Designed to accelerate your career into executive leadership.

The Executive Accelerator will help you navigate the critical transition from successful professional to strategic leader in an immersive week based at the Etihad.

The sport industry is continually transforming, influenced by everything from the development of new technologies to climate change. Decision makers and shapers of this industry need to be skilled in leading with purpose and thorough complexity.

Throughout this course, delegates will be immersed in the principles of leadership from a variety of different perspectives, and will emerge with amplified understanding of their own leadership style, and strengths, and a renewed awareness of their impact on others, their organisation, and wider society.

From a foundation of personal reflection, the curriculum will explore principles for developing individual talent and diverse teams and thinking, and how to motivate and foster high-impact workplace cultures. It will expose the vital role of leadership when developing a global business strategy and contrast that against the backdrop of social responsibility, in particular in the context of climate change and environmental sustainability.

From the individual to the collective, participants will develop fresh perspectives on guiding high-performing organisations whilst making the most of the opportunity to refine their personal strengths and expand their global network.


  • An expanded self-awareness of your personal leadership style from coaching feedback and Hogan™ self-assessment test.
  • New tools and techniques to enhance your impact and efficiency within your own organisation or industry.
  • A global network of career contacts from your course peers and lecturers.
  • Case studies and learnings from City Football Group and other business leaders to apply to your own business planning and delivery.
  • Personal impact plans developed throughout the week to use as a roadmap to put your learning into action after the course.
  • Skills to develop a forward-thinking culture within your own team and organisation.
  • Understanding of how to cascade your learnings to colleagues and positively influence change within your organisation.

The Executive Accelerator programme will bring together an accomplished group of motivated and talented professionals hailing from a diverse array of backgrounds. The programme has a limited number of openings and candidates are asked to complete an application that includes a professional reference, resume, and brief personal statement.

This course is now closed. Future dates to be announced.

  • Date
    Course closed - Future dates to be announced
  • Duration
    5 Days
  • Type
  • Division
  • Location
    Manchester, UK
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