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Leading Leaders

Inspire your teams – and drive success in your organisation


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in Open Executive Education in Belgium and #24 worldwide

You’re already an experienced leader. Now you want to go further, so you can steer your organisation through an uncertain business landscape. This journey of self-discovery is designed to help you grow both personally and professionally – and become an even more strategic leader.

Leading Leaders is an experiential programme that bridges individual and organisational leadership. You’ll reflect on your individual purpose – then dive into your organisation’s culture and discover how it links to its purpose and structure. You’ll gain fresh insights on decision making, leading change and leadership paradoxes  that will motivate you to rethink your current leadership approach. And you’ll return to your role ready to lead your teams to success.

Detailed programme

This six-day programme blends online and on-campus learning to support leaders on different paths. Learning is hands-on, with simulations, coaching and discussions with peers and faculty. Through it, you’ll gain the confidence and skills to develop a personal and organisational action plan that will inspire you and your teams.

Module 1: Setting the scene (online)

  • Connect with fellow participants in a kick-off event
  • Start the 360° feedback process

Module 2: Strategic leadership (online)

  • Develop your strategic leadership  
  • Discover how to lead more authentically by adopting a growth mindset and sourcing external feedback
  • Reflect on your personal purpose and identity through a guided purpose walk

Module 3: A new era of leadership (on campus)

  • Identify how your personal purpose fits with your organisation’s purpose
  • Discover how to articulate a shared leadership vision
  • Reflect on the unspoken behaviours, mindsets and social patterns that are shaping your organisation’s culture
  • Identify what needs to change for your organisation to develop an ideal culture
  • Learn to build more positive, engaged and resilient teams
  • Explore how to deal with change management in a fast-changing environment
  • Get tools to help you make complex decisions in uncertain situations

Module 4: Leadership paradoxes (online)

  • Explore how to deal with leadership paradoxes
  • Dive deeper into three leadership paradoxes:
    • Operational versus strategic leadership
    • Managing diversity and inclusion
    • Leading in hybrid times
  • Prepare for group coaching

Module 5: Reimagining the workplace (on campus)

  • Take part in a simulation to learn how social dynamics impact organisational culture
  • Explore how improvisation techniques set the stage for productive collaboration
  • Discover how to foster a climate of mutual inspiration, learning and support
  • Participate in group coaching based on your 360° report – and practise your coaching skills by supporting your peers
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Why this programme

  • Grow into a more strategic leadership role that aligns with your organisation’s purpose
  • Become confident at tackling today’s leadership challenges
  • Explore your authentic leadership identity and develop your individual mindset and skills 
  • Understand the context today’s leaders operate in – and what this means for your organisation
  • Learn why a shared vision, cultural awareness and collaboration are so important
  • Develop a collective leadership culture that motivates others to take the lead and make a positive impact

Who should attend

  • Leaders responsible for multiple teams
  • Leaders of managers – whether you’re new to the role or an experienced leader
  • Leaders looking to reinvent themselves to thrive in the business world, now and in the future

Before joining this programme, you’ll take part in an interview so we can understand your ambitions, challenges and if this is the right programme for you.


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.

Koen Dewettinck

Koen Dewettinck

Professor of Human Resources Management

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

David Patient

David Patient

Professor of Leadership

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

Ralf Wetzel

Ralf Wetzel

Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Ralf Wetzel unleashes the power of performing arts for individual and organisational growth and agility.


Eliza Hochman

CEO & Co-founder of World of Insights

Eliza Hochman is the CEO and co-founder of World of Insights, a company transforming corporate learning through engaging games.​ She has led an international career as a corporate learning expert bridging academia, business and consultancy.​

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Annelies Claeys

Annelies Claeys

Project Manager New Business