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Managing and Leading

«Developing the talent of leaders is a success factor for PGL. Participants acquire a comprehensive understanding of the essentials of the various dimensions of the company and a greater dexterity in addressing the main challenges of their organization, in the awareness of themselves, their limits, strengths and points for improvement. In a rich and intense learning “laboratory”, you will know tools, concepts and have the opportunity to transform your potential into high performance.»

Lúcia Vasco
Lisbon PGL’s Director

Adolfo González
Oporto PGL’s Diretor


The PGL is structured in such a way that the participants develop the necessary knowledge to be better managers and leaders. The transformation process and the development of the participants’ skills is complemented with Executive Coaching activities. PGL provides the improvement of self-knowledge and the obtaining of tools for personal and professional development, namely in the behavioral and managerial aspects.


  • Develops a better knowledge of your strengths, abilities to improve, styles and decision processes
  • Acquire management models and tools that allow you to successfully transition from a professional to a team or project leader with a broader responsibility
  • It fosters self-awareness and the appreciation of the role it plays within the organization
  • Improves negotiation, presentation and personal and group relationship skills
  • It expands the knowledge and skills needed in the management of people and companies.

At the same time, the company benefits by:

  • Develop new leaders focused on achieving results, who understand the value of teamwork and the long-term business vision
  • Empower managers with the ability to create and manage high performance teams
  • Maximize the return on investment in training for the organization.

Apllicants profile

O PGL destina-se a profissionais com mais de 5 anos de experiência como gestor de equipas de projetos em grandes empresas; como especialista funcional em empresas de média e grande dimensão; gestor de pequenas empresas; empresário, diretor ou chefes de loja.

Case method

Leading is only learned … leading.

That is why learning at AESE is inspired by the Harvard Business School model. When putting applicants in the face of real business conflicts, managers are called to assume the role of decision makers in circumstances similar to their day-to-day activities in organizations. The cases are challenges that require effective responses to a rigorous analysis of limited or even insufficient information, in ambiguous or complex contexts from a political and economic point of view. Individual diagnosis and decisions are negotiated with experienced, talented and ambitious colleagues.

Currently, the Case Method stands out as a sophisticated medium, oriented to transform the potential talent of the participants into a powerful decision-making capacity. AESE remains in the leadership of teaching with the Case Method in Portugal.

The cases produced by AESE are part of the ECCH database, the most used worldwide case repository at the service of international Business Schools.

Phases of the Case Method

  • The individual case study is followed by a group discussion.
  • Learning Teams help to prepare cases in a collaborative environment, creating the opportunity to put ideas to the test.
  • The headquarters’ classrooms were specially designed with teaching in mind.


    The PGL consists of 16 weeks.
    The 3 intensive weeks are composed of afternoon, full day and morning.

    With PGL, the participant:
    The PGL is structured in such a way that the participants develop the necessary knowledge to be better managers. Throughout the Program, training sessions will also be held, where macroeconomic issues are analyzed, and colloquies with guests, businessmen and managers who share their life experiences.

    Personal development and leadership
    Human Factor in the Organization

    • Motivation
    • People and team management
    • Conflict resolution
    • Organization culture.

    Personal development

    • Leader’s personality
    • Communication and persuasion
    • Time and information management
    • Leadership.

    Financial management:

    Basic notions;

    • Costs
    • Management control.


    • Financial analysis and diagnosis
    • Analysis of investment projects.

    Business Management

    • Processes, flows and capabilities
    • Continuous improvement
    • Project management
    • Demand chain management
    • Service management.


    • Strategy implementation
    • Market study
    • Development of Marketing Policies and Plans
    • Positioning study.

    Company Policy
    Competitive strategy

    • Creation of sustainable competitive advantages
    • Development of the business model.

    Corporate and international strategy

    Executive Coaching
    At PGL, the transformation process and the development of the participants’ skills is complemented by Executive Coaching activities.
    Each PGL participant will have access to a systematic and personalized coaching process, carried out with the help of a coach.
    This process provides the improvement of self-knowledge and obtaining tools for personal and professional development, namely in behavioral and managerial aspects.
    The focus and objectives of each coaching process vary depending on the participant’s needs, with aspects such as:

    • Professional direction and personal development
    • Self-knowledge and the need for change
    • The improvement in business, interpersonal and personal skills
    • Time management and organization of priorities
    • Decision-making skills and career progression
    • The emotional balance and the relationship with others.

    Next editions and duration

    PGL Lisboa 2020 will take place from October 13th 2022 and ends on February 26th , 2021 and will take place at Edifício Sede, in Lisbon. The sessions take place on Thursday afternoon, at 2:30 pm and on Friday morning.

    The PGL Porto 2021 will take place from March 2 to June 23, 2201, at the Hilton Porto Gaia (Rua Serpa Pinto, 124, Vila Nova de Gaia). The sessions in Porto will take place on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.

    The PGL consists of 90 sessions.

    PGL brings together participants from various sectors of activity and with different professional experiences.O PGL Porto decorre no Porto Palácio Congress Hotel (Av. da Boavista, 1269). As sessões realizam-se à segunda-feira de tarde, pelas 13.00 horas (com almoço incluído) e à terça-feira de manhã.




    7,400 € (+ VAT)
    The price includes documentation, support material, catering and parking at AESE; visits to companies represented in the group of participants; directive coaching with individual sessions.


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