C-Suite Ascent

Designed for aspiring C-suite leaders

The Programme

The PwC C-Suite Ascent Programme offers clients valuable soft skills and personal development, specifically around leadership. It is supported by a good balance of content for practical use back in the office.

It provides a forum for peer-based action learning groups of up to 18 individuals, coming together to build their external network and expand their ability to overcome business challenges. Participants are given access to the best of PwC’s personal development training resources and mentoring.

The programme will be delivered through:

  • Modular workshops - 5 modules, over a period of five months, facilitated by specialists in leadership development, with input from PwC and business leaders.
  • Peer group coaching sessions - delegates will be grouped into smaller breakout sessions to facilitate peer-to-peer discussions and learning that focus on current live issues they may be facing.


  • Nominations now closed for the 2024 programme
  • Cohort from March 2024
  • Five workshops over five months


  • Functional heads or directors, two to three years away from C-suite
  • A mix of private and public companies and industries
  • Maximum 18 delegates in the 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’
  • Pre-work set to identify participant individual strengths and 360 degree feedback from colleagues
A series of five 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

Your network to continue to share knowledge, insights and meaningful connections.

Contact us

Louise Hymers

Louise Hymers

Events Marketing Manager, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7703 562480

Natalie Rowe

Natalie Rowe

Senior Manager, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7703 563291

Rachel James

Rachel James

Senior Associate, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7483 909726

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