For executive leaders
Leadership Development Program® (LDP)
This isn't another leadership lecture in a hotel ballroom or business school. It's a 5 day, immersive experience where participants draw on their own professional challenges to actively connect program experiences and business simulations to who they are, what they do, and how they function on the job.
For emerging leaders
Lead 4 Success® (L4S)
Lead 4 Success® moves leaders from average to high performing by developing the 4 fundamental leadership skills - self-awareness, learning agility, influence, and communication - that leaders at any level need to master for success.
For senior executive leaders
Leading for Organisational Impact (LOI)
Give senior leaders of divisions or functions the Looking Glass® experience, a world-renowned business simulation only offered in this executive leadership program.
For all leaders
Better Conversations Everyday
The world is changing faster than ever before. Implementing new strategies to adapt to complexity and uncertainty while nurturing talent, maintaining productivity, and ensuring customer satisfaction requires high-quality, high-velocity communication.
For all leaders
Self-paced online programs
Self-paced courses specifically tailored to the challenges faced and skills needed at each level of leadership.
Leadership Development That Drives Impact
Great leadership is the kind that improves bottom lines - and lives. The CCL programs are top-ranked leadership development programs with global reach and lasting impact:
- 160 countries where CCL programs have been delivered
- 750,000 worldwide alumni and 4,200 Australian & New Zealand Alumni
- 50 years of cutting-edge leadership research
- 96% of program participants say they are stronger leaders after completing a program
In the challenging environment in which healthcare leaders must operate, leadership development is a critical enabler for all staff in the healthcare industry. XEd customises and tailors individual and team development programs to accelerate professional growth and deliver sustainable results.
For Defence SMEs
Leaders working in Australian Defence sector Small and Medium Enterprises face unique challenges. XEd customises and tailors individual and team development programs to accelerate professional growth and deliver sustainable results.
For Not For Profits
In 2023 XEd has partnered with the Australian Scholarships Foundation to provide easy access for NFP leaders to complete leadership development courses that will help leaders in this sector achieve personal and professional growth, driving long term engagement and lifting performance.
The Leadership Development Program® is the longest-running executive development program of its kind in the world. Previously only run in Australia at the exclusive Mt Eliza Campus and now available across Australia delivered by our globally accredited team. This life-changing program is built around developing the 5 key skills needed for executive leaders … creating business results that matter.
- Thinking/Acting Systemically
As leaders balance demanding jobs and roles outside of work, a clear understanding of one's own leadership style and clarity around development goals is imperative for success. This flagship 5-day, research-based program includes intensive assessments, innovative exercises, peer feedback, and one-on-one coaching. We'll also follow up to ensure application in the workplace.
As a result of taking our world-class Leadership Development Program®, participants acquire the ability to:
Bridge the gap between senior management and the front lines
Lead across boundaries and recognise the impact power and authority have on shared direction, alignment, and commitment in systems
Learn the art of collaboration to accelerate team performance
Solve complicated problems and take wise action to lead in a complex and disruptive environment
Manage stress, build resiliency, and leverage multiple life roles
Build a network of supportive leaders to continue development
And all participants get instant access to an alumni network of CCL executive participants worldwide and the Australian-based XEd executive development events as part of the XEd 'Tribe'.
No matter the intelligence, experience, or drive, the same 4 core skills are important for every leader at every level. We call them the Fundamental 4: self-awareness, learning agility, influence, and communication.
Ideal for emerging leaders with no direct reports but on the path to leadership in the next 12 to 18 months, frontline managers who have been in their role for 6 to 12 months, or leaders with 3 to 5 years of experience leading others, this leadership skills training can equip your people with the fundamental leadership skills they need to succeed.
The Fundamental 4 have endured the test of time and are the basis for the Lead 4 Success program, where participants immerse themselves in development, adapt these skills to their own leadership contexts, participate with peers in learning, and share ideas to apply to their leadership lessons to their real world.
- learning agility
What Participants Learn in This Leadership Skills Training
Participants will learn these 4 core fundamentals of leadership:
Self-awareness: Understand your behavior's impact on organizational outcomes.
Communication: effectively communicate goals and inspire trust.
Influence: Be comfortable persuading, promoting, and delegating.
Learning agility: Know when to change course, and help others to do so.
Why Choose Our Fundamentals of Leadership Training Program?
Lead 4 Success® is a robust training program that represents the essence of our time-tested leadership content. Using our proven approach to leadership development, we incorporate:
Experiential activities to learn through doing
A safe environment for all participants to try new behaviors
Proven, research-based leadership models
Leading for Organizational Impact is an executive leadership course that invites participants to understand the bigger picture while immersing themselves in a learning experience that allows them to gain awareness about their strengths and developmental needs as a senior leader.
- An executive leadership program with a research-backed, world-renowned business simulation
- Includes 360-degree feedback for development
- Custom versions, scale-up options, and group discounts available
Navigate diverse global trends, unpredictable economic forces, and rapidly changing business cycles
- Be organizationally agile
- Strengthen and deepen relationships
- Balance competing priorities
Leading for Organizational Impact
Navigating diverse global trends, unpredictable economic forces, and rapidly changing business cycles demands a new set of skills. Participants in our executive leadership development program will reflect on organizational challenges involving one or more of the following:
- How to be organizationally agile with strategy, people, processes, and systems across the organization
- How to strengthen and deepen relationships to bridge differences and build strategic ties
- How to balance competing priorities when all are important and personal reserves are slim
What Participants Learn in Our Executive Leadership Development Program
As a result of attending this program, participants will be able to:
Balance tactical concerns with strategic priorities to improve decision-making and respond to market forces
Navigate the organization as their leadership responsibilities increase
Work more effectively across boundaries to build strategic ties and gain new perspectives
Draw on a deeper self-awareness to leverage leadership and boost personal resilience
Identify the behaviors required to inspire others and align people to organizational outcomes
Why Our Executive Leadership Training?
This prestigious, world-renowned program revolves around a global, powerful, proven business simulation - Looking Glass, Inc.® - that provides a clear view of how individual leaders work across boundaries, adopt a strategic perspective, and impact organizational outcomes. It's at the heart of the program and provides hands-on learning and critical skills practice. In addition:
Customized 360-degree assessment offers personalized feedback for each participant
Research-based content focuses on the issues that matter most
A 3-month post-program assessment ensures development continues
Ongoing support through our exclusive alumni community
Better Conversations Every Day™ (BCE™) Suite teaches core skills that enable richer, more transparent, and more productive conversations. These conversations expand perspectives, build capability and nurture an environment of psychological safety and trust. Plus, this simple yet practical research-based framework provides a lifeline to leaders during stressful and challenging conversations.
Better Conversations Every Day™ is the closest thing our clients have seen to a developmental silver bullet. Here’s what it can do for your organisation:
Transform Culture in a positive way
Drive measurable business results
Springboard the implementation of a new behavioural framework
Promote retention and employee engagement
Breakdown silos following a corporate restructuring
Promote inclusivity and psychological safety
Ignite a feedback-rich coaching culture
Grounded in ongoing research and more than 50 years background in developing leadership skills and developing leaders, these self-paced online courses can be completed in your own time, at your own pace with a time investment of between 4 and 8 hours. They are tailored to meet the specific challenges real life leaders face. The training is delivered using CCL’s Leadership Accelerator platform, designed by IDEO and hosted by Amazon Web Services. All courses include gamification, applied back at work tasks and are browser and device agnostic.
Boost™ for New Leaders
9 lessons over 4 to 6 weeks.
New Leaders will learn the 6 essential shifts, Mindset, Skillset, Relationship, Attitude, Perspective and Focus, that they must make to succeed in the role.
They will also discover research-based tactics they can use on the job to attain immediate success in their new role.
The course also provides actionable, practical advice and examples using real world practice and application.
Burn Bright™ the resilience advantage
12 lessons over 4 weeks.
Each week closes with the Burn Bright Blueprint where participants reflect on lessons, capture takeaways, and develop an actionable plan of next steps.
Leaders at all levels of an organization looking for ways to more effectively manage their energy and create the conditions for their success will benefit from this program.
Managing Virtual and Hybrid Teams
8 hours of content across 4 weeks, including Week One:
- Mapping Challenges & Opportunities
- Week Two: Communication & Structure
- Week Three: Leveraging Key Polarities
- Week Four: Psychological Safety & Trust
8 hours of content across 4 weeks, including four areas of development:
- Week One: Innovation & Leadership
- Week Two: Why New Ideas Get Killed
- Week Three: Clarify & Ideate
- Week Four: Develop & Implement
8 hours of content across 4 weeks, including four areas of development:
- Week One: Self-Awareness
- Week Two: Learning Agility
- Week Three: Communication
- Week Four: Influence