Are you getting the most out of your working day? Are you achieving your goals? Your effectiveness is about your personal qualities. Therefore, personal effectiveness means something different for everyone. In RSM's personal effectiveness programmes, you can learn the knowledge and skills to perform, manage, negotiate, or plan effectively.

High-level education

All RSM programmes are research-based and at university level, suitable for middle and upper management (unless specified otherwise).

Renowned faculty

Learn new knowledge and specialist insights from our world-class academics and experts.

No-nonsense approach

Explore new tools, skills and knowledge that you can use immediately, for real impact in your work.

This is about you

Discuss and explore your particular business challenges with your teachers, and get personal coaching from our experts.

Choose one of our programmes

2 days

Leading with Presence

Virtual classroom

Focus on your non-verbal presentation, posture and strong features, and learn how to communicate with power and impact. Become a more effective leader.

Leading With Presence
3 days

Effective Negotiating Skills


Find the skills and the confidence needed to develop your own style of negotiating, and learn how to apply the fundamental concepts to achieve success.

Effective Negotiating Skills
3 days

Project Management in Practice


Learn best-practice tools and people skills for effective project management during our three-day Project Management in Practice programme.

Project Management In Practice
11 days

Advanced Management and Leadership Programme


Develop your career by finding new insights, perspectives and ways of working. Take your leadership abilities to the next level.

Advanced Management and Leadership
13 days

RSM Diploma Programme in General Management


Are you moving into the role of a manager or supervisor for the first time? You will need techniques and competences for running your team smoothly and effectively.

General Management
1 day

Communication with Power and Impact for Women


Good leaders are good communicators. They are not just effective and efficient at what they do, they use a range of communication styles to gain resources, attract support, resolve conflicts. 

Communication with Power and Impact
2 days

Storytelling for Business Success


The messages your organisation gives out have never been more important. But you need to be clever about getting your message across when there are so many other organisations trying to grab the attention of customers. 

Storytelling for Business Success
1 day

Negotiating for Success: Women, Careers and Business


This workshop is targeted at women who engage in corporate activity, politics or NGOs and want to negotiate from a position of knowledge and strength while maintaining their social relationships intact.

Women Negotiating for Success
7 weeks

Driving business towards the SDGs

Online MOOC

In this MOOC, you can explore the role of business in contributing to a better future for people AND the planet without giving up profits, by using the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Driving business towards SDGs

RSM was the right answer in my search for a leading business school embracing female leadership and communication. This was a fantastic experience, triggering great energy and motivating power. It was about us, a very diverse group with the ambition to be heard.

Adriana Cavaliere, Enterprise risk manager at SWIFT. Completed RSM's Communication with Power and Impact for Women programme.


RSM - a force for positive change

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.