Master class Effective leadership for security and privacy professionals - FULLY BOOKED

Would you like to further develop your skills to become even more effective as a security or privacy professional? In this three-day master class, you will learn techniques to convince your management, be introduced to best practices from other organisations and share your knowledge and experience with the other participants.

Tweedaagse masterclass Effectief teamwork voor cybersecurityteams
24 Apr — 05 Jun 2024
24 April, 13 May and 5 June from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
SURF office Utrecht

This master class is full. Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to register.

Master class

The master class consists of three days of physical meetings. Beforehand, there is a telephone intake of about half an hour to discuss your personal learning goals. This input and a SWOT analysis you write during the course are your guiding principles for the master class.

During the master class, there is plenty of room to spar with the lecturer individually about learning objectives or any challenges at work. At the end of the master class, you practice with actors and present your learning moments in an action plan for the other participants.

The master class is highly interactive. It is above all a practice-oriented training in which you also bring in your own cases (confidentially, of course). For some parts of the day, you will receive literature and/or have some specific homework questions.


Day 1 24 April 2024
09.00-13.00: Personal effectiveness: you and another

After a short introduction by Rosanne Pouw, SURF, we will, under the guidance of Anton Pieter van Logtestijn, work on motivations of yourself and the other (based on a prior MMI-7 colour survey), limiting patterns and unconscious beliefs. We also look at how to better convince the other person by better understanding their drives. What makes some people more effective than others? What can you learn from them? How can you be (more) convincing towards managers, even when the pressure from the organisation increases, or when you cannot force decisions.

13.30-17.15: (Inter-)Personal leadership and effectiveness: you and groups

In the afternoon, we shift the focus to convincing your own team, other departments, other organisations, the Board Members. What are they sensitive to? What do they want to achieve and avoid? Where are common interests and win-win situations? What can cohesion, feedback, dialogue, addressing and trust contribute to success? Why is E=KxA so important to remember and apply? How can you build and increase trust?

Day 2: 13 May 2024

09.00-13.00: Personal effectiveness and my management

Roland Notermans rapidly covers the essence of governance, risk, compliance and ESG: lots of tips, best and good practices that you could apply yourself in order to increase the effectiveness of your approach. Roland discusses questions such as: what are hard and soft controls and nudges, what do you need to know about them? What can you do with them in practice? Which good examples does he see in many other organisations that we could also apply ourselves? Why do they increase the effectiveness of your programme? What can we learn from Amy Edmondson, Naomi Ellemers, Nobel Prize winners Richard Thaler and Daniel Kahneman? How to increase effectiveness and convince managers?

13.30-17.15: (Inter-)personal effectiveness and the other

This afternoon is dedicated to working on one's own personal effectiveness. Anne Geertsema shares her insights on core qualities and pitfalls, allergies and challenges, communication walls as well as the importance of better

Day 3: 5 June 2024

09.00-12.30: Practice personal effectiveness yourself

We will zoom in on questions such as:

  • How do I conduct my most difficult conversations?
  • How do I come across and become more effective in groups?
  • How do I deal with strong resistance or even intimidation?

We will do this by practising with actors based on your own case. For those who want, you can practice the most difficult conversations by trying out different styles a few times.

13.00-17.30: Your own presentations and learning from each other

On the last day of lessons, each course member gives a presentation based on their own SWOT analysis and lessons learned over the past weeks and a plan of action to increase your effectiveness. That same presentation will be sent (with good suggestions from the other trainees) to your own manager.

Expected results

The master class will help you bridge the gap from the position of professional to that of effective trusted advisor. The course deepens your skills to get managers, groups and obstructionists moving, to facilitate difficult dilemmas and to integrate latest insights, best practices and tips into your own approach.

Led by experienced trainers, you will improve your ability to position yourself as a full interlocutor with board members, senior management and front-line staff.

The master class delivers a concrete plan of action and a certificate of participation from The Compliance Academy with 24 PE/PO points.

For whom?

The master class "Effective leadership for security and privacy professionals" has been specially developed for all security and privacy professionals and managers (to be) who want to deepen their skills under the guidance of highly experienced professionals in a group of like-minded people to gain insight into how these skills can be developed.

After the masterclass, you will have:

  • developed skills and greater self-insight, and understand others better
  • insight into governance and organisational processes, communication and (political) power relations
  • a broader or new perspective as you work with experienced lecturers, actors and fellow participants from other organisations.