Degree Apprenticeships: Leadership Excellence for an Uncertain Tomorrow

Businesses are full of 'accidental leaders' - departmental managers who are experts in their field but lacking in leadership experience.

When your accidental leaders are confronted with business challenges - like the current pandemic or the emerging associated economic crisis - they are unlikely to be able to steer your business to success without the right development opportunities.

At Ashridge our faculty are at the forefront of leadership research. They are shaping the future of leadership development, and then teaching it through our apprenticeships.

In this two-hour virtual session, two of our clients shared their experiences of undertaking apprenticeships at Ashridge.

This was followed by an enlightening session from Roger Delves, Associate Dean of Faculty on 3 vital leadership qualities - authenticity, integrity and emotional intelligence.

Meet our faculty

Roger Delves

Roger Delves

Roger is Associate Dean of Faculty at Hult-Ashridge Executive Education. A Fellow of the RSA, and educated at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, Roger is qualified in MBTI, EI, Firo B and SDI. He has taught extensively internationally and in the UK, designing and leading many tailored, open and qualifications programmes. He co-authored a 2014 book for Pearson, The Top Fifty Management Dilemmas – Fast Solutions to Everyday Challenges, contributed to and co-edited a book for Bloomsbury, Inspiring Leadership (January 2017) and contributed a chapter to the 2016 book Management Development that Works. He co-facilitated a 2019 SIG for EFMD Exploring Innovations in Leadership Development and is developing a book with Thinkers 50, Thriving as a Leader.

Roger joined Ashridge in 2008. Past roles include Dean of Degree Programs, Head of the General Management Portfolio and Director of the MBA. He has sat on the Academic Board, the Curriculum Committee and the Teaching and Learning Committee of Hult & Ashridge.

During twelve years in international advertising, he was on the London board of international top ten agency DMB&B. He worked with brands from P&G, General Foods, Mars Masterfoods, Johnson Wax, Bosch, Sony and Sterling Health. Later he was for six years Principal Consultant at a management development consultancy, and later still he spent six years at Cranfield.

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