Leadership Development Programme


Master Yourself, Inspire Performance Leadership

The Leadership Development Programme is an immersive programme designed to help leaders and senior managers advance their leadership skills and build their capacity to lead successful change in their organisations.

Over five days, participants will be exposed to a variety of robust leadership frameworks, interactive case discussions and exercises that will enable them to understand the mindset of high performance leaders, and to tap into their own strengths to influence and lead with impact. They will explore different facets of leadership, such as inspiring and motivating teams, building commitment and managing resistance to change.

Before the start of the programme, participants will be required to complete a comprehensive 360-degree leadership assessment and a behaviour profiling questionnaire. During the programme, professional facilitators will work with participants individually and in small groups to interpret the assessments and provide a personalised reflective experience. The facilitators will also assist participants in designing an action plan to become a more effective leader.

Leadership Development Programme participants

Dates and Fees

Dates Venue Fees Excl. GST (SGD) With GST (SGD) Registration
Dates 1
28 Sep - 02 Oct 2015 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245 7,990.00 8,549.30 Apply Now
Dates 2
30 Nov - 04 Dec 2015 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245 7,990.00 8,549.30 Apply Now
Dates 3
29 Feb - 04 Mar 2016 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245 7,990.00 8,549.30 Apply Now

Note: GST applies to individuals and Singapore registered companies.

Alumni / Early Payment / Team Enrolment Benefits

All NUS alumni and past participants of NUS Executive Education are entitled to 10% alumni savings on this programme.

Alternatively, you can enjoy savings if you pay early with Visa or MasterCard:
> 45 days before start of programme: 10% savings
> 30 days before start of programme: 5% savings

Team enrolment benefits are also available, please contact the programme advisor for details.

Application Deadline

  • Participants are strongly advised to apply at least 2 months in advance
  • Applications received after the deadline will be considered based on space availability
Sign Up for Two Programmes & Save

Enjoy significant savings of S$2,000 by combining the following courses with this programme:

Leading Transformational Change (LTCCOMBI2015)
Mergers & Acquisitions (MACOMBI2015)
Negotiations & Influence in Asia (NEGOCOMBI2015)
Strategic Marketing Management (SMMCOMBI2015)

Terms and conditions apply. Please refer to this information sheet for more details.

Core Focus

    • What makes a leader?
    • Managing self, influencing others
    • Behaving as a leader
    • Negotiation and influence
    • Leading change

Key Benefits

Key Benefits

  • Discover the evolving role of leaders and the impact of different leadership styles
  • Develop new ways to negotiate and build influence in the workplace
  • Understand the nature of human decision-making and what it takes to make effective team decisions
  • Learn to coach, inspire and motivate others to achieve higher levels of performance and commitment to strategic goals
  • Lead effectively in challenging circumstances arising from change


A key differentiator of this programme is the use of a comprehensive 360-degree feedback instrument. Supporting this feedback will be a personality profiling that will measure your behavioural and working style as it relates to performance. Together, these tools will provide an assessment of your effectiveness as a leader.

Professional facilitators will help interpret and integrate the assessments and provide a personalised reflective experience, both in small group sharing sessions and one-on-one. The facilitators will also assist you in designing an action plan to develop the capabilities needed to be a more effective leader.

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

High-impact leaders and senior managers who need to successfully develop their leadership abilities to manage teams and drive performance while moving into a broader, more strategic role in their organisations.

Past Participants

Participants by Region
  • Chairman and Managing Director
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Communications Director, Asia Pacific
  • Country Director
  • Deputy Commissioner
  • Director, Commercial Operations
  • Finance Director
  • Head of Airfreight
  • Head of Finance
  • Partner
  • President
  • Regional Director
  • Regional Merchandise Manager
  • Senior Consultant
  • Senior Regional Brand Manager
  • Senior Vice President
  • Technical Director
  • Technical Sales Manager
  • Vice President, Risk Management


  • Great programme with high quality presenters. Definitely recommend to gain insights into a leader's mind.

    Ying Hau, Singapore
    General Manager, Sales
    SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving

    This programme helps you to climb the ladder with lots of self-confidence.

    Duminda Seneviratne, India
    Head of Sales Operations

    This programme is well-balanced and would serve to bring out the true potential of any leader in a holistic manner!

    Andrew Samuel, Sri Lanka
    Head of Micro Finance & Chief Continuous Improvement Officer
    Alliance Finance

  • High quality programme that encourages learning. Interesting and new ideas.

    Richard Sinclair, Singapore
    Vice President, Sales
    AWAS Singapore

    This is an essential programme – it helps you team up with different global participants who bring a variety of different perspectives. It makes you multifaceted leader.

    Manu Nanda, India
    Managing Director
    Wacom India

    Insightful, comprehensive, challenging. Propels one into becoming a better leader!

    Sharlene Adams, Sri Lanka
    Head of Exports
    Lion Brewery Ceylon

  • The best programme I’ve participated in.

    Lee Wee Ju, Malaysia
    Principal Assistant Director, Finance
    Sarawak Health Department

    The course is so practical and not just theoretical. I am now able to identify where I am as a leader – and where I should be.

    Sa'adatu Bello, Nigeria
    Executive Commissioner
    Securities and Exchange Commission

    Clear, relevant and informative. Fantastic!

    Ti Lian Kah, Singapore
    Associate Professor

  • Very effective and engaging lecturers. Very relevant and rich materials. Very interactive group of participants.

    Mark Khng, Singapore
    Senior Assistant Director, Infrastructure Development
    State Courts (Singapore)

    This is not the usual "business" course. What is valuable to me is to be able to reflect upon my management style and make improvements.

    Louis Chow, Singapore
    Senior General Manager (Commercial)
    Keppel Shipyard

    One of the best programmes I've ever participated in for the last 15 years.

    Ashoka Seneviratne, Vietnam
    General Manager, Marketing
    Fashion Garments 2 Co.

  • The best leadership programme I've ever participated in, taught by excellent and widely knowledgeable instructors!

    Rudi Rinardi, Indonesia
    Head, Restructuring Asset Division
    Indonesia Eximbank

    This programme will be instrumental in your becoming a great leader.

    Adeleke Busura Omotayo, Nigeria
    Director, Internal Control Department
    Securities and Exchange Commission

    Great and compact programme that helps you learn how to be a great leader.

    Wisarn Chawalitanon, The Philippines
    Vice President
    PTT Public Company Limited

  • This programme is very suitable for mid to senior level leaders to take stock and self-reflect on management styles and approaches.

    Ng Kian Khar, Singapore
    Singapore Telecommunications

    Well-structured and equally well-presented programme with the finest recent case studies by pleasant instructors in a classroom setting. I have been enriched by the programme. Thanks to other participants who made it so very lively and interactive.

    Giriraj Mall, India
    Mallcom India

  • Very effective and engaging lecturers. Very relevant and rich materials. Very interactive group of participants.

    Mark Khng, Singapore
    Senior Assistant Director, Infrastructure Development
    State Courts (Singapore)

    Clear, relevant and informative. Fantastic!

    Ti Lian Kah, Singapore
    Associate Professor

    One of the best programmes I've ever participated in for the last 15 years.

    Ashoka Seneviratne, Vietnam
    General Manager, Marketing
    Fashion Garments 2 Co.

  • The programme was really good and I enjoyed the cultural mix with the participants. NUS is a great place for learning and thinking.

    Misver Deane, Sri Lanka
    MAS Fabric Park

    One of the most applicable courses in leadership guided by highly insightful and savvy professors.

    Rizwan Rizal Abidin, Indonesia
    Associate Director, Corporate Client Solutions
    PT CIMB Securities Indonesia

    The course provides a good opportunity to gain valuable insights into Asia culture and business, with participants from a diverse range of industries, countries and backgrounds.

    Alison Jones, Australia
    Senior Associate, Intellectual Property, Technology
    Corrs Chambers Westgarth

  • Good programme.

    Chitpan Kanhasiri, Thailand
    Managing Director
    Bata Shoe Company (Bangladesh)

    Very inspiring and helps re-thinking on rights and wrongs.

    Wong Hon Kit, Hong Kong
    Senior Housing Manager, Non-Domestic (HQ)
    Hong Kong Housing Authority

    Well-organised training with seasoned facilitators.

    Mfon O. Bassey, Nigeria
    Capital Market Regulator
    Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria

  • This programme has helped me to understand new ideas of leadership.

    Farrukh Khalid, Pakistan
    Senior Executive Corporate Affairs
    Fauji Fertilizer Co.

    This is an ideal leadership programme. It has led and opened us to different options which we as leaders may not be aware.

    Gina Tan, Singapore
    Head of Financial Control

    A very useful tool and guide to good and effective leadership.

    Nimfa Dimailig, The Philippines
    Senior Tax Counsel
    Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation

  • I enjoyed the time away from work, to network with all participants and get the best out of the session. You might not get another chance with this same group.

    Andrew Chew, Singapore
    Plant Manager
    Hamilton Sundstrand Pacific Aerospace

    It was an enriching experience with fellow participants from various nationalities. This added to the vibrancy of the programme, with good exchanges of knowledge and experiences. The case studies presented by the programme lecturers were insightful and relevant. Overall, it was a great programme.

    Raymond Kok, Singapore
    Project Director
    Singapore Airport Terminal Services

    The programme has provided me with the opportunity to identify and understand my strengths and weaknesses, and how I can build on these to excel and bring the business to new heights.

    Steven Tng, Singapore
    Regional Director
    Global Materials Procurement Avery Dennison


Programme Director

Audrey Chia

Associate Professor, Management & Organisation

Joint Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health; Co-Director, Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (ACSEP)

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Audrey teaches courses in management, organisational issues and leadership at various levels. She has held several positions, including Vice-Dean of the University Scholars Programme, Sub-Dean of NUS Business School, and Acting Director of the American Studies Centre. She has conducted executive education, consulted for, or given talks to companies such as Bridgestone, Catalyst, DHL, Jones Lang LaSalle, McDonald's, Panasonic, Samsung, Telenor, Unilever and UBS.

Audrey has received university achievement awards, faculty awards and numerous commendations for excellence in teaching, including the University Teaching Excellence Award and the Outstanding Educator Award. Her research and teaching interests include leadership, change management, and the social, ethical and sustainability challenges faced by organisations.

Lead Facilitator

Glenn J. Nosworthy

Adjunct Associate Professor, Management & Organisation

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Glenn began his career as an occupational psychologist in the Canadian Public Service. In 1999, he joined NUS Business School, where he later became Head of the Department of Management and Organisation. He taught human resource management and organisational behaviour and his research interests included employee citizenship, goal setting and performance. In 2003, he took up the role of Regional Vice President for Assessment Services for SHL, where his responsibilities included both direct provision of services to key clients as well as contributing to the strategic direction and business growth of the company in the Asia-Pacific region.

Since 2004 he has been operating as an independent consultant, providing assistance to both private and public sector organisations in managerial/leadership assessment, feedback, and coaching; selection process and instrument design; design and implementation of assessment and development centres; competency modelling; and training on assessment-related skills and feedback/coaching skills, as well as train-the-trainer programs. In his capacity as an independent consultant and associate of several consultancies, he has done work for organizations such as DHL, NOL/APL, Nestle, Allianz, Pfizer, Bulgari, Rabobank, Danone and the Singapore Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs.

Other Teaching Faculty

Vivien Lim

Professor and Deputy Head, Management & Organisation

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Jayanth Narayanan

Assistant Professor, Management & Organisation

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Post-Programme Coaching

As a participant of this programme, you can choose to embark on a one-on-one, post-programme learning journey with an executive coach. This individual coaching option is designed to build on your personal programme reflections, individual assessment results and 360-degree feedback to strengthen your effectiveness as a leader. » Learn more

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