Reputation and Executive Leadership Programme

Navigating new power dynamics in a corporate leadership role


  • 3 days

Time commitment:

  • Short programme


  • Oxford


  • £9,000 including accommodation

About the programme

Reputation and Executive Leadership is designed to equip senior leaders with an understanding of the value of reputation to business.

An invitation-only programme, it is specifically designed for senior functional and divisional leaders preparing to move into a group leadership position.

The programme is structured around three themes:

  • influencing behaviours to sustain or protect reputation
  • understanding the dynamics of networks and information flow
  • narrative strategies

Sessions include lectures and presentations by leading academics from finance, economics, law, and sociology together with CEO and Chair guest speakers from major global businesses.

For an informal conversation about the programme, please contact Miriam McGilvray.

An introduction to the programme


Meet the faculty

Rupert Younger is Director of the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation, which he founded in 2008. He is a leading commentator on reputation matters relating to corporations and institutions around the world.

What our faculty say

Reputation is one of the most valuable assets available to businesses and leaders. Understanding how to create, sustain, protect and rebuild these different reputations has become central to successful leadership.

Rupert Younger

Programme Director

Joining the programme

How to take part

If you would like to be considered for an invitation, please contact Miriam McGilvray.


Programme fee includes all tuition, education materials, all daytime refreshments and evening meals.

Accommodation – this is a non-residential programme. We can book accommodation for you and bill it alongside your programme fee.

Registrations are confirmed on receipt of full payment of the programme fee, and places are allocated in order of receipt of payment.

Visa requirements

Once you have a confirmed place on a programme, we suggest you apply for a visa as soon as possible, as it can take up to 100 days to process.

Saïd Business School can provide a letter to support your visa application if required.

The CEO Report

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In partnership with Heidrick & Struggles

How do senior executives develop the skills they need to lead in a changing world?

To answer that question, we partnered with executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles to speak to 152 CEOs representing a wide range of sectors around the world. Assured of their anonymity, these senior executives reflected openly on their leadership challenges and experiences. Taken together, the interviews underscore the ways in which the role of senior executive is changing, and point to the capabilities that can help today’s leaders - and tomorrow’s - thrive in a business environment marked by uncertainty and constant change.

Among the findings: Anticipating how, when, and why different contexts may interact to disrupt an organisation requires leaders to develop “ripple intelligence,” as well as the ability to harness doubt more effectively in order to improve decision making. Moreover, as business conditions change, CEOs must learn to balance authenticity and adaptability in order to motivate their organisations to action without squandering the trust they have worked so hard to build.

#2 worldwide, #1 in the UK

Our Open Programmes have climbed to second worldwide in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings, and for the fourth consecutive year we have maintained our number one position in the UK.



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