Developing the Next C-Suite Leaders

The Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI) has the pleasure of launching the GDI Impact Leadership Programme (ILP), in cooperation with IGDS. A unique programme for department stores only, it addresses the needs of this retail sector and the complexity of its business model.

Applications are now open for the first edition of the GDI ILP, due to be held in 2024. The programme is bringing together department store leaders from around the world who possess the potential to take on greater leadership responsibility at C-level in the near future.

Key Objective
To develop and prepare your next C-Level executives for their new roles.

Learning Outcomes
The ILP will explore the power of the three impact leadership levels as follows:

  • WHY does our department store industry need to transform?
  • WHAT do we need to do to stay agile?
  • HOW do we act as impact leaders to proactively create our future together?

Impact Journey Timeframe
Held for the first time in 2024, the ILP will feature 5 days on site within an impact journey of 6 months from May and October 2024, including:

  • 3.5 days on-site at the GDI Campus from Monday 8th – Thursday, 11th July 2024 in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 1.5 days on-site at the IGDS World Department Store Summit from Thursday, 12th & Friday, 13th September 2024 in Berlin, Germany.

Who Should Attend?
This programme is designed for high-performing senior managers with at least 7 years in the department store industry, currently at level 3 (Head of), who are ready to take on wider accountability and leadership responsibility at the C-suite level in the near future.

Programme Brochure
For a detailed overview of the programme including participant profile, impact levels and journey, GDI team, learning venues and programme fee, please click here.

Apply Now
Applications are now open until 30th April 2024. To apply, please visit the website of Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI).

If you have any questions, please contact Tanja Ineichen, Programme Director Head of Leadership & Transformation at the GDI, via or +41 44 724 62 09.

Within this programme, open to leaders of all department store companies worldwide, participants will define their impact leadership profile as an executive leader, integrate effective forward-thinking tools, and develop their full leadership potential as a future shaper by having foresight and insight, reflecting and consciously making a transformational impact.

We hope that your company can participate in this programme, as we are convinced that it will provide excellent value and benefits.