Executive Master in Positive Leadership & Transformation

Transforming professionals and leaders, enabling them to optimize teams, drive impact and build performance for life.
Executive Master in Positive Leadership & Transformation

People are the heart and soul of all organizations, and as technology changes the world around us, business success will always need to effectively leverage their most valuable resource. Positive Psychology allows you to tap into human behavior and practice transformational leadership, taking your own performance - as well as that of your team – from a point of strength to a point of extraordinary performance. In the face of epic levels of change and an imperative to innovate, implementing positive leadership approaches in the way you lead will enhance your team’s happiness, wellbeing, and productivity—enabling your company to thrive in an increasingly competitive market landscape.

Career World
Iceland, Segovia and Madrid
Start date
1 year


This is a University Private Degree from IE Universidad*, and taught in IE School of Human Sciences & Technology. More Information on what earning a University Private Degree from IE Universidad entails.

*IE Universidad is a University officially recognized by the Spanish education authorities, allowed to grant both University Official Degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees), which are specifically regulated and accredited by Spanish Ministry of Education and University Private Degrees (Master), that are specifically designed by the University towards the professional application of their studies and the constant update of higher education, preserving the educational standards of excellence of IE. Both types of degrees are equally backed by the rigor and prestige of IE University.

Driving performance with positive leadership

Learn how to harness the power of positive leadership and boost employee engagement and business impact when faced with innovative change.

Practical results

Use expert knowledge to help your team to flourish, tackle real-world challenges with a positive outlook, and achieve exceptional results.

Maximize your strengths

Develop your ability to execute a successful business strategy in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of business.

Sustainable performance

Cultivate a positive, inspirational, and supportive work environment that nurtures individual and team performance and growth.

Take your organization to the next level

Put your knowledge into practice and improve the overall efficiency and performance of your company.

Our Program Director

ProfileNick van Dam

Professor, Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation

Academic Co-Director, Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation, IE School of Human, Science & Technology

Nick van Dam

Professor, Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation

Academic Co-Director, Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation, IE School of Human, Science & Technology

Professional Experience
Nick is an internationally recognized thought leader, advisor, keynote speaker, researcher, facilitator and best-selling (co) author of more than 25 books on Corporate Learning, Human Resources Management and Leadership Development. Dr. van Dam has over 30 years of business experience as a former Partner, Global Chief Learning Officer, HR-Executive, and Client Advisor at McKinsey as well as at Deloitte. As an advisor he has served more than 100 clients around the world.

Dr. van Dam serves on the IE University Board of Directors and is Chief Learning Officer. He is the Chief of the IE Center for Corporate Learning Innovation and a member of the IE Center for Health, Wellbeing and Happiness. Nick is Professor at IE University, Nyenrode University and the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Academic Director of a number of programs including the Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation, Masterclass for L&D Leadership; Masterclass HR Leadership; and the Young Talent Journey Program. He is affiliated with McKinsey & Company as an External Senior Advisor and Faculty member.

Nick has written numerous articles for various publications and has been quoted by Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Business week, India Times, Information Week, Management Consulting, CLO Magazine and TD Magazine.

Under the patronage of the European Parliament Federal Ministry of Education & Research, he received the 2013 Leonardo European Corporate Learning Award for “shaping the future of organizational learning and leadership development.”

Nick is the founder of the e-Learning for Kids Foundation, which has provided free digital lessons for more than 20 million underprivileged elementary school children.

Why the Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation?

Our Program Overview

Our Director, Nick Van Dam, gives you an inside look at what you'll learn in our program.

The impact of positive-to-negative interaction ratios

Scientists have explored the effect positive-to-negative interaction ratios have in our work and personal life, and have found that it can be used to predict—with remarkable accuracy—everything from workplace performance to divorce. (Gallup)

Happy people statistically make companies thrive

Happy employees have 31% higher productivity on average. Their sales are 37% higher and their creativity is 3x higher. (Harvard Business Review)

Be proactive in up-skilling

Stay ahead of change

Careers in management consultancy are expected to increase by 22% by 2020. Forward-thinking leaders are in high demand. (US Department of Labor)

  • Driving a positive, high-performing culture requires more than words. After all, everyone has a mission statement, but only the great organizations also have people who are on a mission.

    Jon Gordon


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