In this part of the Honors 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?
The Personal Leadership Experience
The Personal Leadership Experience is an ambitious and special program that will affect you at the core of your personal development.
It is an extraordinary learning opportunity in which you discover what your drives are, what your talents are and what you want to do with them, both during and after your studies. Moreover, during the 8 inspiring group meetings you learn various leadership skills using exercises from Harvard, MIT and professional traineeships.
“This is the best course that I had in university” – Honors student UvA
This Experience is not only an amazing step in the direction of a magnificent 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.
For more information on The Personal Leadership Experience you can visit this website.
Please note that this part of the Honors Program is compulsory, meaning that you have to attend all PLE meetings.
Other workshops and events
In addition to the Personal Leadership Experience a number of short workshops and events (both compulsory) will be organised, mostly in the evenings.