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Advanced Leadership Course: Theory and Practice

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SIOI – P.zza di San Marco 51
00186 Roma
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Leadership is a necessity. It can be a blessing or a curse. Leaders have demonstrated the ability to channel people’s confidence, energy, resources and aspirations to lead them into battle, build great societies and explore the continents and skies. Great achievements come from solid, effective and reliable leadership. The catastrophes were caused by corrupt, incompetent and destructive Leadership. Why?

This course will try to answer this question. We will examine what makes a successful Leader, what is needed to become one, what ethical qualities are required and what values ​​are fundamental to Leaders who deserve trust and obedience. We will delve into different Leadership styles and, above all, we will explore Leadership through the centuries, from the ancient world to the present day.

Advanced Leadership Course: Theory and Practice


The course aims to provide participants with theoretical and practical tools for an in-depth understanding of the principles of effective leadership fundamental for managing complex situations and developing negotiation skills in international contexts. Ethical leadership and a positive and supportive work environment positively influence the performance of collaborators and the achievement of common objectives in line with the fundamental values ​​of an organization.

Applying the principles of assertive and persuasive communication, emotional intelligence, time management, problem solving and enhancing collaboration and cooperation skills, resilience and mental agility and creativity means strengthening the fundamental soft and power skills in any field of work.

The program will also offer participants an understanding of how the different value systems of individuals, societies and cultures influence the values ​​and culture within organizations, especially today in a globalized and multicultural world.


The training program will provide essential Leadership skills to staff of international, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, diplomats, government officials, private sector professionals and young graduates. The program is designed for, but not limited to, those in management positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors, with the aim of promoting the adoption of a dynamic and transformative values-based approach to Leadership, to be applied in policies and procedures, initiatives and commitments of different organizations.


The program is structured by providing interactive teaching and workshops in which case studies of historical leaders in various international contexts will be examined.

Reading Materials to read in conjunction with lessons: Leadership Portraits from Caesar to Modern Times: Why These Leaders Matter Today (2023).

Course Structure:

1. Leadership theories and models: Learning to manage ourselves.
2. Types of leadership: analysis and historical comparisons.
3. Modern leaders of the past: The Caesars
– Mark Antony’s speech from Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”.
4. The soft skills of the Leader and the development of a strategic vision: Napoleon Bonaparte.
5. The Evolution of Leadership Throughout History: Why Is Lincoln Still Relevant Today?
6. Creative thinking, example, inspiration, the Leader decides: Martin Luther King
7. Negotiation and Conflict Management: Franklin Delano Roosevelt the Transformative Leader.
8. Resilience and empathy in Leadership: the example of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, Golda Meir, Angela Merkel, Giorgia Meloni
9. Margaret Thatcher: an iron Leader
10. Oprah Winfrey: a charismatic and visionary leader
11. Common Denominators of Great Leadership

The lessons will be held by Prof. Emilio Iodice, Director Emeritus, Professor of Leadership, Loyola University of Chicago, Diplomat and Advisor to US Administrations, with the integration of authoritative testimonies representative of modern Leadership.


To obtain the final certificate of participation, participants must ensure attendance at at least 80% of the lessons. A final group work will also be required which will consist of the creation of a video on the Universal Principles of Leadership.


The registration application must be submitted by completing the Registration Form and sending the required documentation to the email address
The participation fee is €1,500.00, of which €300.00 is non-refundable and must be paid when sending the registration form.

The payment of the fee can be made via CCB made out to SIOI, IBAN code: IT79X0200805181000400118070.

If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the Course will not be activated and the fees paid will be refunded.



Società Italiana per l’Organizzazione Internazionale, Palazzetto di Venezia, Piazza di San Marco, 51 – 00186 Roma Tel. (39) 06/6920781 / e-mail: – /