Good leadership is an essential building block for a forward-looking organization, especially in the technology industry. Digitization and technological advancement challenge companies to respond flexibly to changing circumstances. This requires leaders who motivate their employees, give room for (competence) growth and, where necessary, steer organizational development. By participating in the 'Fit for the Future' scientific research, your company is already well ahead of the game.

Developing leadership: Fit for the Future

Agoria is a promoter of 'Developing Leadership': Fit for the Future', an ambitious ESF project in which three types of leadership development paths are compared scientifically:

  • a shared leadership path,
  • a motivating leadership path, and
  • a regular path.

These paths are run by 60 teams in some 20 companies in the technology industry. The impact of the various paths on the motivation and autonomy of the employees is examined with a team of research. The target group is first-line executives, not management.

For the construction and implementation of the leadership development paths, We join forces with experts who work from a scientific foundation to build and implement the leadership development paths, namely; Workitects and Leading Insights (shared leadership), Impetus Academy (motivating leadership) and Mercuri Urval (regular path).

Agoria wants to set organisations on the way to developing leaders 'fit for the future' by drawing on the results of research supplemented with supporting tools.

What does participation hold in store for you?

  • One to three groups of about 6 leaders take part free of charge in a qualitative training programme supervised by renowned experts.
  • Your organization acquires knowledge and expertise about leadership.
  • You will get the results of the scientific research first-hand.

Which organizations are eligible?

  • Organizations that are sufficiently large so that 2 or 3 groups in the company can take part in a different path without 'contamination' between paths. This means that the groups are interwoven as little as possible. Each group consists of 6 to 8 first-line executives. For the Shared Leadership path, the manager goes through the development path together with his or her team.
  • The executive’s team consists of 8 to 10 members.
  • The management explicitly supports the participation in the research project, and in one or more of the leadership paths. They agree that they have no say as to which path they are assigned and that one of the teams may be designated as a control group, without an effective path. As an organization, you have at least one effective path nonetheless.
  • The organizations give their participants the necessary time to follow the programme (assessments, completing in questionnaires, workshops, ...).
  • Organisations that have their headquarters and operations in the Flemish Region or their headquarters in the Brussels-Capital Region where their activities and operations are largely focused on the Flemish labour market.
  • The total amount of de minimis aid your organization received over a period of three tax years may not exceed €200,000. 

Take part in the information session Thursday, 7 January (9:00 – 10:00 am) or Tuesday, 26 January (2:00 – 3:00 pm). We will delve deeper into the content and conditions of participation for this ESF project. Register through the link below!

The ESF project ‘Developing Leadership: Fit for the Future” falls under the ESF call “With Leadership Experiment and Development towards workable work.’

Project period: November 2020 – December 2022

  • Contribution from ESF: €418,89.74
  • Contribution from the Flemish Co-Financing Fund: €279,262.50


Thursday 7 January 2021, 09:00 - 10:00

Tuesday 26 January 2021, 14:00 - 15:00


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The information session is given in Dutch.

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