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Corporate Academy

Corporate Academy

Leadership and Management Skills

Unfortunately, this course is only available in English.


You are a principal investigator at your institute, you lead a group and you are coping with a few dilemmas, such as

  • My team is growing, help I’m losing control
  • I love science, I’m successful and now I’m a manager: what to do
  • How can I empower others to do good science
  • How can I lead individual and group processes
  • A day has only 24 hours: how to organize my work.

In four days we will offer you a program in which you can acquire and develop your leadership skills, essential for today's challenges in scientific work. Our goal with this training is to enable you as a scientist to productively deal with challenges related to interpersonal aspects of doing science. We provide a specialized, intense and highly interactive training that is immediately applicable to the working environment of the participating scientists.


  • The main course topics are:
  • Fulfill your leadership role
  • Build a productive and inspiring group culture
  • Deal with conflicts constructively
  • Manage your time better
  • Be more effective by setting priorities
  • Set clearer goals
  • Delegate tasks more effectively
  • Deal with different personalities in the group
  • Build and maintain the motivation of your group

Intended for

Principal investigators


Self-reflection, social awareness, communicating, coaching, negotiating .


Day 1

  • Setting the frame: welcome
  • Basics of Process Management
  • Team-Task-Individual Orientation
  • Basics of Communication

Day 2

  • Team development
  • What brings groups to high performance?
  • Motivation
  • Personality and leadership
  • Managing the work-process
  • Setting priorities

Day 3

  • Delegating tasks: leader’s favourite
  • Conflict management
  • Application and recruitment
  • Learning points and action plan
  • Looking forward to day 4

Day 4

  • What happened the last 6 months, especially your action plan
  • High and lows
  • Collegial consultation

We approach these topics practically. Short theoretical inputs are followed by extensive exercises. Our goal is to increase the impact of the training by allowing you to immediately apply the concepts we teach in partner work, role plays or group discussion.


HFP Consulting


Autumn 2018
November 21, 22, 23 and a follow-up day on April 9, 2019 from 9am - 5pm

Spring 2019
April 10,11, and 12, 2019 and a follow-up day on October 8, 2019 from 9am - 5pm

Autumn 2019
October 9, 10 and 11, 2019 and a follow-up day in April 2020 from 9am - 5pm


Autumn 2018
Van Swinderen Huys, Oude Boteringestraat 19, Bestuurskamer

Spring/Autumn 2019
The Student Hotel , Boterdiep 9, 9712 LH Groningen

Course fee

€ 1.200,-

Maximum number of participants



Gerald Lier

Note After your registration follows an extra application form for additional information.
Last modified:03 October 2018 12.22 p.m.