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Management

Basic management and leadership skills

Depending on the situation, a flexible leadership style and the ability to lead and support can be the key to successful academic leadership in your work environment.

Target group
Postdoctoral researcher
Teacher
Angelique Reijntjes
Method
Training course
Workload
The workload for this course amounts to 5 hours, including attendance and preparation.

Why this course?

Every day you provide guidance to different employees with different capabilities and functional levels. Depending on the situation, a flexible leadership style and the ability to lead and support, can be the key to successful academic leadership in your work environment. In this course, you will learn how to assess your employees’ competence levels for each task and how to fit your leadership style to this competence level. Also, you will learn to guide employees to greater independence by adequately addressing the degree of skill, willingness and security an employee displays in regard to this task.

You will broaden your range of leadership styles by practicing:

  • Instructing
  • Persuading
  • Discussing
  • Delegating

Format

Each group receives guidance from a trainer and an actor. You will present your own scenario based on your work situation. The actor will express this in realistic behaviour which you will need to react to. You will then be given feedback on the effect of your interventions. The trainer will give practical tips and guide you in the methodology.

Practical information

  • You can register for this course using the registration buttons on the right side of this page. Please note the difference between Staff (employee of Leiden University) and Extern/LUmc (e.g. extern, self-funded researchers or employee at LUmc). 
  • The course is free of charge for postdoctoral researchers at the Leiden University. For LUMC researchers we charge 100,-
  • After confirmation we kindly ask you to mark your calendar and save the date(s) for this course.
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