Leadership Skills Masterclass

5 days-long intensive programme


December 3, 2019
5 days


Prof Katarzyna Pisarska
Założyciel i Dyrektor
Mona Shair
Founder & CEO, Key2advance, Germany
Jason Worlledge
Community of Democracies. Governing Council Coordinator
Radosław Ciszewski
Working with medias trainer.
Zuzanna Mazurek
Communications Specialist, Consultant, Coach & Trainer

The five-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.

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

Day 1

 Introduction to leadership

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

Leadership ethics

This module is a guide to some of the most important ethical issues that arise in leadership situations. Ethical leadership is leadership that is directed by respect for ethical beliefs and values and for the dignity and rights of others. It is thus related to concepts such as trust, honesty, consideration, charisma and fairness. The module is designed to provide participants with much-needed space to reflect on personal and company values, principles and ethical dilemmas central to their day-to-day work, with the goal of improving their leadership skills and motivation.


Day 2

Effective management

This module  helps participants to obtain the most up-to-date skills in effective management of their teams. The training will allow participants to better set priorities, delegate, motivate and develop individuals and teams by coaching them to become top performers and communicate objectives and goals. It will also focus on effective time management


Day 3

Creating High Performance Teams

Employee motivation and morale improves dramatically when people feel that they are valued and their contributions make a difference! During this training session, participants gain a clear understanding of what makes a HPT and learn how to communicate with various personality types. This training focuses both on individual contributions and overall team dynamics.


Day 4

Leadership communication

This module is designed to provide participants with an introduction of effective leadership communication. As studies show, the top two primary reasons why team members dislike their boss are: poor communication and lack of recognition. The training will allow participants to better understand the communication process, the role of emotional intelligence in leading teams and will offer a set of exercises sharpening specific leadership skills such as providing feedback.


Day 5

Working with media

The module is designed to improve participants’ ability to speak in front of the camera and give interviews. It is a basic compendium of information on how to work with the media – both national and international. The workshop consists of three parts: vocal pedagogy, working with the camera and cooperation with the media. The module provides its participants with the skills, which help overcome stress, control the course of an interview and inflect the voice in order to make it more reliable and convincing. The participants will also learn how to avoid common mistakes made when working with the media.


  • 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


The total cost of the program is 490 Euros. We kindly ask to finalize the registration for the LSM by making a transfer of 50 euros  and to provide us with payment confirmation. The remaining amount (440 euros) shall be paid after you receive your visa. In case your visa application is rejected, WE DO NOT REIMBURSE THE INSTALMENT OF 50 EUROS .

Please check the list of countries those citizens are not required to be in possession of a visa when entering Poland for less than 90 days!

All participants are expected to arrange their own travel and visas if necessary. EAD will provide visa invitation letters.

If you need visa, please remember that you should plan the journey in advance. The procedure takes 6-8 weeks.

Check the information at the Polish Embassy in your country.



Azerbaijan: Polish Embassy in Azerbaijan, Baku

Georgia: From the date of 28.03.2017 Georgian citizens, holders of a biometric passport, wishing to travel to Poland or to other Schengen state for a period of 90 days within 180 days, do not need a visa.

India: Polish Embassy in India, New Delhi

Nigeria: Polish Embassy in Nigeria, Abuja

Pakistan: Polish Embassy in Pakistan, Islamabad

490 euro



  • 5 days of the courses and workshop materials

  • Lunches and coffee breaks

  • Certificate

The bank information:
6 Oleandrow St.
00-629 Warsaw
Tax No. (NIP): 951-22-32-356
Bank: ING (ING Bank Śląski Oddział w Warszawie, Address: Malczewskiego 45, 02-622 Warszawa, Poland)
Account no/IBAN: PL 48 1050 1025 1000 0023 5815 6525
Please be sure to include the transfer title in the following format:
Cost option: OUR
  1. How to apply? EAD: you should fill in the application form available HERE.

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

  3. What should I do if I need visa? EAD: The procedure is more complicated. You should take into consideration that you need about month to obtain one. Once you make the payment, we will send you an official invitation. We suggest you make an appointment with the Consulate or Consular section right after receiving the payment information as the waiting times may reach several weeks.

  4. How much does the average accommodation cost in Warsaw? EAD: The average accommodation in Warsaw will costs about 200 PLN for a single room and 260 PLN for a twin room (about 50 euros). We do not include accommodation in the program, but we can give you recommendations for some hotels. We can also help to find a roommate, another participant in the Diplomatic Skills Masterclass to help offset the cost. We will do this by creating a Facebook about three months before the training begins and through this page, you can look for a roommate.

  5. When will I receive the acceptance letter? EAD: Obtaining a visa is a process that will take about 6 weeks, but we can not start the process more than 12 weeks in advance of the program start date. Because of this, the acceptance letter will be sent to all hopeful participants about 12 weeks before the beginning of the training.

    For more information, please contact us: executive_education@diplomats.pl.

For more information, please contact Ms. Natalia Czajkowska at nczajkowska@diplomats.pl or (+48 22) 378 11 97.

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​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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