Certified International Business Leader (CIBL)

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This course has been independently assessed and endorsed by NASBA, the official board that regulates accounting and financial education in the United States of America.

As the world is becoming more globalized, businesses are finding that exceptional leadership is vitally important to their success.  The Certified International Business Leader (CIBL)TM program is designed to immerse delegates in the cross-functional perspectives of business such as leadership in customer and product markets, changing geopolitical influences, and current economic conditions.

By the end of the CIBLTM program, you will be ready to assume the complex role of senior leadership. Equipped with the knowledge and skills to align your organizations culture, strategies, and processes, you will be empowered to drive short and long-range performance.  With increased confidence and vision, as well as a clear understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, you’ll emerge as a strong global leader who can navigate strategically across all business domains.

This course is modeled after the Harvard Business School Course on Executive Leadership and thus provides delegates with the quality assurance of a world class education.

This course will use 10 real-world case study’s from the world’s most successful company’s ranging from Starbucks, Walmart, Apple, Chevron, Virgin and many more.

Benefits of a CPE Registered Course

  • Endorsed by NASBA, the official board that regulates accounting and financial education in the United States of America.
  • Our courses have been independently assessed to ensure a consistent and high quality
  • This provides proof that we comply with industry best practices and made a commitment to the delivery of high quality continuing professional education
  • Being a registered NASBA sponsor demonstrates that our presenters and program developers have vast technical knowledge and experience.
  • Earn 42 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) units.

Key Takeaways

  1. A heightened awareness of financial conditions and external forces shaping global competition
  2. A portfolio of proven leadership approached for driving change, innovation, and growth
  3. The latest frameworks and tools for formulating and implementing a winning competitive advantage
  4. Applying effective decision making tools to your organization
  5. Understand the fundamentals of finanical analysis

nasba_cpe_logoThe International Institute for Executive Training (iIET) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

*Successful completion of the course materials, and exam makes you a Certified International Business Leader (CIBL)™ . You can use the designation of CIBL™ on your resume and business card. 

Who Should Attend

This course is designed to provide executive leadership training for midlevel managers or executives who lead others with managerial responsibility. It will benefit executives who require strong decision-making skills and the ability to lead and motivate others.


It is suggested to attend the Certified International Business Leader(CIBL) program delegates will:

  1. 3 or more years of work experience
  2. A formal qualification

Or at the discretion of the iIET.

Course Requirements

Delegates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for certificate of completion:

  1. Attendance – delegates must attend all sessions of the course. Delegates who miss more than two hours of the course sessions will not be eligible to sit for the Certified International Business Leader (CIBL)TM
  2. Successful completion of the course work and exam – Upon completion of this training course you will receive your certificate from iIET, an internationally accredited learning center recognized by Qualifi Ltd., a UK govt recognized awarding organization.

Topics We Will Cover

Lead in The Global Economy 

  • Assess global business environment and anticipate exchange rate fluctuations and interest rates.
  • Identify barriers to policy
  • Analyze a countries economic performance and identify its key institutional strengths and weaknesses.
  • Assess total factor productivity at home and abroad
  • Fiscal and Monetary Policy
  • Income distribution as a gauge for purchasing power of residents

Develop a Compelling Strategy

  • Evaluate the competitive forces that distinguish highly profitable industries using Porters 5 force analysis
  • Align Corporate strategy to business unit strategy
  • Analyze one company’s successes and failures over time
  • Blue ocean versus red ocean strategy

Build Competitive Advantage

  • Examine what drives excellence in operations and your role as leader and manager.
  • Understand customer needs in order to compete on service excellence and new product/service introduction
  • Assessing the value of your chosen market space
  • The sources of competitive advantage
  • The key questions to ask in order to assess competitive advantage

Advanced Strategic Planning

  • Understand the building blocks of a planning process
  • Understand the difference between Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Learn about the difference between incremental and innovation strategies
  • Gain confidence in analyzing the external environment
  • Understand which tools to use to review internal capabilities

Understanding Today’s Executive Leadership Expectations

  • Examining your executive leadership challenges
  • Exploring the fundamental concepts of executive leadership
  • The four-factor model of effective executive leadership
  • Differentiating between leadership and management
  • Identifying the executive leadership requirements for the 21st century

 Creative Climate at Work

  • Innovative leadership for excellent performance
  • The Critical mass for change and innovation
  • Innovation VS Constant Improvement
  • How a Leader Creates a Climate of Innovation

Gaining the Participation of the Workforce

  • The G.E. “Workout” Strategy
  • Developing Creative Solutions for Strategies
  • Gaining the “Buy-In” from the workforce
  • Overcoming Paradigms
  • Dealing with Organizational “Drift”

Master the Essentials of Corporate Finance Management

  • Overview of Financial markets, institutions, and instruments
  • Valuation techniques
  • Goals of financial management
  • Reporting the results: the four financial statements
  • Financial ratio interpretation

The Tools of Corporate Finance

  • Factors affecting discount rates
  • Capital budgeting
  • Weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
  • Payback period
  • Net present value (NPV)
  • Internal rate of return (IRR)

Conducting Risk Assessments

  • What is the relationship between risk assessment and risk management?
  • Types and sources of risk information
  • Risk identification techniques
  • Risk prioritization and rating, including quantitative assessment tools and techniques
  • Presenting and sharing risk assessment information

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM

  • Why implement ERM
  • The scope of ERM compare to existing risk management
  • What is the value proposition for implementing ERM?
  • The Role of Executive Management in ERM

Exploring the Strategic Elements of Executive Leadership

  • Defining mission, vision and values
  • Focusing on the “big picture” when building the culture
  • The importance of planning and prioritizing in day-to-day activities
  • Taking the time to focus on envisioning the future

Plan and Conduct Successful Negotiations

  • What is an effective negotiator?
  • Resolve disputes when others are emotional or irrational
  • The role of ethics in negotiation
  • Work effectively with people whose backgrounds, perspectives, and values differ from yours.
  • Negotiation: The 5 Negotiation techniques for leaders
  • Influencing tactics
  • Thomas Killman Model of Conflict management

The Foundation of a World Class Leader

  • Definition of leadership
  • How to create followers that choose to follow you
  • How real leadership is communicated
  • One of the Biggest Reasons People Fail in Leadership
  • How to Establish a Vision in the Mind of Your Followers the Way Great Leaders Do 

Understanding and Appreciating Situational Leadership, and the Art of Influencing Others

  • How to develop people, value differences and encourage honest communication
  • Developing your leadership style to gain commitment from your employees
  • Matching your leadership style to your employees’ developmental needs

Personal Values and Ethics at Work

  • Understanding the challenges you face and the various ways you can manage them
  • Creating a culture of trusting relationships
  • How individualized “passionate purpose” provides a context for consistency and credibility

Practicing Ways to Communicate as a Leader

  • Executive leadership techniques for enhancing pride in the work and the organization
  • Motivating the workforce: three elements that ensure increased job satisfaction and productivity
  • Examining the role of “emotional intelligence” in successful executive leadership
  • Assessing your “emotional intelligence”: your strengths and areas that need development

Creating an Executive Leadership Development Plan

  • Developing a plan based on your goals and your organization’s strategy

Driving Strategic Change

  • Managing the Change Process
  • Kotter’s Change Management Techniques
  • Communicating with a Sense of Urgency
  • The Downside of Change
  • Creating a climate of Constant Change
  • Successful techniques for Changing People

How to Become a Transformational Leader

  • Transformational leaders inspire great loyalty and trust in their followers.
  • They have high expectations, and they inspire their people to reach their goals.
  • Creating an inspiring vision of the future.
  • Motivating people to buy into and deliver the vision.
  • Managing delivery of the vision.

Leverage the Power of Marketing

  • Maximize marketing, sales, and service to create, communicate, deliver, and extract customer value
  • The importance of segmentation, targeting and positioning of goods and services
  • Engaging customers from product launch to the product life cycle

Managing your Human Capital

  • Employer Branding
  • Employee Engagement
  • Behavior Modification
  • Work-life Balance

Lead Your Company/Organization

  • Align the organizations culture, structure, systems, and people in order to effectively implement your corporate strategy
  • Effectivly communicate your vision for the organization and motivate people to fulfil it
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership Styles and Traits
  • Hershey-Blanchard Situational Leadership