Developing Future Leaders

Sep 23 - 29, 2019
Application Deadline:
Sep 13, 2019
Rausing Executive Development Centre, LUMS

Developing Future Leaders imparts contemporary knowledge and skills necessary for young managers to become effective in the roles as future leaders of their organizations. The program 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 program 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 organizational 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 organizational performance
  • Learn how to communicate with impact and efficacy


  • Development and cultivation of high-potential middle cadre in organization  
  • Participants return from the program 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 program is designed for mid-level high potential managers with 3 - 8 years of work experience.

The program is ideal for:

  • High achievers moving forward in the organization 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


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

PhD, Macquarie University Academic FCIPD
Research Interests:
Race & Diversity in Organisations; International HRM; Business Ethics and Organisational Knowledge

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

Assistant 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

Assistant Professor 
PhD, Management from Loughborough University
Research Interests:
Construction IT, Open Data for Urban Planning, Management Information Systems

“DFL is a real  transformational and eye opening experience!!! If transformation doesn’t
happen after this programme, it can never happen”

Hassan Hashmi - The HUB Power Company

“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


Program Fee PKR 180,000
Residential Fee PKR 76,000

* Program fee includes tuition cost, reading material, tea and lunch served during the program. 

If you wish to avail accommodation at LUMS, there will be additional fee. It includes accommodation, breakfasts and dinners for the duration of the program. 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 program and check out the morning after the program 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 attached bathroom is equipped with 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 program. Kindly ensure that your complete online application form reaches the office by the deadline. Incomplete application forms will not be entertained.

*Seat in the program will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

Our preferred mode of payment is by cheque/banker’s draft payable to Lahore University of Management Sciences. Personal cheques will not be entertained. However, the Program fee can also be paid via bank transfer.

Please send the cheque to:
Marketing Manager
Rausing Executive Development Centre
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Opposite Sector "U", DHA, Lahore - 54792
Tel: +92-42-35608119-8243

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

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

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

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

Note: REDC may cancel or postpone a program due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. In this case, university will refund 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 program or any other program as an alternate to refund. The University reserves the right to make changes in its program policies and fees at any time.