Leadership Development Programme


Master Yourself, Inspire Performance Leadership

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

Through robust leadership frameworks and exercises, you will gain insight into the mindset of high performance leaders, and learn to tap into your own strengths to influence and lead with impact. You will explore different facets of leadership, such as how to inspire and motivate teams, build commitment and manage resistance to change.

Executive Leadership Coaching

Before your arrival, you will be required to complete a 360-degree leadership assessment and a behaviour profiling questionnaire. During the programme, a professional facilitator will work individually with you and in a small group to interpret the results and provide a personalised reflective experience. The facilitator will also assist you 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
27 Feb - 03 Mar 2017 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245 7,990.00 8,549.30 Apply Now
Dates 2
12 Jun - 16 Jun 2017 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245 8,290.00 8,870.30 Apply Now
Dates 3
18 Sep - 22 Sep 2017 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245, 8,290.00 8,870.30
Dates 4
13 Nov - 17 Nov 2017 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245, 8,290.00 8,870.30
Dates 5
26 Feb - 02 Mar 2018 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245, 8,290.00 8,870.30
Dates 6
14 May - 18 May 2018 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245, 8,290.00 8,870.30

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:

Essential Law for Managers (ELMCOMBI2016)
Leading Transformational Change (LTCCOMBI2016)
Mergers & Acquisitions (MACOMBI2016)
Negotiations & Influence in Asia (NEGOCOMBI2016)
Strategic Marketing Management (SMMCOMBI2016)

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

You may take this programme as part of the Certificate of Excellence in Global Business.

Core Focus

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

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

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


  • It is a fantastic programme for leaders who wish to strengthen their leadership capabilities. Lecturers are very good at delivering their materials and provide excellent real life case studies and stories to support the concepts taught.

    Michelle Chan, Singapore
    Financial Controller
    Raffles Quay Asset Management Pte Ltd

    The course helped me to articulate my own intuitions about leadership and to identify areas for development. I have learnt a lot in a week and look forward to making changes on return to work.

    Mary Thurston, Singapore
    Deputy High Commissioner
    New Zealand High Commission

    The best leadership course that I’ve had attended so far. A good combination of theories & interactive learning with diverse participants mix. Anyone will certainly enjoy it.

    Hamidah Binti Abu Bakar, Malaysia
    Equity Portfolio Manager
    Employees Provident Fund

  • This workshop provides insightful knowledge on how to be a good leader. I strongly recommend it to others.

    Koh Puay Ling, Singapore
    Assistant Director
    Agency for Integrated Care Pte Ltd

    Excellent programs for senior managers to sharpen leadership skills in a holistic manner.

    Shanka Gunaratne, Sri Lanka
    General Manager
    Global Rubber Industries (PVT) Ltd

    The course was an excellent mix of relevant reading, in class discussion and exercises that informed and demonstrated the theories we were studying. Altogether, the topics were brought to life.

    Averil Taylor, New Zealand
    First Secretary and Consul
    New Zealand Embassy Bangkok

  • Excellent course with great faculty. Useful content including individual coaching.

    Mark Tay, Singapore
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Allianz Global Investors

    It is a good programme with well-rounded topics that will help you to shape yourself as a leader of your own style.

    Portia Yiu, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Housing Authority

    Great programme. Well executed and the lecturers are knowledgeable & friendly.

    Shirlynn Loh, Singapore
    Deputy Director
    Attorney-General's Chambers

  • Very interesting programme and I learnt a lot. I will implement what I have learnt when I return home.

    Seng Voeung, Cambodia
    General Manager, Automotive
    RMA (Cambodia) Co., Ltd

    The programme was excellent and I really value the 360-evaluation and individual coaching session.

    Ishani Palliyaguru, Sri Lanka
    Assistant Vice President
    National Development Bank PLC

    Very fun and interesting programme that has the right balance of content/concept lecturing and case studies/exercises. The professors are very knowledgeable and have lots of experience to share.

    Chee-Lim Juay Hiang, Singapore
    Group Director
    Auditor-General's Office

  • Very engaging programme that offers a great opportunity to refresh, reflect and obtain new perspectives.

    Fu Wentao, Singapore
    Head of Business Operations

    The LDP is a must for aspiring leaders in every organisation. It gave me a 360 view to become a better leader to both my company and community.

    Noel Raboy, The Philippines
    Vice President and CMO
    CLIMBS Life & General Insurance Cooperative

  • 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


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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Dr Lim offers expertise in the areas of workplace health, leadership, job loss, employee misbehaviours and discipline and the impact of technology on the workplace. She has published more than 150 papers in refereed journals and conferences. Her research has been published in internationally-refereed journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, Human Relations, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, Omega, Journal of Behavioural Medicine, Singapore Medical Journal andScience and Public Policy. Her research has been cited by the media such as The Straits Times, The Globe and Mail, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and radio and TV channels such as CBS, ABC networks and practitioner outlets such as the Harvard Business Review and HR Review.

Dr Lim is the recipient of numerous research awards at the faculty and international levels. Her paper (co-authored with Sng Qing Si), "Does parental job insecurity matter? Money anxiety, money motives and work motivation" in theJournal of Applied Psychology was runner-up for most outstanding publication in the field of Organizational Behaviour in the Academy of Management Meeting, 2006. She was also awarded the Faculty Recognition for Excellence in Research in 2006. In 2009, she received the faculty recognition for her achievement in research.

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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