Leiden Leadership Centre
Below you can find information about the research projects on public leadership of the public management research group at the Institute of Public Administration.
In the research project ‘Furthering public leadership’ the Leiden Leadership Centre collaborates with several public organisations in order to obtain academic insights on public leadership and to develop leadership in practice. This allows for evidence-based development of public leadership and direct application of academic research to leadership practice. As a result, this programme stimulates the mutual strengthening of science and practice.
Within this program Moniek Akerboom, Johan Jan Beukman and Lara van Osch are working on their PhD research. Continue reading about this project here.
The Leiden Leadership Centre collaborates with the research group on Population Health Governance (LUMC-Campus The Hague) on different research topics. This research group is part of the Interdisciplinary programme Population Health. Among the first joint research projects is a study on the impact of COVID-19 on health care organizations and inter-organizational collaboration. More information about this research project can be found here.
How does the context of public leaders affect leadership? Instead of trying to explain organisational outcomes, the research project contributes to our understanding of how public leadership itself is shaped within the university sector. The studies will shed light on leaders’ perceptions of their context and role and on situation-sensitive leadership adaptation to develop theory. Read more about this research project here.
In 2021, the Office for the Senior Civil Service (in Dutch: Bureau Algemene Bestuursdienst) communicated its plan to renew its vision on public leadership. The Leiden Leadership Centre (LLC, Leiden University) contributed as a scientific partner to the substantiation of this vision. In 2019, Mark Frequin already started his ‘search’ for public leadership and presented a ‘travelogue’ that maps out changes in the environment, organization, processes, and culture within the central government.
In order to align this new vision with the needs and challenges that arise in practice, and to substantiate it scientifically, the LLC contributes as a scientific partner to the new vision on public leadership. In doing so, the LLC has carried out a literature review and an empirical study.
Continue reading about this project here