Programme Overview

Designed and delivered in partnership with Babson College in Boston, Massachusetts, the Saltire Fellowship Programme will offer individuals access to a world-class executive leadership development programme with an experiential dimension.

The programme is short, sharp and intense. It is experiential, not theoretical; taught largely by very successful business people who provide pragmatic teaching shaped through their real world business experience. The core programme is delivered over six months in Scotland and the USA and it will cover Sales, Marketing & Markets, Innovation, Entrepreneurial Finance, Business Strategy and Leadership.

Whilst at Babson, Fellows will be immersed into the Boston ecosystem with weekly company visits. Fellows will then travel to Silicon Valley for a week long learning journey.

Upon return to Scotland, company sponsored Fellows will reintegrate into their organisations while open enrolment Fellows will begin working with their hosts for three months on a growth/change project. A second learning module delivered by Strathclyde Business School will take place in January in Scotland.

What's New- Learning in Scotland

Following their return and their integration within new/existing businesses, Saltire Fellows will attend two learning weeks in Scotland. The second module will help Fellows contextualise the 'Babson learning' and adapt it to Scotland. It will be delivered by Strathclyde Business School which was named UK Business School of the Year by the Times Higher Education Awards in 2016, in partnership with Babson. Alongside the additional classroom learning, Saltire Fellows will have a number of networking and development opportunities.

2018/19 Saltire Fellowship Programme Timeline

September 3rd - September 6th 2018 

 Kick Off Week


September 10th - October 19th 2018

Learning Module

Babson College, Boston

October 22nd - October 26th 2018

Learning Journey

Silicon Valley, USA

October 29th - November 2nd 2018

Learning Journey

Babson College, San Francisco

November 12th 2018 - February 22nd 2019

Scottish Projects


November 29th & 30th 2018, January 17th & 18th, February 7th & 8th, February 28th & March 1st 2019


Strathclyde Business School, Scotland

March 1st 2019

Graduation Ceremony