MLDE017 - Leadership Skills in a Digital Era

Programme Overview

There are several leadership trends out there that it is very much aligned with how the world is gradually becoming a digital global village. The basic fact about leadership today is that it’s becoming more collective and less individual. Technology influences values, beliefs, social, economic and political structure, also the way we view our world and the way we think and behave. This is why leaders must be abreast of this trend and seek out ways to keep up with the rapid growth in globalization.

Digital has changed the way most of us shop, bank, arrange travel, study, talk to friends and family, read books, listen to music, and watch films. Some people are ‘digital natives’ having grown up with the Internet. Others are ‘digital immigrants’ and are at different stages of adapting to the digital world. It will be increasingly important that those at the top of the organisation have a strong understanding of digital concepts and the benefit that they bring.

Digitalization is a signature of our time. It offers almost unlimited opportunities for firms, public authorities and citizens. At the same time, it makes a steamroller of existing markets, organisations, and technologies, causing deep societal challenges. Given this background, the overall purpose of this programme is to give trainees a deep understanding of how digitalization transforms industries and society and to develop capabilities for taking a leading role in embracing and shaping this transformation.

Who should attend

Managing directors, emerging directors, including chief digital officers, chief data officers, innovation directors, functional and board directors in businesses that are digitalising and are interested in creating a transformative vision and new models of governance. Anyone who is interested in understanding how digital strategy can affect functional areas and how to make it operational.

By the end of this training course, participants will:

  • Work and lead across boundaries
  • Build and maintain deep trust relationships
  • Leverage a portfolio of relationships for rapid, responsive innovation
  • Form and lead virtual teams
  • Negotiate and collaborate to drive creativity, innovation, and co-creation
  • Lead change through experimentation and dynamic learning
  • Lead continuous innovation while rigorously executing you action plans
  • Develop a personal development plan

Course Outline

Leadership Capabilities for the Digital Age.

  • What is the digital age and what is its impact?

Organisation and digital platforms

  • The role of technology in the new competitive regulations affecting new structures and ecosystems.
  • The impacts on products, services, and markets will be reviewed.
  • How entry barriers change, industry boundaries, and the new skills required for transformation.
  • The learning format for leadership capabilities.

Evolution of digital technologies

  • Innovation accelerators:
    • Internet of things,
    • Cognitive systems,
    • Robotics,
    • 3D printing,
  • Transformation of existing businesses and creation of new business models.
  • The impact of these new technologies on organisations and people.

Digital marketing organisation and content strategy

  • Marketing in the digital age
  • Quantitative measurement of communication actions and conversions.
  • Strategies, processes, and organisational models to position and compete in the new digital infrastructure
  • What will now affect prices, customer relationship networks, content, and reputation.

Big data to artificial intelligence

  • Organisational models, functions, profiles, processes, and data structures (labs and specialist centres)
  • How to test big data and artificial intelligence system concepts:
    • Generation of data strategies
    • Cognitive systems
    • Structuring this knowledge in the business.

Data conversion in business resources, key trends

  • How to use corporate data so that it can impact on the short and medium term operating results of the business.
  • The challenges involved in maximising the return on data and other business information, the opportunities, and success stories.

Lean innovation: prototype design

  • Lean techniques based on active learning and simple, viable, and customer-oriented models
  • Active design techniques for services and products.
  • Designing digital business opportunities

Models of governance for digital transformation

  • Various models for digitalisation governance
  • Emerging leadership roles for programmes, projects, structures (such as laboratories and innovation hubs)
  • Exploration of new partnerships and ecosystems.

Building digital skills in the workforce

  • New ecosystem, tools, and technologies that facilitate the incorporation of digital skills.
  • Change in management and corporate culture required to build new digital skills.

Talent and innovation communities

  • Increasing role of innovation communities of professional freelancers and the shared economy
  • The impact on business processes, departments and operations.

Industry 2.0

  • Strategy and the operational governance of new models of global production and distribution
  • Internet of things (IoT), Robotics, 3D printing, and the ‘maker’ movement.
  • Management function and models of governance for digital transformation
  • Various strategies and the degrees of disruption and maturity,
  • Various models for digitalisation governance and emerging leadership roles for programmes, projects, structures (such as laboratories and innovation hubs)
  • Exploration of new partnerships and ecosystems.

Risk assessment

  • Basic concepts and methodologies used in the qualitative and quantitative assessment of digital risks in economic and financial spheres,
  • Determining the level of risk assigned to a project
  • Various methods of valuing a digital project in an uncertain environment.

Influence and managing change

  • How the digital transformation impacts on the expectations of people and their role in the organisation.
  • Effective techniques for influence and governance of change processes in organisations.


To enhance learning effectiveness, hand on experience will be emphasised in this programme through role-plays in class presentation, group facilitation and class critique.

Case studies, group discussions and video support will also be used to enhance learning experience. Fun quizzes will be injected to provide formative assessment and a fun learning environment.

Location & Date

Date: 4 - 6 Nov, 2020
Location: Istanbul
Language: English
1 905 EUR

Tuition fees include

Classes, books and training materials.
Entry level test.
Free Internet access.
International certificate upon completion of the course.
Coffee breaks and a buffet lunch daily.
*Fees do not include charges for travel and accommodation costs



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