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Full professors

As a full professor you are responsible for creating and leading your own line of research and that of assistant and associate professors. You supervise PhD students, assistant and associate professors and other staff members. If you are also the head of the department, you will need a strategy and vision for the future of your department. You probably want to create a great working team, and need to coach employees in their development, you will function as board member or chairman, and need to decide how you practically run your department. Academic leadership demands a lot of focus and energy. Try doing research, teaching, and having a private life at the same time!

Full professors are therefore usually interested in courses about academic leadership, scientific project management, supervision, governance, delegating, valorisation, media training and happiness training. You will find these courses and workshop below, and more!

ElroyCOM offers the following courses for Full professors

Selling Science

Scientists and their departments need money for research, and they increasingly depend on funding from outside university. So they apply for funding from (inter-)national funding agencies, or cooperate with industry, external employers, or businesses. They may also want to make money out of the results, or spread results through the media to make sure their results get know and used.

This asks specific skills of you and your department, such as convincing non-experts, business negotiations, consulting skills, marketing your results, and dealing with the news media.

What exactly is the need for knowledge or applications by your external partner? How do you translate this to your research questions? How do you create an effective cooperation in which your and their needs are satisfied? How do you spread your results, make sure they get noticed in the news media?

That is what Selling Science is about!

Professional negotiation
Coaching valorisation activities
Voicing a valorisation strategy
Maximize creativity!
What a personality!
Career and acquisition strategy
Successful Grant writing
Effective networking conversations
Setting up and managing cooperation in science
Your research on TV!
Strategic networking
Business with external employees
What do they want?
Consulting skills
Define your product!
Creative innovations
Marketing for ‘dummies’
Introduction to Selling Science
Presenting for funding committees
Scientific entrepreneurship
Talking with non-experts
Spread the news!
Consulting with conviction
Personal branding I: Self-presentation
Science journalism


In the end, communication is a large part of your work. Whether you talk about your research, planning, supervision, or about the weather in social interactions: we could not do without communication. Communication is also a skill: you can prepare, analyse, and influence communication. Personal styles and goals of the other person and yourself create an interaction and define the outcome. Learning how to apply different techniques helps you get what you want, and maintain positive relationships. In our experience, our scientific participants learn eagerly and enjoy communication training a lot!

What a personality!
Strategic networking
Presenting science
Spread the news!
Test yourself!
Talking with non-experts
Dealing with criticism
Media training
How to give feedback
Engaging with stakeholders
Conversation skills
This is not a conflict!
Formal conversations
Body language

Scientific Happiness

In our research, 420 scientists in the Netherlands said they need and miss courses that have to do with happiness: their workload and private life is overloaded and they suffer from stress.

In the workshops and courses that we offer, we base our knowledge and exercises on scientific studies. What we do is therefore no-nonsense! We help you to deal with stress, relax and clear your mind. A lot of simple techniques have proven to work in clinical studies.

Treat yourself to a happy life, and choose a training from our range!

Our training courses are based on scientific research. An overview of all references used for training courses in this category can be found here.

This is not a conflict!
Mental resilience
Leadership and work pressure
Time management
Dealing with work pressure
Influence on the stress of the team
Too many worries
Positivity workshop
A taste of happiness
The happy department
Assertive behavior
Concentration & focus
Energy management
The perfectionist in me
Sleep well!
Work-life balance


During your education and career you will find out who you are, what you want, and how to get the job you desire. You can use the advise of others, reflect, and practise the skills needed to discover these aspects.

In this category we make sure you exchange a lot of experience with the other participants. We stimulate you to see and employ your qualities, and help you to make yourself visible. In a creative way we help you to practise the skills needed to do the job you want, and to get it.

Accelerating personal leadership
Job satisfaction
My competencies
Career pitch
Shiney eyes!
Getting paid well!
Consulting skills
Persuasive networking
Moving up or moving on?
What do I really want?
The job interview


Women all over the world are underrepresented in management positions. The Netherlands are not doing well compared to other European countries. In the Dutch academic society only some 12% of the full professors are women. This percentage is even lower in executive and governing positions. Change is needed in organisations, for instance in scouting and selection procedures, male:female ratio in selection committees, and in gender bias awareness.

But women can do al lot themselves! They need to invest in their visibility, and in their skills in networking and leadership. In cooperation with women’s networks, ElroyCOM has developed training for academic women who want to make it to the top.

Negotiation skills for women
Everybody likes me!
Female leadership
Persuasive networking
This is not a conflict!
Voice workshop
What a personality!
Body language

Management & Leadership

The management of scientific research, departments and organisations isn’t easy in an academic world where freedom is needed and appreciated, and unclarity in responsibilities, tasks, conditions, and agreements is common. In this category you will find training in project / risk / crisis management, supervision of PhD students, time management, and much more. We will help you to make management and leadership easier and more effective!

Supervising from a distance
Scientific integrity
Setting up and managing cooperation in science
Accelerating personal leadership
The happy department
Stakeholder management and commitment
Engaging with stakeholders
Communication styles in leadership
Academic leadership
Communication styles in leadership
Leadership and work pressure
Selecting PhDs and staff
Motivate your people!
Strategic influence
Leadership for beginners
Effective leadership styles
The manager as a coach
Supervision of PhD-students
Supervising Asians
Effective supervision 1
Effective supervision 2
Effective supervision 3
Multiple project management
Scientific Project Management
Risk and crisis management
Learn to delegate!
Get organized!
Using humour in management
Everybody likes me!
Development conversations
Time management