Digital Leadership Programme

Transforming digital learners into digital leaders

Recognising that tomorrow’s digital leaders are today’s digital learners, the Digital Leadership Programme offers an intensive, invaluable educational experience for women with digital leadership ambitions. The programme targets talented women with several years of management or professional experience in an industry that utilises digital technology.

This digital leadership course aims to increase the number of women in digital leadership positions – and thus serves a fundamental social and economic purpose. Women are historically underrepresented in digital leadership roles, and this programme seeks to provide them with the knowledge and skills that they need to succeed as digital leaders today.

The Digital Leadership Programme is in its 9th year and more than 100 women have successfully completed the programme. Prominent lecturers teach the modules from renowned universities in the Netherlands. The themes of the modules are 1) A new age of competition; 2) Strategic response to technological change; and 3) Digital transformation in execution.

Learn more about each module below.

Programme schedule and costs

On average, participants spend two days per month on the programme. The total cost of the full programme is €7.950, excluding VAT and accommodation. 

You can also follow this programme modularly. The cost for one module is €2.950 and for two modules is €5.650, excluding VAT and accommodation.

The ninth edition of the Digital Leadership Programme will start in October 2024. The planned dates are:

Module 1: 14 & 15 October 2024; and 12 & 13 November 2024.
Module 2: 12 & 13 December 2024; and 16 & 17 January 2025.
Module 3: 10 & 11 February 2025; and 12 & 13 March 2025 (Tentative).

Module 1: A new age of competition

Gain insight into the latest technological trends and most significant emerging technologies, such as AI, blockchain, Internet of Things. Discover data-driven business models and identify business opportunities for your organisation by leveraging data and AI in responsible way that mitigates negative consequences. Learn trends and key challenges businesses face from a security and privacy perspective. At the end of this module, you understand and can explain why organisations need to respond to technological change.

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Module 2: Strategic response to technological change

Experience how to create an organisation with the right leadership, people and processes in place. Learn about the characteristics of inclusive leadership and self-evaluation, and what interventions can be used to de-bias organisations. At the end of this module, you are equipped to make strategic innovation choices, let go of yesterday's dominant logic and combine new operating models with data technologies.

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Module 3: Digital transformation in execution

Create innovation by using a design thinking mindset, learn the modern approach to software development and how basic coding works, and understand your strengths and development points as a change agent. At the end of this module you are equiped to implement innovation and organisational change successfully.

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  • I found the programme very interesting because it focusses on all the different aspects in the digital tech field.

    Cathelijne Kwaaitaal Sustainability Solutions Advisor
  • The digital leadership programme gave me the tools required to engage better with digital natives and IT partners.

    Ferial Inja Operations Manager Benelux at Chubb
  • Combining hands-on cases with theory helps me define a vision on data and digitisation, which I can directly put into practice within my organisation.

    Janita Sluurman Chief Operating Officer at Datacompetent
  • I highly recommend the Digital Leadership Programme where women get together from several digital branches, learn and network. You form a basis about what digital technology is, the newest trends and the basics of programming. Definitely worth your time. I recommend it to everyone!

    Mireille Bellemakers Product Owner at Van Lanschot Kempen
  • Even after six years I still use the knowledge I gained during the Digital Leadership Programme. In addition, I developed my skills through intervision, and different assignments that I had to do. A special programme and highly recommended!

    Elles de Vries Senior Consultant & Project Manager at KienIA Industriƫle Automatisering
  • Grateful that I was able to join this programme. Besides all the learnings during the course, I also had a lot of fun with fellow students.

    Carola van Stapele Manager B2B Operations at VodafoneZiggo
  • The Digital Leadership Programme is a stepping stone in the journey towards digital transformation in an organisation.The design thinking methods, value creation for clients using data and strategic operating models are really helpful.

    Goutami Mattaparthi Business Analyst at NN Investment Partners