynamics.

Her coaching activities cover work with teams and individuals from international organizations. She works globally with customers from various industry sectors and governments. Further to her role as Executive Coach, she teaches emotional intelligence, negotiation skills, stress management, time management, and personal development.

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What participants say


Leading for Transformation program is an awesome program which I highly recommend for Abu Dhabi leaders. I particularly found the building of basic coaching skills for leaders great.

I enjoyed the course and found it very useful. I intend to apply the thoughts and ideas in my work place and my personal life as well. It was a pleasure to attend such an amazing program and learning journey which will be useful in supporting my career path as a leader in the Abu Dhabi government.


Ahmed Ali Sheikh , Manager

Start building a brighter future for yourself today. Register and join other ADSG learners to begin a new and ambitious chapter in your career.

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