Personal Leadership

Personel Leadership

In this part of the Honors Master Progam you gain knowledge and experience with personal leadership (5 credits). Activities such as the ‘Personal Leadership Experience’ program and additional workshops are offered to develop your personal leadership skills. This will help you define and shape your professional and personal leadership development for the second part, as laid down in your Personal Development Plan (PDP). In this PDP you specify ‘what’ you want to achieve as well as ‘how’: what kind of activities and what context do you need in order to develop yourself in practice, professionally as well as in terms of personal leadership?

About the course

This part of the Honors Master Program, The Personal Leadership Experience, is unlike any other course that you do at university; it’s a highly personal, practical and engaging course that will give you profound insight and experience in your own Personal Leadership (5 credits):

  • Who you are and what truly matters to you
  • What you’re really good at and how you can make most of your full potential
  • What value you can create with fun and ease, in your authentic way.

And best of all, you will start doing this right from the start!

During the 8 inspiring and personal group meetings (see table below) you learn various leadership skills using exercises from Harvard, MIT and professional leadership development programs. These skills will benefit not only your professional development but also your personal wellbeing, self-awareness, and confidence. 

This Experience is not only an amazing step in the direction of a fulfilling and meaningful career for yourself but you will also learn how to create value for others, how to inspire, how to communicate professionally, learn about networking, time management, and keeping a work-life balance while being your best; so how you can create the life that is meaningful to you and others.

This is the best course that I had in university because it helped me to base my decisions, in everything that I do, on love instead of fear” – Honors student

The experience and skills that you gain during the Personal Leadership Experience help you to define and shape the second part of the Honors Master Program; a professional development project of your choice. In this project you can focus on learning what it is that you are interested in; whether that is inside or outside of your field of study. You’re the leader of your own life and in the Honors Master Program you are fully supported to shape it the way that you like it!

Please note that this part of the Honors Program is compulsory, meaning that you have to attend all PLE meetings.

PLE sessions overview

Part 1 Reflection and Analysis Skills / results
Session 1 If it is meant to be, it's up to me
- What drives me? -

Reconnect to your dreams

Generative listning and dialogue

Session 2

Energize yourself

- What do I need to be my best? -

Time and energy management

Work-life balance

Session 3

The Golden Goose

- What are my talents? -

Connect to your ambitions

360 ° feedback

Session 4

Your Mission Statement

- How to combine the above? -

Mission Statement
Part 2 Application and prorotyping Skills / results
Session 5     

Win- win

- How to create value? -                               

Your added value

Decision making

Session 6


- How to focus and communicate? -

Session 7 Inspire!
- How to live my Mission? -
Connect to your inspiration
Session 8

Go and live your dream

- How to help others lead? -

Know how to continue to develop yourself
and facilitate others in same process