Dear students,

On Monday 11 January 2016 we are organizing The Public Leadership Challenge. During this First Public Leadership Challenge we will focus, together with relevant stakeholders, such as Dutch municipalities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the COA and the Red Cross, on how the refugee crisis is challenging our leadership capacities and what the role of The Netherlands and the EU could and should be.

During this afternoon you will cooperate and co-create in a dynamic and interactive way, exploring new perspectives and building on our various expertise and approaches. In small groups you will work on urgent questions put on the table by the stakeholders and develop an action agenda for a collective approach to take initiative. By the end of the day you will present concrete proposals to the stakeholders and press.

Do you wish to play a key role in this first Public Leadership Challenge? 


Send us your name, Master track and a motivation letter of maximum 300 words before 11 December 17:00 to leadership@cdh.leidenuniv.nl. On Friday December 18, we will let you know whether you get the opportunity to expand your leadership skills and your network among professionals and academics and contribute to the First Public Leadership Challenge. There is room for a maximum of 15-20 students. Further information can be found in the attachment.

When: Monday 11 January 2016 13:00-18:30, including lunch and drinks

Where: Living Lab, Leiden University Campus The Hague (Schouwburgstraat 2, The Hague)

Who: Professionals (both young and experienced), students and academics committed to leadership practice

We are looking forward to seeing your motivation letters!


Professor dr. Sandra Groeneveld, Professor Public Management

Drs. Nikol Hopman, Director Leiden Leadership Centre