Testimonials

What does our previous customers think about our program

Morten Skou Henriksen

Senior Director, Network & Security, Atea

Morten Skou Henriksen is Senior Director, Network & Security at Atea Denmark and has completed the Leadership Acceleration Program IMD. – The diversity and versatility of the education appealed to me, and then it was extremely positive that it was an intensive and relatively short course. The combination of self-study via e-learning, practical cases, sparring with my IMD coach as well as group work was a hugely exciting way to learn. In addition, it was crucial to me that it was a program developed in collaboration with the internationally recognized business school, IMD, says Morten Skou Henriksen.

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Morten’s needs were primarily to increase competence in strategy execution as well as to gain insight into recognized methods and models in strategy, management, digitization and communication. – I have benefited tremendously from the program, and it has been extremely valuable to me to be inspired by talented professors and interact with a number of like-minded people. It has really given me a boost and a new insight and knowledge. Quite specifically I expect to be able to use the tools in my everyday life when we execute on tasks and strategies. My employees should be able to feel my new competences in the form of increased knowledge and new perspectives, which hopefully also can inspire them in their work, he concludes.

Lasse Østergaard Nielsen

Regional Sales Director, Roblon

Lasse Østergaard Nielsen, Regional Sales Director at Frederikshavn-based Roblon, has completed the Leadership Acceleration Program IMD. – I have been sales manager for about ten years and along the way have participated in a number of sales management courses, but needed a higher level management training without it being as comprehensive as a full MBA. In short, I had a need to update my toolbox and be inspired by some skilled teachers, explains Lasse Østergaard Nielsen. He saw the study environment at the Swiss IMD as very positive.

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IMD has just the quality I was looking for. I knew that IMD has a good reputation, and with the professional teaching environment I experienced, that they fully live up to this. Lasse Østergaard Nielsen saw that the combination of theories and practical examples and cases harmonized well. – The level is suitably high and ambitious, and this applies both in relation to the course of the weeks leading up to the IMD and the course of the IMD itself. You get well beyond your comfort zone without it getting too much. And then the professors and teachers, both in Switzerland and Kolding, are really good at conveying messages and drawing threads to business with practical cases, which make it all the more interesting. It is not theory for the sake of theory, but a good combination that allows you to apply things in practice, says the Roblon Sales Manager and continues: – I feel that we have come a long way and that I have filled my toolbox well. I am just currently doing a great deal of work to get the Chinese market going, and the program has definitely given me some useful strategies to succeed. In relation to the management part, I have gained many new inputs and new inspiration about conflict management and optimization of personal leadership style. I have really brought something home, and am extremely satisfied, ”concludes Lasse Østergaard Nielsen.

Jesper Nielsen-Terp

Director, Head of Treasury, Danish Commodities

Jesper Nielsen-Terp is Director, Head of Treasury at Danske Commodities, an energy trading house that has just become part of Equinor. – My background for participating in the Leadership Acceleration Program IMD was mainly to strengthen my strategic focus and my communication skills, says Jesper Nielsen-Terp and continues:

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The fact that we were a group of people who were just from Scandinavia gave us a really good cohesion – also outside the classroom. I feel that the program has given me a lot in relation to strategic and communication, and not least module 2, where we had to hand in assignments via remote study every week. I really feel we got some assignments that gave a good connection between the theory and the practical work of daily life. Jesper Nielsen-Terp has just been involved in extensive strategy work internally in his company and points out that it has also been beneficial in this context to have participated in the management program. – Instead of inventing the deep dish myself, in this process I have made great use of the schematics, tools and models we were introduced to. So, it has definitely made strategy work easier and clearer. Compared to communication, it has also made a positive contribution. Here, too, I have been given a number of very good tools for listening and understanding, getting the other party to speak and not being afraid to “get to the point”, he concludes.