The Leadership Program for GCC Executives

Why Attend

The objective of this course is to equip business leaders in the GCC with the competencies they need to tackle the challenges of today’s global and fast-paced economy. This course is very unique in its design and delivery because it takes leadership to a new level of thinking and influence. The course also focuses on the emergence of new styles of leadership that engage the entire organization and create value on all fronts.

Course Methodology

This highly interactive course relies heavily on executive business cases. Participants will find themselves applying strategic thinking and groundbreaking decision making and analytical thinking throughout the five day period.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate personal leadership capabilities, and benchmark against globally recognized leaders
  • Influence the culture within their organization through higher engagement and employee involvement
  • Create value by applying vital executive skills across the full range of responsibilities
  • Evaluate organizational and workplace disruptions and take advantage of opportunities to maintain a competitive edge
  • Write a personal executive agenda that drives top performance personally and organizationally

Target Audience

Executives from the GCC region are keen to hone and develop critical business leadership skills in an increasingly global and competitive environment. The course, which starts with a leadership assessment, is designed to provide business leaders with an opportunity to re-acquaint or familiarize themselves with core business concepts essential to the roles they perform. From achieving higher results to building efficient organizations, and responding to and effectively resolving strategic concerns, the course provides those executives with the opportunity to take their organizations to the next level of performance.

Target Competencies

  • Organizational leadership
  • Executive strategic thinking
  • Dealing with organizational culture
  • Value creation
  • Leading operational transformation
  • Risk management
  • Executive decision making
  • Cultural sensitive


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

Course Duration:

Unit Standard:

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Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website


When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

  • The GCC executive – An inward perspective
    • A perspective on leadership: global and GCC
    • Competencies of a GCC executive
      • Behavioral competencies
      • Functional competencies
    • Levels of executive leadership
      • A discussion around Tim Collins ‘Level 5 Leadership’
      • A discussion around leadership styles of GCC Executives
    • Ethics and executive-ship
      • Interpreting ethics
      • Practicing ethics
      • Building an ethical framework
    • Leadership mindset and self-awareness
  • The GCC executive – An outward perspective
    • The view from the top
    • Engaging the organization
      • Influencing the culture
      • Building the structure
      • Involving the employees
    • Interacting with the market
      • Dealing with new market realities
      • Understanding the new consumer
    • Building partnerships and alliances
      • The importance of market collaboration
    • Dealing with competition – how well do you know them
  • The executive – From strategy to value creation
    • Staying strategically nimble
    • Driving operational versatility
    • Knowing your numbers – where to start
      • Mastering your business forecast
      • Revisiting key financial statements
      • Reviewing key measures and KPIs – keeping an eye on the right stuff
    • Optimizing your decision in a challenging landscape
    • Value Creation: three ways of creating value a GCC executive must know
      • The Clayton Christensen approach
      • The GCC executive – dealing with market variables
        • From intermittent change to constant disruptions – the law of permanent transformation
        • The executive challenge: balancing between stability and flexibility
        • Introducing dexterity and resourcefulness across the organization
        • Embracing risk and thinking alternatives
      • The executive agenda
        • 5 things you must always do
        • 4 strategic elements you need to have on your agenda
        • Mentoring, coaching and peer networking
        • Self-development and personal wellness