Executive Master in Positive Leadership & Transformation

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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
Cyprus, Segovia and Madrid
Start date
January (candidates may sign up to this program up to March 1st)*
1 year

*We have set up a flexible entrance to the program until March 1st due to the current global situation

Participants who sign up after January 19th will get access to the relevant recordings and have a group session with one of the Co-directors to discuss the content.


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.

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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.

Positive Leadership Executive Master Academic Director

ProfileNick van Dam

Professor, Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation

Academic 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 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.

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Agility, flexibility and fluidity are key to navigating today’s increasingly digital, constantly changing world.

At IE University we have developed Liquid Learning, a unique and evidence-based educational model that transcends conventional learning methodologies and platforms by fusing physical and digital learning spaces so that you can access first-rate education, no matter where you are.

In the particular case of the Executive Master in Positive Leadership & Transformation, you are expected to attend your mandatory residential periods in person so that you can thoroughly capitalize on your experience. However, if you are unable to attend for justifiable reasons, and since each program works differently, you have the possibility to participate remotely as a temporary solution.

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Positive Leadership Executive Master Academic Director

ProfileNoémie Le Pertel

Professor, Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation

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

Noémie Le Pertel

Professor, Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation

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

Dr. Noémie Le Pertel, DACM, MS, MPH, MAPP.

Dr. Le Pertel is Academic Director and lead faculty and facilitator for IE University’s Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation, the Center for Corporate Learning and Innovation, and the International Master Class in Learning and Leadership Development. She is an adjunct professor at IE Business School, and leads executive retreats for IE Business School. Dr. Le Pertel is the founder of Empowered Wellness & Center for Positive Leadership, and has been teaching vitality and embodied leadership for over 20 years. She has designed and delivered custom evidence-based programs, clinics, and keynotes to address burnout and promote resilience for the United Nations, Columbia Business School, Ireland’s Health Service Executive, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, AppNexus, and the New York Times, among others. Her vision is to empower individuals to fulfill their potential through human-centered, whole-person leadership, promoting sustainable flourishing across micro, meso, and macro levels.

From a medical context, Dr. Le Pertel has served top-tier academic medical centers for over ten years as a researcher, educator, and licensed doctor of East Asian medicine. She holds a private practice in NYC and treats medical students and researchers at Columbia University Medical Center. She has conducted research at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Harvard Medical School & Brigham Women’s Hospital, has co-authored medical publications, and treated over 10,000 patients across pediatric and adult hem/onc/stem cell, neurology, post-stroke rehab., palliative care, orthopedic, family, and emergency medicine. In 2017, she was awarded the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH) Award.

Dr. Le Pertel holds Masters degrees from Columbia University, in Health Policy and Management, the University of Pennsylvania, in Applied Positive Psychology, and has completed doctoral work at Columbia University in the Neuroscience of Adult Learning and Leadership. Dr. Le Pertel is earning a second doctorate in education—the Chief Learning Officer Executive Doctorate—at the University of Pennsylvania. Her current research focuses on the role of corporate governance and leader health behaviors and on wellbeing and organizational health. She is also working on research for the United Nations applying positive leadership, neuroscience, and resilience in the conduct of state affairs.

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)

  • Estrella

    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


WHAT THE ALUMNI OF OUR Positive Leadership Executive Master HAVE TO SAY


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