Maastricht, Netherlands

Personal Leadership in Times of Disruption

when 12 August 2019 - 23 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 800

The workplace faces radical changes under the influence of robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. From managers and employees, this requires flexibility, adaptability and skills that match personal core values, in other words: personal leadership.

This Summer Course is a two week 4 ECTS program focused on adding a personal dimension to the participants’ knowledge acquired in their 3rd year bachelor curriculum. This Summer Course aims to go beyond mere textbook knowledge. The focus lies more on recent insights, in-depth understanding and practical application.

Topics in Week 1. Leadership, Personal Leadership:

Leadership vs. management
Employees vs followers
Cross-cultural leadership
The international manager/leader
On ethics, on integrity, on trust
Personal leadership
Topics in Week 2. Times of Disruption

Origin of disruptive technologies
Impact of disruptive technologies on society and organizations
Artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics on the work floor
Alignment between man and machine
Lifelong learning or universal basic income
Leading in times of disruption

Depending on the number of participants, the sequence of topics can vary.

Course leader

S. van der Laan

Target group

Suitable for 3rd year bachelor students

Course aim

The main goals of this course are:

To define a thorough understanding of the growing need for personal leadership in times of disruption.
To provide conceptual and practical frameworks for successfully managing people and teams in times of disruption
To identify new developments in the field of managing and aligning people.
To develop the necessary insights and skills for managers and leaders to operate successfully in a rapidly developing environment.

Credits info

4 EC
Maastricht Summer School awards academic credit (ECTS) for courses successfully completed during the programme. To include these credits in the curriculum of your degree, you need to obtain official approval from the responsible department at your home institution.

Upon completion of a course, the Maastricht Summer School issues a transcript. The transcript states the student’s name, student ID-number, the grade or Pass/Fail and the number of ECTS credits.

Fee info

EUR 800: This 2-week course costs €800,-.