Team Leadership

Team Leadership

Running and managing a team for the first time, let alone a whole department, can be daunting, especially if you've come from a role in which you managed just yourself or one project or programme. 

How to realise your team's potential

Do you have the skills to be an effective team leader? Are you struggling with team leadership challenges and issues, or need to boost your skills to manage your team to collective excellence?

In this three-day workshop, you will learn relevant team leader skills from RSM Executive Education's top faculty members. Your new knowledge and tools to deal effectively with motivational problems, dysfunctional team members, conflicts and lack of a common direction can be applied into your work immediately.

Learning objectives

After this programme, you will be able to:

  • understand how leading teams differs from leading individuals
  • deal with difficult team members before they affect the entire team
  • get the most out of your team members, knowledge and insights for collective decisions
  • create a strong and cohesive team identity by using effective leaderships tools
  • develop and communicate your vision for your team to inspire and motivate their efforts
  • implement processes and systems for your team’s success, independent of your efforts.

The programme Team Leadership is also a component of RSM's Diploma Programme in General Management.

  • You will benefit from this programme if you are already leading, or about to lead a small team for the first time, for example as a:

    • functional specialist or a general manager
    • team leader, team supervisor or team manager
    • head of department
    • first- time manager
    • project co-ordinator/ or project manager
    • line manager
    • assistant manager or
    • assistant director

    This programme is applicable for junior managers from all disciplines and industries. It will help you release the potential of your team, expand your professional team leadership toolbox, and it’s a great opportunity to network with your peers.

    If you are more interested in designing a strong structure and system that supports your leadership vision and will lead your people even in your absence, please look at our Successful People Management programme.

  • Dr Inga Hoever
    Dr Inga Hoever is an assistant professor in RSM’s Department of Organisation and Personnel Management. Her work focuses on how teams can bring out the best in each other – and why they so often don’t. In particular, her research addresses questions of team creativity, diversity, and communication in teams. She teaches on a variety of issues regarding human resource management and team management to students and executives.

    Dr Hannes Leroy
    Hannes Leroy is an associate professor at RSM, and academic director of the Erasmus Centre for Leadership. His expertise is in authentic and inclusive leadership, and how to develop it. His talent is  facilitating personal development by bringing people out of their comfort zones. He has published research on effective leadership in organisations, particularly on how to develop leaders. A particular interest is authenticity and the development of authentic leadership, a leadership style that is anchored in the unique identity of each leader. He taught at Johnson School of Business, Cornell University, and has a PhD in applied economics and organisational leadership from the University of Leuven in Belgium.

    Dr Anne Nederveen Pieterse
    Dr Anne Nederveen Pieterse is an associate professor of organisational behaviour at RSM. She has published research on team functioning and leadership. More specifically, her expertise lies in dealing with issues of diversity, self-management, and information exchange in teams. She also teaches team leadership, team decision-making and research methodology to university students and executives.

    Dr Meir Shemla
    Dr Meir Shemla is an assistant professor in the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management at RSM. His work focuses on exploring factors that help teams realise their potential. He has particular interest in how diversity in teams can be leveraged to increase innovation and performance. Meir’s area of expertise include: team leadership, diversity management and policy, and leadership and emotions. He teaches team and diversity management to students, executives, and corporate clients.

  • “I chose RSM for its reputation as a leading business school and because the course easily fit into my working life. The enthusiastic lecturers facilitated discussions that required a broader breadth of knowledge and experience than the course material alone. There was a good balance between lectures and activities. It was a stroke of genius to include a trained actor in role plays when practising ’real life’ team leadership situations. At the end of the course, I had a practical personalised framework for team leadership tailored to my own work environment.”
    Liz Kamei, director of Open Innovation & External Partnerships, Fuji Europe Africa

  • On this page you will find practical information about the three-day workshop Team Leadership.


    25 - 27 September 2019 > Apply now
    11 - 13 December 2019 > Apply now


    € 2,800 (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 programme Team Leadership runs on several dates. Please select the one that suits you most to register: