In Brief

Who is it for: Who is it for:
Senior leaders working in foreign direct investment multinationals
Number of participants per company: Number of participants per company:
Four senior leaders
IMI Campus and Online
Duration: Duration:
10 months
Start Date: Start Date:
February 2023
Fees: Fees:
€35,000 per participating organisation
4 virtual workshops 4 virtual workshops
Expert mentoring sessions Expert mentoring sessions
Masterclass launch event and final presentation Masterclass launch event and final presentation
Strategic blueprint Strategic blueprint

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This programme is for you if…

You want your Irish leadership team
to greatly improve their strategic influence and impact on an international level. 

Why choose this programme?

Senior leadership teams in Ireland’s foreign multinationals are being challenged to become more strategic in terms of their influence and impact. To show unique value, leaders must leverage the strengths of their Irish divisions with a show of capabilities and efficiencies that cannot be easily replicated elsewhere.

The Leading with Strategic Intent programme has been designed to address the critical challenges facing leaders in multinationals, from building and sustaining a sphere of influence and developing a transformative mindset to navigating cultural complexities and building a pipeline of future leaders.

Participants can look forward to:

Virtual Workshops

A series of 4 experiential workshops working with peers designed by global leaders in multinationals and IMI. Each workshop comprises 2 * 4 hour blocks, 2 weeks apart.

Expert mentoring

An experienced senior global executive will provide mentoring throughout the programme to keep participants focused and aligned.

Masterclass launch

An expert-led virtual event will be held to set the scene through a world-class speaker.

Present your plan

Company teams will present their plan to a panel of industry experts, testing their strategic blueprint in a confidential setting.

Strategic blueprint

Each company will craft a value-enhancing strategic blueprint for your subsidiary, including an implementation plan.

2022 Capstone Event

Participants, programme leaders and mentors talk about the impact the IMI Leading with Strategic Intent programme has had on them and their business.

We talked to participants on the programme, company mentors and Mary Buckley, Executive Director at IDA Ireland.

Key programme takeaways

International Influence

Make Ireland central. Allow your leaders the space and tools to strategically influence decision-making at corporate headquarters.

Strategic Vision

Stop thinking about today and start influencing tomorrow. Leave with a concrete strategic blueprint for your organisation going forward.

Create Value

Define how your Irish office creates and adds value to the corporate headquarters. Define strategies to grow and innovate, and communication tactics to make sure the story is heard internationally.

Programmes themes

Subsidiary strategy
  • Examine the role your subsidiary plays in the overall game plan for the multinational.
  • Analyse the polarity between autonomy and HQ oversight.
  • Explore a framework for understanding the processes typically present during the evolution of subsidiary strategy.
  • Assess the implications of past changes in the charter and capabilities of your subsidiary.
  • Identify future success metrics through a shareholder, customer and market value lens.
Communicate your value
  • Explore differentiation as a source of competitive advantage.
  • Craft a unique value proposition.
  • Position your strategy and story internally and externally.
  • Promote constructive debate and alignment in the senior leadership
Develop your talent strategy
  • Distinguish your subsidiary by becoming
    an incubator of talent.
  • Lead virtual and remote teams to drive engagement and agility.
  • Identify critical future capabilities to capitalise on emerging investment opportunities.
  • Recruit, manage and develop talent virtually.
Strengthen your stakeholder network
  • Build on your leadership vision for your subsidiary.
  • Map your local and global ecosystem and stakeholders, and develop an engagement plan.
  • Learn how to manage and strategically
    influence stakeholders in a matrix, multicultural context.
  • Articulate your value proposition.
Present your plan
  • Closed Panel Presentations – each organisation shares and receives feedback on their success narrative and key learnings from the Strategic Blueprint Exercise to a panel of industry experts and IMI associates.

Programme Director: David Cornick

David Cornick is Programme Director for the Leading with Strategic Intent programme. We sat down with him to ask about how leaders in multinational subsidiaries in Ireland can add value back to headquarters and become a part of the strategic conversation.

Programme Partners

We are proud to partner with IDA Ireland for the Leading with Strategic Intent programme. Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, the IDA is a non-commercial, semi-state body promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland through a wide range of services.

Related Programmes

IMI run a number of sector-specific programmes, aimed at bringing industry together on a consortium basis to share challenges and solutions under expert guidance.