Academic Leadership

On October 28 we would kindly like to invite you to the FFNT the workshop on:

Academic Leadership

(Location: Drienerburght)

In this workshop we will explore the characteristics of leadership in academia and the different styles of leadership needed. You will learn more about your own leadership style based on your concrete work situation. This workshop is custom made for the FFNT.

A crucial factor in effective leadership in academia is the ability to switch the style according to the situation and adapt to the position you hold. During the workshop you will receive practical tips on how to develop and use this capability to achieve better results. Your practical situations and questions will be central to the learning in the workshop; at the same time, theory will be provided to have a better understanding of situations and provide you with more perspective on how to handle workplace dilemma’s. Due to this tailor made approach the insights from the workshop can be applied directly in your work environment.

About the trainers

Ariëlle Brouwer and Linda van der Wal are two independent senior level trainers and coaches. They cooperate and combine their distinctive knowledge, talent and experience to help you reach the next level in your personal leadership. Ariëlle Brouwer uses her background in theatre to help you fully embody a leadership position and switch between different roles, while maintaining authenticity. Linda van der Wal uses her insights in organizational processes to help you navigate strategically at the different levels in academia.

As a team they have been providing courses and workshops at Twente University since 2005, in particular for women (in science), and also for general staff (both mixed and women only). They also supplied training programs at other universities, such as Delft University, Eindhoven University and the University of Utrecht.

If you are interested you can apply for this workshop by sending an e-mail to