Universiteit Leiden

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Learning and development

University Leiden encourages its employees to use and develop their talents. We do this by supporting you in your career and in your personal and professional development. We try to ensure that you get the opportunity to realise your full potential.


The university offers a wide range of courses; for example, on development of your leadership skills and personal effectiveness. Our many different training courses and programmes, skills labs and workshops allow you to develop your competences in the areas of communication, management, teaching and more.

Training courses and programmes

Take a look at the university’s extensive options and discover a course, training programme or workshop that’s ideal for you.

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The university also provides special training courses for PhD candidates and postdocs.

Or perhaps you'd like to develop further as a teacher by obtaining the University Teaching Qualification (BKO) and the Senior Teaching Qualification (SKO). And if you want to elevate and innovate your teaching, then you may be interested in the Teachers’ Academy.

Online courses

New Heroes offers online courses in the areas Communication, Life hacks and Management and leadershipwhich you can follow at any time free of charge. The innovative and interactive elements make online learning not only fun but also easy to put into practice. Another option is the Let’s Connect! online toolkit, which contains articles, videos, training courses and discussion tools to promote open communication with one another.

Coaching and ‘intervision’ coaching

Would you like to get to know yourself better and perform even more powerfully and effectively? Do you want to restore your balance, or tackle problems in the area of work pressure or teamwork with colleagues? Our coaches can help you with a coaching programme tailored to your individual learning needs.

Or would you like to exchange ideas about a problem in a small group of professional colleagues: peer-led reflection or ‘intervision’? In that case, our intervision coaching is ideal for you.

Internal vacancies

Sometimes a new workplace within the university can give you inspiration and the opportunity to grow. Why not take a look at the internal vacancies that are currently open?

See internal vacancies here
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