Essentials in People Skills

Become an authentic leader and coach for your team


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In today’s changeable environment, teamwork is essential for business success. And high-functioning teams need leaders who can include, facilitate and motivate. 

In this 100% online, self-paced programme, you learn to build strong relationships and gain trust and respect. You also discover coaching skills that will allow you to understand your teams, communicate effectively and inspire them to achieve even more. 

Detailed programme

Essentials in People Skills is made up of three intensive modules that you complete at your own pace. 

Module 1: Authenticity  

  • Learn the principles of authentic leadership – and apply them to your own development 
  • Explore the importance of embracing a growth mindset 
  • Discover the power of external feedback in your leadership journey 

Module 2: The leader as coach 

  • Understand the challenges of giving feedback 
  • Discover basic frameworks to use in coaching colleagues 
  • Explore the key components of emotional intelligence 
  • Learn to apply goal-setting principles – for yourself and others 

Module 3: Conclusion  

  • Focus on how to use your new skills and knowledge 
  • Plan to implement your skills, now and in the future 

Programme design 

This online journey brings together learning formats including videos, interviews, exercises, questionnaires and real-life examples. You’ll also have background reading to do and questions to help you reflect on your own experience.
In addition, you’ll take part in projects – giving you the opportunity to put theory into practice.
You can start Essentials in People Skills at any time – and study wherever and whenever suits you. It takes around 10 to 12 hours to complete the programme and you can split this time over a maximum of three months. 

Learn to speak business

Want to broaden your overall business understanding with five in-depth online modules covering strategy, finance, marketing, operations, and people skills? Our 10-week online learning journey ‘Business Essentials’ is exactly what you need!

Why this programme

If you’ve recently started managing people – or if you’re a specialist managing a technical team – this programme gives you the foundations to become a truly authentic and effective leader.

You live and learn to coach, communicate with and understand your teams – so they can leap into performing even better and push your organisation to ever-greater success.

Who should attend

  • Professionals who interact with colleagues regularly as part of their role 
  • Professionals who want to become leaders 
  • Managers who are new to their role 
  • Managers who want to strengthen their skills 

In previous editions, we had the pleasure of welcoming participants from companies like:

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Katleen De Stobbeleir

Katleen De Stobbeleir

Professor of Leadership

Katleen De Stobbeleir is inspired by leaders who stand up and speak – and she is passionate about those who have the courage to sit and listen.