The PLD: Mastering Leadership Challenges

First core module starts on IESE's Barcelona campus

05/03/2013 Barcelona


This week marks the start of the Spring Edition of IESE's Program for Leadership Development (PLD) on the school's Barcelona campus. One of IESE's signature programs, the current PLD has drawn participants from countries such as Iceland, Oman and Syria, who work in 11 different industries. Roughly 30 percent of the class comprises female executives.

Since its creation, the PLD has attracted managers and specialists from a wide range of leading firms. Among the global companies represented in the current program are Adam Opel AG, Antonio Puig, BASF, Gallina Blanca, Medtronic, Rijk Zwaan and Xerox.

The PLD is a transformational learning experience for executives seeking to take on new professional challenges and maximize their leadership capabilities. Centered on three core modules, the program takes a general management perspective and covers fundamental areas such as accounting, competitive strategy, decision making, marketing, innovation, corporate finance, operations and leading people.

A unique benefit of the program is the opportunity to take part in either a Short Focused Program, which examines a specific business topic, or the school's newly-created Fast Forward Program. This final stage of the program is carried out after completion of the three key core modules. Led by IESE's acclaimed faculty and with participants from all over the world, the PLD provides an unparalleled opportunity for networking and high-level discussion with other talented professionals.

Versions of the program are also offered in New York, Munich and Sao Paulo.

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