International Leadership Program

International Leadership Program

A preconceived notion where leadership is viewed as an innate quality possessed by only a few, is no longer considered valid. In truth, leadership can be studied and learnt through discussion and being open to different opinions. With this in mind, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and Nova SBE have co-created a two-week-program to inspire and impact leaders like you, by enhancing your leadership skills and maximizing your teams’ potential.

From small entrepreneurial countries to the world
World-class academics from the Netherlands and Portugal will enlighten you with the latest management insights and methods to enhance and discover your personal authentic leadership style.

The main objective of the International Leadership Program is to inspire you as a senior manager to think about your own leadership. What makes you tick as a leader? How effective are you? The topics of the program will help you reflect and look at leadership in unexpected and new ways.

Two modules

23 - 25 September
4 - 6 November 

Faculty from RSM and Nova SBE

Learning objectives

  • Inspiring insights from leading professors at Nova SBE about paradoxes, improvisation and resilience
  • Enriching topics from world-class academics at RSM about identity, authenticity, vision, communication and leadership in a deterministic world
  • Time to reflect on your own leadership style and work on your weaknesses
  • Membership in the alumni network of two global Business Schools that are leaders in their own countries
  • Opportunity to discover two of the most desired destinations in Europe, while enjoying their landscapes, food and history
  • RSM’s and NOVA SBE's International Leadership Program is for experienced senior managers and executives who:

    • are looking for fresh ways to look at their leadership
    • wish to connect with to reputable academics and interesting peers.
  • The International Leadership Program is led by a team of international renowned faculty.

    Prof. Miguel Pina e Cunha
    Miguel is Professor of Organization Studies at Nova SBE and teaches Leadership and Positive Organisations.

    Dr Pedro Neves
    Pedro Neves is Associate Professor at Nova SBE and teaches Change Management and Leadership. 

    Jorge Medeiros
    Jorge Medeiros is a Visiting Professor at Nova SBE and teaches Positive Psychology. 

    Nadim Habib
    Nadim Habib is a Visiting Professor at Nova SBE and teaches Creativity, Innovation and Strategy. 

    Prof. Miguel Muñoz Duarte
    Miguel Muñoz Duarte is a Nova SBE professor and teaches Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

    Dr Hannes Leroy
    Hannes Leroy is an assistant professor of human resources management at RSM and teaches Authenticity and Leadership Development. 

    Prof. Wiep van Bunge
    Wiep van Bunge is a professor of history of philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam and teaches History of Philosophy and Spinoza for Managers.

    Prof. Pursey Heugens
    Pursey Heugens is a professor of organization theory, development and change and teaches Strategy and Governance. 

    Fleur de Lima
    Fleur de Lima is an accomplished executive trainer, facilitator and coach and teaches Leadership Development. 

  • RSM’s and Nova SBE's International Leadership Program is taught in English and takes place in both Lisbon and Rotterdam.


    Module 1 at Nova:   23 - 25 September 2019
    Module 2 at RSM:    4 - 6 November  2019


    € 7,900 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.
    10% discount for alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and RSM. More information about the discount.

    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.


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

    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.

  • The International Leadership Program is an intensive two-week programme with modules in Lisbon and Rotterdam, offered to you by Nova SBE and Rotterdam School of Management