Becoming a Leader: Principle & Practice

Course Overview:

The three-day intensive course is designed to empower young emerging corporate leaders, who need to understand key challenges of leadership, as they assume more responsibility for their companies’ future.  By focusing on three critical areas – personal leadership, organizational leadership, and empowering leadership – the course allows participants to synthesize the learning into a coherent personal leadership philosophy that will be a basis for self-improvement in the future and will help them to undertake new roles within the company.


Key Topics:

The main objective of the course is to empower participants to navigate their institution through tomorrow’s challenges by:

  • Helping them to understand key challenges of leadership
  • Raising awareness of their leadership potential
  • Strengthening their interpersonal skills
  • „Leading out” what is already in the heads and hearts of participants


Program Benefits:

The participants will develop an understanding of the components that make leadership successful and gain insight into their personal strengths and weaknesses as future leaders. They will also learn how to build up, manage, and adapt personal style and behavior to a wider range of leadership situations. Finally, they will acquire new, practical skills which include public speaking and the use of networking tools such as mentoring. By doing so, the course will allow participants to gain the needed self-awareness and confidence necessary to create a personal philosophy of leadership which is critical for professional advancement.



  • Interactive classroom discussions and exercises
  • Case-studies
  • A Leadership Simulation
  • Reflection in small groups
  • Action-learning assignments

European Academy of Diplomacy | EAD

The European Academy of Diplomacy (EAD) is the first non-governmental, non-for-profit diplomatic academy in Europe, with a mission of shaping, sharpening and inspiring a new generation of enlightened international leaders.
​Since its inception in 2004 and with over 9500 graduates from more than 120 countries, EAD offers the highest quality tailor-made programs at graduate, post-graduate and executive levels. Renowned for its teaching methods, international faculty and distinguished speakers, the EAD prepares diplomats, civil servants, political and social leaders, as well as representatives of businesses, academia and the non-governmental sector for the challenges of a globalizing and ever changing world. As partner of the Council of Europe and a member of the Network of Schools of Political Studies, the European Academy of Diplomacy focuses on promoting democratic values, human rights and rule of law.

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