C-Suite Ascent

Designed for aspiring C-suite leaders

The Programme

This is a bespoke leadership programme that supports the development of strong leaders who are able to lead through increased complexity, competition and pace of work.

It takes place over a period of seven months and consists of six soft skills workshops facilitated by specialists in leadership development, with input from PwC and business leaders.

The programme provides a forum for peer-based action learning groups of between 12-24 individuals coming together to build their external network and expand their ability to overcome business challenges in a learning environment. Participants gain valuable access to the best of PwC’s personal development training resources and mentoring.


  • Nominations open for 2023 programme
  • Midlands cohort from March 2023
  • London/South East cohort from January 2023
  • Six workshops over seven months


  • Functional heads or directors, two to three years away from C-suite
  • FTSE350 companies or equivalents - mix of industries
  • Maximum 24 participants in the North cohort
  • Maximum 15 participants in the South cohort

“A really useful programme, providing time to reflect with interesting conclusions. What you thought you knew gets re-based!”

Head of Tax, Private Business

Programme structure

Pre-course meeting and assessments
Preparation and priorities
  • Participants take part in a pre-course meeting to agree their ‘personal leadership challenge’
A series of six facilitated workshops
A combination of half days and full days where you will gain:
  • An insight into your personal style, including key strengths and development areas
  • An understanding of who you are as a leader
  • Practical simulations, models and learning with peers
  • Practical leadership steps for you to take back into your roles
Close event
Reflections session
  • A chance to reflect back on your personal development objectives and share your learning journey to date
  • Celebratory dinner
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Contact us

Richard Porter

Richard Porter

Partner, South region, PwC United Kingdom

Samantha Kelley

Samantha Kelley

Marketing Manager, Client Relationship Programmes, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7595 849974

Kelechi  Igboko

Kelechi Igboko

Director, Technology Risk and Resilience, PwC United Kingdom

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