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The Durham Leadership Challenge

In times of seismic societal and organisational shifts, leaders provide direction through their mental and physical endurance as well as the ability to critically reflect their personal limits.

Successful leadership spans boundaries across societies, organisations and teams, and is inclusive of diverging backgrounds and viewpoints to bring about change.

Building on the core strength of (team and individual) reflexivity, high-performing leaders monitor and progress through the challenge in four areas: (1) identity, (2) purpose, (3) resilience, (4) collaboration.

This unique challenge is aimed at senior leadership teams from organisations serious about developing their people and wanting to benefit from the latest leadership thinking.


About the Durham Leadership Challenge

Designed by leading academics, Professor Olga Epitropaki and Professor Susanne Braun from The International Centre for Leadership and Followership at Durham, the programme combines virtual delivery of pre and post-event modules, with a high-energy week long residential element in Durham and the greater North East region.

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About the Challenge

The Challenge is a unique physical and managerial experience aimed at creating the extraordinary business leaders. Find out more.
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Meet the Team

Learn more about our team. The modules are designed by leading academics from the International Centre for Leadership and Followership.
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If you have any questions about the challenge you can explore the frequently asked questions about the Challenge here.
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Key Dates

The Challenge takes place over a number of months and you can view the Important dates here.
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Get in touch about the Challenge

If you would like to find out more about our Leadership Challenge, just send us an email. We will be pleased to answer your questions and/or to arrange a call via phone/Teams/Zoom.

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