Executive Certificate in

LEADING ONLINE COLLABORATION

A 100 % online leadership development program, that is personal and interactive!

The Leading Online Collaboration (LOC) is a program which will increase your ability to lead, work and network online. In particular, the program will give you stronger skills to lead teams of people coming together online from all over the world.

During a 7-week period you will collaborate and learn online every Tuesday for 2 hours together with other leaders from around the globe. During the online sessions you will also meet international experts  who will share their learnings and thoughts on the program. All sessions will be led and moderated by IME. This is not a webinar!

Experts

Facilitator Lars Hoffmann

is a danish business psychologist, learning designer and senior management consultant at IME and Henley Business School, Denmark. Lars combines both empathy and human insight with a flair for design, technology and games. He’s developed numerous dialogue tools, simulations and programs for leadership development and large scale organizational change interventions. He has worked extensively with senior management team development using active learning. Lars himself leads an online team developing software for facilitating difficult conversations.

Lars Hoffmann

is a danish business psychologist, learning designer and senior management consultant at IME and Henley Business School, Denmark. Lars combines both empathy and human insight with a flair for design, technology and games. He’s developed numerous dialogue tools, simulations and programs for leadership development and large scale organizational change interventions. He has worked extensively with senior management team development using active learning. Lars himself leads an online team developing software for facilitating difficult conversations.

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Annelie Nässen, SAS

Annelie Nässen is Executive VP of Global Sales & Marketing and member of the Group Board at SAS, a company with global reach being the largest airline in Scandinavia. Executive leadership is not easy in an industry as competitive as the travel industry – an industry that was among the first to be hit by Internet innovations in transparency and pricing. Annelie was elected Manager of the Year by the industry in 2016. She brings 30 years of international experience with scandinavian leadership to our program.

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Rufus Gifford

Rufus Gifford is an American diplomat. He served as the United States Ambassador to Denmark from 2013 to 2017, and was the Finance Director for Barack Obama’s presidential re-election campaign in 2012. Prior to that, he served in various financial management capacities for Democratic candidates, including Barack Obama and John Kerry in their respective presidential campaigns.

On January 16, 2017, Gifford was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark for his meritorious service to the Kingdom of Denmark

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Pernille Hippe Brun

Pernille Hippe Brun is a management consultant and executive coach. She lives and works both in Copenhagen and San Francisco and advises organizations and leaders globally. Pernille has designed MBA-programs on three continents. She is a pioneer in strength-based leadership and is co-author of the bestselling Handbook of Strengths Based Leadership together with management guru David Cooperrider.

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Lars Bastholm, Google

Lars Bastholm is global CCO (Chief Creative Officer) at Google Pegasus, a creative think tank for agencies, bureau’s and brands. Lars is one of the most highly awarded and internationally renowned creative leaders in the advertising industry. He has been global CCO at world-leading agencies such as Rosetta, Cheil, Ogilvy and AKQA working digitally with the biggest brands in the world. Lars has led creative peers and processes globally for the past two decades.

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Chris Shern

Chris Shern is Managing Director at IME – International Management Education, a Scandinavian non-profit foundation dedicated to empowering the curious through executive education and courses.  Chris worked for many years in the airline industry leading organizations across 3 continents.

His unique insights from living and working internationally for over 2 decades has inspired him to write a book on Nordic leadership as a model for the future, to be published in 2017.

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Timothy White, Teva

Timothy White is the Head of Customer Experience at Teva, a global pharmaceutical company. He has been a pioneer in digital commercialization, social communication and marketing in the pharma industry. While he has led difficult processes of digital change across the many domains of several large global companies, he has gained long experience in succeeding with online and cross-company collaboration. Topics that Tim is often invited to speak about both within and outside the industry. Tim brings a unique mix of experience with leadership, new technology, sales, marketing and customer experience to the program.

 

Why you should attend?

Work is changing and hence leadership must change too! Because of new disruptive technologies, increased competition, lower barriers to entry in existing industries and other external factors work is changing fast. No longer are the days where industries and work were stable and foreseeable. Today, what worked yesterday is not valid tomorrow. In order to lead organisations and people, who must themselves be extremely adaptable, collaborative and self-leading, management must change too.

During the program you will learn through practice how to lead diverse teams with the use of collaborative technology – and how this approach can be implemented in other business and management cultures for better performance and business results.

What do you gain?

As an outcome of the course you will increase your ability to:

  • Boost the connection, alignment and commitment among remote co-workers
  • Raise the level of participation, engagement and decision making in your online meetings
  • Communicate on video with more personal presence and impact
  • Adapt and apply your personal strengths to online collaboration
  • Use state-of-the-art collaborative software to enhance online teamwork

Who should attend?

This program is for managers who are:

  • Working internationally
  • Having staff reporting to you.
  • Torn between daily operations and strategy execution
  • Working globally and/or leading virtual teams
  • Part of an international management team
    In an environment characterized by little or no time to learn new digital leadership skills

And most importantly: You are looking for new leadership tools and will take an active role in the LOC discussions online.

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SESSIONS &
CURRICULUM

The curriculum of the 7 weeks are as follows:

1. CONNECTING

How to connect technically, personally and emotionally on an equal level. How to use collaborative software systems of the future. How to conduct yourself online. How to become a strong learning team and support each other during the program. 

2. LEARNING

How to enter the learning zone as a leader and as a team: Taking roles and responsibilities, being accountable and meeting deadlines in order to learn and improve. How to always ask for feedback. 

3. COLLABORATING

How to lead work in collaborative groups and teams across distance in space and time. Sharing and communicating with equality and openness. Creating trust, common language and common standards.

4. PRESENTING

Setting direction and inspiring action by communicating and presenting leadership messages with authenticity and openness moving the focus away from the leader and onto the team. 

5. DELEGATING

Briefing and empowering others by setting few great goals, creating both autonomy and alignment in order to secure execution and accountability. Using authority to get results in the right manner to be able to maintain both trust and openness.

6. VALIDATING

Assessing, de- and backbriefing the aims and effects of your efforts for performance and improvement. Assessing outcomes collaboratively through peer review. Adjusting goals and plans accordingly.

7. PERFORMING

Putting it all together and achieving outstanding results. Planning for continuous improvement and ongoing learning. Exams.

Format

In the Program you Learn through Involvement. This means:

  • 100% Online and Social.
  • We are developing, working with hands-on digital leadership methods.
  • Case material is your own situation.
  • You will join a dedicated Learning Team engaged in constant Collaboration and Feedback.
  • We use an Active Learning Approach and Platform in a ‘Flipped Classroom’ style. This means reading and watching lectures is done on your own time. Meetings are reserved for practicing and discussing leadership together.
  • You will be writing, blogging, recording and discussing content with 3 weekly deadlines.
  • Each weekly live meeting is joined by a world class expert in a related field for an informal Dialogue.
  • The Program Examination is by Peer Assessment

Practicalities

Please observe the following practical aspects of the Program:

  • Duration is 7 weeks
  • There are 7 online sessions of 2 hours each. These are fixed at each Tuesday, 12:00 am – 14:00 pm (London Time)
  • Between sessions you should plan for online discussions and work of about 2 hours/week. These you can do as it suits your own schedule
  • You are expected to practise and share what you learn in your own management
  •  This totals 14 hours face-time with the instructor and team and 14 hours of online work

      Price 2.000 USD incl. VAT

“The intense weekly meetings gives you the opportunity to practice what you learn online directly in your real job. This has much greater impact than being away for a physical course.”

– Ulrich Bargum, MBA Director Product Application Engineering, Danfoss

The fund for International Management Education (IME) is a Danish non-for-profit educational fund founded in 1994. Based in Copenhagen IME offers the international executive MBA degree from Henley Business School as well as an IME Mini MBA certificate and executive courses.