Leadership Skills Masterclass (online webinar)

4 days-long intensive programme


October 15, 2021
4 days


Zuzanna Mazurek
Communications Specialist, Consultant, Coach & Trainer
Ilona Hunek
international negotiation trainer
Andrew Buchanan
Communications Specialist, Consultant, Coach & Trainer
Dr. Milena Drzewiecka
Academic teacher, Psychologist and Former political TV news reporter

The four-day intensive course is designed to empower 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 their company.

Within the LSM program, there is also the possibility to book only individual courses. For this you can choose between Negotiation Skills and Techniques, The Image of a Leader in Politics and Business as well as Leadership and Team Management! 

Program Benefits:

The course will:

  • provide participants with practical leadership skills, which include communication, effective management, teambuilding, coaching, mentoring and others;

  • allow participants to gain the needed self-awareness and confidence necessary to create a personal philosophy of leadership which is critical for professional advancement;

  • create a unique international peer-to-peer learning environment for emerging leaders.


  • Interactive classroom discussions and exercises

  • Case-studies

  • A Leadership Simulation

  • Reflection in small groups

  • Action-learning assignments

Better together: The Leadership Skills Masterclass (LSM) can be purchased all together with the Diplomatic Skills Masterclass (DSM).

The price for both programs is 500 EUR, which means – more knowledge and skills at a lower cost (60 Euro saving).

For more information on the Diplomatic Skills Masterclass see HERE.

Day 1

Introduction to leadership

At the beginning of the first module, participants will develop an understanding of the leadership definition and components that make leadership successful. They will also gain insight into emotional intelligence, as well as their personal strengths and weaknesses as future leaders. In the end, they will learn how to build up, manage, and adapt personal style and behavior to a wider range of leadership situations.

Negotiation Skills and Techniques

This module will be a guide to some of the most important negotiation issues that arise in leadership situations, and techniques to be used in order to solve these issues. Participants will be explained the importance of the negotiation process for their future career development as well as of the presence of good faith in order to find a common ground with opponents and achieve the desired outcome.


Day 2

The image of a leader in politics and business

The second module will help participants to obtain the most up-to-date knowledge on who a true leader is from a psychological perspective: why what you see is all there is? *

Based on psychological research and case studies from business and politics, participants will be shown how to create, communicate and deliver the value of leadership. They will go through mistakes (not to repeat them) and victories (to learn the best), study bounded rationality of audience and basics of persuasion not only to make an impression but to make a difference with a professional style of (non)verbal communication.

Moreover, the second module will include the following topics to be discussed:

  • Super(wo)men vs. every(wo)men: candidate positioning in political elections;

  • Elaboration likelihood model, 6 rules of social influence and the role of framing;

  • Lessons from the past: political/business leaders’ mistakes and victories;

  • Between sympathy and respect: integrity vs. agency in leader’s image strategies;

  • Guidelines for the future: practical notes for a professional Zoom-image.

“What you see is all there is”- the sentence said by a Nobel prize laureate and great psychologist – Daniel Kahneman – which in the age of shortcuts, fake news, and social media, gains on meaning.


Day 3

Leadership and Team Management

During the third module, participants will gain a clear understanding of what makes a high-performance team and learn how to communicate with various personality types. The training will be focused both on individual contributions and overall team dynamics, will explain how to better set priorities, delegate, motivate and develop individuals and teams in order to fulfil tasks, and reach short- and long-term goals according to a plan. It will also be focused on effective time management – a skill, which a leader has to master perfectly.

Day 4

Personal branding / DISC

The fourth module is designed to provide participants with an introduction to the personal branding concept. The training will allow participants to better understand the necessity of a personal brand in leadership, how to create a personal brand and where to start from, how the development of a personal brand can positively influence their career, and what should be avoided in order not to harm reputation. Participants will also learn about the DISC (Dominance, Influence, Compliance, Steadiness) framework with the purpose to assess their personalities and behavior.


  • Minimum 25 years of age

  • Young to mid-career professionals

  • Very good command of English (speaking and writing).

To apply, please fill in the online APPLICATION FORM and attach your CV

310 € (including VAT) or 1400 PLN (z VAT)

The registration fee includes:

  • 4 days of the online courses (webinar)

  • Certificate

The bank information:


UL.P.O.W. 29/1

90-248 ŁÓDŹ

Tax No. (NIP): 725-202-4601

Bank: ING (ING Bank Śląski Oddział w Warszawie, Address: Malczewskiego 45, 02-622 Warszawa, Poland)

Account no/IBAN: PL 30 1050 1461 1000 0090 8070 5990


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Cost option: OUR

  1. How to apply? EAD: you should fill in the application form available in the Application Form tab.

  2. I have applied, but I haven’t received confirmation. Why? EAD: Check your spam folder for a confirmation email. Additionally, within two weeks from the application, you will receive a follow-up email with detailed information about the program and payment details.

  3. Should I have any special devices during the online course? During the online course, we are going to use the ZOOM program which is available for everyone. We recommend you have a good Internet connection during the online course.

For more information, please contact us by sending an email: executive_education@diplomats.pl.

For more information, please contact Ms. Tetiana Pasichnyk at tpasichnyk@diplomats.pl.

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