FIPP with the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School have created a professional development programme to help those in leadership roles find new ways to lead and develop their business during this technological transition.

Regardless of geographic location, it is clear we are experiencing common problems. So much is changing around us, it is all happening so quickly and there are no clear benchmarks yet on meeting new challenges and exploiting new opportunities. It’s hard keeping up, let alone being ahead.

This unique programme designed specifically for the global magazine media industry will give you the tools you need to adapt to change. Case studies, insights and tool-kits from other industries will encourage you to think differently so you can apply the lessons learned directly to your business. The Executive Programme for Innovation and Change (EPIC) will enable you, with other global leaders, to creatively discover strategies that will help you to foster innovation and lead your company forward.

The benefits of this residential programme are numerous. It allows you to step away from the ‘day job’ giving you the space to think about the changes to our industry and the impact this has on your business. It offers you a forum to discuss industry challenges with like-minded peers.

The faculty comprises of contributors from across the wider University, external guest speakers and magazine media experts. There will also be exposure to innovative companies outside of our industry who will show-case their learning and experience.

Those with the responsibility to set the direction and strategy for a division, or the entire business - or anyone who is expected to foster innovation within their team, should consider attending the course.

Watch the full-length EPIC video to hear about the course the experiences from the Class of 2014. Or if you just want to hear the testimonials from the group click on the image below.

EPIC Delegates - Class of 2014 ()

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The five-day programme is divided into distinct modules.

Understanding the influences changing the landscape

Strategic thinking – a new way

Fostering innovation

The solution might be under your nose

Developing your leadership skills

The final session will include a motivational guest speaker, who will share their experience and adventures, leaving you feeling inspired and enthused to tackle your challenges.

The next EPIC programme will take place in Oxford 6-10 July 2015.

How much does the course cost?

FIPP member Early Bird rate*
Tuition fees £8,895, plus mandatory accommodation and catering £1,100 (Total: £9,995)

FIPP member standard rate 
Tuition fees £9,895, plus mandatory accommodation and catering £1,100 (Total: £10,995)

Non-member Early Bird rate* 
Tuition fees £11,895, plus mandatory accommodation and catering £1,100 (Total: £12,995)

Non-member standard rate 
Tuition fees £13,195. plus mandatory accommodation and catering £1,100 (Total: £14,295)

*Early bird rate deadline – 30 January 2015

Payment must be paid in GBP only, with exchange rates and any bank charges being paid by the participant. VAT may be applicable. Please contact your local tax office for details to reclaim.

What do the fees cover?

The full fee includes:

  • All course tuition and learning materials
  • Residential accommodation at Egrove Park from Sunday night until Thursday night inclusive
  • All meals from Monday’s breakfast until Friday’s lunch, as provided by FIPP/Saïd Business School
  • Networking opportunities via the executives extranet during the programme, and post programme via the Oxford Business Alumni

The fee does not include:

  • Flights and travel to/from the course location in Oxford

Jon Cowell
Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School

Jon Cowell is an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School...

Oliver Fischer
Fellow in Strategy, Leadership and Change, Saïd Business School

Oliver Fischer is a Fellow in Strategy, Leadership and Change at Saïd Business School...

Ian Goldin
Director, Oxford Martin School

Ian Goldin is Director of the Oxford Martin School and University Professor of Globalisation and Development...

Pete Goss
Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School

Pete Goss is an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School. He is a sailor, adventurer and former Royal Marine...

Pegram Harrison
Fellow in Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School

Pegram Harrison is Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School and part of the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation...

Loizos Heracleous
Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School

Loizos Heracleous is an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School and at Green Templeton College, Oxford...

Lucy Küng
Visiting Fellow, Reuters Institute, Oxford University

Lucy Küng is Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute, University of Oxford...

Richard Marks
Director, Research The Media

Richard provides consultancy to media owners, agencies and advertisers...

Richard Pascale
Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School

Richard Pascale is an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School. He is a leading business consultant worldwide...

Alan South
Innovation Practitioner

Alan South is an innovation practitioner with over 25 years’ experience of creating business and developing thinking...

Please note that:

  • You must hold a senior level management position
  • Your place on the course is only guaranteed upon receipt of payment
  • You will need to supply your current biography and high resolution photo
  • All courses and coursework will be conducted in English
  • All course content, leaders and running order is subject to adjustments
  • Places are restricted and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority to FIPP members, subject to approval by FIPP
  • Registrations should be submitted to FIPP no later than 10 April 2015
  • All participants are responsible for ensuring they have the correct visas to enter the UK

What are the cancellation terms?

  • Payment terms are strictly 30 days from invoice and/or no later than 30 April 2015
  • Cancellations can only be accepted in writing
  • No refunds will be made after 30 April 2015. However, a substitute participant is acceptable

A very good programme with a perfect structure and rhythm over the days. Very prominent and impressive teachers, with a lot of outcomes and takeaways.”
Dr Hans H. Hamer, Managing Director Auto, Computer and Sports Magazines, Axel Springer AG, Germany

I am very much satisfied; my expectations were met and exceeded, especially in the lectures of innovation, ambidextrous leadership and leading adaptive change.”Jorge Canahuati Larach, President & CEO, Grupo OPSA, Honduras

Fantastic. Provided excellent ideas that will help me transmit change management within the company, both upwards and downwards. It will also help me develop my own management skills.”
Frances Evans, Director International Licensing & Advertising, Hubert Burda Media, Germany

I thought the programme was terrific and certainly met my initial objectives. Overall, I left the programme excited that I took the time to attend and looking forward to implementing the ideas that were discussed.
Nina Winter, Director Marketing & Operations, BurdaLife, Germany


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