leadership programme
Cross-functional leadership

Understand how interdisciplinary methods can help you tackle complex problems and lead teams with different expertise.

Programme highlights

We believe that leadership education is tired and in need of reinvention. Join us to shape the future of leadership education and cultivate an interdisciplinary mindset.



start date



3 months



Discount available for self-funders, start ups and non-profits.



Self-paced learning & online workshops.
Two immersive days on campus.


2-4 hours per week

90 min online workshops and group coaching with self-paced prep.

Our approach

Complex problems require interdisciplinary solutions. Answers won’t come from one subject or specialism. Learn how to tackle the issues that matter to you.

Why interdisciplinary?

"As a health charity director trying to tackle some big societal problems, I found the course invaluable. It introduced me to a wealth of new thinking and practical approaches that pushed and expanded how I do my work. I highly recommend this course to leaders seeking to make a meaningful difference. It goes beyond what a standard leadership course could do."

Julie Dodd

Interim Director, Blood Cancer UK

“I use to think I was a 'jack of all trades master of none'. LIS has given me confidence, a vocabulary, and a new source of energy to to promote interdisciplinary thinking and leadership. I found the course illuminating, thought provoking and a catalyst for new ideas. I have a renewed sense of purpose and direction.”

Rebecca Brennan

COO, Kyan (Technology Agency)

“A perfect balance of academic theory alongside a suite of practical tools that I could take away immediately and use to support my day-to-day role. I  would recommend it to anyone whose role involves transforming services or systems and working across organisations with multiple partners.”

Chris Taylor

Director of Comms, NHS Health Innovation Network

programme overview
Programme overview

Build your intellectual hinterland and grasp the mental models to tackle the huge range of challenges you encounter everyday.

Gain the skills to lead people with different expertise and synthesise their different approaches to create maximum impact.

Your interdisciplinary faculty
Prof Carl Gombrich
'Working with experts'

Professor Carl Gombrich joined LIS from UCL and leads our faculty. Carl is a world expert in Interdisciplinary Education and trains leaders in the public and private sector on the evolving nature of expertise. 

Dr Mattia Gallotti
'Making collective decisions'

Mattia is a philosopher who lectured on social sciences at LSE prior to joining LIS. He has published on the notion of Collective Intelligence and its applicability to the modern workplace.

Dr Bronwyn Tarr

Bronwyn is a human behavioural scientist, previously part of Professor Dunbar’s ground-breaking team at Oxford, researching the evolution of social behaviours. She teaches on the enduring nature of social groupings and the science behind it.

Dr Amelia Peterson

Amelia is a social scientist with a background in policy and consulting.  Prior to LIS, Amelia taught courses on education policy and research methods at LSE. She received her PhD from Harvard and her BA from Oxford.

Leader or future leader working for a complex mission-led organisation
Manages teams with different expertise
Looking to grow your personal network
Open to new perspectives
Looking for intellectual stimulation
Want to help shape the future of leadership education
About you

This course has been designed for leaders, and developing leaders, in complex mission-led organisations.