UCD Smurfit Executive Development, Ireland’s only top 50 FT-ranked provider of executive education is pleased to launch the Smurfit Senior Leadership Programme for 2019.
This programme is the first of its kind in Ireland in collaboration with the world-renowned University of Virginia’s Darden Executive Education, FT-ranked No.9 in the world for Open Enrolment Executive Education. (Financial Times 2018).
Entitled Building the Growth Enterprise, this programme is a dynamic, highly interactive and experiential opportunity for businesses to create tangible outcomes for participating senior executives, their teams and their wider organisations.
A two-week fully immersive residential experience, this programme is customised to meet the needs of international businesses with operations in Ireland, together with leading Irish-owned enterprises operating globally. The programme will be delivered by expert UCD Smurfit faculty in conjunction with Darden’s world-class faculty team.
Starting with the first week, (May 13
th2019) in the new Smurfit Executive Development Centre, Blackrock campus the programme will then be followed by the second week (June 17
st2019) at the new Darden School of Business facility in Washington, D.C.. The programme brings together world-class thought leaders and academic experts with progressive senior leaders from diverse global organisations. This unique combination will deepen the intellectual connection and social network for the participating group of senior executives.
Who is it for?
- Senior executives from large organisations who are one or two levels from CEO
- Regional Functional Directors
- Country Managers
- Heads of Business Units
- C-suite executives of mid-size organisations
The Programme will include a day of Peer Shadowing/ Executive Exchange between programme weeks. In addition, there is a ‘Company Project Challenge’. A number of key ideas will be developed pre-programme in consultation with the Client Programme Director and the participating executive as well as their company sponsor. One of these ideas will be agreed as a feasible challenge to take on and will be developed into a specific project for the executive as part of the Senior Leadership programme. The project will focus on an area that specifically challenges the development needs of the executive as well as contributing to the strategic priorities of the organisation.
The Smurfit Senior Leadership Network
The Smurfit Senior Leadership Programme Network will maintain and enhance a highly engaged, vibrant community of programme alumni in a way that can provide continued learning and connectedness. Unique to Smurfit Executive Development, participants will receive entry to this elite network upon successful completion of the programme and will be invited to participate in a series of bespoke designed learning and networking opportunities annually.