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Learning My Way

Learning about My meaningful Way through life and profession.


About Learning My Way

Learning My Way is the main program of the Personal Development Centre (PDC) of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Leiden University. Our approach supports people in their development of becoming independent, healthy and engaged professionals and citizens.   

Learning My Way (LMW) interventions and workshops offer participants a cognitive framework and a playfull way to discover and shape their own path, learn about their unique talent, and realize their contribution to society. This approach supports the resilience of participants, to autonomously deal with adversities and setbacks in study, work, and private life.  

The LMW-program consists of different modules, more information can be found under 'programs'.   

Henk Dekker Award 2018

In 2018, the LMW program was awarded for educational innovation by the University of Leiden, Delft and Erasmus, through the annual Henk Dekker Award.

Unique to LMW is the secure online portfolio in which, as a participant, you can record and track your own development for life (Learning My Way portfolio). This portfolio travels with the participant, rather than with the institution. With this, LMW literally stands for lifelong learning. The portfolio is also the anchor point for the Life is Learning program for all students of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Leiden University. 


What is the Personal Development Centre

The Personal Development Centre (PDC) is an organizational unit within the Faculty of Social Sciences of Leiden University. The PDC develops, implements, evaluates, and consolidates innovative forms of blended learning in the field of personal and professional development. The PDC is co-carrier of the Life is Learning program of the Faculty of Social Sciences, which offers certification in personal and professional development for all FSW students. 

Our team consists of specialized trainer-coaches, see our team here

The PDC is embedded in many regular Ba and Ma programs within and outside Leiden University. For its highly interactive trainings, the PDC is equipped with the Living Lab; a flexible space that can be adapted to any educational need. The PDC offers customized programs, at TU Delft, Utrecht University, various post-masters and HR contexts, as well as within primary and secondary education, click here for more information about our clients. 

Once you start learning, you never stop...

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