Programme overview

The Leading Role is our flagship programme to equip experienced leaders to excel at the highest level.

Being an influential leader demands skills far beyond technical expertise. It requires sophisticated and nuanced communication, underpinned by the critical ability to flex leadership style – allowing you to authentically handle the varied challenges you face as a leader and to execute your vision.

The Leading Role encompasses in-person group learning and one-to-one coaching. It promises to take you out of your comfort zone, challenge you to grow and expand your thinking through a creative and rigorous approach. Bridge the gap between the leader you are today and the leader you want to become.

You will explore, experiment and be guided through proven leadership models – including their theory and rigorous practical application – in order to perform at the highest level with the greatest skill. Through this intensive and highly practical programme, you will experience simulated scenarios played out alongside our world-class RADA Business actors and role players.

Develop your own authentic and credible leadership style, learning from the others in your group and world-leading performance tutors. Group sizes will not exceed 10 participants. This ensures everyone receives individual attention from the Tutors throughout the programme.

In addition to three classroom-based learning days, participants receive one 90-minute Coaching session within one month of finishing the programme, followed by three, two-hour Coaching sessions within six months of the end of your programme.

Advanced Level only – aimed at those with significant leadership experience. Please contact us if you are uncertain that this is for you.


  • Ability to adapt and flex, within the leadership style models
  • Equipped to manage status – of yourself and others – to elicit powerful outcomes
  • Boosted resilience and ability to manage stress under pressure
  • Brilliant leadership presence and gravitas, and able to hold space with skill
  • Fine-tuned control of body language to instil trust
  • Ability to flex language and tone of voice to influence others
  • Congruence between vocal and physical language
  • Prepared for major leadership events


  • Pre-programme questionnaire to establish your current situation and personal goals
  • Pre-programme call with your Tutor
  • Continued development and support through one-to-one coaching sessions with specialist experts, overseen by your leadership tutor.
  • Connections with peers across sectors and industry
  • Watch our embodied leadership film to learn more about The Leading Role

Not sure which programme is right for you?

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The programme was so different to any other form of corporate training. It truly is like no course I have ever done, anywhere, in twenty years. It is a special experience – I can’t quite put my finger on it. It was incredibly useful to be able to practise the skills I had been taught in a safe, non-judgmental environment, and to receive feedback within that group setting.
John Bromley, Head of Clean Energy, Legal and General

''Practical skills by the bucket load that I'll be able to use immediately."

Hear from The Leading Role delegates and tutors.

How to book

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You may pay by credit card (including AMEX) or by invoice. Please follow the link for all payment details.

This programme takes place in central London. Our team will confirm the specific location within a week of booking.

Please view our terms and conditions and frequently asked questions before booking. If you are uncertain which programme is right for you, and would like to speak to our team for advice, please complete our enquiry form.

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