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.
  • 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.

  • 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

    Dr Hannes Leroy is an assistant professor of management at RSM. He has published research on how to build individual and collective engagement in teams, and how to build individual and collective psychological safety to learn from mistakes. More generally, he has also worked on identifying conditions for effective team performance. Hannes has also worked with teams in various organisations, such as Colruyt and Securex, to improve their team functioning.

    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.

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


    17 - 19 April 2018 > Apply now
    27 - 29 June 2018 > Apply now
    28 - 30 November 2018 > Apply now


    € 2750 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.

    10% discount for EUR and RSM alumni.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellation notices must be received by email: The following cancellation fees apply:

    • More than 14 days before the programme’s start date: 25% of the programme fee will be charged
    • Between 14 and 7 days before the programme’s start date:  75% of the programme fee will be charged
    • 7 days or fewer before the programme’s start date: 100% of the programme fee will be charged
    • Cancellations received on or after the programme’s start date: 100% of the programme fee will be charged.


    The participant can be substituted by someone from the same company on the same course without extra costs.

    General terms and conditions

    Please click here to view RSM Executive Education’s general terms and conditions.


    The programmes take place at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Bayle (J) Building, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam.

    Hotel accommodation

    If you require hotel accommodation in Rotterdam, we recommend Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark, adjacent to the university.

  • The programme Team Leadership runs on several dates. Please select the one that suits you most to register: