Choosing the right Open Programme
I am unsure about which is the right programme for me, is there someone who can advise me?
Yes, please call our Programme Advisors on +44 (0)1442 841026 for a chat about your development needs.
Can I visit Ashridge prior to making a booking?
Of course, give us a call to arrange a visit giving you the opportunity to see and experience the facilities at a time that suits you.
Is it possible to contact recent past participants prior to booking a programme?
Yes, please tell us which programme you are interested in and we will do our best to put you in contact with a recent participant. You can also view the participant feedback section for each programme to read recent feedback.
Is accommodation included?
Yes, the programme fee includes accommodation on site here at Ashridge, including the Sunday night if your programme starts on a Monday, plus all meals, learning materials and use of leisure facilities.
How do I get to Ashridge?
If you are arriving by air or train, Ashridge can arrange transfers for you, which can be organised via the Programme Coordinators when your programme place is booked. Please take a look at our Directions to Ashridge page for further details or call our Programme Advisors on +44 (0)1442 841026 if you have any questions.
Participant profile and information
How many people will be attending my programme?
Our programme advisors will be able to give you a good guide and can be contacted on+44 (0)1442 841026.
The average group size ranges from 12-25 but it does depend on the programme. Ashridge tends to keep its programmes small to ensure that your needs are met.
What type of organisations do the majority of participants come from?
Our programmes attract a complete range of companies, including SMEs, international organisations and multi-national companies from all over the world.
How many participants from the same organisation can attend the same programme?
Our Programme Advisors will be able to indicate the number of participant spaces available from one organisation on each programme and can be contacted on +44(0)1442 841026.
Do your programmes attract many international participants?
Yes, on average 40% of participants per annum come from outside of the UK representing about 60 nationalities.
Could you help me apply for my visa?
Yes, once your booking has been confirmed and the appropriate fee paid, Ashridge will send you visa invitation letter. If you have any problems whatsoever, do please contact us and we will do whatever we can to assist. For more information about obtaining a visa and who needs to apply, visit the UK Home Office website.
I will need to fly to Ashridge, do I book the flights myself?
Yes, you will be required to book your own flights, the nearest airport is London Luton. Ashridge can assist you with transfers from any of the London airports.
Will my organisation be contacted to give feedback on my programme participation?
Ashridge operates a very clear policy that no feedback regarding a person’s performance while on a programme is sent back to the sponsoring organisation. We encourage participants to discuss their learning and further development with their line manager or their HR/management development department on their return to work.