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AMID Leadership Programme

Are you a senior professional or policy maker working in international (development) cooperation and do you want your organisation to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals? This programme gives you the right tools to do so.


    What will you learn?

    During 8 meetings you will learn how to increase your organisation's impact in the world of development cooperation. Together with other senior professionals and policy makers you will focus on increasing knowledge and skills around sustainable development. There is also room for your personal development as a leader.

    The AMID Leadership Programme is part of AMID, the training institute of the Radboud University that focuses on international cooperation and the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Upon completion of this course:

    • You will have learned how to move your organisation from linear thinking to more adaptive programming. You will know how international development efforts have unintended effects and how to detect those of your own organization by applying key insights from complexity thinking. You will learn this in part through best practices from other organisations;
    • Have skills to detect your blind spots (and those of your organization) in terms of what drives (or blocks) your organisation's development impact. You know how to disagree productively with donors and investors. You have also acquired tools to create a safe working environment (in a multicultural environment) for your employees, where they are rewarded for thinking out of the box;
    • Has increased your courage and creativity in dealing with resistance from your board to a more open learning culture;
    • Will you receive a proof of participation.

    Something for you?

    For example, are you:

    • Manager, leader, strategist, M&E specialist or business developer at an aid agency, donor, NGO, consulting firm, philanthropic organization or think tank;
    • Director, board member or member of management team;
    • A professional with at least 10 years of experience in development cooperation;
    • An alumnus of the AMID Masterclasses or the AMID Young Professional programme?

    Then the AMID Leadership Programme is right for you.

    AMID also offers a Advanced master's programme for entry-level professionals and masterclasses

    This course within your organisation?

    We also offer our training and courses in-company. We would be happy to inform you about the possibilities. 

    Learn more about incompany

    (024) 361 61 63

    Starting date

    10 September 2024
    Employees and (former) students of Radboud University and Radboudumc receive 10%
    Educational method
    Combination of on-site and online
    Main Language
    10 September 2024, 2:30 pm - 5 pm
    24 September 2024, 3:30 pm - 5 pm
    08 October 2024, 2:30 pm - 5 pm
    22 October 2024, 3:30 pm - 5 pm
    05 November 2024, 2:30 pm - 5 pm
    19 November 2024, 3:30 pm - 5 pm
    03 December 2024, 3:30 pm - 5 pm
    17 December 2024, 2:30 pm - 5 pm
    Number of sessions


    Type of education
    Study hours
    Study load (ECTS)
    Proof of participation

    Contact information

    Do you have a question about this course? Or do you doubt that this course is right for you? Please contact the course coordinator: radboudcsw [at] (radboudcsw[at]ru[dot]nl) or tel. (024) 361 61 63. 

    Structure of the course

    The AMID Leadership Programme consists of 4 online meetings of 1.5 hours and 4 physical workshops in Utrecht/Nijmegen of 2.5 hours duration. Participants outside the Netherlands can participate in the physical workshops online.

    More information?

    You will find detailed information about the content and programme of this course in the brochure.

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    Brochure AMID Leadership Programme

    Prof. dr. Dirk-Jan Koch

    Lecturer Dirk-Jan Koch (1980) is associate professor of International Trade & Development Cooperation. He received his PhD (cum laude) from Radboud University in 2009, focusing on geographical choices of international development NGOs. He spent time in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Kenya, where he worked as regional director at Search for Common Ground, as a professor at the Catholic University of Kinshasa and as a diplomat of the Netherlands, among other positions.

    Portret Dirk-Jan Koch

    What struck me is that while there are AMID programs for junior professionals in the international development sector, and also for lateral entrants, there are none for executives, managers, leaders and strategists in this sector. For them, we have developed a brand new program that focuses on their needs. I am very excited about the program because it is the first of its kind in the Netherlands. Participants will certainly learn a lot, especially from each other.

    Willem Elbers

    Lecturer Willem Elbers is deputy chief educator of AMID Young Professional. He is committed to bridging the gap between science and practice in the field of international cooperation and collaborates with various organizations. He is convinced that knowledge is the basis for improvement and innovation in international cooperation.


    The cost of this course is € 2750 exempt from VAT. Alumni of Radboud University and RadboudCSW receive a 10% discount, as do employees of Radboud University and RadboudUMC. Prices are subject to change.

    This amount includes:

    • Enrollment, registration and administration fees.

    It is possible to pay in installments. Please contact the course coordinator for this: radboudcsw [at] (radboudcsw[at]ru[dot]nl) or tel. (024) 361 61 63. 


    This course is suitable for participants with a senior level of profession. If you have any doubts about this, please contact the course coordinator: radboudcsw [at] (radboudcsw[at]ru[dot]nl) or tel. (024) 361 61 63. Then we can discuss together whether this course suits you.