International Masterclass "Learning & Development Leadership"

In short

  • Breukelen, Madrid - Spain
  • September 29 2020
  • 2 x 3.5 days (as part of a full blended 6 month learning program)
  • 7 days
  • English
  • € 9.500

International Masterclass Learning & Development Leadership


The defining attributes of the 21st century economy and the fourth industrial revolution are innovation, technology, globalization and rapid pace of change. Therefore, an organization’s capacity to enhance the capabilities of its workforce and create a culture of continuous learning increasingly vital to remaining competitive. These trends make an effective learning and Leadership development (L&D) function more critical than ever. L&D efforts need to be closely aligned with the business strategy and support learning at the speed of business.

Effective Learning and leadership development programs are designed based on evidence based practices for adult learning.

This 6-months blended learning journey immerses participants with the latest insights and leading practices in L&D Leadership which will drive business impact. The modern learning design involve innovative delivery methods and pedagogy such as discovery learning, flipped classroom, on-the job assignments, digital learning, virtual classrooms, group work, peer coaching and mentoring. 

  • Get immersed in the latest scientific and leading practices in L&D Leadership
  • Connect, learn and build a network with the most influential L&D leaders in the world
  • Refresh your L&D strategy and support your learning transformation



Co-created and designed by leading practitioners and academic experts from Nyenrode Business Universiteit and IE University:

  • Dr. Jacqueline Brassey - Director of Enduring Priorities learning at McKinsey & Company, academic Researcher at VU Amsterdam, Co-founder of The Confidence Project”, Supervisory Board Member at Save The Children, Adjunct Professor and member of the Center for Corporate Learning Innovation at IE University.
  • Jan Rijken MSc - Director of the CrossKnowledge Learning Institute. Former Chief Learning Officer for KMPG, ABN AMRO, Mercedes-Benz and SHV. Member of Supervisory Board CEDEO.

  • Prof. dr. Nick van Dam - academic director, Chair Corporate Learning & Development at Nyenrode Business Universiteit and Professor Learning, Talent & Leadership at IE University in Madrid. Global Chief Learning Officer and Client Advisor for McKinsey & Company. Visiting professor and board member of the UPenn Executive Doctorate Chief Learning Officer program. Founder the e-Learning for Kids Foundation.

Key design principes

  • Co-created and designed by leading practitioners and academic experts from Nyenrode Business Universiteit and IE University.
  • Learning journey with an optimal blended experience.
  • Flipped classroom design including 2 x 3,5 days immersive classroom experiences. No traditional PowerPoint lectures.
  • Focus on the acquisition of expertise, skill building and developing new mindsets.
  • Evidence and practice based.
  • Leverage Crossknowledge’s distinctive online learning platform and virtual classrooms.
  • Peer coaching and social learning.
  • Engagement of external coaches/ mentors. Important role for personal reflection.
  • Application of learning: participants will develop and deliver a personal project.


The learning journey reflects different dimensions of McKinsey Learning & Development ACADEMIES framework. This framework covers all all aspects, from L&D functions, to setting measuring impact.

This six-month program is based on proven instructional strategies and provides the most sophisticated, effective and efficient learning experience for participants. The modern learning design involves innovative delivery methods and pedagogy such as discovery learning, flipped classroom, on-the-job assignments, digital learning, virtual classrooms, group work, peer coaching and mentoring. 

The learning journey has two modules. 


  • Business and Workforce Trends
  • People Capability Development
  • Learning Culture and Lifelong Learning
  • L&D Organizational Archetypes
  • L&D Governance
  • Harnessing Learning Analytics
  • Measurement & Reporting
  • Integrated Talent Management
  • Learning Needs Analyses
  • Learning Solutions Portfolio
  • Beliefs About Learning
  • The Deliberately Developing Organization


  • Your Business Challenge
  • Learning Gallery
  • Designing Leadership Development Journeys
  • Best Practices in Learning Design
  • Shaping Workplace Learning
  • The Neurosciences and Practices of Leading Change
  • Optimizing the Partnership with IT
  • Engaging the Learner
  • Marketing Learning
  • Visual Thinking and Drawing
  • Trends in Learning Technologies & Tools
  • Agile L&D Leadership

Please download our brochure for more information about the program.


Participant's profile

This program is for senior leaders and decision makers who have the ambition to innovate and successfully transform learning & development practices in their organizations. We are looking for candidates that are self-directed and active learners; eager to share and facilitate; are critical thinkers, willing to reflect on their behaviors and mindsets; and open to experiment with different methods.

The program aims at professionals who:

  • Have roles in learning & development, leadership development, talent or human resources.
  • Work in leading roles for L&D solutions providers.
  • Provide Learning & development advisory.


The program includes 2 x 3 days sessions at the University campuses at Nyenrode in the Netherlands and at IE in Spain.Time schedule edition 2020/2021:

  • The full program live virtual start: September 29th
  • In person module 1. February 9th - February 12th, Breukelen (The Netherlands)
  • In person module 2. June 1st - 5th, Segovia (Spain).

The program content reflects the different stages of the McKinsey Learning and Development Academies strategy framework.


The average study load over 6 months is about 6-8 hours per week (excluding attendance for the immersive classroom sessions). Optional assignments and study opportunities are provided for participants who benefit from extra study time.

Registration & more information

You can registrate by using the applicatoin button.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact our Program Advisor Monique Poulus.


Please note that once you have registered for the International Masterclass Learning and Development Leadership, it is only possible to cancel free of charge up to 4 weeks before the start of the masterclass. After that date a 30 % cancellation fee applies. A cancellation must always be in writing by email.


After registration, your personal details will be kept at Nyenrode Business Universiteit and will only be shared with IE Business School for educational purposes. Nyenrode will use your data for participant lists, group formats, etc. Nyenrode will also use your data to transmit information and/or for special offers on our education programs. If you do not want Nyenrode to do this, please inform us and we will deactivate your data.

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What are the costs?

The special program fee is € 9,500 per person. This includes: 2 x 3,5 days residential, 7 hotel nights, tuition, materials, use of our digital learning platform, executive coaching, participation in virtual classroom sessions and catering.

After completion of the masterclass you will receive a valuable certificate of participation and completion from Nyenrode Business Universiteit and IE University.