The Informal Leader


Persuading others in a productive way without being able to pull rank is not easy.

Start date
  • Koetshuis Den Brandt
  • € 2500 (excl. 21% VAT)
  • € n/a (tax free)
  • English

International Summer School The Informal Leader

Would you like to get the best from yourself in the summer of 2014 and become an expert in your field? Our Indian Summer School combines great fun with serious learning to produce concrete results. Our intensive program is completely tailored to your ambitions and your day-to-day work. The goal is to help you grow in a personal and professional capacity.

Four days of practical and personal learning wrapped up in a compact course. Plus a great Leading & Following workshop to sharpen all your senses and occasionally wrong-foot you! You’ll discover what good leadership actually is. And you’ll find out how to learn it. We also offer many other fun activities during your time with us: Yoga & Body and Active & Mind classes, a classic movie, a Network Dance Night and drinks on the patio.

For you

You’re the leader, even though you don’t have a formal managerial position. You’re experienced in your profession and you are the motivator, senior or coordinator. You lead a group of people without hierarchical jurisdiction: a profession in its own right. The Informal Leader Indian Summer School revolves around these questions: How do you get people on board if you can't assert yourself? How can you exert long-lasting influence without a formal position of power? How do your reveal your leadership through your own efforts? How do you shape your own role in the balance of forces?


  • You discover your unique way to get people on board
  • You apply your passion and talent to show leadership
  • You can guide your team to grow and develop
  • You know how you can assert influence from your current role


The International Summer School is a coherent entity: you arrive on Tuesday morning (a healthy fruit smoothie will be waiting for you) and before you know it, it's Friday afternoon and you'll be making your way home having enjoyed an instructive experience. The week consists of a variety of activities: some are organized for all participants to do together and some are just for your own training group. The program's objectives are at the heart of the course, but there’s plenty of opportunity for reflection and relaxation. Finally, we're in one of the most beautiful places in Belgium: De Baak International, in the center of Antwerp's largest green zone: Park Den Brandt - Nachtegalenpark - Middelheimpark. An oasis right next to the ring road!

You can participate in a number of sporting activities and take up our networking opportunities, but this is purely optional. If you prefer, you can have a lie in or sit back with a glass of juice/wine in your hand, looking at the stars or admiring the trees, thinking back over the educational and inspirational day... Create your own learning experience with the Indian Summer School.

What to expect from the Informal Leader Indian Summer School:

Day 1
09.00 Welcome with coffee/tea
09.30 Plenary Opening
10.30 Program
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Program
17.00 Break + intro City Safari
17.30 Start City Safari
20.00 Dinner

Day 2
07.30 Welcome with coffee/tea
08.00 Wake up ‘Body & Mind’
09.00 Program
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Program
17.00 Break
18.30 Start Workshop Cross Cultural Diversity with walking dinner (at 20.00)

Day 3
07.30 Welcome with coffee/tea
08.00 Wake up ‘Body & Mind’
09.00 Program
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Program
16.00 Art and Leadership
17.30 Break
20.00 Dinner

Day 4
 ..….. Sleep in and Check out of your hotel room..…..
09.30 Welcome with coffee/tea
09.00 Program
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Program
15.00 Grande Finale
15.30 Closing drink
16.30 End

Take the Lead, Communicate, Influence, Inspire, Motivate, Convince, Profile, Self Knowledge, Create awareness, Personal Effectiveness
This program has a minimum of 8 and maximum of 16 participants.

When and Where

The team

  • henk_eggink_230
    • Henk Eggink
    • Program Director / Trainer
  • ralph_blom_230
    • Ralph Blom
    • Program developer
  • katrien_braeckmans
    • Katrien Braeckmans
    • Program developer/ trainer
  • Thérèse van Denberghe
    • Thérèse Vanden Berghe
    • Program Coordinator