Leading in a Digital World

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.
6 days between March and May

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The programme builds professional capital and capability, develops digital champions and offers senior leaders an opportunity for interactive discussion where they can exchange ideas, discuss solutions to shared challenges and utilise opportunities for collaborative working. 

It will bring together leaders from across Scotland to share practical use cases and examples of new technology and approaches to leadership. Participants will work on activities, both individually and in groups, that will enable them to address some of the key challenges they face in bringing out transformation in their own organisation. 

The programme is being launched by the Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise Mr Ivan McKee MSP and will bring together practitioners and executives from across the Scottish public and third sectors to share practical use cases and examples. Participants can discuss emerging opportunities and key challenges faced in delivering transformation in their own organisations.

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 6 days:

Day 1 – 15 March (in person) Public sector transformation – leading in a digital world

Day 2 – 16 March (in person) Service design, agile and innovation

Day 3 – 5 April (online) Digital culture

Day 4 – 26 April (online) Shaping the environment and creating a digital culture

Day 5 – 17 May (in person) Investing in a digital culture

Day 6 – 18 May (in person) System leadership in a complex environment

Those completing the programme will become Alumni of the Scottish Digital Academy. The programme is delivered and facilitated by TPX Impact.


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. 

Joining Online

Joining instructions will be issued prior to the start date. 

To apply, you must complete the online application. 


In person sessions will take place in Edinburgh and we will follow Government guidelines in relation to Covid19. At present, this includes limiting attendance on the programme, wearing face masks when moving around the venue, physical distancing and the use of hand sanitiser.

Delegates must be symptom free and should also have a negative lateral flow test before attending.

Should additional restrictions be in place at the time, the programme will be delivered online. 


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