Leadership courses
Part of a STAR Programme

During this 1-day training you will be able to get better at leading your team. You will experience new ways of giving and receiving feedback, coaching yourself and others, showing appreciation and looking at people in their qualities. The way of working is focusing on what works well (even just a bit) instead of focusing on what's not working.

In this 1-day course, you will get the chance to improve some essential skills needed in any leadership role. You will also get to know the paradigm of Solution Focus (SF).
In critical conversations with direct reports, clients or other stakeholders the focus is often on problems and problem analysis, taking you further away from a solution. Instead you will be learning how to turn a problem-oriented stance into a solution focused way of working with people. You will be getting practical new ways to give and receive feedback, to coach and show appreciation, and to deal constructively with your own and the other one’s qualities, pitfalls, challenges and allergies.
You are warmly invited to bring your specific leadership cases to the table and to view this training day as a very interactive lab, where it’s safe and useful to experiment and learn.

Course time
09h00 - 17h00
Who should attend

People with at least 2 years’ experience (e.g. as a Clinical Research Associate (CRA)) and who want to set new goals and objectives in their career.

Programme highlights
  • Interactive case sharing with peers
  • Focus on what works well and doing more of that, on stop doing what does not work and on not fixing what is not broken
  • A set of simple yet not simplistic ways of leading people
  • An interactive and experience based rather than an ex cathedra training
Learning Objectives
  • Describe how to turn problems into solutions through small, practical steps
  • Give and receive feedback in a solution focused way
  • Coach yourself, direct reports and other stakeholders
  • Experience the art of appreciation
  • Identify and make use of your own strengths and those of others more
  • Constructively make use of the pitfalls, challenges and allergies that accompany these strengths



This course covers competencies that are part of the ECCRT Competency Framework

  • Scientific Concepts Research Design (0)
  • Ethical & Participants Safety Considerations (0)
  • Investigational Product Development and Regulation (0)
  • Clinical Studies Operations (GCPs or ISO 14155) (0)
  • Study and Site Management (0)
  • Data Management and Informatics (0)
  • Leadership and Professionalism (7)
  • Communication (0)
  • Teamwork (1)
  • Business acumen (3)

Be aware that attending one of ECCRT open course does not guarantee that the competency is acquired but only guarantees that the related knowledge has been trained

Book a course

Date Lang Location
Proceeding your application may take up to 24 working hours. In case of question, contact

Booking is desired 1 week before F2F session in order to allow the participant to go through pre-read materials.
1 100,00 € excl. VAT (if applicable)


November 2013

The course was very varied, which was good to keep the attention.  The trainer was very convincing and interactive.  I can recommend this course for the whole company !