The cutting-edge programme
on digital transformation
The cutting-edge programme
on digital transformation
Leading digital transformation doesn’t require a specific position or a particular personality. It requires action. The one thing that puts you on the fast-track to becoming a digital leader? Take the Lead, the learning programme of L’Echo & Vlerick Business School. Hands-on, highly interactive and way beyond your average management training.
What do all successful companies in a rapidly changing business environment have in common? Organisational agility. They are able to rapidly change or adapt in response to changes in the market. Take the Lead will prepare you to take up a leadership role in this challenge. In 12 weeks you learn how to guide your organisation through a successful digital transformation and enhance the organisational agility of your company.
A 12-week online learning journey: highly interactive & easy to fit into your busy professional schedule.
Impactful live events with digital leaders and top-notch speakers, organised by L’Echo.
A hands-on business & technology session from experts of Barco & Microsoft.
Meet other future digital leaders, pitch your ideas and build a professional network for life.
During the 12 weeks of online learning, you will enrol in digital leadership modules and elective tech subjects, as well as reflect on the impact of technologies on your own company through several assignments.You will be guided by Vlerick Business School faculty and tutors throughout the entire journey.
Discover how vigilant leaders are constantly scanning the environment and turn weak signals into actionable digital opportunities.
Explore how voyager leaders tap into the creativity of individuals and teams, turning abstract opportunities into concrete solutions through experimentation.
Learn how visionary leaders bring purpose, passion and direction to digital transformations. They make sure that everyone in the organisation feels as if they are striving towards a common goal.
Discover how vested leaders put the entire organisation, like a well-oiled machine, on the path to successful digital transformation.
According to the strategic framework ‘the 4 V’s of digital transformation leadership’, you need to view leadership as the connection and mobilisation of people and ideas in order to detect opportunities and make the most of them. Based on this framework, a successful digital transformation requires four types of leadership: vigilant, voyager, visionary, and vested. In Take the Lead, you will learn of your company.
Leading a digital transformation also requires understanding the impact that disruptive technologies have on the leadership in your company. Hence, in each of the core digital leadership modules, you will be challenged to reflect on how technology could help to stimulate the leadership types in your own organisation.
Moreover, you will be able to select one (or more) relevant technologies as ‘elective’ subjects on which additional online content will be provided. This will enable you to estimate the possible impact of the technology on your organisation. These technology-related topics include cloud, artificial intelligence, IoT, augmented reality and blockchain.
During these thought-provoking events organised by L’Echo, you will be inspired by digital leaders and top-notch speakers, as well as business and tech experts of our partners Barco and Microsoft.
The perfect start of your learning journey: a keynote by Vlerick Business School’s dean Marion Debruyne, a debate with our partners CEO’s, an introduction by programme director Stijn Viaene and plenty of time to meet with your fellow participants.
A hands-on session on the emerging technology ‘AI’. Using practical examples, experts of Barco and Microsoft zoom in on the technology to help you get a profound understanding of its impact on business life.
A festive ending to our learning journey with top-notch speakers that will definitely spark bright ideas. Receiving your official Vlerick Business School certificate will be the cherry on the cake.
Take the Lead is designed for professionals at all levels across all industries, aspiring to drive their organisation’s digital transformation, and to develop a deep understanding of the impact that disruptive technologies have on their company. Participating will give you the opportunity to connect with other future digital leaders, pitch your ideas and build a professional network for life.
Acquire the skills to transform your role for greater responsibilities and increased leadership in digital transformation
Build a network of digital professionals that can support you in your career
Learn from both renowned Vlerick Business School faculty and business & technology experts
Experience learning in a highly flexible programme, giving you time to develop your skills and take them back to your workspace
Obtain the official Vlerick Business School certificate ‘Digital transformation leadership’
Vlerick Business School and L’Echo joined forces in developing Take the Lead as a social commitment to respond to the increasing need for digital knowledge in the business world. The leading ladies of both companies, Isabel Albers, editorial director of L’Echo, and Marion Debruyne, dean of Vlerick Business School, explain why.
Take the Lead is powered by Barco and Microsoft. Thanks to these partners, Take the Lead can be offered at a reduced price to a maximum number of participants. Barco and Microsoft also share their business & tech expertise by organising inspiration sessions and providing hardware for webinars. Read their own digital transformation stories below.
During the previous editions of Take the Lead, Vlerick Business School and L’Echo, taught 400 professionals the basics of digital transformation. This year’s edition is completely redesigned to tackle today’s business questions. Discover the impact of Take the Lead 2017 & 2018 in the stories below.