• Starting dates

    28 November 2022. This session is fully booked

    22 May 2023
    9 October 2023

  • Duration

    3 days

  • Fee

    € 3,600 (excl 21% VAT)

    for three modules including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.

    25% discount for alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and RSM, see bottom of the page for more information.

  • Language


  • Format

    In person

The external environment has become increasingly turbulent and uncertain. Many organisations are pressured to restructure; changing their priorities, and developing new products and services. Another issue is that change initiatives often cost more, take longer and achieve less than originally intended. 

Become your future self

Discover the full overview of short courses

Leading Change effectively

In RSM’s 3-day course you will learn about the complexity and messiness of change, how to deal with apathy and resistance from your wo-workers and how to develop and practice the skills that you need to effectively deal with the human side of change.

Executive education students in classroom.

Learning objectives

By participating in this programme you will:

  • understand the complexity and messiness of change
  • lead change effectively in your organisation
  • make realistic plans for change
  • choose the appropriate style to engage others in change
  • identify diverse stakeholders, and know how to deal with them
  • implement strategies to deal with resistance
  • apply a range of options to bring about change.

For whom

See where other participants come from

You are a manager who is involved in driving change or innovation within your organisation. You are, for example, a team leader or project manager looking for the tools and frameworks on how to lead change. If you are responsible for managing process improvement initiatives that require effective organisation and communication to succeed, you will also find this course useful.


Read what previous participants say about this programme

By being aware of the changes and processes that my organisation and teams are dealing with, I can respond better and lead more effectively. The three days of RSM’s ‘Leading Change’ course just flew by. You learn how to drive people to take action. The programme’s combination of theory and practical application mean you can use it immediately. The energy and knowledge of the teacher and interacting with other programmes were great. I chose Leading Change as part of RSM’s diploma programme, which I joined because the modules will expand my knowledge and skills as a manager. It gives my career a boost for the future.

Raoul van der Wel, manager projecten at MEE & de Wering


See which expert faculty lead this programme

Dr Barbara Banda

Barbara Banda is highly skilled coach for senior leaders and is a visiting faculty member at RSM, Duke Corporate Education, and TIAS School for Business and Society. She’s a specialist in leadership development, business strategy and organisational change, and has led large-scale strategic change projects for multinationals, government departments and non-profits. Her doctoral research focused on the importance of connecting management education to the workplace, for which she has created education programmes. She has an PhD in Management Learning, an MA in Organisational Change, an MSc in Training and Performance Management, an MBA, and a BA in German and Russian.

Dr Banda Barbara

More information


28 - 30 November 2022. This session is fully booked*
22 - 24 May 2023 > Apply now
9 - 11 October 2023 > Apply now

* Please contact our programme advisor Eugene Kerpen to be placed on the waiting list for the November 2022 session.




€ 3,300 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.


€ 3,600 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.

25% discount for alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and RSM.


General terms and conditions

Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.

General terms and conditions


The programme takes place in the Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus

Hotel accommodation

We recommend Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel, adjacent to the university and less than five minutes’ walk from campus. Participants benefit from special rates.

Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel

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