Dubai & London

Leading Others Program Overview

9 Month Program

14 April – 12 December 2019

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Leader Readiness

Months 1 – 2

Start Date — 14 April 2019

  • Complete the Drake Leadership Success Profile (360)
  • Identify current leadership challenges with personalized executive coaching sessions

Leader Development

Months 3 – 5

23 – 27 June 2019: 40 Classroom Hours (London, UK)

  • ‍Identify your strengths and weaknesses through your Leadership Success Profile results
  • Create a personalized Leader Development Plan
  • Learn practical tools to engage your team

Organization Performance

Months 6 – 8

22 – 26 September 2019: 40 Classroom Hours (Dubai, UAE)

  • ‍Learn how to drive strategy and decision-making
  • Identify performance gaps and strategic opportunities
  • Create a 3-year business plan for your function
  • Present your business plan to the Dolphin Tank

Leadership Sustainability

Month  9

End Date — 12 December 2019: 12 Classroom Hours (Virtual & Dubai, UAE)

  • Understand your leadership gains through your re-assessment of the Leadership Success Profile
  • Complete your Leader Development Plan, charting your continued journey to outstanding leadership
  • Evolve your 3-year Business Plan to achieve greatest impact

Leadership Success Profile

Month 18: Optional Retake

Leadership development is an ongoing process. As part of the program, participants will have the option to retake the Drake Leadership Success Profile within 18 months from the program start date, thus allowing for continuous observation and growth!

Additional Coaching Bundles

For those who wish to continue their professional development over and beyond the duration of the program, our Executive Coaches are available for additional coaching sessions!

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Executive Delivery Team

Executive Faculty

Matthew Mitchell, PhD

International Business & Strategy
Drake University

Matthew Mitchell, is an associate professor of International Business and Strategy, with expertise in the intersection of business strategy, politics, and religion in global markets. Mitchell has lived and worked in more than 75 countries, and has advised Fortune 500 companies, governments, and organizations in the areas of executive leadership development, risk management and analysis, and international management.  He is a recipient of Drake’s Madelyn Levitt Teacher of the Year Award and is Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce.  He earned degrees in physics, math and an MBA from Rollins College, and a PhD in International Business from the University of South Carolina.

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Hesham El-Gamal

Founding Partner & CEO, Quest

Hesham, founder and CEO of Quest, a business consulting and human development firm, has over 30 years of business experience in diversified fields such as process engineering, sales & marketing, and business strategy.  As a certified Executive and Relationship Coach and a Master Facilitator, Hesham strives to help executive teams and individuals accelerate their professional growth through business simulations, customized leadership programs, and coaching based workshops. Hesham holds a BSc. in Chemical Engineering from Cairo University, and an Executive MBA from the ESC Rennes.  He is also a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation, and is currently the President of the ICF Chapter in Egypt.

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Kavilash Chawla

Founding Partner, Bâton Global

Kavi is a seasoned international business executive, entrepreneur, and investor with 20 plus years of experience working with organizations on the development and execution of their growth and development strategies.  As an international finance and strategy expert, Kavi has worked with global and regional organizations, with primary geographic expertise in the Middle East and Asia.  Prior to establishing his own firms, Kavi was in the Investment Banking Group with Deutsche Bank in London and with the United Nations in New York.  Kavi holds a B.A. from Drake University, a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York, and a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Jeffrey Kappen, PhD

International Business & Management
Drake University

Jeffrey Kappen is an assistant professor of International Business and Management with expertise in organizational management, global business, and sustainable development.  Kappen directs Drake’s Principal Center for Global Citizenship and the Nelson Institute of International Affairs.  Kappen has worked and consulted extensively in international sales, marketing and logistics with Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and non-profit organization.  He chairs the largest national chapter of the Academy of International Business. Jeff has degrees in International Relations, French, and Russian from Beloit College, an MBA in International Marketing from the University of Wisconsin, and a PhD in Management from the University of Massachusetts.

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Enrollment Fees

Standard Pricing

Early Bird Pricing*

*Early bird pricing valid until 31 January 2019

Group Discounts

Group of 3 Attendees
$14,500 per person

Group of 5 Attendees 
$12,800 per person

Fees Include:

  • 3 x 360 performance review (inclusive of re-take)
  • Tuition
  • 7 Executive coaching sessions
  • All educational materials
  • Breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks during classroom sessions

Fees Do Not Include:

  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Drake EEC has secured preferential rates for the program participants at both locations. Please contact us for more information


Additional Executive Coaching:
$2,700 for 6 hours


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Client Testimonial

The Leading Others program gave me a detailed, practical, and easy-to-understand roadmap to help me move from good to outstanding leadership, as well as tools and templates I can apply immediately to my leadership capabilities.

Patrick Heaston

Manager - Global Credit Administration, John Deere Financial

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