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Leadership Transition Programs®


The Leadership Transition Programs® are uniquely based on the Leadership Pipeline book and have been developed in close corporation with the authors of the Leadership Pipeline book, Stephen Drotter and James Noel.


"Functional Leader" is an intensive Leadership Transition Program® that gives the participating leader insights, tools and practical training in how to transition to the Functional Leaders level and acquire the right work values, time application and skills:


The Leadership Transition Programs® clarify the specific responsibilities and performance expectations for the participating Leader of Leaders by defining the work that needs to “be done” in order to be successful at the Functional Leader level.


Futhermore, the Leadership Transition Programs® enable the participating leaders to succesfully transition through the critical passage when moving from being a Leader of Leaders to becoming a Functional.


Functional Leader

Functional Leader

Target Audience


The Leadership Transition Programs® have a documented and validated record when it comes to enabling increased leadership performance both for newly appointed Functional Leaders and for Functional Leaders with high seniority and a high degree of experience.

The target audience for the program is Functional Leaders reporting directly to a Business Leader.


The Leadership Transition Programs® can be customized to the experience level and seniority of the target group:

  • Newly appointed Functional Leaders (6 months to 2 years in the job)
  • Experienced Functional Leaders (2 years to 6 years in the job)
  • Very experienced Functional Leaders (more than 6 years in the job)

We can also design the program to address a specific management team where we gather the Business Leader and all the Functional Leaders reporting to him or her.

Furthermore, the programs can easily be customized to capture specific organizations’ desired leadership culture and existing HR tools.


Program Flow


The "Functional Leader" transition program is a high-impact learning program that is based on:

  • The 70/20/10 Model for learning and development
  • 100% inclusion of the participant’s real life
  • The program does not apply theoretical cases
  • Everything is based on the participant’s own day-to-day challenges
  • Involvement of the participant’s direct manager

The integration of everyday life is so strong that participants often feel that participation in the program is like being at work rather than being on a course. Consequently, learning from the program is directly and immediately applicable when the participants return to their job.