L4G Programme equips business leaders with the necessary visionary, strategic and innovative capabilities required to scale Irish companies on the global stage. Leadership 4 Growth was established in 2006 to build on the leadership talent within Irish indigenous industry, ultimately increasing job and wealth creation in Ireland. Over the following 14 years the programme has fundamentally transformed how CEOs lead themselves, their companies and their people, to international success.
Enterprise Ireland has partnered with the best educators in the world to deliver Leadership 4 Growth, with almost 400 CEOs having participated to date. The Leadership 4 Growth Alumni are now acknowledged as some of the most outstanding businesses in the global marketplace.
Enterprise Ireland is now searching for the next cohort of Irish companies to engage in this exceptional leadership development journey.
Leadership 4 Growth is targeted at CEOs from all sectors committed to leading their well-established businesses to even greater global growth. Leadership 4 Growth requires extensive commitment from participants. The ideal candidate must have the capacity to engage in the entire programme journey to ensure maximum return on investment.
2022 PROGRAMME OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS – Closing date November 28th 2021.
- Access to IESE Business School’s worldrenowned custom design, faculty, teaching/learning methodologies and global campus experience.
- Practical Ireland-based workshops allow learnings to cascade from CEOs to their senior leadership teams. Additional time is set aside for strategic finance and human resource skills-building.
Business Advisor Coaches
Dedicated and intensive CEO leadership coaching, senior leadership team business advisory sessions and peer action learning
forums, guided by Learning Partnership’s highly experienced practitioners.
Significant industry networking and peer learning opportunities with fellow CEOs, alumni and international business leaders.
IESE Business School is ranked first in the world for custom education by the Financial Times and has global reach with five worldwide campuses and 13 globally-associated business schools. IESE has extensive faculty expertise in teaching, research, business consulting and innovation. IESE has led over 90 CEOs through Leadership 4 Growth since 2016, tailoring their approach to the unique needs of Irish business. IESE inspires and educates; ensuring CEOs are fully prepared for long-term growth and renewal.
Learning Partnership has worked with Enterprise Ireland on Leadership 4 Growth since 2006 and is IESE’s Irish-based strategic partner for L4G 2020-2022. Learning Partnership brings together a team of Business Advisor Coaches (BACs) with broad industry experience underpinned by deep expertise in developing leaders and shaping culture for competitive advantage. Learning Partnership BACs coach and advise; they help CEOs and their teams to translate leading edge academic insights, frameworks and global research into practical ‘how to’ strategic growth plans, supporting companies to successfully compete and grow internationally.
The programme is subsidised by Enterprise Ireland. After applying grant-aid, the direct cost to an SME is in the region of €25,000 for a CEO. A higher fee applies to large companies.
Fees include educational and coaching elements, overseas residential accommodation and catering in overseas and Ireland-based event locations. Travel costs and international flights are arranged and funded by the participant.
Who Should Apply
Leadership 4 Growth is targeted at CEOs from all sectors committed to leading their well-established businesses to even greater global growth.
Leadership 4 Growth requires extensive commitment from participants. The ideal candidate must have the capacity to engage in the entire programme journey to ensure maximum return on investment.
Please note: only eligible Enterprise Ireland or sister economic development agency clients (Invest Northern Ireland, IDA) can apply.
The competitive online application process for Leadership 4 Growth will open at the end of 2021. Please check back later in the year for specific dates and deadlines. You can register your interest at any time with your development agency advisor or directly with the Programme Manager.
T: 01 727 2694
- 12 months (3 overseas modules)
- €25,000 to €27,000 depending on company size