Training module: Essentials psychology for managers

Gurus like Michael Porter, Herni Mintzberg and Tom Peters are big supporters of more and better psychological education in management studies. In many (post)graduate studies we experience the hunger of many students for answers on important social and psychological issues. Mostly with students in business administration.

Processes are complex phenomenons. As a manager you experience a display of their behavior every day. Rational but also irrational. And everytime you are surprised of the unpredictability of their behavior. And of course that of the actors who play in the theatre of processes.

For whom

This training is intended for managers, entrepreneurs, and team leaders who want to get acquainted with the most influential psychological phenomenons. Everyone deals with the influence of psychology on the behavior of business processes on a daily basis. How does this influence work? And how can you learn to deal with it in a positive and solution oriented focus?


In this module you will acquire information on the following topics:

  • what can managers learn from Freud, Skinner, Rogers, Kelly, and Eijsenck?
  • how does change give rise to (a lot of) resistance?
  • does pay for performance always lead to a better profit?
  • how do you make the right decisions?
  • why is a good life a process, instead of a state?
  • do you influence the degree of self deployment of your employees?
  • how do you gain advantage from your emotions and the emotions of employees?
  • is it necessary for a manager to be able to motivate others?
  • is there a best management style for every process?
  • how does your process work for you and not vice versa?


10 sessions (4 hours each)


€ 3.000,- per participant based on open submissal (courses start twice a year).

€ 12.000,- in-house session on location for a group maximum of 8 participants. Price excludes tax, travel, and possible location expenses (e.g. rent, lunch, other facilities).


The Comm’ant office in Amsterdam or to be decided.


  • Open submissal: 13 February 2017 and 13 September 2017
  • In-house: to be decided

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