Developing Future Leaders

May 19 - 25, 2025
Application Deadline:
May 9, 2025
Rausing Executive Development Centre, LUMS

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Developing Future Leaders
imparts contemporary knowledge and skills necessary for young managers to become effective in the roles as future leaders of their organisations. The programme provides an opportunity to explore individual strengths, increase understanding of effective leadership and refine strategies for a sustained advantage.

Through a unique blend of case studies & simulation, the programme draws focus on developing greater confidence, creativity, resourcefulness, initiative and solutions-finding and problem-solving capabilities so that high potential executives can operate and perform at a higher strategic level and drive organisational performance.



  • Gain insights into personality characteristics and learn how personality influences effectiveness as a leader and a team member 
  • Identify personal leadership style, assess strengths and weaknesses and become a more effective leader
  • Understand how to influence team dynamics, team performance and how to lead with an impact
  • Understand the essentials of managerial decision making and problem solving
  • Sharpen ability to understand the use of financial indicators to assess and drive organisational performance
  • Learn how to communicate with impact and efficacy


  • Development and cultivation of high-potential middle cadre in your organisation  
  • Participants return from the programme with greater confidence and drive to succeed
  • Enhanced team performance resulting from improved managerial and leadership perspectives
  • Enhanced communication and networking skills translating to increased productivity


The programme is designed for mid-level high potential managers with 3 - 8 years of work experience. It is ideal for:

  • High achievers moving forward in the organisation on the fast track
  • High potentials that are being groomed as functional heads/team leaders
  • Executives who are motivated to invest in reinforcing their leadership potential with a strong foundation of skills and knowledge
  • Mid-level professionals from engineering, consulting, IT and other technical backgrounds who need to evolve their leadership and general management capability


Programme Director
Professor Emeritus
PhD, University of Texas at Arlington
Research Interests:
Productivity; Quality Management; Supply Chain Management; Six Sigma; Project Management; Strategy; Developing a Customer Centric Culture
Co-Programme Director

PhD, Macquarie University, Australia, Academic FCIPD
Research Interests:
Leadership, Teams and Organisational Development; Human Resource Management; Change Management and Strategy; Business Communications; Gender and Diversity in Organisations; Ethics and Human Rights 

Additional Faculty

Assistant Professor
PhD, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark
Research Interests:
Institutional Theory; Private Sector Development; Corporate Social Responsibility; Development Aid Intervention; Family Businesses; SME Clusters and Networks Development

Associate Professor
PhD, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Research Interests:
Development of Decision Support Systems; Technology and Innovation Diffusion; Social Networks and their Impact on IS Strategy and IS Diffusion; Agent-based Computational Economics; IS Pedagogical Issues and Network Location Models in the Context of Disaster Response and Recovery Systems
Associate Professor
PhD, Monash University
Research Interests:
Islamic Banking & Finance; Financial Instruments used in Islamic Capital Markets

                                                                  "DFL is an extensive programme, which pushes one to think deep and creates an in-depth understanding of leadership and management. Different aspects which one might know but does not implement or focus on have been highlighted. Truly enlightened our minds."
Danish Hassan, HBL 

"Overall a fabulous learning experience. Professors and facilitators were all very well-equipped and had an excellent ability to make us think out-of-the-box. The simulations were very engaging and reinforced the learning. Truly a great learning opportunity for future leaders."
Muhammad Shoaib Ansari, K-Electric

“DFL Challenges and changes your mindset. The exceptional faculty at LUMS brings together an innovative style of getting participants to use their  brains to arrive at conclusions and answer themselves.”
Hussain Abid Jafri, Allied Bank Limited


Offering September 2024 November 2024 May 2025
Programme Fee PKR 400,000 PKR 500,000 PKR 500,000
Residential Fee PKR 120,000 Not Applicable 120,000

* Programme fee includes tuition cost, reading material, tea and lunch served during the programme. 
* Residential fee and accommodation clause below are not applicable for programme offerings in Karachi.
* Health and Safety of our prestigious participants, faculty, and staff is a top priority for LUMS. Given the current COVID-19 situation, enrolment confirmation will be subject to the submission of a valid immunization certificate with updated booster dose details for COVID-19.

If you wish to avail accommodation at LUMS, there will be an additional fee. It includes accommodation, breakfasts and dinners for the duration of the programme. However, any extra charges such as telephones, extra meals etc should be paid on departure. You may check-in on the evening preceding the start date of the programme and check-out the morning after the programme ends. You are, however, requested to inform us of the time of your arrival and departure.

We offer single bed accommodation at the Rausing Executive Centre. Each bedroom with an attached bathroom is equipped with a mini-fridge, writing desk and direct dial STD/ISD telephone and cable TV. All bedrooms at REC are internet-ready. Please note we do not provide accommodation for drivers accompanying participants.

Applications will be screened with regard to their suitability for each programme. Kindly ensure that your complete online application form reaches the office by the deadline. Incomplete application forms will not be entertained.

*Seat in the programme will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Payment is due upon receipt of the acceptance email/letter along with the invoice. Please ensure that the payment reaches the office BEFORE the start of the programme. Space in the programme may only be ensured after we receive the fee.

Payment can be made directly through:

  • Debit/credit card by visiting You can process the payment by selecting REDC payments from the Payment Type Section and entering a valid voucher number and access code mentioned on the voucher. Additional bank charges may apply. 
  • Cash, Crossed Cheque or Pay Order/Bank Draft made in favor of "Lahore University of Management Sciences" at any United Bank- Limited (UBL) branch against the programme voucher.

Our preferred mode of payment is by debit/credit card and crossed cheque/banker’s draft payable to "Lahore University of Management Sciences". However, the programme fee can also be paid via bank transfer.

If you wish to dispatch the cheque directly to our office, please send it to:

Marketing Manager
Rausing Executive Development Centre
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Sector "U", DHA, Lahore Cantt. Lahore - 54792
Tel: +92-42-35608119-8243

* LUMS is a not-for-profit organisation under the Income Tax Ordinance 2001. Accordingly, the income of LUMS is not tax-deductible/collectable.

If more than two executives from the same organisation participate (up to a group size of 5 participants) in a programme, each additional participant after the first two gets a 20% discount on the programme fee.

If you are unable to attend a registered course, we will accept a substitute until 2 working days before the programme. Substitute candidates will be subject to the same selection process as the original one. If you wish to cancel your name from a programme, please notify in writing or on call at least 5 working days before the programme. In case of late cancellation, the programme fee will be refunded after deducting an application processing fee of PKR 40,000.

It is possible to transfer the deposited fee to any open enrolment programme within 3 years. Transfers should be notified at least 5 working days before the programme. In case the participant or sponsoring organisation fails to utilise the funds within 3 years, the deposited fee will be forfeited.

Note: REDC may cancel or postpone a programme due to insufficient enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the university will refund the registration fee but will not be responsible for any other related charges/expenses including cancellation/change charges by airline and travel agencies.

In case of postponement, the fee may be transferred to the rescheduled offering of that programme or any other programme as an alternative to refund. The University reserves the right to make changes in its programme policies and fees at any time.