YUO launches Leadership for Medical Professionals Course

The EAU Young Urologists Office (YUO) may have the right programme for you in London during the Annual EAU Congress. The YUO will hold a new course on Monday 27 March 2017, from 08:30 to 11:30, to provide recommendations on how to develop leadership and management skills.

“Around 30 participants from across Europe will be selected for the three-hour course which will provide skills training in various areas including management, decision-making and presentation skills, among others,” said YUO Chairman Prof. Michiel Sedelaar.

The YUO is working on its Personal Development Programme where courses will focus on management and communication skills, leadership, finances, etc. The first part of this programme is a course on Leadership for Medical Professionals, designed for young (under 45 years) urologists and related health professionals who have the potentials to be future leaders in national and international urology.

“The emphasis is on the development and successful implementation of a personal and creative leadership style and business strategy. After the course, participants will learn to be more decisive in reacting to developments within their organization, more effective and efficient in management skills,” said Sedelaar.

The following are the application criteria:

  • Urologists under the age of 45;
  • A letter of motivation stating the applicant’s interest for the course;
  • Recommendation letter from applicant’s immediate superior or supervisor;
  • Proven fluency in English; and
  • Readiness to submit essay-type articles in preparation for the course.

“This is an exciting programme for young urologists and regardless of their career plans and ambitions, the course will provide stimulating ideas, tips and other valuable strategies to boost one’s managerial and decision-making capacities,” Sedelaar said.

The YUO board will review all applications on a first-come, first-served basis and selected participants will come from countries across Europe. A small token fee of €50 will be required to ensure attendance by selected applicants. The course will be handled by a Dutch management and communications specialist team led by Herman Rijksen and Jaap Zijlstra.

For interested candidates, inquire for details or email the YUO at