Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

Powers of Persuasion for Future Leaders

when 19 August 2013 - 30 August 2013
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 950

From delivering the most engaging speech in the limelight to brokering the best possible deal behind the scenes to inspiring your audience, you need to be able to do it all if you ever want to reach the top.

How do you get other people to do what you would like them to do? This course focuses on everything from personal speaking skills to mediation and from negotiation to inspirational leadership. Learn how to become a leader in discussions and debates, and bring people together in a common vision.

After completing this program you will be a better speaker, a more formidable negotiator and a leader who can inspire others.

Course leader

Marc Gebuis, MSc

Target group

This program is for students from all over the world and from any field, who are able to communicate well in English (B2-level), and are looking to take their skills in persuasion to the next level.

Course aim

There are three parts to this course. Firstly, you will learn how to be the best speaker you can be. Learning how to bring convincing arguments to any debate, and present them as convincingly as possible. Second, you will enter the world of politics and business, learning how to influence decisions and negotiate deals. With great power comes great responsibility, having the tools to persuade others begs the question of what you want to achieve in the world. In the last part of the summer course we will focus on what is important to you, what you want to change in the world, and how you can inspire others to join your cause.

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 950: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 615: Course + course materials


Utrecht Summer School doesn\'t offer scholarships for this course.

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