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Leiden Leadership Programme


The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) employs experts in the field of leadership. They equip master's students from Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam with the necessary leadership knowledge, insights and skills to increase their social impact.

  • Sandra Groeneveld Hoogleraar publiek management

    Sandra Groeneveld is a full professor of Public Management. In her research and teaching on public management and leadership, she focuses in particular on issues of organisational change, diversity and inclusion. Within the LLP, Sandra teaches the 'Essentials.

    Contact: s.m.groeneveld@fgga.leidenuniv.nl

  • Ben Kuipers Universitair hoofddocent

    Ben Kuipers is professor in Public Leadership, with expertise in organisational change and teamwork. Within the LLP, Ben teaches the 'Essentials.

    Contact: b.s.kuipers@fgga.leidenuniv.nl

  • Olaf Simonse Promovendus

    Olaf Simonse is a dual PhD student in the programme of the Leiden University Dual PhD Centre The Hague. His PhD research focuses on promoting financial literacy. Before his academic transition, Olaf worked for many years in a management role in both companies and the government. Within the LLP, he is involved in the track 'Equality and Inclusion'.

    Contact: o.simonse@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

  • Eduard Schmidt Universitair docent

    Eduard Schmidt is an associate professor at the Institute of Public Administration at Leiden University. His research and teaching focus on leadership, organisational change and the way public organisations create added societal value, in particular in healthcare and the social domain. At the LLP, Eduard is associated with the track 'Healthy Living & Well-being'.

    Contact: j.e.t.schmidt@fgga.leidenuniv.nl

  • Johan Jan Beukman Onderzoeker project LLC

    Johan Jan Beukman is a PhD candidate at the Leiden Leadership Centre. From his experience as a policy officer at Leiden University of Applied Sciences, he has a keen interest in the inner workings of public organisations and their role in society. His PhD research, therefore, focuses on public leadership (e.g., at ministries and municipalities). At the LLP, Johan Jan is a Lab leader in the 'Sustainability and Climate' track.

    Contact: j.j.w.beukman@fgga.leidenuniv.nl

  • Jan Adriaanse Interim Vice-decaan Onderwijs/Hoogleraar Turnaround Management

    Jan Adriaanse works as a full professor of Turnaround Management at the Department of Business Studies of the Faculty of Law. He is also scientific director of the Institute for Fiscal and Economic Studies at the same faculty. His research focuses on rescue operations of companies in dire straits (turnarounds). At the LLP, Jan teaches the module 'Business Leadership.

    Contact: j.a.a.adriaanse@law.leidenuniv.nl

  • Paul Nieuwenburg Hoogleraar Politieke Filosofie

    Paul Nieuwenburg is a full professor of Political Science and Political Philosophy at the Institute of Political Science. He also serves as director of the Centre for Political Philosophy. His research mainly focuses on issues in moral psychology, public ethics and constitutional theory. At the LLP, Paul teaches the module 'Public Leadership'.

    Contact: pnieuwenburg@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

  • Simcha Jong Kon Chin Hoogleraar Science based business

    Simcha Jong Kon Chin is a full professor and director of Science Based Business at Leiden University. Previously, Simcha has been associated with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the UCL School of Management. He is currently leading a research project on the organisation of international R&D consortia. His research mainly focuses on topics such as innovation for health and commercialisation of science. At the LLP, Simcha teaches the module 'Adaptive Leadership'.

    Contact: s.jong@liacs.leidenuniv.nl

  • Tanachia Ashikali Universitair docent

    Tanachia Ashikali is an associate professor at the Institute of Public Administration. Tanachia specialises in diversity management, leadership and inclusion in public organisations. She develops and applies quantitative methods and techniques in her research of these topics amongst employees and (team) leaders. Tanachia teaches the module 'Inclusive Leadership'.

    Contact: t.s.ashikali@fgga.leidenuniv.nl

  • Eline Bergijk Onderwijsdirecteur Honours Academy

    Eline Bergijk is Education Director of the Honours Academy at Leiden University. Thus, she is directly involved as a board member of the institute in the organisation of the LLP.

    Contact: onderwijsdirecteur@ha.leidenuniv.nl

  • Ratna Lachmansingh Education Coordinator (International) Leiden Leadership Programme

    Ratna Lachmansingh is Education Coordinator of the LLP. In this capacity, she develops, coordinates and evaluates educational activities for LLP students. In doing so, she aims to create a stimulating learning environment in which students can develop their leadership potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.

    Contact: r.lachmansingh@ha.leidenuniv.nl

  • Alicia Slooff Relatiemanager Leiden Leadership Programme

    Alicia Slooff is the Relations Manager of the LLP. Thus, she establishes and maintains contacts with other organisations/companies on behalf of the institute. Alicia obtained her master's degree in Public Administration, specialising in Public Leadership and Management, from Leiden University. Alongside her position at the LLP, Alicia is programme manager at the Leiden Leadership Centre.

    Contact: b.a.slooff@ha.leidenuniv.nl

  • Pascal Neuteboom Programma-assistent Leiden Leadership Programme

    Pascal Neuteboom is programme assistant of the LLP. Her work mainly focuses on the coordination of the LLP, and communicating with students, lecturers and guest speakers.

    Contact: p.neuteboom@ha.leidenuniv.nl

  • Patrick Daamen Student-assistent Leiden Leadership Programme

    Patrick Daamen is a student assistant at the LLP. His work focusses on supporting administrative and promotional work. Patrick obtained his bachelor's degree in political science from Leiden University and he is currently in the final year of his bachelor's degree in Dutch language and culture.

    Contact: p.daamen@ha.leidenuniv.nl

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