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Personal development | Management | Leadership

Personal effectiveness

Do you achieve what you want to achieve? Everyday life can cause us to lose focus on our ambitions. A different mindset can bring about change. Take a critical look at your autopilot. The right strategy will help you create room to achieve your ambitions.

Target group
Aletta Wubben  (human and organisational development)
Training course

Please note: this training is in English

For whom and price

Assistant and associate professors of Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam with five to ten years of experience after their PhD. Optional coaching is available for € 1.980,-.

  • Leiden University staff: € 1.650,-
  • Other universities: € 1.800,-


Are you as effective in your work as you would like to be? In this training course, you learn more about your personality, your approach to work and your behaviour. You thus discover how to achieve your ambitions in an enjoyable and easy way.

What you'll learn

  • You know your mindset and behavioural strategy and which choices you can make to achieve your goals.
  • You have a greater understanding of your work-life balance.
  • You know more about time management in your work.


You will receive a questionnaire asking about what you want to learn. Select the topics that are relevant to you and relate to personal efficacy. This training is interactive and focuses on practical experiences and sharing experiences with colleagues.


The course will take place over four sessions and an intake. The intake will take place at the Oude UB Building.

The programme

This course is part of the Personal Leadership for Academics Programme. You can choose to take just this course or to follow the complete programme.

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