Future-oriented Leadership and Team Development

Trainer: Svenja Neupert


  • Obtain a comprehensive overview of current leadership and team-management principles and tools
  • Build a practical skill-set to effectively deal with difficult team situations
  • Learn to develop your deeper interpersonal skills; appreciation of potentials, competencies and personality
  • Explore and understand the value of diversity as a team resource


  • What does future-oriented leadership mean? (Paradigm change)
  • Leadership and management – clarity in your role and function
  • Self-leadership-team-leadership and leadership of organisations
  • Check lists and leadership tool box (delegation, feedback, yearly review)
  • How to build a motivated and functional team (team roles and personality)
  • Typical problems in the daily work-life and how to deal with it
  • How to create a better understanding in the 3 worlds: academia, economy and administration
  • Diversity management in intercultural teams


  • Input
  • Individual, pair and group exercises
  • Discussion
  • Role-play

About Svenja Neupert

Svenja Neupert is a speaker, coach, trainer and organisational consultant and is an expert on Future Leadership. She has 24 years’ experience of supporting a wide variety of teams in the academic and business worlds.
Svenja will help you discover unconventional approaches to your thinking and coach you to follow your talents. She believes that everyone can realize his or her unique potential in his or her chosen professional life and have fun and fulfilment at work.
An essential conviction for Svenja is that everyone has an inner compass - a purpose which gives him or her a lifelong orientation, and which especially equips one to cope with challenges in times of uncertainty.



Leading Teams in Academia:
Multiple Perspectives for Greater Effectiveness

Trainer: Dr. Matteo Garavoglia


  • What is leadership?
  • What dynamics underpin relations within a team?
  • How can intercultural diversity be exploited to the team's benefit?
  • Identify which leadership strategies might best suit the needs of the team
  • Practice and develop leadership skills


  • Understanding the theory underpinning team dynamics
  • Exploring the role played by intercultural issues and using them to the team's benefit
  • Avoiding common leadership "mistakes" and developing a "leadership toolbox"
  • Adopting different leadership strategies to match the team's requierments
  • Understanding one's own psychological profile and what kind of leader one is likely to be


  • Role-play and recreation of real life situations
  • Continuous focus on the link between theory and practice
  • Extensive hands-on, practical exercises
  • Individual, one to one and group feedback

About Dr. Matteo Garavoglia
Matteo Garavoglia was educated at the universities of London (SOAS), Paris (Science Po) and Berlin (FUB). He has lived in eleven countries across the world and is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian with a working knowledge of German and a basic understanding of Portuguese and Krio. Dr. Garavoglia is currently Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford and Senior Common Room Member at St. Antony's College, Oxford. His Research focuses on European Union humanitarian assistance, development aid and election observation missions. Matteo Garavoglia worked as trainer for a number of years.



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