Leading Through Empowerment

Build an engaged, agile, and high-performing (hybrid) team. 







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Who is the programme aimed at?



This programme is designed for team leaders looking to increase agility and empowerment in their live, hybrid and remote teams. It is made for you if:

  • You spend too much time in meetings and on emails. You feel that you’re all working very hard, but it isn’t sufficient to deliver the results you want, or the balance isn’t sustainable on the long term. You’re too operational or in firefight mode while you’d like to focus more on strategy and people;
  • You want practical strategies to engage and motivate your team(s) even when they’re working remotely. And you want to measure your progress.

Key admissions criteria

  • No prerequisites are required
  • A formal or informal team responsibility is a plus
  • Looking to empower and engage your (future) team is best!

This programme is the result of a partnership between Solvay Brussels School and QiLeader, a company specialised in helping leaders crafting meaningful lives and building transformative teams and organisations.


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What's in it for you?


A better balance & decreased workload

Our research shows that workload and stress decrease tremendously as teams get empowered. Complaints about workload decrease from 44% to 8% with high empowerment, while high stress dips from 44% to 18%.

As a team leader, empowerment will help you focus on the long term, strategy and people rather than spending your days solving your team’s problems. It’s a win-win for the team members and team leader.


A career accelerator

A great leader fosters independence. Through the empowerment process, your team will gradually become more self-sufficient.


As a leader, your role will evolve from being integral to empowering others to lead, paving the way for you to embrace new responsibilities or ventures.


A community of like-minded leaders

Our live sessions are a vibrant forum for shared learning, where you'll connect with exceptional team leaders. The programme is designed to foster dynamic interactions, not only among leaders, but also with our expert trainers.

These encounters will serve as a catalyst to refine your leadership vision, exchange with specialists, and broaden your professional network.


What's in it for your company?

You’ll start with an assessment of your team’s empowerment and receive a report of your team’s strengths and areas for improvement. You’ll then follow your personalised steps to increase your team’s empowerment.
The methodology has been tested and approved in over 100 teams already and based on the latest research.
Your team will be more empowered, engaged and ready to adapt more rapidly to all the changes!

Many organisations have understood that empowerment and agility go hand in hand but only few manage to succeed in the implementation. Agility starts with a new mindset and another culture, not simply using the tools and buzzwords.

Through this programme, you’ll uncover the strategies to actually become agile and reduce resistance to change in your team. You’ll understand the drivers and success criteria behind agile teams.

Our team empowerment assessments show a direct correlation between your impact as a team and your empowerment score. With high empowerment you have 5 times more chance of reaching your objectives.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, many teams are working remotely and many will be hybrid in the future (working both from home and the office). Understanding how to keep your team engaged and empowered even when they are not physically together anymore has become crucial. Research shows that what motivates people at work is:

  • Autonomy: organising your work like you want
  • Mastery: having impact and becoming good at what you do
  • Purpose: working towards something bigger than yourself

All three aspects are building blocks of this programme with an extra module on remote and hybrid teams.

The Programme

Our Methodology

  1. Discover the Why and Success Criteria
  2. Evaluate Your Team
  3. Remote and Hybrid Teams

Practice and challenges

The programme focuses on the practice and challenges of the participants. It starts with an online assessment of your team. The results will show your team’s strengths and gaps. It’ll result in a personalised programme. The approach is agile with incremental improvement steps.

We know how busy you are and want you to get the most out of this program in the shortest time possible.


A multidisciplinary approach

The programme consists of a mix of theoretical concepts, self-reflection, research articles, cases, exercises and practices.

The content has been divided in short videos, exercises, live coaching moments, masterminds to exchange and a classroom moment to boost your on-the-job practice.

Research has shown that empowerment is not simply about a team that takes more responsibility, there is a systemic approach to increasing your team’s empowerment.


Step 1
Your team empowerment assessment

This 10-minute online assessment can be completed alone or with your team. It consists of +/- 25 questions. In this module, you’ll also understand why empowerment is important, and its effect is on productivity, engagement, agility and financial results.

Step 2
Your results and personalised transformation path

Based on your assessement, we will give you your personalised transformation path and methodology. You’ll work in small incremental steps. We’ll also explain how to reduce resistance to change and accelerate the transformation of your team.

Module 1
Inspire through purpose and clarity

When you empower your teams, it's to reach a certain result. In this module, you'll learn the key to accountability; how to find a dynamic balance (not too rigid, not too chaotic); the importance of a fleximatrix; and how to improve your decision process through consent instead of consensus.

Module 2
The agile systemic approach to boost autonomy

In this module, you'll learn the 5 pillars of the agile temple to accelerate any transformation process (including empowerment); the 3 types of meetings/conversations you should have; and the importance of understanding the diversity in personalities (and what yours is).

Module 3
Transform from Alpha to Authentic leader

As a team leader, you are your own roadblock to more empowerment, or the booster and you might not be aware of your behaviours under pressure. It’s not simply about knowing the theory, it’s about changing your habits.

Here, you’ll learn about the 7 levels of leadership, the success formula of authentic leaders, how to increase your awareness as a key to transform and how to become a master of influence inside your organisation. 

Module 4
A safe environment for a fearless team

Research shows that what sets high-performing teams from average ones is a safe environment. Here you’ll uncover the secrets and counterintuitive strategies to boost the safety of your team. You’ll also learn new work methods to increase the efficiency of your meetings.

Module 5
High-performing remote and hybrid teams

Empowerment is the biggest success factor for remote and hybrid teams. In this module, you'll understand the 10 mistakes when working remotely; how to plan the informal; how to improve your onboarding to avoid imposter’s syndrome; how to boost engagement and handle difficult conversations.

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How future-proof and empowered is
your team?

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of minutes how empowered your team is.

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What our participants say

Yvain Cornet
Pulsaart by AGC
The empowerment of my team increased! So much in fact that my boss and other teams joined the program as well to get the same result.
Magali Carlier
Talent & Learning Manager
Week after week, I saw myself transforming and adopting new habits. I handle things more peacefully today and I am more available for my team members. The team manages things more peacefully as well and is now able to take a step back to better analyse things.

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Who is this programme aimed at?

This programme is designed for team leaders looking to bring more empowerment and agility in their remote, hybrid and live teams. It is made for you if:

  • You spend too much time in meetings and on emails. You feel that you’re all working very hard, but it isn’t sufficient to deliver the results you want, or the balance isn’t sustainable on the long term. You’re too operational or in firefight mode while you’d like to focus more on strategy and people.
  • You want practical strategies to engage and motivate your team even when they’re working remotely. And you want to measure your progress.
Is there financial aid available?

Alumni of the Solvay Brussels School, Solvay Lifelong Learning, Université libre de Bruxelles and Vrije Universiteit Brussel benefit from a 10% discount on tuition fees


Subject to renewal of the regional agreements


  • Brussels region - Educational Subsidy: Self-employed, or employee working for SME in Brussels, under certain conditions, are entitled to an Educational Subsidy. You have to submit the subsidy application within 30 days of the start of the programme/module/course. (for more information: Economie-Emploi)

  • Flanders region - SME Wallet: The SME e-wallet is oriented towards practitioners of ‘liberal professions’ and SMEs whose operational headquarters are located in the Flemish Region. You have to submit the subsidy application within 14 days of the start of the programme/module/course. (for more information: VLAIO)
Certification Awarded

At the end of this programme, you will obtain a university certificate.