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 De Tijd & 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 De Tijd.
A hands-on business & technology session from experts within the industry.
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. Vlerick Business School professors and tutors will curate the online content and will interact during the learning 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 how to implement these leadership types to enhance the organisational agility 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 De Tijd, you will be inspired by digital leaders and top-notch speakers, as well as business and tech experts of our partner Barco.
The perfect start of your learning journey: a keynote by Vlerick Business School’s dean Marion Debruyne, an introduction by programme director Stijn Viaene and plenty of time to meet with your fellow participants.
Hands-on business & technology sessions from experts within the industry.
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 De Tijd & 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. Three participants of this year’s edition look back: “Innovation processes and the resulting transformation can no longer be banished to a remote corner of the company.”
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 stories below.