#1 Business School in Executive & InCompany Education in the Netherlands for 2020, according to the Financial Times

2,500 students enrolled annually, with a network of 18,000 alumni

Diploma of Excellence upon completion of the entire program, Certificate of Participation for each masterclass

Set the right strategic direction and increase your strategic management impact

In our current world, changes are happening at an ever faster pace. As a manager, you need to have a fast understanding of how to convert these developments in the market and in society into opportunities for your organization. You need to be able to handle complex issues that impact on the current strategic positioning. Being a proactive manager means making the right choices based on the right information and strategically and effectively following through on that direction. Extend your knowledge and reinvent yourself The Advanced Program Leadership and Strategy is aimed at experienced managers and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. What they have in common is the ambition to create impact, stay up to date, work on their professional development and reinvent themselves by generating insights. At TIAS, we work in a small-scale, personal, interactive and academic learning environment, supported by the very best lecturers with ample experience in their fields. Design your own learning track by choosing one of our many options This brochure covers our popular Leadership and Strategy Track. It is up to you how you want to design your track. TIAS offers a wide range of masterclasses—tailor your track by selecting the topics that interest you most. You can customize your learning track to match your work-life situation, choosing to go faster or to spread things out. Diploma of Excellence The learning track consists of five masterclasses, personal leadership development, and a paper. Upon successful completion of the track, you will receive the TIAS Diploma of Excellence. This diploma shows that you have a solid foundation for tackling and solving complex strategic issues.

An education that lets you have an impact on business and society? I’m ready to help you explore which course of study or learning track is best suited to your ambitions, learning objectives and stage of your career.

Jet Eshuis Coordinator Program Advise +31 13 466 86 95


Participant Profile

The Advanced Program is aimed at experienced managers and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. They all share the passion and drive to make an impact in leadership and strategy. Participants include SME directors and board members, executives, division managers, senior advisers and team managers. They come from various profit and non-profit sectors, such as financial services (banks and insurance companies), government (departments, state and local government), higher education, healthcare, industrial engineering and construction.

InCompany Program for Organizations

TIAS School for Business and Society maintains close contacts with nationally and internationally operating organizations. We develop tailor-made courses for all subjects, disciplines and functions that are relevant to business transformation. This can be a 100% tailor made program or a customized program, made up of existing program components from our open courses.

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Direction and implementation: learn how to develop a new strategy, create commitment, and successfully implement your strategy.

Broader, deeper understanding: gain expert knowledge and insights in your own field and extend your learning to other fields.

Flexibility: we offer a wide range of masterclasses. You can customize your learning track to match your work-life situation, choosing to go faster or to spread things out.

Personal support: our one-on-one support and highly efficient learning methods help you maximize your results.

Practice-based concepts and challenging work methods: these open up new ways of thinking you can apply in your work from day one.

Interaction: learn with and from each other through interactive assignments and discussions.

Program of Excellence: #1 Business School in Executive Education in the Netherlands for 2020, according to the Financial Times.

Participant rating Our participants rate our masterclasses with an average of 8.6/10

How will Leadership and Strategy Track benefit you?

Improve your leadership and management skills. By generating new perspectives and new ways of thinking, you will be better equipped to develop future-proof strategies and be an effective leader, and you will know how to inspire and encourage stakeholders and employees to change. In the Leadership and Strategy Track, you learn to look at this dynamic from different perspectives, which gives you more structure and oversight. The various masterclasses will also teach you different perspectives, handles and tools to tackle this topic. It is then up to you to internalize and incorporate the knowledge provided and develop your own vision on your daily practice.



‶For me, the program was the perfect combination of high-level research and the right time investment. I have two young children and run my own company, which doesn't leave me enough time to study every week for 52 weeks. The preparation for each masterclass was easily doable. After that, we had three days of focusing on the content. This program has made me a stronger discussion partner. I have gained natural self-confidence as a result of my increased professional knowledge.″ Susan Molle Head of Human Resources


Design your own learning track Our unique, customizable program lets you create your own learning track. You choose the masterclasses that best suit your learning objectives. You can complete the entire program within one year, but you have the option of taking up to two years, if you prefer. You can organize the content, intensity, and duration of your track to suit your work-life situation. Masterclasses The Advanced Program Leadership and Strategy includes five masterclasses. The Masterclasses Leadership and Strategic Management are compulsory, but you are free to choose the other ones. We have special masterclasses for profit and non-profit. You have the option of starting with one Masterclass and continuing with the full program later. Develop your personal leadership Part of this program is dedicated to the further development of your personal leadership. You can choose between 1-on-1 coaching or the Masterclass Personal Leadership. Final paper At the end of the program, you write a final paper in which you start applying your newly gained knowledge and skills to your organization. Ideally, you start writing your paper after having completed at least three masterclasses. This will allow you to use knowledge and insights from different perspectives. During the diploma track, you will attend an online lecture on how to write the final paper. Want to know which masterclasses you can choose?




In small masterclasses, expert lecturers share their vision on current and future developments and you are invited to participate. As you progress, your ability to respond to complex issues in a clear manner and make well-thought-out decisions for your organization will increase. The masterclasses in the example below are excellent suggestions for the Leadership and Strategy Track:

  • Leadership
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategy implementation
  • Forecasting
  • Change Management



Together with a TIAS coach, you evaluate the knowledge and insights you have gained. You also discuss what this means for your personal development and how these new insights affect your organization. For this part, you can choose from the following:

  • Personal coaching (individual, 3 sessions)
  • Masterclass Personal Leadership (group, 2 days)



At the end of the program, you write a final paper under the personal supervision of an Academic Director. In this paper, you link the core elements of the program to your daily work. By working on an issue that is relevant to your work, you get to apply your newly gained knowledge and skills to your organization even before you graduate.

Time investment

The time investment for each masterclass is 3 days. For all masterclasses together, the total is 15 days. The time investment for Personal Leadership Development depends on the option chosen: 2 days for the masterclass or an average of 12 hours for the coaching sessions (3 sessions, including personal preparation and reflection). Most participants complete their final paper within a time frame of 3 to 6 months. The entire program can be completed within 1 to 2 years.

Result: Diploma of Excellence

Upon successful completion of the entire track, you will receive the TIAS Diploma of Excellence. You will also receive a certificate for each masterclass you have taken. The Diploma of Excellence is not an officially recognized diploma. For those who wish to obtain an officially recognized diploma, we offer Executive Masters.

PE points

PE points registration may be requested for a number of masterclasses. Participants should bear in mind, however, that the current changes in this area may affect the awarding of PE points. Feel free to contact the Program Adviser for any further questions.


These two other tracks within the diploma program are very popular with our participants:

Leadership and General Management | Leadership or Leadership for non-profit | Strategic Management or Strategic Management for non-profit | Financial Management | Operational Excellence | Change Management

Leadership and Business Management | Leadership or Leadership for non-profit | Strategic Management or Strategic management for non-profit | Financial management | Strategic HRM & Talentmanagement | Operational excellence Leadership, Innovation and Change Management | Leadership or Leadership for non-profit | Strategic Management or Strategic Management for non-Profit | Innovation | Design Thinking | Change Management

Would youlike advice in putting together your own learning route? I would like to help you discover which training program or learning trajectory suits your ambitions, learning goals and phase in your career.

Jet Eshuis Coördinator Programma Advies +31 13 466 86 95


Geert Desmet has over 20 years' experience as a Marketing and Services Marketing Manager at companies such as Procter & Gamble, Heineken International, Synovate and the Brenninkmeijer group of companies. During this time, he worked in various areas, such as business strategy consulting, strategic marketing, business & competitive intelligence, copy development & communication, market research & consumer insight, and knowledge management. Adj. Prof. Geert Desmet Academic Director An expert in public administration, Dr. Eelco van Hout specializes in innovative organizational and network design and their effects on leadership, HR, management, and change processes in the public sector. He is particularly interested in public-private network alliances and the strategic dilemmas these pose for managers and administrators. Dr. Eelco van Hout Academic Director


Customizable program

Design your own learning track


18 days, spread over 1-2 years


€17810 (VAT-exempt)


TIAS Diploma of Excellence upon completion of the entire program, Certificate for each masterclass






TIAS in Tilburg and Utrecht The Masterclasses take place on our well-equipped and modern campuses in Tilburg and / or Utrecht. Both locations are centrally located and easily accessible by public transport and car.


Do you want to create more impact on your organization and on society?

With the flexible approach of TIAS, you create impact:

  • Tailor your education and learning path to your learning needs
  • Learn a lot in a short time through frequent interaction
  • Individual attention is at the heart of the TIAS approach
  • Learn at your own pace, both online and on-site
  • Start whenever you want

Would you like more information about our program design?


Apply for the Leadership and Strategy Track

I would like to help you discover how this program matches your ambitions, learning goals and phase in your career. Please feel free to contact me for personal advice or schedule a meeting directly. Jet Eshuis Coordinator Program Advice +31 13 466 86 95

Our conviction We believe business exists to serve society. Our purpose We develop leaders to serve society by transforming business. Our mission We are the go-to school for business transformation that serves society. Our vision We are an international hub for life-long learning and development for leaders who want to have impact and serve society by transforming business. TIAS #Neverstopasking At TIAS, we encourage people to never stop asking. To be critical, inquiring and creative, with a strong focus on collaboration.