The cutting-edge programme
on digital transformation.
The cutting-edge programme
on digital transformation.
2020 has been a challenging year for the whole world: the business environment has been turned upside-down and companies are in survival mode. What do successful companies in such ever-changing business environments have in common? Organizational resilience and agility – assets enabling them to come to grips with the external environment while at the same time maintaining their focus on future growth. Take the Lead prepares you to take on a leadership role in overcoming this challenge. In just 12 weeks you will learn how to successfully steer your organisation through a digital transformation geared to enhancing its organisational resilience and agility.
Take our 12-week online learning journey: highly interactive and easy to fit into your busy business schedule.
Take part in a range of live online events with Vlerick experts, digital leaders, and top-notch speakers.
Get feedback and guidance on overarching topics that emerge in assignments.
Learn from the many different experiences of your peers from different sectors, disciplines, and cultures.
Build an impressive business network that will support you throughout your career.
In the 12-week online learning programme, you will progress through 6 modules focused on digital transformation in a new context, building organisational resilience and agility, and assessing the impact of technology. You will practice your new knowledge in several individual and group assignments. Responsible for the online content, Vlerick Business School professors and a dedicated tutor will interact with you throughout the learning journey. You can find more detailed information on the programme curriculum in our FAQ.
The aim of the first pillar of digital transformation is to create a resilient organization.
Discover how organizations can develop the capacity to swiftly respond to unexpected and damaging situations in their environments without impacting their business. Learn how they become stress-resistant. Train to be resilient in turbulent times.
Resilience alone is not sufficient to drive business in the digital age. Organizational agility is also needed.
How can I enable my organization to explore and exploit opportunities faster than its rivals? Discover how to create a winning digital-age organization. Train to become a digital transformation leader.
Becoming a digital leader requires an understanding of the nature and possibilities of potentially disruptive digital technologies. You will reflect on how digital technologies can boost an organisation’s resilience and agility.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to take optional modules allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of a selection of digital technologies (e.g. cloud, artificial intelligence, internet of things, augmented reality and blockchain).
During the programme you will have the opportunity to attend 7 very interactive online events in which you will be asked to actively participate in live Q&A sessions, group discussions and assignments. You will also get the opportunity to interact and network with experts and peers.
Kick off with your peers, get inspired by our keynote speakers and enjoy a thought-provoking panel discussion.
Wrap up what you have learned over the past few weeks, use it in a challenging group assignment with your peers and showcase your know-how in front of experts.
Gain a deeper understanding of the learning content by putting your key questions to Professor Stijn Viaene.
End the learning journey with a bang at this exciting closing event. Join forces one last time with your peers and let our top-notch keynote speakers tickle your brain.
Enjoy the human touch! Our dedicated tutor will monitor and mentor assignments, giving feedback and guidance on overarching topics that emerge from assignments. The tutor is there to also encourage you to progress on your learning journey.
Become part of the committed Take the Lead learning community. Learn with – and from – your peers in lively discussions and group activities.
Designed for businesspeople at all levels in all industries, Take the Lead aims to help them drive their organisation’s digital transformation and develop a deep understanding of the impact that disruptive technologies have on it. Participation gives you the opportunity to connect with other future digital leaders, pitch your ideas and build a life-long business network.
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’
In these turbulent economic and societal times, most companies’ business model is under severe pressure. So, it is no coincidence that agility and resilience will play a prominent role in Take the Lead’s next edition. Vlerick and Mediafin’s digital leadership programme will start its fifth edition early next year. Vlerick Business School Stijn Viaene and Marion Debruyne will kick it off.
Thanks to our partner Barco, Take the Lead can be offered at a reduced price to a maximum number of participants. Read Barco’s own digital transformation story below.
Discover the impact of the previous Take the Lead editions in the aftermovie below.