Leadership workshop: Situational leadership

Leadership workshop: Situational leadership


Ghent - Communicatiecampus, MeetingCenteR4

Start date:

10 March 2020


10 March 2020, 9:00 - 13:00

General context

This leadership workshop focusses on one specific topic, situational leadership. The idea behind situational leadership is that there exists no single "best" style of leadership. Effective leadership is flexible, meaning that leaders adapt their leadership style to the ability (skills) and willingness (motivation) of the individual or group they want to lead or influence. Effective leadership depends not only on the person or group, but also varies with the task that needs to be accomplished.


This workshop will help you to

  • become aware of your personal preferences, challenges and allergies
  • adapt your leadership style to the needs of your colleagues
  • maximally build on the diversity of talents and drives of your collaborators
  • create a fertile breeding ground for highly skilled professionals
  • coach people who sometimes are more expert in their domain than you are

The workshop consists of following steps:

  • Defining the specific learning needs (based on the intake questionnaires)
  • Briefly explore a number of schemes / models / tools
  • Applying the models to specific situations
  • Integration of the learned insights to both
    • practices, i.e. things that we agree to do from now on
    • conditions: what do we have to work out to bring those practices to live?
    • personal action plan

To maximize the relevance and usefulness of the training, participants are invited to fill out an intake questionnaire prior to the training in which they can share personal learning questions & challenges. These are translated by the trainers into case studies & exercises to be used during the training.

Groups consist of maximally 10 participants to guarantee the opportunity for in depth experimenting & reflection to all participants.

Event intended for

VIB postdocs and staff scientists that want to get insights in how to challenge and support people for top performance.

Extra information
  • This training is only open for VIB participants and is free.
  • Note that upon no show without valid justification a fee of € 100 will be charged and you will be blacklisted for the VIB training program for 1 year. Click here for more information.


True Colours

True Colours® is a creation of Lisa Boelaert and Herwig Deconinck – inspired by 17 years of working together and our shared drive, dream and vision concerning people, development, teamwork & change.

As a change consultancy, True Colours has built a niche within research and academic organisations on the one hand, and they work for profit, non-profit, production and service companies on the other hand.

True Colours coaches:
•Individuals (coaching/training/supporting)
•Teams (team coaching, conflict mediation, team development, teambuilding)
•Organisations (process support, work conferences and large group interventions, setting up and guiding change programmes, strategy exercises, …)

regarding the changes that are happening to them or in which they find themselves.

True Colours likes to combine their insights and experiences in HR, solutions-focused work practices, organisational design and lean management, and personal and team leadership.

They specialise in short-term projects within a long-term relationship: a thorough knowledge of the client enables us to respond maximally to concrete requests and makes change possible in the short-term. They have been working together with VIB for more that 10 years now.

Contact True Colours :

Practical info

Location & Venue

10 March 2020

Communicatiecampus - MeetingCenteR4 (gebouw 487)

Sint-Denijslaan 487
9000 Ghent

Public transport

10 March 2020

Communicatiecampus - MeetingCenteR4 (gebouw 487)
Public transport

By train: You go to the back of the Gent-Sint-Pieters station where you then go on foot (18 min) to the right towards Sint-Denijslaan. At the end of the street you will find the CommunicatieCampus on your left. You can also be picked up with the shuttle bus (5 min). Please contact us ( in time if you you would like to make use of this service.  

By bus: Stop on the Sint Denijslaan; Strandlopershalte with bus line 34, 35 or 36 a 2-minute walk from the Communication Campus.

Route description

10 March 2020

Communicatiecampus - MeetingCenteR4 (gebouw 487)


There is free parking available on the campus.

Venue contact

10 March 2020

Communicatiecampus - MeetingCenteR4 (gebouw 487)
Location contact

+32 9 242 82 10

Extra information

Meeting Room Bordeau