Can digital leadership be taught?

The public sector is under increasing pressure to develop and deliver better digital services with access to fewer and fewer resources. As digital transformation becomes more urgent, one question remains front and centre: can the skills to pioneer it within an organisation be taught?

The Academy of Digital Business Leaders believes they can. With that in mind they have launched the Diploma in Digital Business Leadership.

The Diploma, targeted at senior managers and leaders in the public and private sectors, has been designed to empower and enable effective transformation by developing the talent and mindset required to innovate, grow and succeed in the digital age. The course breaks digital transformation down into actionable categories and covers topics vital to the success of public sector transformation, including agility and innovation.

The ADBL has partnered with Digital by Default to offer our readers ten  50%-funded places of just 100  places on the first cohort fully open to the public, kicking off in July. At just £2,497, places are expected to fill by the middle of June.

The Diploma in Digital Business Leadership is also an invaluable networking opportunity, allowing leaders to work alongside and learn from other leaders across the public and private sectors.

Enquire with The ADBL to get course information. Digital by Default members can reserve a place in just five minutes over the phone on 020 7173 5901. You can also email

According to Kathy Ruffle, who graduated with the pilot cohort: “This programme provided a fantastic insight into digital skills and essential leadership qualities. Learning from the success of people around us and using real life case studies brought the course to life and made it feel very relevant. I feel very fortunate to have met a number of inspirational people and have established a great business network.”

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