Leadership Skills Development

📅  Dates:

  • 19 November – 15 December 2023 (2 or 4 weeks)

🏷️  Price: from € 1290

Leadership Skills

Are you a student or a young professional? Are you eager to become a Global Leader in the near future?

Join the Leadership Skills Development Course in Amsterdam! The course is for those who want to develop their leadership skills!

The rapid development of the modern world is posing new and new challenges for leaders! How to face those challenges? How to become a leader who will be able to deal with those challenges? This course is a unique opportunity to get a particular set of knowledge and skills of an effective leader within a short period of time! You will learn how to become a successful leader who is ready to embrace the challenges of our globalized world!

Modern university education provides a good basis of knowledge in a particular field. However, traditional university programs usually lack the subjects on comprehensive learning of crucial soft skills in order to become a successful leader. This course helps to internalize not only theory but also develop soft skills that allow you to become a leader and sustain your leadership aptitude. A good network is also a very important part of any leader. And for that reason, you will visit various organizations, learn about their work and develop your network.

The course is also useful for those who consider studies or work in the Netherlands (or another European country). During the course, you will learn more about study and job opportunities in Europe.

Certified! You will get the certificate for the successful completion of the course.

If you are a leader who will lead us tomorrow – we hope to see you in Amsterdam!


You are welcome to join the course for 4 or 2 weeks. Obviously, a 4-week program is more complex but within 2 weeks you can also learn a lot.

Learn how to develop leadership skills. Leadership is defined not only by the position at the company but first of all – by the personality. You will learn how a person becomes a successful leader and how you yourself can become one!

Working in the team is one of the most important skills of a successful leader. During the course, you will develop your team working skills and learn the technics that help you to be effective while working within the team. The team is one of the most important resources for a Leader! And you should be professional working with your team!

Polish your negotiation skills! You will learn all the technics that can help you to be an effective negotiator.

Discover how to build arguments to have a strong basis for your position. Solid argumentation strengthening your point of view is the key element on the way of reaching your goals. You will learn how to win the argument with your opponents.

It is hard to imagine a global leader who is a bad public speaker. Public speaking is one of the key skills of a leader. How to develop your voice in order to sound like a leader? How to build your speech? You will learn how to become an effective public speaker!

Communication with colleagues, partners and customers. An effective leader should be able to build communication in an effective manner. Explore how to communicate effectively with people from different countries!

Intercultural differences often influence on the manner of communication. A successful global leader should be aware of cultural differences and be able to communicate effectively with people from various cultural backgrounds.

Conflicts happen even in the most effective teams. It is not possible to avoid conflicts completely. But a good leader should know how to mitigate the conflicts and minimize their negative consequences. Reveal the technics of conflict mitigation that can be used not only in business but also in private life.

It is difficult to overrate the role of a network in the work of a leader. Good network plays a crucial roleand helps you to succeed and reach your goals. During the course, you will visit various organizations, meet new people and broadening your network.  You will also learn skills that are crucial to be an effective networker.

Besides those skills mentioned earlier, a leader should have a number of additional skills. We will reveal them for you! Moreover, you will have the opportunity to practice them and apply in certain situations.

In addition to professional knowledge and skills, the course offers the space for your personal assessments. You will take various tests in order to understand who you are as a leader. Based on the results,  you will receive recommendations for the development of your individual leadership skills.

We will also touch some other topics that will provide you with knowledge and skills in order to become a successful leader!

During the program, there are some…weekends! What can you do? You can work on own project and study – that is always a good option! You can walk around Amsterdam, meet new people and surely you won’t be bored and find enough things to do and see during all your weekends! And of course, you can travel around!

Where can you travel from Amsterdam? – Well… where to begin – there are too many options!

Travelling within the Netherlands:

  • The Hague – 50 min by train and you are in the center of the Hague – one of the international capitals of UN-institutions and other international organizations. Here you can visit the beach – amazingly beautiful and sandy! You can also visit various international organizations – International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court, International Organization for Migration and many more!
  • Rotterdam – one hour by train and you are here – in the second largest city of the Netherlands and one of the most beautiful examples of modern architecture – Rotterdam! You will see modern buildings combined with the Dutch style, international city with a unique flavour! You will definitely enjoy the day in Rotterdam!
  • University cities Leiden and Utrecht – popular small towns which look and feel like Amsterdam.

… and many other places in the Netherlands could be a great plan for a day on the weekend!

Travelling to other countries during the weekends:

  • Belgium – 3-4 hours by bus and you are in Brussels! And do not forget about the lovely cities of Bruges, Antwerp or Leuven.
  • Germany – take a train and within 2-4 hours you are in Dusseldorf, Cologne or Hamburg.
  • France? – Yep! The super-quick train will take you from Amsterdam to Paris in 3 hours and 17 min (it is quite cheap if book in advance)

Travelling at weekends is not included in the course price.

We offer mini-trips with sightseeing to nearby countries after the course. Travelling is offered for an additional fee and includes tickets and one night stay. Click here to learn more. Please let us know in your application form if you are interested.

Accommodation and Meals

All the participants are provided with accommodation in Amsterdam for the whole period of the course. The type of accommodation is a shared room for 2 people. The accommodation in a single room can be arranged for an additional fee – please see the additional services section. Participants have access to the kitchen which they can use. The accommodation is well connected by public transport with all the tourist places in Amsterdam. During the program, sessions will be conducted in the classroom which is within walking distance from the accommodation. Participants will be provided with a detailed description of the venue and information on how to reach it from the airport.

We offer comfortable accommodation where you can stay during the program and fully enjoy your time in Amsterdam!

Accommodation is provided for the dates of the program. If you arrive 1-2 days earlier or leave later – extra nights can be provided for an additional fee. Please email us in advance to ask about availability.

Meals are not included in the price – please see the price section.

Dates and Price

4-week program€ 1790
2-week program€ 1290

The price includes:

  • Program (including all the materials)
  • Accommodation (shared room for 2)

Tickets to and from The Netherlands are not included in the price.

  • Transfer from/to the airport (one-way): € 100
  • Single room: € 290 per 2 weeks / € 390 per 4 weeks
  • Meals (3 times a day): € 400 per 2 weeks / € 800 per 4 weeks


If you want to travel to the Netherlands you might need a visa.  Here you could determine whether you need a visa. Please tick “90 days or less” in the first question. Or just send us an email and we will advise you.

When you apply to our programs and provide mandatory pre-payment, we provide you with a visa assistance: an official visa invitation letter which is necessary for applying for a visa. Also, we will guide you on the visa process and consult you regarding the documents that you need to prepare for the successful visa application. We will be happy to look through the package of the documents that you will prepare for the visa application, analyze it and help you to prepare all the documents correctly. Usually, visa type required to attend our courses: Short-term business visa. But it would be better to make a double check at your local Consulate / VFS Center.

Step 1

Please go to your local Consulate / VFS website and make an appointment. Sometimes you can make an appointment only 1-2 months in advance. We recommend doing that as soon as possible and then proceed to Step 2.

Step 2

Please learn more about the list of all the required documents (usually, those documents are listed on the website of your local Consulate / VFS. This list also includes visa invitation letter that we send. Usually, we send a visa invitation letter within 1-3 days after receiving the required pre-payment from the applicant.

Step 3

With the full list of documents and completed visa application form, you have to go to the local Consulate/VFS on the appointment day and submit them. The fee for the visa might differ depending on the country where you apply. VFS might also apply an extra charge for their services.

We strongly recommend to check all the documents before the submission and make sure you provide the correct information to the Consulate and in that case, you most probably will receive a visa without any difficulties.

If you have any questions, we would be happy to assist at any stage of your application!


Just click to apply via the website:

Or you could send an email to the following address: netherlandsinstitute@gmail.com

Please indicate the “Leadership Skills Development Course (# of weeks)” in the subject and provide the following information in the body of the email:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Dates of the course
  • The reasons why you would like to join the program and your expectations
  • Other wishes

Good command of English is required to attend the course.

We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. A person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the program.

Please be aware, that we confirm registration only after the receipt of a guaranteed deposit. Please learn more about payment methods here.


In case of any questions regarding the program – feel free to send us an e-mail – or call us +31 85 401 89 52