Next Wave

Maritime Leadership Program

The next edition will run from Fall of 2024 to Spring of 2025

Fall of 2024 to spring of 2025

Maritime Leadership Program

Welcome to our new initiative – the Next Wave Maritime Leadership Program
Navigating leadership challenges for the future


The program is under development. More information will come soon.

The Next Wave Maritime Leadership program is tailored for forward-thinking individuals at the mid-career level, whom we affectionately refer to as «Midships». We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and roles within the maritime industry, fostering cross-silo learning and collaboration. All participants should possess the aspiration to assume greater leadership responsibilities.

With a commitment to fostering inclusivity and diversity, our program aims to accommodate a maximum of 30 participants, ensuring an intimate and impactful learning environment.

The Next Wave Maritime Leadership program is one of a kind, tailormade, leadership development program for the maritime industry.

This program is designed to strengthen and prepare the next generation of maritime leaders as they face a wave of complex challenges associated with decarbonisation, digitalisation and diversity. During the course, participants will receive a tailor made academic program pinpointed to the shipping industry. They will also be challenged to work in teams and solve relevant cases from the industry. This program intends to elevate the knowledge linked to change, and create more visible role-models as we compete to attract the brightest heads from 100% of the talent pool.

Developed collaboratively by industry experts and academic partners, including BI Norwegian School of Business and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), the program comprises four unique academic modules, each spanning three days. These modules are meticulously designed to equip participants with the essential skills needed to lead organizations towards a digital, global, diverse, and sustainable future—qualities essential for tomorrow’s leaders.

For the 2024-2025 cohort, the tuition fee is set at 89.000,- NOK (excluding taxes) per participant. Travel expenses are not included.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!


Academic Insight

Experience a comprehensive academic program tailored with leading professors and industry leaders, blending theory with practical insights.

Learning from the Best

Engage in hands-on learning through interactive case studies, fostering innovative problem-solving inspired by industry leaders’ experiences.

Networking for life

Forge lasting connections with peers, working together throughout the program and beyond, enriching your professional journey.

Tuition fee

The 2024-2025 tuition fee per participant: NOK 89.000,- excl taxes

Program Overview

The 2024-2025 program is an integrated 12 day leadership program over 1 year, with 4 3-day modules in Bergen, Oslo and Haugesund combined with various networking opportunities

Module 1: A Changing Maritime Industry

30 September- 02 October 2024, BI Bergen

Theme: The changing industry conditions and necessary strategic work

Module 2: Transition to Green

25-27 November 2024, HVL Haugesund

Theme: Challenges related to the transition to green and how these can be solved.

Module 3: Strategic digitalization, innovation and scaling

20-22 January 2024, BI Oslo

Theme: The power of technology and data, the art of innovation and scaling

Module 4: Diversity and change management

07-09 April 2025, BI Bergen

Theme: Attracting the right workforce, driving change in industry and company

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Next Wave

Maritime Leadership Program

Personvernerklæring for Maritime Bergen

Personvernerklæringen skal sikre at virksomheter som er medlem i Maritime Bergen er informert om hvilke opplysninger som blir samlet inn og lagret om medlemmene. Personvernerklæringen inneholder opplysninger om hvordan vi benytter personopplysninger, hvordan vi bruker opplysningene, hvem som er ansvarlig og hvordan vi sikrer medlemmenes rettigheter ihht. oppdatering av regler i personlovgivning av 25. mai 2018.

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