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Leadership Programme

The Lloyd’s Leadership Programme, run by Henley Business School, is aimed at leaders from managing agents, brokers, the Lloyd’s Market Association and the Corporation of Lloyd’s moving into or towards a substantial leadership role.

There is one factor that is consistent and predictable in its impact on the success of every business. It is the quality of leadership within the organisation. This 9 month programme run by Henley Business School explores leading in the digital age in a manner that attracts engages and retains top talent.

  • Insights into leadership: understanding leadership and one’s personal approach
  • Democratic leadership in action: engaging and developing high performing teams. Working with the Philharmonic Orchestra to understand what high performance is and how to achieve this via inspiring leadership that engages and motivates others to deliver outstanding results
  • Leadership in context: leading for innovation in partnership with Lloyd’s Lab

Applications are now open for the virtual cohort starting in September 2021. These virtual sessions are all afternoon sessions, which will appeal to the EU & US audiences. In 2022 will hope to run another virtual cohort with morning sessions for the AsiaPAC audience. For more details, access the ‘Apply’ section below. 

Module 1 - examines the nature of leadership in the 21st century. Using the Primary Colours Framework participants explore their own leadership strengths and limitations, and learn to understand the power of collective leadership and complimentary difference that builds thriving and adaptable organisations.

Module 2 - Delivered in partnership with Moving Performance, module 2 enables participants to experience world-class performance and practice leadership gaining detailed feedback leading to deep personal insight. This highly experiential module will provide the opportunity to work with world class musicians to explore the metaphors of what underpins truly high-performing teams.

Module 3 - participants are exposed to the mind set of innovators and learn how to lead for creativity and innovation, and how, as leaders, we create the conditions for innovation to thrive in our organisations.

£4750 +VAT

Programme Launch - Friday 3rd September 2021
(13:00 - 14:30 (BST)
Meeting your faculty team
Exploring programme aims and objectives
Preparation for Module 1 and explanation of pre-work

Module 1: 21st Century Leadership
(Sessions 1&2 Tuesday 28th September 2021- 13:00 - 16:45 (BST), Sessions 3&4 - Wednesday 29th September 2021- 13:00 - 16:45, Independent small group working -Thursday 30th September 2021 13:00 - 15:00 (BST), Session 5 - Friday 1st October- 13:00 - 16:45 (BST)
Session 1:
Introduction to the Primary Colours Approach to Leadership
What is your home ‘domain’: Strategic; Operational; Interpersonal•
What are the key issues that should be discussed in your organisation but aren’t?
Session 2:
Exploring personality in leadership
Unpacking group preferences from your NEO personality profiles
Sharing feelings and implications from your individual personality reports
Session 3:
Exploring the competencies of Exceptional Leadership
The fatal flaws of leadership
Exploring your core values and your strengths and limitations as a leader
Session 4:
Exploring the dynamics of effective influence
Trust and developing trusting relationships
Flexing your influencing style to the situation
Session 5:
Key drivers and combatting unhelpful behaviours
Exploring the characteristics of high performing teams
Team dysfunctions: where are the areas of greatest dysfunction in your team
Action planning
Preparation for module 2

Module 2: Developing High Performance
(Sessions 1&2 Wednesday 10th November 2021 - 13:00 - 17:30 (GMT), Session 3,4,5&6 Thursday 11th November – 13:00 - 17:30, Session 7 Friday 12th November - 13:00 - 17:00 (GMT), Session 8 – Thursday 18th November - 13:00 - 17:30(GMT), Session 9 – Friday 19th November -13:00 - 15:30 (GMT)
Session 1:
Overview of Module 2
Revisiting the key characteristics of a high performing team
Preparing for the Know the Score® experience
Session 2:
Know the Score® experience
Exploring world class performance
What does it mean for us as leaders to lead high-performing individuals?
Session 3:
Debriefing learning from Know the Score®
Plenary group discussions
Session 4:
Fishbowl reflections
Exploring the mindsets of exceptional performance 
Session 5:
Exploring the mindsets of leadership of exceptional teams
Session 6:
Know the Score® debrief 2
Session 7:
Exploring your vision for your teams
Creating a compelling vision for your teams
Session 8:
Reflections on previous learning
Understanding VUCA
Leadership in the VUCA world
Session 9:
Module reflections
Commitments and close
Module 3: Leading the Future of Lloyd’s
(Session 1 - Wednesday 12th January 2022 - 13:00 - 14:30 (GMT), Session 2 - Wednesday 26th January - 13:00 - 14:00 (GMT), Session 3 - Wednesday 9th February - 13:00 - 14:30 (GMT), Session 4 - Wednesday 23rd February - 13:00 - 15:00 (GMT), Session 5 - Wednesday 9th March - 13:00 - 14:30 (GMT), Session 6 - Wednesday 23rd March 13:00 - 15:00 (GMT))
Session 1:
Revisiting the Primary Colours model: future-thinking leadership
Exploring the 3 domains of Primary Colours through the lenses of the future and the role of leadership over time
Connecting your NEO profiles to the science of innovation
Session 2:
Conversations with Innovators 1: Christopher Castagnera
Participants will be able to ask questions of the innovators and find out:
­ how they create a culture and experience of innovation in their own worlds
­ the impact that this has
Session 3:
Innovation at Lloyd’s of London with Trevor Maynard, Head of Innovation, Lloyd’s Lab
Introducing the Lloyd’s Lab and investigating the activities and the politics around the Lloyd’s Lab
Discussion and questions
Session 4:
The ‘What if…’ challenge
Creative thinking tools to re-think and innovate around the Lloyd’s environment
Creating new options for how Lloyd’s might innovate
Session 5:
Virtual Reality’ exercise
Seeing the world through the eyes of very different individuals, and imagine what/how they would experience Lloyd’s
Session 6:
Reviewing the module learnings and learnings from the programme as a whole,
Explore the implications for individuals and for the organisation.

Step 1: Discuss with your line manager, HR Department and/or Organisation to register your interest in attending the programme - and confirm your eligibility with them.

Step 2: Download and complete the application form. Applications and will close on 09/07/21. Send the completed form to (your line manager or sponsor is required to complete section 3 of the application form prior to sending)

Advise your department head verbally of your intention to apply if they are not your line manager. You will be asked to provide details of your sponsor who should be a member of the Executive Team (or equivalent in a market organisation).

Step 3: Henley Business School will review the applications; all candidates will be advised of the outcome by 13/8/2021. Those applicants that wish to receive feedback about their application will have the opportunity of a call with a member of the programme team at Henley Business School.


Please direct any questions to:

Aaron Boyle or Anabel Johnson
Leadership Development


This programme gives you time to reflect and network with other participants from across the market. Each module has a different feel to appeal to a broad range of styles and interests. This video provides an overview of the experience.

Henley Business School

The Lloyd's Leadership Programme is run in conjunction with Henley Business School. To find out more, visit the Henley Website.

In 2020, Henley Business School delivered a series of webinars at Lloyd’s on leadership capability. To view the recordings follow this link, and you will se the key professor and lead tutor on the Henley Leadership programme, Professor David Pendleton deliver one of the webinars.