Managers' Express

Sweden needs more managers with different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. At all levels. They will add the competence and new perspectives vital for companies and organizations when dealing with the challenges and opportunities of our time. A more diverse management will also attract more of those potential employees recently arrived in our country.

The Managers’ Express project was specially designed for immigrants with managerial experience, to give them the knowledge and tools necessary to move closer to jobs within their fields of competence. The four days program of intensive education, workshops and professional networking provided participants with the vital Swedish specifics for managers, entrepreneurial knowledge, hands-on career coaching, useful contacts with companies and recruitment firms. And more. All free of charge.

The project is closed

This project was closed after two years, in February 2018. But Ledarna continues working for diversity in the Swedish manager line, for example by providing seminars and educations.


Day 1

09.00-09.30, Registration
09.30-10.00, Welcome by Ledarna’s chairman 
10.00-11.00, Program, expectations, personal introductions
11.00-12.00, Hands-on career advice
12.00-13.00, ...continued over lunch
13.00-15.00, The Swedes, drivers and beliefs
15.00-15.15, Coffee break
15.15-16.30, External immigrant manager, Q&A’s

Day 2

09.00-09.30, Reflections on Day 1
09.30-12.00, Swedish management
12.00-13.00, ...continued over lunch
13.00-14.00, Swedish management, conclusions
14.00-15.00, External manager, company introduction
15.00-15.15, Coffee break
15.15-16.15, The Swedish labor market

Day 3

09.00-09.30, Reflections on Day 2
09.30-12.00, Swedish labor laws, basics and soft advice
12.00-13.00, ...continued over lunch
13.00-14.30, External manager, company introduction
14.30-15.00, Coffee break
15.00-17.00, Entrepreneurship in Sweden, hands-on advice by IFS
17.00-18.00, Video recordings, interviews

Day 4

09.00-09.30, Reflections on Day 3
09.30-10.30, Jobs today and tomorrow
10.30-11.30, Further career advice and summary
11.30-12.30, In the mind of the Swedish recruiter, meet Proffice
12.30-13.30, ...continued over lunch
13.30-14.30, External manager, company presentation
14.30-15.00, The Express mentorship program
15.00-15.15, Coffee break
15.15-16.15, Meet managers at Ledarna
16.15-17.00, Summary, Managers’ Express Certificates

After day 4

Further services from the career advisors, interviews with recruiters, company contacts, pitching business ideas with IFS, mentor dialogue, social media networking and promotion, follow-up meetings at Ledarna and more.