High Performance and Sustainable Leadership

Date: 2020 TBD
Venue: Shanghai


This programme is aimed toward all managers involved in – or who expect to become involved in – leading entire organisations, divisions or large teams with profit and loss responsibilities, particularly those involved at the strategic level. Those who are concerned with enhancing organisational performance and sustainability – probably the most valuable achievement for an organisation – should also consider enrolling in this programme. Professionals who attend include members of senior executive teams, general managers, sustainability managers, human resource managers, communications managers, and finance managers.


Over this extremely intensive three-day programme, executives will explore the latest ideas in high-performance and sustainable leadership. The focus is on organisation-wide and strategic-level leadership, and on enabling participants to develop plans for change within their own enterprises. A variety of teaching techniques are used, including plenary lectures and discussion sessions, workshops, and planning exercises. Plenary lecture/discussion sessions provide participants with valuable frameworks for understanding leadership issues at different levels, and are designed to be relevant to participants’ own experiences and issues that they face. A wealth of real-world cases drawn from a variety of industries enliven the conceptual points and make them vivid and memorable.

During workshops, small groups of participants typically examine specific leadership issues based on past international case studies. During planning exercises, participants work together in teams as they analyse specific leadership issues. Participants often use these different class sessions to develop their own leadership strategies, drawing on the expertise of other executives in the programme.

Programme Coverage

  • The dynamic environment in which leadership operates
  • Frameworks for dealing with the complexities of leadership
  • Implications of different paradigms of leadership for business performance
  • The basis that transactional processes establish for high-performance leadership
  • How leadership is embedded in an organisational system, not just in its leaders
  • Why high performance leadership involves vision, values and emotion
  • Engaging and empowering staff to enhance performance and sustainability
  • How to create an effective vision for the enterprise
  • The 23 most effective sustainable leadership practices
  • Practical applications and performance outcomes of sustainable leadership practices
  • What international companies are doing to become more sustainable
  • Where to begin in changing to sustainable practices
  • Understanding complex events by reframing them
  • Planning change towards sustainable leadership
  • Tools for achieving high-performance and sustainable leadership through change

A certificate of completion will be awarded

Programme Fee

RMB 34,800

Programme Fee includes tuition, case licensing fees, lunches, stationery, other course materials, interpretation and translation fees if required. The full fee must be paid within two weeks upon receipt of the payment notice. Applications made within 30 days of the start of a programme require immediate payment. CEIBS reserves the right to amend information on this programme including price, discount, date, location, faculty, daily schedule and other details.

Contact Us

Tel: (86 21) 2890 5187
Email: exed@ceibs.edu
Address: 699 Hongfeng Road, Pudong, Shanghai

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Professor of Management, Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Programme Objective

The programme focuses on providing participants with key leadership concepts, skills, and techniques that will enable them to achieve their business objectives more effectively and efficiently. Participants will closely examine concepts of high-performance leadership, sustainable leadership, and managing change towards more effective organisational leadership in a variety of settings.

Programme Benefits

Participants will learn:

  • The meaning and importance of leadership for organisational performance and sustainability
  • How leadership extends beyond the personalities of the people involved to encompass the entire organisational system
  • How the elements of the leadership system operate differently at different levels of an organisation
  • Four separate paradigms of leadership that can be usefully applied
  • How different paradigms have different implications for organisational performance and resources
  • The importance of getting the fundamentals right to provide a base for high-performance leadership
  • The contributions of shared vision, values and emotion to a high-performance leadership culture
  • Why current business models are failing
  • The nature of sustainability and sustainable leadership
  • The value of reputation/brand, customer satisfaction and stakeholder value to sustainable enterprises
  • The potential sustainability of alternative strategic business models
  • Sustainable leadership practices
  • How to build a sustainable and high-performing enterprise in uncertain times
  • How businesses around the world create sustainable leadership
  • Where to begin in creating a sustainable enterprise
  • What major organisations are doing to become more sustainable
  • How to manage change to achieve sustainable leadership
The four-day “High Performance and Sustainable Leadership” Programme is an amazing experience for me. It was the first time for me to participate in this kind of open, discussion-based training, which allowed much time for me to apprehend and digest many valuable conceptions and theories such as the “sustainable leadership pyramid” and “change tools”. Though I’m much involved in some basic management at work, I’ve never reflected on the underlying principles and theories about management. From this programme, I got to know much theoretic knowledge which may positively influence my management philosophy and practices in the future. 
Wang Tao 
Route Dept. Manager 
Air China Limited Air China Technics Chengdu Aircraft Maintenance Base


What impressed me most are the amiable professors, their well-knitted, from-the-elementary-to-the-profound lectures, as well as the highly interactive case studies during which all of us got inside the case roles. Through this programme, my management perspective got broadened, management expertise and skills sharpened, knowledge of my company and management status quo enhanced. I owe much gratitude to the professors and the school. 
Wen Xiaojun 
Finance Manager 
Changzhou Yuming Electronics Co Ltd


The positive learning atmosphere and perfect teaching facilities here have driven me to fully devote myself to this programme. The well-prepared lectures exposed us to a large amount of management knowledge; the well-developed cases enabled us to better understand and absorb the management theories. I’d say this four-day programme has brought me a really worthwhile experience. 
Tony Wu 
China Development Centre Project Director
Trend Micro (China) Co Ltd


Cut-throat competition makes management an increasingly challenging job for most enterprises. Through this programme, I’ve gained insights into the decisive role of leadership in business development, the vision establishment and vision-based leadership, the employee development via various situational leadership models, as well as the 23 factors related to sustainable leadership. Furthermore, I’ve formed a deeper understanding that management is a science running according to certain rules. 
Wang Jin 
Board Director/GM 
Beijing West Industries (Shanghai) Co Ltd


This is the most fruitful programme out of the three programmes I’ve attended at CEIBS. This programme gave the most comprehensive summarisation about the most popular and complex economic organisation in the world, guiding us to understand the fundamental objectives of a company, the process for realisation of these objectives, as well as the personal development of employees from business backbone to mangers and even leaders. I owe a great deal of gratitude to the professor for his well-developed, informative and vivid lectures. What impressed me most were the highly interactive case studies when both the professor and us got inside the roles of the cases. I’ve learnt from the professor a broader horizon on management, abundant management expertise and effective management tools, thus forming a clearer picture about the status quo of my company and the existing management. It was the amicable and dedicated professor, the positive atmosphere of learning and perfect teaching facilities here that drove me to fully devote myself to this programme. The well-prepared lectures exposed us to a large amount of management knowledge; the well-developed cases enabled us to better understand and absorb the management theories. I’d say it is really a worthwhile experience.  
Terry Zhang 
Senior Sales Manager
Philips (China) Investment Co Ltd

Teaching Language

English with sequential Chinese interpretation

Admissions Procedures

Applications are requested at least 30 days before the programme start date. Applications are reviewed as they arrive and admissions are subject to the final confirmation of CEIBS. Any applications received after that date will be considered on the basis of space availability. For more information, please contact our Customer Service Team in Shanghai, Beijing or Shenzhen.


Any cancellation made 30 days or more prior to the programme start date is eligible for a full refund of programme fees paid. However, the expenses arising therefrom shall be for the account of the applicant or his/her employer. Any cancellation made less than 30 days prior to the programme start date shall be subject to a fee of 20 percent of the total programme fee. After the programme starts, no fees shall be refunded for participants who withdraw from the programme for any reason.


To ensure the continuity of your learning, you are required to make proper arrangements according to the course schedule after receiving your letter of enrollment. We will neither make up lessons for you nor confer you with the certificate of completion if you are absent from the course for personal reasons. CEIBS reserves the right to amend information on this programme including price, discount, date, location, faculty, daily schedule and other details.