Programme: RSM open day for professionals

Discover how to fuel your future at RSM’s open day for professionals on Saturday 21 May. You’ll see that you can study in one of our executive education programmes ranging from one day to two years, and achieve better results for your organisation at the same time. You’ll also learn about styles of leadership in a mini-masterclass by one of RSM's top academics, and find out more directly from RSM alumni over lunch.

09.30 registration
10.00 welcome by Klaas Wassens, executive director
10.15 information session 1 for MBA, Executive Education and Parttime Master Bedrijfskunde
10.45 information session 2 for MBA, Executive Education and Parttime Master Bedrijfskunde
11.15 break
11.30 masterclass by Prof. Dirk van Dierendonck
12.15 lunch with RSM alumni
13.00 end

Masterclass 'Manager of the 21st century is a servant leader'

door Prof. dr. Dirk van Dierendonck

People are a critical success factor; this is today’s reality for companies that are driven by knowledge. Slowly but surely, the approach to leadership is also changing.

Our knowledge economy calls for more servant leaders. So how do you become such a 21st-century manager? You won’t learn this from a book. You might wonder: are people born leaders, or can you learn how to be a successful leader? Anyone willing to reflect on their own behaviour can develop leadership qualities. Leadership has nothing to do with your position; it’s all about your competencies. You should also ask yourself what your leadership style is, who you work with, and what you and your colleagues want to achieve.

What are ‘servant leaders’, and why does this kind of leadership get so much attention in professional organisations? In this masterclass, Prof. Van Dierendonck will explain leadership competencies, and what behaviour makes us effective leaders.