“Highly recommended. The programme delivers a great combination of workshops, guest speakers, group learning and coaching, which perfectly balances leadership theories with the practical reality of the workplace. For me, one of the programme’s key strengths is that delegates are encouraged to work with and learn from each other, which brings different perspectives on leadership and provides a great network of contacts once the programme ends. The Appledore programme gave me a fuller insight into leadership models and an increased confidence in my own leadership style, which I believe has had a direct impact on both my organisation and my career progression.”

Ian Humphreys, now Chief Executive of the College of Optometrists