Customised courses

We offer innovative, interactive programmes that build upon the knowledge and experiences course participants bring with them and make use of new models of learning and technology. We are putting practice first. In the programmes, practice is linked to academic insights by introducing cases, simulations and practical assignments. Most of the continuing education courses are tailor-made courses, developed at the request of an organization. In addition there is a number of open enrolment programs available such as professional courses in Public Affairs, Policy Development and the functioning of the European Union. All courses are developed and designed by the programme managers at the Centre for Professional Learning in close cooperation with academic staff

and in partnership with government and public sector organizations. In cooperation with our Centre for Innovation, we offer new, emerging themes such as: Big Data for Policy Makers and Agile for Excellence. Our course programmes combine academic excellence of Leiden University’s based scholars with the rich experience of senior practitioners such as politicians, journalists and executives working in the public and semi-public sector. The tailor-made training courses are based on the specific background of the participants, as well as their learning objectives and the envisaged results of a course. The small groups and the interactive set-up of the courses enable participants to bring in individual themes relevant for their working practice.

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For further information about tailor-made courses or open enrollment courses please contact Mrs Nikol Hopman MSc, Director Centre for Professional Learning.

M: +31 6 2168 9263


Basic Training Policy Advisor On Foreign Affairs


Master International Relations & Diplomacy