Personal Leadership 2021

za 6 februari '21

Personal Leadership 2021



Personal Leadership Symposium


Do you want to be more “in the lead” of your life? Having trouble with the pressure and expectations of everything and everyone nowadays? Looking for meaning, your purpose in and your contribution to a better world? Then sign up for the Personal Leadership Symposium!

Be someone who gives direction to his or her life in a meaningful way and who can deal with societal issues. Meet new people plus learn more about leadership as serving others and making a valuable contribution to a better world.


Niko Schonebaum, teacher of rhetoric and philosophy at the Landmerk Foundation, provides you as students the means to develop into happy people with a clear understanding of reality, a balanced character and a strong ambition to use your talents and skills for noble purposes.

The seminar “Lead by example” will kick off with a general session. The goal is to learn something from two archetypical leaders from history: Socrates, who leads by rationality, and St. Paul, who leads by faith and hope. After the general session participants will be given a small assignment in which they apply acquired insight to a concrete case. The assignment will be either to give a speech or to write a letter. At the end of the seminar we will listen to several of the assignments and share feedback and insights.

The Landmerk Foundation offers education to young people that is based on a sincere and optimistic vision of the person and is aimed at broad and deep intellectual growth. In terms of content, it's all about the big questions and it usually takes the form of practice in correct and clear reasoning, speaking and writing.


Pieter-Matthijs Gijsbers, Director Comenius Leergangen, invites you – as aspirant European leaders - to reflect on leadership.

His presentation on European Leadership values creates space for wonder, doubt and personal development of European leaders. The information nourishes and inspires with groundbreaking scientific insights and stimulates ambition, inspiration and responsibility.


Caroline Richelle, PR of the Representation of the European Commission, The Hague, will give you an enlightening, intrinsically motivating speech on “Leadership is service”. She will explain that leadership is about serving, more than demanding in all realms of life.



10.30 registration & coffee

11.00 Introduction (Soka)

11.05 – 13.00 Niko Schonebaum, Landmerk

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.15 Pieter-Matthijs Gijsbers, Comenius Leergangen

15.15 Caroline Richelle, Representation European Comission, The Hague

16.00 Closure & tea

16.30 End


Moderator: Margriet Krijtenburg, European Studies Programme, The Hague University of Applied Sciences



Registration: Secretariat SOKA, Concertgebouwplein 17, 1071 LM Amsterdam Tel. 0630175281, email: or via the website:

Place: Conferentieoord Zonnewende, Tilburgseweg 54, 5066 BV Moergestel

Costs: € 35 (students 20,-) included ‘lunchbuffet

Payment: Preferably by bank IBAN NL86INGB0005157514, Stichting SOKA, Amsterdam.