FOCUS programs

Our Focus Programs provide a deep dive into specific leadership competences that interest you most. These are 2-4 day onsite and blended sessions over a period of 1-2 months.

ASPIRING WOMEN LEADERS

LEADING AND MANAGING ACROSS CULTURES

LEADING CHANGE

FINANCE FOR NON-FINANCE MANAGERS

OVERVIEW

2×2 days on-site in Budapest

19-20 September 2024 and 21-22 November 2024

Price: EUR 2500

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

The lack of women leaders in our organizations continues to be a challenge even with their proven positive impact on economic returns and growth.

Women’s self-confidence and awareness of their authentic leadership style and strengths are the foundation for purposefully building their business interactions, trust, and success.

How can we build self-confidence? How can we draw on each other’s experiences to reveal our authentic leadership style and personal vision that support our leadership aspirations?

This course will enhance your self-awareness, and will provide you with the broader understanding on women’s challenges at the workplace, and tools and techniques how to address them.

For whom: Rising female talents, team leads to mid-level female leaders who aspire to higher-level leadership positions.

faculty members

Dr. Anita Csoma

Faculty

Eszter Avar

Faculty
Executive Coach

Guest Speakers

Éva Gombás

STARGE

Founder & Executive Headhunter

András Vicsek

Maven7

Chief Innovation Officer

Anita Simon

ALTEO Group

Deputy CEO

Orsolya Várhegyi

Corvinus University of Budapest

Assistant Professor

OVERVIEW

4 x 1/2 days online via Zoom

•  First half-day: 15 October 2024
•  Second half-day: 22 October 2024
•  Third half-day: 29 October 2024
•  Fourth half-day: 7 November 2024 

Price: EUR 1650

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

In today’s increasingly international, cross border, cross cultural work environment having the answers to the above may make the difference between successful leaders and ”management drop-out”s.

We will not only show you the best existing models for inter-cultural communication and people management, but we will also practice how you can use them in real-life.

For whom: Middle to senior leaders working in an international environment, whose roles involve acting in multiple countries, or company owners who are eager to expand internationally.

Faculty member

Sandy Vaci

Faculty

cO-FACILITATOR

István Szurop

HVG Publishing
Provident Financial
Raiffeisen Bank International

Guest Speakers

Javier Monedero

Primerica
Citibank
Spanish Embassy (Iraq)

Andrea Magyari

Egis Pharmaceuticals
NNG
PwC

OVERVIEW

2×2 days on-site in Budapest

17-18 October 2024 and 21-22 November 2024

Price: EUR 2500

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

Leading through continuous change and uncertainty is probably the biggest challenge of leaders today:

  • a transformation is not even finished when the next one starts,
  • a long list of projects and change initiatives are running simultaneously,
  • people had enough of the amount of change happening,
  • the need for being ready for “anything that might happen” is stronger than ever.

For whom: If you are a middle to senior level leader and these situations are familiar to you, then this program is probably for you! We will take a deep dive into these challenges and prepare you with  SEED’s practical, “DO-HOW focused” approach.

Faculty members

Dr. László Eszes

Academic Director
Faculty

György Leitner

Business Director
Faculty

Previous Guest Speakers

Tibor Rékasi

Magyar Telekom

Chief Executive Officer

Csaba Poroszlai

Egis Pharmaceuticals

Chief Executive Officer

Ádám Katona

E.ON Hungary

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Tibor Szpisják

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Managing Director

Katalin Magyar

Trans Lex Work

Managing Director

Krisztián Makkai

EssilorLuxottica Retail (Ofotért, Grand Vision)

Managing Director CEE and Balkans

OVERVIEW

2×2 days on-site in Budapest

12-13 November 2024 and 10-11 December 2024

Price: EUR 2500

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

In many senses and understanding, finance is a mystery where accountants and controllers operate within a black box, producing analytics, graphs, reports, plans, and many other things to ‘support’ your job.

But what does finance bring to business, and why do many say that finance is an essential part of business and business decisions?

Are you often faced with:

  • providing data for reports and analytics without understanding the reasons?
  • receiving targets and expectations that you consider either unclear or impossible to meet?
  • reviewing booklets of financial plans/reports that are said to be your bible for managing your business?
  • dealing with KPI sets that are considered your best measures of performance?

Meanwhile, you would like to focus on your job but must also meet all the above?

For whom: Mid to senior leaders who want to better understand finance, but not the scientific details, more the drivers that will support them to better collaborate with finance in the future.

FACULTY MEMBERS

Krisztina Horváth

Faculty

János Szabó

Faculty

 

MORE THAN 1000 EXECUTIVES HAVE TAKEN PART IN THE JOURNEY!
LEARN FROM THEM!

Bálint
Hoffer

Vice President, GL Accounting, International Reporting & Intercompany

ViacomCBS

Karol
Jakubek

Managing Director

ROSSMANN Czech Republic

Martina
Martinić

Project Center Director at Rijeka Refinery Upgrade Project

INA Grupa

Gábor
Heiszmann

CIO

UNIQA Biztosító

Predrag
Vasic

Member of the Executive Board

OTP Srbija

András
Becsei

Deputy CEO, Retail Division

OTP Bank

SEED Business Leadership Program has been a real eye opener for me in terms of how many leadership tools I can have in my toolkit and how to use them intentionally. It was a great realization how simple things can change the game and lead the organization to an enhanced performance.

Great venue with a comprehensive leadership principles overview, focusing strongly on a practical side of leadership. I really enjoyed the teamwork during the training and I can strongly recommend the program to those, who would like to move their leadership skills to upper level. One of the best workshops, which I have ever experienced.

I am absolutely thrilled with the program. You start from aspiration and values, continue with building the story around people and, at the end, you tackle with your final goal – how to drive the business. Mentoring and coaching techniques during the program are refreshing and using these techniques after the program suit you with the most useful tool – how to learn continuously and efficiently. For me this is the key takeaway.

One thing I loved about this course that we were able to meet people – both presenters and participants – who has a waste experience in their industries. I can mention the President of Vodafone, the CEO and founder of WizzAir. Furthermore, I was in the same working group with the Senior Vice President of MOL from whom I could learn a lot. I would recommend this course to any executive leader who is humble enough to open up and has the willingness to look inside and understand what his weaknesses and areas of development are.

SEED is one of the best things that happened to me during the last several years. It gave me new vision and the energy to try to become a better leader than currently I am.

SEED’s Business Leadership Program was a very good executive educational program for me. What I gained from SEED and what it means for me is how to set aspirational goals, and how to build a team to achieve these goals.