Accelerate your career with IMD’s Future Leaders program

The Future Leaders program is an immersive experience designed for you, an emerging leader, to harness your full professional potential and accelerate your career.

If you are at the beginning of your leadership career, this program will ensure you have the tools you need to succeed in senior or general management roles by developing the skills to lead yourself, others, and your organization. You will be equipped with the business acumen, leadership skills and mindset to meet today's global challenges and thrive in tomorrow's uncertain business environment. You will become a leader who envisions a sustainable future and sees opportunities to bring diverse people together to create and deliver value.

As an emerging leader with around 5 to 10 years of professional experience, the Future Leaders program will help you make your mark on your career, your team, and your organization.

Future leaders emerging leaders leadership skills

Enhance your leadership skills - self-awareness, team building, conflict management, and resilience

Future leaders emerging leaders business acumen

Build your business acumen - the fundamentals of management, grounded in today’s complex realities.

Future leaders emerging leaders sustainable impact

Create sustainable impact - tangible value for your career, your team, organization through your in-company business project

Future leaders emerging leaders alumni

Join IMD’s exclusive Alumni network and a community of peers, mentors and coaches

future leaders EMBA

Fast-track your progress towards IMD's Executive MBA (EMBA) and go straight to step 2

You and your class

Are you ambitious and ready to take the next step in your career? Then this program is for you.

You are a functional expert, or manager of a function or project
You have between 5 and 10 years of professional experience

Your class is carefully selected to ensure a truly diverse group of global peers. Your Future Leaders class will become a trusted resource and network as you move ever upwards through your career.

>> Read more about admission criteria

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The IMD experience is very enriching on many different levels. You get challenged from many directions, and you really connect, not only with what you do here, but also what you do outside.

Javier Bilbao

Innovation and IP Strategy Manager for Melexis

Future leaders want to challenge themselves to experience transformative personal change and development, and at the same time to to accelerate their career, their potential to make a real impact in their organizations and beyond. This program will help you develop the skills to get you there.

Alyson Meister

Program Director

Next start & fee
Program length: 2 days liVe Virtual + 8 weeks online + 10 days on campus

On campus (Lausanne), liVe Virtual & online

CHF 19,900


On campus (Lausanne), liVe Virtual & online

CHF 19,900


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