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Personal leadership for academics

Research, teaching, management, securing funding, financial management: there are many different aspects to a successful career in academia. This four-module training course will help you as a future professor to develop your personal leadership skills. You will feel self-confident, assertive and strong, and this will help you achieve your ambitions.

Please note: this training is in English.

For whom

Assistant and associate professors of Leiden University with five to ten years of experience after their PhD.

What will you learn?

After completing the course, you will be aware of your skills and talents and able to make optimal use of them. You will understand your strengths and areas for development, will know what you should delegate to others and will understand that you do not have to excel on all fronts to be successful.


Your everyday work is at the forefront of the course. Rather than long-winded theoretical introductions, you will learn from best practices. The experienced trainers know exactly what you come up against in your work. The language of instruction is English.

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