🌟 The Agency Leadership Programme 🌟

β€’ Empower your agency’s future leaders
β€’ Grow and develop alongside a cohort of ‘rising stars’
β€’ Delivered in-person and online

Who are the future leaders of your agency?

You can set them up for success with the Agency Leadership Programme – a unique development programme and support group for people who are on a leadership journey.

The Agency Leadership Programme is designed so that participants can learn to develop their own style of leadership, build their confidence and resilience, and feel part of a community of up-and-coming agency leaders. It takes place face-to-face once a quarter, and online each month. There’s also a 24/7 WhatsApp community for peer-to-peer help and support.

Nominate your rising stars today to be part of Agency Hackers’ Agency Leadership Programme by getting in touch with our Head of Community, Anne Harlow on [email protected].

“Onsite sessions where you can meet and talk to people who are on the same journey are invaluable”
One agency rising star

Is this for me and my agency?

The Agency Leadership Programme could be for you, if you can answer yes to some of these questions:

  1. Do you have a bench of people you are consciously preparing to ‘step up’ to lead your agency, or at least a part of it?
  2. Are you keen for your senior team to become more resilient and gain leadership skills that are difficult to teach them yourself?
  3. Have you tried other training and it hasn’t been quite rightΒ – either because it hasn’t been aimed at agencies, or the tone hasn’t resonated?
  4. Do you want to give your rising stars access to a network of others who are on a similar path?

What will we cover?

During these sessions we will cover off everything needed to equip your new leader with the tools they need to succeed.

This will include:

  1. Giving and receiving feedback
  2. Strategic thinking (KPIs and goal setting)
  3. Change management
  4. Conflict resolution
  5. Pipeline planning & project management
  6. Personal branding & networking
  7. Client management
  8. Innovation & creativity
  9. Employee development
  10. Developing your leadership style

What can you expect from our live events?

We created the Agency Leadership Programme for those who are in the process of stepping up into leadership – but it’s not all about learning and growing. It’s just as important to get together with likeminded people in the same shoes as you.

If you fancy sharing the ups and downs of stepping into leadership confidentially, then this is the place for you! With a mix of expert speakers, interactive sessions and networking, this is the perfect place to get to grips with your leadership journey and realise you’re not alone 😎

“I feel I am now more aware of how to speak to my team about what’s working / not working for them, of how to manage my own role more effectively, and have come away with new plans I hope to implement in our company moving forward.”
– One agency rising star

Develop your rising stars with the Agency Leadership Programme
Your rising stars will take part in a mixture of live and online sessions
Key live datesLocationWhat’s on?
Tuesday 23rd
April 2024
Techspace Shoreditch, LondonLeadership style workshop with Trenton Moss, Team Sterka
Thursday 5th September 2024Techspace Shoreditch, LondonPersonal branding workshop with Ash Jones, Great Influence
Tuesday 26th November 2024Techspace Shoreditch, London
The programme meets online each month, and face-to-face each quarter
You’ll hear from agency leaders who have been there, done that

“The Leadership course was by far the best, training course I’ve ever participated in. Not only did I leave the each course module pumped with motivation and inspiration, I have genuinely been able to apply my learnings so easily. My confidence as grown markedly since completion. I feel so much more comfortable leading my organisation and coaching others. I can’t recommend it enough!

Sarah Bukowski
Head of Client Strategy and Operations at Word Monster

“The Agency Leadership Programme was a brilliant experience. Not only it was packed with useful info but it also turned out to be a supportive space to share our challenges. It was great to talk to like-minded people and develop skills that helped me through a difficult phase of finding my place in my recent leadership role.

Mariana Pessoa
MD of Managed Language

“I attended the 2023 intake and found it to be really useful – not only because the content was great and practically applicable, but because it gave me a group of peers that I can reach out to and ask questions. It was a great mix of discussion and workshop and has helped me to progress in my leadership style.”

Mike Sharp
Operations Director at Launch

Each session on the course was packed with simple yet highly powerful leadership tactics that I could immediately implement and left me eager to share with other leaders in my agency – it transformed my leadership impact and our business strategy even while I was still in training. Gamechanger.

Corina Boyle
Director of Operations at
Ear to the Ground

Events included on the programme


Who is this for?

This is for the ‘rising stars’ on your team.

The programme’s purpose is to give you confidence and support you on your own agency leadership journey. This is done through a mix of online learning and in-person interactive sessions. It will also introduce you to likeminded people who you can share your personal experiences with.

Can I send more than one person from my team?

The Agency Leadership Programme is for anyone in your team who is making that jump into leadership, or finding their feet – and that’s not limited to just one person per team. However, to make sure you get the most from this experience, we’re limiting numbers to two people from agencies of less than 20 people, and three for those upwards of 20.

Does it cost extra if I’m already an Agency Hackers member?

Right now, this isn’t charged at an extra cost on top of your membership – and you’ll also get free tickets to all three live events in 2024.