Course in Effective Leadership

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World Academy of
Art and Science

Istituto dell'Approccio
Centrato sulla Persona

Inter-University Centre

Dag Hammarskjold
University College 

World University

Post-Graduate Certificate Course in

Effective Leadership

March 31-April 3, 2015, Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia

The course will be avaialble online also. There is no fees for online attendance.


This course explores the characteristics common to leaders in business, politics, civil society, science, arts, professions and education and examines methods by which these characteristics can be consciously developed by individuals.

Issues explored in the course 

Perspective: How do leaders develop the capacity to think more objectively, originally and creatively?

Insight: How do visionary leaders acquire the insight and intuition needed to navigate through a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world?

Values: What is the role of values in effective leadership and how do leaders relate to them?

Decision-making: How do leaders make decisions to manage complexity and conflict and reconcile apparent contradictions?

Energy: How do dynamic leaders release, direct, and channel the energies of people for high accomplishment?

Organization: How do professional leaders harness the power of impersonal organization to convert personal intentions into results?

Power: How do effective leaders acquire authority and exercise power for high achievement?

People: How do inspirational leaders empower and motivate other people?

Leadership: How do progressive leaders develop second level leadership?

Challenges: How do adaptive leaders utilize and convert challenges into opportunities?

Skills: What are the essential skills required for effective leadership?

Attitudes: What are the critical attitudes that make for outstanding leadership?

Creativity: How do leaders promote initiative, innovation and creativity in their people and organization?

Individuality: How do leaders grow personally and develop their individuality through work?

Course Leaders

Garry Jacobs: Social Science & Management; Chief Executive Officer, World Academy of Art & Science and World University Consortium

Winston Nagan: Law; Chairman of the Board, World Academy of Art & Science; Professor of Law, University of Florida

Ivo Šlaus: Physics; Honorary President of World Academy of Art & Science; Vice Chair of IUC Council; Dean, Dag Hammarskjold University College of International Relations and Diplomacy, Zagreb

Alberto Zucconi: Psychology; President, Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy; Trustee of WAAS; Secretary General, World University Consortium.

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