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Strategic Leadership │Maastricht School of Management | Maastricht School of Management Strategic Leadership

Course objectives

After finalising the Strategic Leadership course, you:

  • Have a conceptual and practical understanding of strategic leadership
  • Have acquired and improve the necessary skills for achieving impact
  • Acquired deeper insight underlying concepts, mechanisms and dynamics, as well as in your own personal leadership style, and its effectiveness in typical situations
  • Learned how strategic leadership works out in the practice of day-to-day organisational performance, in the organisations culture
  • Learned how your own personal leadership behavior has impact on others, and how to use advanced influence techniques effectively

Course topics

Following topics will be discussed in the Strategic Leadership course

  • Introduction to strategic thinking
  • Analysis of external developments and internal organisation characteristics and capabilities
  • Mission, vision and strategic goals as part of the strategic framework
  • Strategy as the ‘grand plan’ to realise objectives
  • Strategy implementation and monitoring
  • The role of leadership in strategy planning and implementation

Teaching methods

This short course involves an interactive learning approach, in which the participant is stimulated to move beyond his/her own organisation or industry sector. Learning takes place through:

  • Classroom interactive lecturing
  • Self-study
  • In-class group assignments to reflect on the learning
  • Individual assignment, presentation and discussion
The group assignments have not only connected us on personal level, but also on professional level as it gave us chance to exchange experiences, communicate and bring innovation with ideas arising in a shorter period. The teamwork offered the opportunity to learn from people coming from different cultures with varied work experiences and different perspectives on strategic and organizational challenges which allowed me to be exposed to different perspectives.”
Zohra Tazi (Morocco) participant Strategic Leadership programme May 2022

Your profile

The Strategic Leadership program is designed for

  • Executives with responsibility for strategic planning and/or change management
  • HR professionals
  • Consultants and lecturers working in areas related to strategic planning and/or change management


Each participant receives a certificate of participation. Each participant receives a certificate of participation.
This certificate is being awarded as evidence of participation in a post-graduate training at indicative level 6 or 7 of the EQF. The minimum study load is 14 hours and an attendance level of 80% is required. This certificate is being awarded in the form of a soft copy when the training is online or a hard copy during a face-to-face training. The certificate will mention your full name, training title, training date and comprising core topics. Click here for more information about the MSM certification policy. Click here for more information about the MSM certification policy.