Developing your capacity of leadership

25 September & 9 October (2 half days)


This course can be easily combined with the course held on the same days: Effective public speaking


Marcel Lucien Goldschmid, Professor hon. EPFL, and consultant, Switzerland
email: Marcel.Goldschmid(at)bluewin.ch and marcel.goldschmid (at) management-training-coaching.ch


To develop leadership qualities.

Pre-course assignment

A questionnaire to fill in for the first day oth the course will be sent to all registered participants.


  • The importance and impact of leadership in all spheres of today’s world
  • Differences between “leaders” and “managers”
  • Different types and styles of leadership
  • Situational leadership
  • Key interactions between “followers” and leader
  • The powerful “Pentagon Model” of leadership: The role of vision, strategy, communication, charisma, inspiration of others, technical competence, emotional intelligence, creativity and courage
  • Models of leadership in companies
  • The 5 sources of power
  • Acquired versus genetic traits of leaders
  • How to develop your capacity of leadership…

General information

Date: 25 September 2013 (morning) and 9 October (afternoon)

Schedule: 8.55 - 12.30 (morning) and 13.45-17.15 (afternoon)

Location: University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences, UniMail, building C (Animalerie), room 001

Credit point: 1.0 credit point (Communication)

Evaluation: Completion of a pre-course assignment, attendance on both half days, homework between the 2 half days & active course participation

Information: Please contact Dr. Marcel Goldschmid or the doctoral program coordinator Dr. Christiane Bobillier

Registration fee and lunches : The course is free. For participants of the doctoral program in Organismal biology, the 2 lunches (on 25.9 and 9.10) are offered if they also attend the course Effective public speaking

Travel expenses : see reimbursement conditions

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  • This course is free and open to all Ph.D. students, however priority is given to "Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology" participants until 30 July 2013.
    Minimum number of participants: 8, maximum: 12.
  • The  effective cost is approx. CHF 600.00 per person. Therefore a waiting list will be prepared to ensure that there are no empty seats.

Registration through the web only:  Course full.

Deadline: 9 September 2013