ExecEd Oxford draws on our experience of programme design and teaching at top universities around the world. Our executive development courses inspire individuals as well as create significant business impact that enables true leadership and transformational thinking.
With a niche portfolio of future-facing customised/tailored programmes we build deep partnerships with our international clients. We work closely with them to help develop, energise and support their learning and performance not only at an individual but also at an organisational level.
By combining opportunities for personal interaction and peer-to-peer learning before, during and after a programme, participants, who are (typically senior executives from diverse industry backgrounds all across the globe), bring with them key strategic questions and insights which they share with peers and faculty at different stages of their learning and programmes.
We believe for a programme to be successful that it must be challenging; it must inspire, stretch and stimulate. Our programmes are not designed to provide information or offer easy answers. Instead participants are encouraged to question standard management principles and ways of thinking, to broaden their perspectives, and in turn to understand and know how to address their own challenges and maximise their capabilities.
Programme designs include a variety of teaching styles, faculty, activities and experiences to capitalise on personal interaction, discussion and debate. We combine traditional and non-traditional learning exercises such as lectures and debates, action learning and role-playing, and can also include/explore participants’ personal responses to and the impact of the arts. We also offer the impact of discovery learning – an approach to behavioural change where standard concepts are challenged through on-the-ground immersion visits to expose participants to different geographical, cultural, organisational, functional, conceptual, disciplinary and methodological thinking and doing – all of which generate curiosity and fresh insights.
Our programmes can be delivered anywhere in the world, and naturally in both traditional as well state of the art facilities at the University of Oxford, where participants benefit from the university and city’s rich heritage, culture and traditions.
Our programmes are designed to ensure that academic theory underpins the extensive experience of our practitioners. Our faculty ensure that the local as well as the global contexts come to life in the programmes, and nurture continuous discussion and debate about the key issues and challenges of business, while our expert practitioners ensure that theory is enhanced with practical business ideas and solutions.
Personal interaction and peer to peer learning – an experience to remember, an impact to lead change.
We know that participants arrive on a programme as individuals but leave as part of a new community, one which actively and mutually supports and encourages and develops relationships which last lifetimes. Experiences on our programmes, wherever they are delivered, form the basis of life-changing journeys that participants embark on, and through a reshaping and development of their individual approaches, help improve the internal thinking of organisations and consequently the external impact they have on business and society.