Strategic Leadership Programme

For CEOs and Senior Executives seeking to become role models for their organisation


Organisations face a dynamic, rapidly changing context. The greater the challenge, the greater to importance of leadership.


The ISL Strategic Leadership Programme is an immersive, experiential leadership journey that gives you insights into the leader you are and develops you into the leader you want to be. Among a diverse group of CEO’s and senior executives from across Australasia, you will embark on your own unique leadership development journey. You will explore your leadership through diagnostics, feedback from peers, a personal executive and team coach, a lifestyle coach and a series of deliberately designed experiences to maximise your leadership impact.


Lead Self. Lead Teams. Lead Organisations. Be the role model leader people want to work for.

Key Programme Benefits

By attending this programme you will;


Lead Self

  • Understand your own innate leadership strengths, blind-spots and working style preferences.

  • Gain insight into your leadership through the lens of others – the person you report to, colleagues, direct reports and feedback from your peers on the programme.

  • Discover the importance of lifestyle on your leadership and set goals in identified areas for improvement.

  • Develop confidence in who you are as a leader and set clear goals that will grow you as a role model leader in your workplace.

Lead Teams

  • Understand the strengths, blind-spots and working style preferences of others in order to connect, communicate, engage and influence more effectively.

  • Experience the development and impact of a high performing team.

  • Understand how to empower others through structured learning conversations

  • Establish a close network of peers from a range of organisations, roles and sectors.

Lead Organisations

  • Apply an international award-winning strategy case process to a ‘live’ case study.

  • Gain the confidence to influence and effectively communicate a compelling organisational vision and future.

Who is the ISL Strategic Leadership Programme For?

CEO’s and senior executives who attend the Strategic Leadership Programme are often;

  • A new CEO or an experienced CEO seeking to refresh their leadership.

  • A succession plan for a CEO or senior executive role.

  • A senior executive with strong technical skills (CFO, CIO, COO) whose success requires the need to engage and empower their teams and peers.

  • HR Executives seeking to develop their own leadership and gain insight into leadership development for their organisation.

  • Leaders demonstrating behaviours that indicate high IQ but low awareness of their impact on others.

  • Those leading outside their area of direct expertise.

  • From organisations seeking to develop a strong, unified and effective leadership brand for their senior executive team through sending all senior executives on the programme.

Why Choose the ISL Strategic Leadership Programme?

ISL is a premium provider of world-class experiential leadership development programmes.


Over the last 18 years, ISL has delivered 57 Strategic Leadership Programmes to over 1000 CEO’s and senior executives. All content is research evidence-based. Participants who attended our programmes have rated us;


  • 6.7/7 for being beneficial

  • 6.7/7 for quality of facilitation and delivery

  • 6.8/7 for quality of coaches

  • 6.8/7 for overall learning experience

  • 6.8/7 for recommending to others

Programme Length:

7 Days

Class Size & ISL Team:

15 – 25 Participants

1 Programme Director

4 – 5 Executive Coaches

4 – 5 Lifestyle Coaches

Programme Dates:




SLP: 16 – 22 October



New Zealand


SLP 71: 12 – 18 June

(Programme Full)

SLP 72: 4 – 10 September


SLP 73: 6 – 12 November



SLP 74: 12 – 18 March



New Zealand
Millbrook Resort, Queenstown


Programme Fees:
$19,900 + GST
New Prices from June 1st 2022
$21,890 + GST
Meals & Accommodation:
$2,375 + GST
Post Programme Coaching:
$3,500 + GST for
6x Monthly Sessions

What Our Participants Say

“Having participated in advanced management programmes at the top European and US business schools, this was the first programme that tangibly demonstrated how to be a more effective leader of people and resources. A must for CEOs and top executives.”

Tony Stuart
Chief Executive, UNICEF

“As one who has a Harvard MBA and have attended many executive development programmes while working in a global company in the past, I can say that this programme is the one with the best quality and most practical relevant when compared to the global standard.”

Meishi Sonobe
Chairman, K.K. GTMS, Former Vice President ExxonMobile Japan

“I learned more than I ever expected from the wisdom of a team working and thinking together."

Sir Simon William (Bill) English
39th Prime Minister of New Zealand

“Extraordinarily beneficial in so many ways. Whilst I expected to learn about strategic leadership, I didn’t expect the full experience to be so transformative."

Suzi Derbyshire
Deputy Vice Chancellor Learning & Teaching, Queensland University of Technology

"Lightbulb moment I didn’t even realise was out there."

Luke Briscoe
Managing Director, AMP Capital

"ISL provides both the setting and opportunity to consider leadership in a profound way. A first-class experience that far exceeded my expectations.”

Sandra Harding
Vice-Chancellor & President, James Cook University

"This has truly filled all the gaps I had as a leader. I’m blown away and humbled by the experience.”

David Bell
Chief Operating Officer, ECL Group Ltd

"SLP has been an exceptional experience that challenges, inspires, invigorates and is a valuable experience in personal and professional reflection. Must do for senior executives.”

Paul Byrne
Chief Operating Officer, Li-Ve Tasmania

"Confrontational in the best possible sense”

Amanda Singleton
Chief Customer Officer, Watercare

"I had only heard great things about this course but still it has surpassed my expectations. ”

Shelley Spencer
General Manager, People and Safety, Port Nelson Ltd

"The Strategic Leadership Programme was extremely insightful and empowering. I came away having a clearer sense & understanding of myself & of how I can adapt & develop to be a more effective leader at both a team and enterprise level. I can't recommend ISL highly enough, the programme & content is well structured and professionally delivered.”

Suzanne de Geus
Board Member, Achilles International New Zealand

"The Strategic Leadership Programme gave me the confidence to trust myself and who I am as a strategic leader. A must for anyone wanting to inspire both greatness in themselves and others.”

Chris Chapman
Alliance Manager, Tararua District Council