Leading in a Digital World - February 2023 - April 2023

This programme supports senior leaders transforming their organisation to address the challenges and opportunities presented by our digital world. The programme was previously titled Digital Champions.
5 days

Available dates

Tuesday 14 February 2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(5 days)

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It’s a difficult time for countries across the world and here in Scotland we share the world’s economic challenges and the impact of climate change.  The Leading in a Digital World programme brings together practitioners and executives from across the Scottish public sector, to discuss how digital transformation can help meet some of the challenges we face as a nation.  The programme offers practical tools and techniques around digital transformation.  Feedback has consistently shown that delegates rate highly the chance to discuss work through emerging opportunities and the key challenges faced in delivering transformation.

An additional benefit to completing the programme is becoming an Alumni and having access to a network of over 300 public sector leaders.  The Scottish Digital Academy delivers ongoing support for Alumni by way of webinars and in person events.

Course Aims and Objectives

The aim of the programme is to support leaders in understanding how the role of new technologies and new ways of working and leading can better respond to the challenges public and third sector organisations face today and in the future. 

The programme will be delivered over 5 days:

Day 1 – 14 February (in person) in person at a venue in Edinburgh TBC

Day 2 – 15 February (in person) in person at a venue in Edinburgh TBC

Day 3 – 14 March (online) via Microsoft Teams

Day 4 – 18 April (in person) at a venue in Edinburgh or Glasgow TBC

Day 5 – 19 April (in person) at a venue in Edinburgh or Glasgow TBC

Fees and Funding

This programme is funded, but there will be a charge applied for cancelling less than 2 weeks before the start of the programme OR if you miss more than 1 day of the programme.  Attendees are expected to meet the costs of travel to and from meeting venues and/or overnight stays.


The programme is open to people who have responsibility and autonomy for aspects of digital transformation in their organisations.  

You must be a senior leader within the Scottish public or third sector, leading organisational change or transformation and/or with responsibility for digital services and products.

Applications must be sponsored by a senior colleague e.g. Director or Chief Executive where appropriate, so that you are able to commit your time to attendance on the programme. This will include a project that may be undertaken within your role to the benefit of your organisation and your own professional learning. 

Applications will be considered and offered to people on a first come basis.

Additional Information

It is essential that participants commit to the duration of the programme and that you book your diaries pending your acceptance on to the programme.

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