Strategic Leadership Programme
Ascend The Peak

For CEOs and Senior Executives seeking to become role models for their organisation


Organisations face a dynamic, rapidly changing context. The greater the challenge, the greater to importance of leadership.


The ISL Strategic Leadership Programme – Ascend the Peak is an immersive, experiential leadership journey that gives you insights into the leader you are and develops you into the leader you want to be. Among a diverse group of CEO’s and senior executives from across Australasia, you will embark on your own unique leadership development journey. You will explore your leadership through diagnostics, feedback from peers, a personal executive and team coach, a lifestyle coach and a series of deliberately designed experiences to maximise your leadership impact.


Lead Self. Lead Teams. Lead Organisations. Be the role model leader people want to work for.

Key Programme Benefits

By attending this programme you will;

Lead Self

  • Understand your own innate leadership strengths, blind-spots and working style preferences.

  • Gain insight into your leadership through the lens of others – the person you report to, colleagues, direct reports and feedback from your peers on the programme.

  • Discover the importance of lifestyle on your leadership and set goals in identified areas for improvement.

  • Develop confidence in who you are as a leader and set clear goals that will grow you as a role model leader in your workplace.

Lead Teams

  • Understand the strengths, blind-spots and working style preferences of others in order to connect, communicate, engage and influence more effectively.

  • Experience the development and impact of a high performing team.

  • Understand how to empower others through structured learning conversations

  • Understand the key elements of a high performing team and how the team you lead rates.

  • Establish a close network of peers from a range of organisations, roles and sectors.

Lead Organisations

  • Apply an international award-winning strategy case process to a ‘live’ case study.

  • Understand the importance and impact of organisational culture and staff engagement on customer engagement and organisational outcomes.

Programme Length:

7 Days

Class Size & ISL Team:

15 – 25 Participants

1 Programme Director

3 – 5 Executive Coaches

3 – 5 Lifestyle Coaches

Programme Dates:


New Zealand


SLP 68: 7 – 13 November

(Programme Full)



SLP 69: 13 – 19 February


SLP 70: 13 – 19 March

(Programme Full)


SLP 71: 12 – 18 June


SLP 72: 4 – 10 September


SLP 73: 6 – 12 November



New Zealand

Millbrook Resort, Queenstown


Programme Fees:
NZ$19,900 + GST

Meals & Accommodation:
NZ$2,375 + GST 


Post-Programme Coaching: NZ$3,500 + GST for 

6x Monthly Sessions

If you would like to know more about the Programme please download our brochure.

Who is the ISL Strategic Leadership Programme - Ascend the Peak For?

CEO’s and senior executives who attend the Strategic Leadership Programme are often;


  • A new CEO or an experienced CEO seeking to refresh their leadership.

  • A succession plan for a CEO or senior executive role.

  • A senior executive with strong technical skills (CFO, CIO, COO) whose success requires the need to engage and empower their teams and peers.

  • HR Executives seeking to develop their own leadership and gain insight into leadership development for their organisation.

  • Leaders demonstrating behaviours that indicate high IQ but low awareness of their impact on others.

  • Those leading outside their area of direct expertise.

  • From organisations seeking to develop a strong, unified and effective leadership brand for their senior executive team through sending all senior executives on the programme.

Why Choose the ISL Strategic Leadership Programme - Ascend the Peak?

ISL is a premium provider of world-class experiential leadership development programmes.

Over the last 19 years, ISL has delivered 61 Strategic Leadership Programmes to over 1000 CEO’s and senior executives. All content is research evidence-based. Participants who attended our programmes have rated us;



  • 6.7/7 for being beneficial

  • 6.7/7 for quality of facilitation and delivery

  • 6.8/7 for quality of coaches

  • 6.8/7 for overall learning experience

  • 6.8/7 for recommending to others

What our Participants Say

Are you ready to start a new chapter on your leadership journey?