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.

2017/18 Saltire Fellowship Programme Timeline

   September 4th - 7th 2017       Kick Off Week       Scotland   
   September 11th - November 3rd 2017       Learning Module 1       Babson College, USA    
   November 4th - 11th 2017        Learning Journey        Silicon Valley, USA    
   November 13th 2017 - February 23rd 2018       Scottish Projects        Scotland    
   January 15th - 26th 2018       Learning Module 2       Strathclyde Business School, Scotland   
   February 24th 2018       Graduation Ceremony       Scotland