Become a high impact leader and improve the performance of your organization

In today’s rapidly changing landscape strategic leadership is needed to make a difference. This is equally valid for profit as well as for non-profit and public sector organizations.

Strategic leadership entails creating an inspiring vision, setting the organization’s direction, objectives and priorities, and by aligning internal resources to achieve the ambitions, as well as aligning internal and external stakeholders.

This program focuses on the most relevant aspects of effective strategic leadership and offers tools and instruments  necessary for developing and implementing strategic ambitions effectively.

The general objective of this program is to equip top managers and leaders with know-how and skills to be a high impact leader in order to enhance the general performance and effectiveness of the organization he or she is leading.

In this course you will learn about organizational strategic leadership, how to create a high performance organizational culture, and get a deeper insight into your own personal leadership style and effectiveness.

Because personal, team and organizational effectiveness is highly based on the internal values people hold, the concept of value based leadership is central to this course.

Leadership & Management

Leadership & Management

Certificate (diploma optional)t


Course date
2018 (TBC)

5 days

Geert Heling
Lead trainer
Dr. Geert Heling
Professor of Organizational Behavior

Course objectives

The main objective of this program is to provide you with conceptual and practical understanding of Strategic Leadership, and to have you acquire and improve the necessary skills for achieving impact. At the end of the program you will have acquired deeper insight in underlying concepts, mechanisms and dynamics, as well as in your own personal leadership style, and its effectiveness in typical situations. You will have learned how strategic leadership works out in the practice of day-to-day organizational performance, in the organization’s culture, how your own personal leadership behavior has impact on others, and how to use advanced influence techniques effectively.

Course topics

Topics included in the program are:

  • value based strategic leadership
  • boardroom decision making
  • unleashing hidden organizational potentials
  • leading change
  • building high performance teams
  • advanced influencing techniques
  • changing mindsets and organizational culture
  • becoming a (more) charismatic leader

Teaching methods

This program uses a combination of different teaching/learning methodologies: lecture sessions, group theme discussions, exercises, assessments, presentations.

Your profile

The program is designed for (top) managers and leaders who want to improve their strategic leadership skills and increase the impact of their leadership in order to enhance the general performance and eff ectiveness of the organization they are leading.


Each participant receives a certificate of attendance on the last day of the course. Only for those who will complete an additional assignment will receive a diploma. In case you would like to have more information you contact

Dr. Geert Heling

Professor of Organizational Behavior

Dr. Geert Heling is a senior professional Management Consultant with practical experience in training and consultancy for over 20 years. Heading his own company, Médoc Management Consulting, most of his projects focus on processes of Business Improvement, Management and Organizational Development, Change and Learning. Clients are large and medium sized organizations (profit as well as public sector).

Based on the conviction that practice in consultancy needs to be coupled with sound theory Dr. Heling combines his consultancy work with a position as Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Maastricht School of Management.

As a professor and consultant Dr. Heling has travelled the world, consulting, training, lecturing, conducting seminars, and doing research in many different countries.

“ In today’s rapidly changing landscape strategic leadership is needed to make a difference.”

The full tuition fee

The tuition fee of this course is € 2,499.

Tuition fee includes all course materials and study materials. Tuition fee does not include housing, food and living expenses. Participants are required to arrange their own housing facilities. MSM can assist in finding hotel accommodation.


Scholarship opportunities can be combined up to 50% of the full tuition fee.

Corporate Discount:
15% for 2 participants coming from the same organization within 1 academic year
25% for 3 participants coming from the same organization within 1 academic year
40% for 4 - 6 participants coming from the same organization within 1 academic year
For > 6 participants we will offer a tailor made program

European Star Scholarship:
50% for European citizens and long term residents. Submit a 2 - 3 page essay on the topic: "What will be the positive change for my organization and me after participating in this course?"

Alumni Lifelong Learning:
15% discount for Maastricht School of Management registered Alumni

Dean's Development Fund:
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Cancellation policy

MSM reserves the right to postpone or cancel the program in case the number of participants does not meet the MSM requirements for minimum number of participants. Any payment made to MSM for tuition fee will be refunded. In the case of postponement or cancellation of the program MSM will inform the enrolled candidates at least six weeks before the planned start of the program.

By the participant:

If an admitted participant decides against participation after the tuition fee has been paid, cancellation costs are €200,- (administrative costs)

In case cancellation is done after the program has started no money will be refunded.

No cancellation charges are incurred if the enrolled participant, with written consent of MSM, will be replaced by another participant before the start of the course. Refunded tuition fees will only be reimbursed to the sponsoring party and cannot be forwarded or redeemed by any other party.

Participants who were not granted a visa to enter The Netherlands, can be fully reimbursed if written official documentation is provided of such visa denial.

Application deadline

2018 (TBC)

Admission requirements

Applicants should have the ability to function academically and professionally at Bachelor level and should have an adequate level of spoken and written English.

Reasons to follow the Strategic Leadership for Impact course

  • Improve your personal impact as strategic leader
  • Unleash hidden potentials and improve organizational performance
  • Get more things done by applying effective leadership
  • Create more involvement, flow and satisfaction within the organization
  • Understand and build on your own strengths in strategic leadership

The concept of value based leadership is central to the Strategic Leadership for Impact course