Discover the type of leader that you can be!

Class will be held at EUR campus Woudestein and will start on the week of May 9th, see time slots in the form below.
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To become a better leader, you need to learn how to lead yourself first

What makes a good leader? How to be one? What does it mean to be a leader? There are no simple answers but one thing is sure: in times of crisis, leaders are needed more than ever.

This 6-week course has been developed to make you a proactive and effective leader of your personal life and for your teams and be able to deal with challenging situations.

If you are interested in board positions in students associations, this is a great training to start with.

Browse the Lesson Plan

Week 1: Personal Leadership & Self-discovery

You will meet your instructor and establish a comfortable group. You will reflect on own strengths, weaknesses, values and personality traits.

Week 2: Team Creation

As a leader it is essential to have the right people next to you. In week two we dive into personality traits again, how to create high performing teams, and learn how to interview and seek fit.

Week 3: Team Management

Leadership and management are not the same, but are both important and necessary. You will discover different leadership styles, how to motivate your team and how to set goals with them. We also practice coaching.

Week 4: Effective communication

Effective communication increases cohesion and makes decision making easier. We will learn how to prioritize best in a team, and experiment with pitching, as a leader needs to present charismatically. 

Week 5: Assertiveness, Confidence & Negotiation

You will learn about the effects of confidence, how to create firm boundaries and we discuss and practice with the basics of negotiation.

Week 6: Crisis Management & Your Future Leadership Journey

Challenging and unpredictable situations need proactive and solution-oriented leaders. The last challenge is a self-reflection and creating an actionable plan to practice our leadership skills!

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Don't just take our word for it

This course is most optimal for students that aspire or are currently in a leadership position. Whether it is leading a small project team within a student association, start-up, initiative, or aspiring future leader, this course will empower you to be an organized, inspiring and effective leader.

The content was engaging and an absolute addition to my learning experience. The amount of study material was sometimes challenging next to my regular studies. The more time you are able to invest in the preparation of the learning material, the more you will get out of it!



The course content, very interesting and comprehensive, coupled with its structure, oriented towards group interaction, resulted in a great learning experience. I would totally recommend it because it gave me the opportunity to learn useful theories and concepts in a fun and practical way.




Niek van Disseldorp       

Niek has a passion for self-development and public speaking. In 2019, he set up the EL Association to bring a new message to university students. This message is radically honest, entails stepping outside the comfort zone and creates a sense of belonging. After an amazing board year with the team, he biked from Rotterdam to Zurich to pursue his exchange. In Switzerland he set up the first international branch of Extraordinary Life. Niek is characterised by going against the grain, caring for improvement and discipline. Niek is back this year to lead our online Leadership Academy.

Georgia Kirilova       

Georgia is a Master’s student in Marketing at Erasmus School of Economics. Besides her studies, she is the Head of Marketing at Extraordinary Life. For Georgia, personal development is a choice that we all have to make to take the right activities to evolve and become better versions of ourselves. She believes in the aphorism that we have all the assets to develop whoever we want and is of utmost importance the process to start now. Her heart follows bravely the challenge to live life as we desire. Georgia is indeed excited to take the teaching leadership as to her the guidance is an action, not a position.

What you need to know


Participation in the course is free, however full participation will be required once you signed up and you are selected. (First session is mandatory).


You will see your trainer once a week, for 6 weeks. Besides the coaching session there is preparatory material that you will need to cover before hand.


We know that life happens. As long as you do not miss more than one training session and you deliver the final assignment, you will get one.


Small parts of some sessions might be recorded, or screenshots of the zoom calls might be taken for communication, education and/or marketing purposes.


*Applications work on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, time slots will only open if a minimum of 8 students enroll.


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Claim your spot for the Erasmus Leadership Academy!

Sadly our May cohort is full! We will be back in September!

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