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Leiden Leadership Programme

The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) is geared towards motivated master's students who wish to develop their leadership skills.

What is the Leiden Leadership Programme?

The Leiden Leadership Programme consists of 15 EC and consists of the essential componend LLP Essentials (5 EC) supplemented with a Leadership Lab (10 EC) and two elective modules (3 EC each). The programme is taught in English with one component, the Leadership Lab is offered in Dutch as well.

This component will cover the fundamental aspects of leadership through a series of lectures given by scientists and talks by field experts: the Leiden Leadership Lectures. 

In the Leadership Lab (4 EC) you will set out to tackle a topical problem presented by one of our partner organisations, and develop general leadership skills that contribute to a successful execution of the consultancy assignment.

There are three Leadership Labs, all linked to relevant questions surrounding societal issues, namely:

  • Sustainability & Climate
  • Equality & Inclusion
  • Healthy Living & Well-being
  • Peace & Safety

The modules consist of lectures and skills training. The lectures will cover a wide range of leadership theories and give students the opportunity to practice and apply the specific leadership skills relating to the themes of the elective module of choice.

The first round of elective modules (January-March) consists of:

  • Business Leadership
  • Public Leadership
  • Community Leadership

The second round of elective modules (March-May) consists of:

  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Digital Leadership

What are the benefits of the Leiden Leadership Programme?

Taking part in the Leiden Leadership Programme will give you a lot of knowledge and skills that will benefit you throughout your life:

  • You will discover and develop your personal leadership skills.
  • You gain insight into your strengths and weaknesses.
  • You know how to function effectively in an organisation.
  • You make a plan for your further development.
  • You build your professional network.
  • You receive an honours certificate and an extra 15 EC on your master's supplement

You can find more information about the programme on the website of the Leiden Leadership Programme.


Leiden Leadership Programme
+31 71 527 6161
Old Observatory
Sterrenwachtlaan 11
2311 GW Leiden
Post Office Box 331
2300 AH Leiden
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