Leadership Transition Programme

Become a more effective leader


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Moving into a management role is an exciting time in your career. But without leadership development training, it can be daunting too. That’s why we designed the seven-day Leadership Transition Programme. 

You’ll get to know yourself and discover how to manage and motivate others. You’ll live and learn the skills you need to take a leap forward in your management role – and you’ll return to your organisation with enhanced leadership skills and confidence. 

Detailed programme

This programme comprises three tracks, designed to give you in-depth insights into leading in management. You’ll discover ways to manage yourself effectively and you become a better leader. With expert coaching, you’ll identify and tackle your own challenges and create a plan to move forward. 

This programme gives you a guaranteed return on investment. You’ll take back to your organisation the skills and insights to lead successfully, both now and in the future. 

Track I: Managing yourself – self-leadership 

Module 1: Your personal effectiveness 

  • Analyse your personal thinking style and explore the styles of others 
  • Identify different personalities in the workplace and learn how to get the most from them 
  • Maximise your potential by understanding – and playing to – your strengths 

Module 2: Your impact on others 

  • Shape your management approach to influence others 
  • Role play effective interactions with team members 
  • Fine-tune your personal action plan 

Track II: Managing others – the people manager 

Module 1: The people manager as a recruiter 

  • Dive into the ‘psychological contract’ between your employees and your organisation 
  • Learn to attract the right people to your team 
  • Explore how to work with people from different generations 

Module 2: The people manager as a careers manager 

  • Discover how to gain insight into people’s career ambitions and guide them through career planning 
  • Assess your role as a mentor 

Module 3: The people manager as a communicator and coach  

  • Explore emotions and how to deal with them 
  • Learn the golden rules of effective communication 
  • Become an even better coach  

Module 4: The people manager as a motivator and performance manager  

  • Dive into the link between motivation and performance 
  • Learn how to customise performance management  
  • Discover how to maximise impact  

Track III: Individual coaching and action plan 

Coaching helps you get even more out of your learning – and out of yourself. Throughout the programme, you’ll get two two-hour sessions with an experienced Vlerick coach. Together you’ll work on setting goals and identifying opportunities to bring your leadership management skills and leadership training into your own organisation. 

Why this programme

  • Assess how you interact with others – and develop effective communication skills  
  • Discover what motivates your people and coach them along their career path 
  • Tackle your personal challenges and increase your effectiveness with individual coaching sessions  

Who should attend

  • Professionals looking to explore their own strengths and opportunities – and make more of an impact on others 
  • Team leaders, project leaders, business unit managers, small business owners or recently appointed people managers 
  • Professionals who want to improve their leadership skills  

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

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Success stories

Roger Langhout

I have learned important new approaches, especially in terms of managing employees and recognising and appreciating the variety of leadership roles in our organisation. I’m now implementing these approaches and they are already beginning to bear fruit. I’m still in touch with a number of participants − Vlerick provides an environment where you can expand your network in a meaningful way. 


Dirk Buyens

Dirk Buyens

Professor of Human Resources Management

Dirk Buyens is an authority on strategic HR, strategic talent management and organisational structuring, in line with business strategy.

Koen Dewettinck

Koen Dewettinck

Professor of Human Resources Management

Koen Dewettinck improves the way we manage people to boost engagement and performance.

Veroniek De Schamphelaere

Veroniek De Schamphelaere

Lecturer of Human Resources Management

Veroniek De Schamphelaere is an HR expert with extensive practical experience, who advises on process and career development

Karlien Vanderheyden

Karlien Vanderheyden

Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Karlien Vanderheyden focuses on how individuals can impact an organisation’s people, processes and performance.

David Patient

David Patient

Professor of Leadership

David Patient explores the effects of managerial communication, power and influence.