Transparent International Leadership

(22 reviews)
  • Be inspired by leadership behaviors beyond the norm
  • Develop a personal foundation for better decisions
  • Possess specific tools to deal proactively with complex situations
  • Increase your intercultural awareness and appreciation


TRAIL is a high impact training package for the international leader. It brings together the most effective tools from nearly 20 open and incompany programs, attended by more than 500 participants from around the world.

Learning at De Baak

We challenge you …
Use your head, heart and hands to develop and grow. Both professionally and personally. We challenge your resilience, agility, connectivity and research capabilities.

… and take your learning to the next level
Your development is always related to the challenges and goals of your organization. Based on our years of experience we know which methods work best – and we take them to the next level.


TRAIL is a program, given on two separate occasions. TRAIL is a high-impact training package for the international leader. It brings together the most effective tools from nearly 20 open and in-company programs, attended by more than 500 participants from around the world.

Day 1: Foundation

  • Learning objectives and personal goals
  • Values, resistances and dilemma decisions

Day 2: Reactions 

  • TAO principles: take Time, make Agreements, be Observant
  • Time, reptilian reactions and proactive prioritization
  • Communication and change management

Day 3: Collaboration 

  • Agreements, motivation and delegation
  • Open questions and the skill/will prism
  • Observing, feedback, body language and intercultural aspects

Day 4: Team 

  • Team development and intercultural appreciation
  • Intervention and conflict management

Study load
In addition to the scheduled program days, you should take into account an extra study load of approximately 3 to 8% of the full program length. This study load generally consists of homework assignments and/or reflection assignments in preparation for the next module.

Individual application and closing
After completing the training course, you will receive a De Baak certificate. This certificate is highly valued in personal leadership development in businesses and organisations, both profit and non-profit.

Free advice
If you would like to know if this program suits your learning objectives or if you have other questions, please do not hesitate to contact our program advisors, call +31(0)343-556369 or send an email to

Our participants

Intercultural (international) leaders, developing leaders, departmental and team leaders and project managers with daily international and other leadership responsibilities who depend on team success, often with 5-25 direct reports and 2+ years of leadership experience.

Intercultural (international) Context
Throughout the TRAIL program there is an added emphasis on the challenges facing leaders in intercultural (international) organizations. The many challenges and real-life cases provide a unique blend of best practices and applied learnings from intercultural collaborations across Europe and extending from Asia to the United States.

TRAIL is also available as an in house program, tailor made for your organization. Please contact us for more information by phone +31(0)343-556369.


Places available
Limited places available
There is a waiting list. Please contact us on +31 (0)343 55 63 69.
Startdate and planning Location Available

What people say

Reviews (22)

  • Very comprehensive training covering many aspects on (international) leadership. Great trainer, group and location as well!

  • Intense and necessary.

  • I have now amazing tool box that I can use when managing/leading people. I loved the card box and I will be using it daily. This training was more than I expected. Ulruk is amazing and so was our group.

  • Ulrik goes beyond in delivering an awe inspiring program, that fundamentaly shifts the way you work and lead teams going forward.

  • Excellent Program with very practical tips and cards!

  • Excellent Program , excellent trainer. Fully inspired after it. Would certainly welcome a follow-up!

  • Professional & Relevant!

  • Even though my role within my company is not a team leader, I already identified items that are my take-aways from the course-That I will work on and implement in my work, and also personal life. Great numbers of examples, organizations and trainers'experience and willingness to share, made the course easy to follow and increased the understanding of concepts introduced.

  • Fantastic use of Technology, insights how to use technology effectively in new ways of working.

  • Very intense program with a good balance between theory, video-examples and group excercises. There were definitely a few AHA-moments and I have identified a few areas where I will now work on in a targeted way. Both professionally and in my private life.

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