The Leadership Experience

Our one-of-a-kind, fully immersive simulation aiming to condense years of leadership experience into a few days.

The Leadership Experience


It can take 10 years of bitter experience in the field for a manager to acquire the knowledge to lead an organization effectively. Thanks to our extensive research findings, you have the opportunity to condense this learning experience into just a few days. Through an immersive simulation reproducing real-life scenarios that are likely to arise in any organization, you will learn key leadership lessons and practice your responses to extremely challenging situations.

Who is this for?

High-potential managers or specialists, with some first-line experience, possibly on a fast-track towards greater leadership responsibilities. They are looking for accelerated leadership and self-learning experience and are intrigued by the idea of a uniquely immersive simulation

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"The Leadership Experience is the most transformational thing I’ve done for my leadership development. It feels incredibly real, and it gives you the opportunity to explore yourself in a completely unknown context. What I experienced and learned on the course is as valuable as the lessons I’ve learned from leading in real life over many years."

Lisa Day, Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications, Diabetes UK

What can you expect?

A fully immersive simulation, where we facilitate participants’ learning through carefully crafted situations that emulate real-life scenarios. Some of the situations encountered include:

  • Leading teams through challenging situations
  • Making decisions under high pressure
  • Handling difficult and emotional conversations
  • Managing stress levels and developing coping mechanisms
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“A unique opportunity for experiential learning and development. Outstanding.”

Jonathan Walmsley, Principal, Marsden

"The Ashridge staff has been of tremendous help in creating that important feedback loop which is so important to anchor learnings and to become more self-aware of any shortcomings or improvement points. I was specifically impressed with their professionalism and their wide knowledge, not only on the simulation itself but also the topics surrounding it."

Richard Ten Have, Global Director Service Delivery, Spinger Nature

“The program's simulation was a very innovative, unexpected and insightful way to learn.”

Alexey Zavyalov, Global HR Marketing Lead, JTI

Dates & Fees

Program length

3.5 days


Saudi - 29th-31st March, 2020

Ashridge - 10 Mar - 13 Mar 2020

Ashridge - 12 May - 15 May 2020


Fee: £5,500 + VAT
$6,500 - Middle East

Onsite accommodation is charged separately to your program fee, to find out what's included please read our fee information here


Vicki Culpin

Vicki Culpin

BA(Hons) MPhil, PhD, MSc

Max Neal

Max Neal


John Neal

Sona Sherratt

BA(Hons), MSc Honours


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