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The Executive Transition Lab at Deloitte

A single day to map the critical start of your journey

You are at a moment that matters. Learn more on how Deloitte’s Transition Labs can help you to hit the ground running and thrive in your new role.

A moment that matters

The Transition Lab is designed to assist recently appointed executives make a successful and efficient transition into their new executive role. It plays an important part of our commitment to helping executives accelerate in times of change.

The Deloitte Executive Transition Lab is a personalised and exclusive experience that brings together what might take months of planning and research into one intense, productive day. In a confidential, open and sales-free environment, the executive can take a step back and get clarity on the priorities – by addressing the need to balance three critical elements vital to success: time, talent, and relationships.

I could experience that the lab is designed to help navigating through the next 180 days in the new role I recently took up. I felt the encouragement of the full lab team to start realizing the identified priorities through all three most important topics: time, talent & relationships.

CHRO, Fortune 500 Company in Home Appliances

This is the exact exercise I need to do now

CIO, Leading ER&I Company

Every Executive Transition Lab is unique and tailored to the individual. It is designed and prepared for the executive by a dedicated team including professional facilitators and subject matter experts who have deep insights into relevant fields of expertise. Labs are designed and run for:

  • First-time Executives
  • Experienced Executives moving industry or organisation
  • Executives looking to refresh their priorities and plan in their current role, e.g. following the arrival of a new CEO or a change in organisation strategy
  • Interim Executives.
Undoubtedly the best day’s development I have had in too many years to mention. I have been a CFO for 16 years and the day should be used to focus your mind, your energy, time and activity plans on what really matters – it was and is a powerful tool in helping me do just that.

(CFO, FTSE 100 Company)

An actionable plan


Moving from intent to action requires a plan. Therefore, the day in the Lab culminates in a clear action plan to successfully navigate the 180 days ahead. The plan is customised to your top priorities, based on the identified actions and how you will use your time, talent and relationships to achieve success. It is populated with relevant milestones including issues that require immediate attention, as well as longer term priorities that are critical to the success of the organisation and your legacy.

Transition Lab participants have greatly valued the opportunity to take time out to consider their role and priorities holistically in order to afterwards spend their scarce time effectively in this critical phase of their career.

It would have taken us six to nine months to achieve as much as we did today.

(CEO, Healthcare Company)

The Lab is a fantastic (and probably unique) opportunity to spend a whole uninterrupted day working out what you need to prioritise to be successful in your new role. The day is really well structured, incredibly well facilitated and ends with a personal and concrete action plan.

(Head of Internal Audit, Global Bank)