Innovation and leadership in the legal sector

Develop your personal innovation capability
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3 full day programme

€ 1,950 (excl. VAT)

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Drive sustainable innovation excellence in your organisation

Over the last few years, the legal sector has rapidly evolved. Increasingly sophisticated technologies along with pressure from clients, employees and regulatory systems are pushing legal professionals to keep up. However, these changes are also delivering the opportunity to re-imagine legal services and better meet market demands. To implement and stimulate innovation within the legal sector, Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship and Erasmus School of Law have developed a programme for legal professionals to embrace innovation as a strategic theme for future growth.

This 2-day programme (1+1) offers you the required knowledge, skills and motivation to enable legal professionals to develop sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship competences within the organization. Through this programme you will be able to discuss the challenges faced by the legal sector and learn and employ design thinking and other innovation methodologies to address them. As a result, this allows you to understand how innovation works in your role as legal professional and how you can contribute to it in an effective way.

Learning objectives

After this programme, you will:

  • learn how to master the use of the latest innovation tools & techniques to approach challenges that you are facing in your legal practice;
  • develop an innovation strategy for your organisation that is structured, sustainable and persuasive;
  • build a network of like-minded legal innovators.

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Where law meets business

The ‘Innovation and leadership in the legal sector’ programme is offered in collaboration with Erasmus School of Law – Executive Education. Rotterdam Executive School of Law helps managers, entrepreneurs and other professionals to gain practical knowledge of law. Together we provide a value-driven programme by top scientists in the legal sector, innovation and entrepreneurship, all with extensive practical experience. Immediately applicable to your own workplace.

For whom

Find out if this programme is interesting for you

This programme is specially designed for legal professionals who wish to strengthen their capability to adapt innovation tools and discover the various (new) roles that emerge in the legal sector.

Course information

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Programme details

The programme consists of two in-class days with a dynamic mix of interactive masterclasses, themed discussions, application and practice of tools, and the development of personal innovation cases. Several weeks after day one there will be a collective return day during which the participants share their experiences with the group and facilitators and continue to deep dive in the themes and tools to approach these.

Day 1: How to Approach Legal Innovation

On day one you will discover what innovation in the legal sector means, what the possibilities are and how legal organisations can offer their services in an innovative way. We take an introspective look at innovation: what is the purpose of innovation?

After this day you:

  • Come to understand the roles and traits of a successful legal innovation professional.
  • Have knowledge of relevant innovation tools and techniques that you can apply directly within practice.
  • Have developed a concrete action plan, innovation roadmap, that focuses on walking the talk of driving innovation in practice.

Day 2: Innovation in (Legal) Practice

During the second “return day”, a review is given of the most important content from the programme on day one. Crucial this day are the participants sharing their experiences on the action plan and the challenges they faced with peers and facilitators for feedback.

After this day you:

  • Consolidate the knowledge and skills gained during the first day.
  • Get feedback on your innovation roadmap and the challenges that you encountered in practice.
  • Exchange experiences with other legal innovators in a structured way so you can learn from each other.


See which academics and practitioners facilitate this programme
Leading facilitators bridging science and practice in innovation

In this programme Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship and Erasmus School of Law bring professionals from the legal sector together to get the most out of learning with and from each other. This learning is fuelled by the latest hands-on insights from the world-class innovation, entrepreneurship and law research of professors from Erasmus University Rotterdam and practical experience of driving innovation in organisations.

Prof.dr. Justin Jansen

Academic Director

Justin Jansen is professor of corporate entrepreneurship at RSM. His award-winning research and publications provide new perspectives into the roles of leadership, start-ups, organisational ambidexterity, corporate entrepreneurship, and new developments to improve long-term viability and performance. Justin is scientific director of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, and is on the editorial board of several academic publications. He is also a consultant, speaker, and advisor to various companies and government agencies. He has developed management training in how organisations can identify and implement new growth paths, strategic leadership, and combine innovation and operational excellence. Moreover, he has advised governmental agencies on the improvement of the entrepreneurial climate in the Netherlands and on spurring the number of fast-growing organisations.

Dr. Ferdinand Jaspers

Business Model Innovation

Ferdinand Jaspers is programme director at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. His teaching and consultancy activities focus on innovation leadership. Based on his expertise at the intersection of strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship, he teaches courses, masterclasses and boot camps on corporate entrepreneurship, innovation excellence and entrepreneurial culture. With a rigorous academic perspective, Ferdinand helps entrepreneurs move beyond approaches such as lean start-up, design thinking, business modelling and effectuation. Together with experts from DSM and ING, Ferdinand founded the ECE Innovation Leadership executive programme. He holds a PhD from RSM.

Arjan Rensma

Innovation Excellence Manager, DSM

Arjan Rensma is Innovation Excellence Manager at DSM and practitioner/coach in our innovation programmes. Teaching is the best way to learn and therefore he loves to share and learn from the participants.

Angelique Plugge

Innovation Driver

Angelique Plugge is one of the initiators of the Leading Innovation Excellence Programme. As a guest lecturer, Angelique inspires our participants by providing her extensive expertise gained from working and learning in corporate innovation for multiple years. She now started her own company Xploremore where she uses her experience in innovation excellence and business model innovation to support others. In our programmes Angelique’s role is to work closely together with the participants to assess their innovation challenges, analyze and understand the root causes and work together with them when they create their plans to improve the innovation excellence of their organisations.

Dates and fees

Read more about the upcoming programme

Innovation and leadership in the legal sector is taught in English, and is delivered on two in-class days at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in the centre of Rotterdam.

The fee for this training is € 1,950 (excl. VAT) for a 2-day in-class module, course materials and lunches.

Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.

The programme takes place at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in the centre of Rotterdam:

Rotterdam Science Tower, 10th floor
Marconistraat 16
3029 AK Rotterdam

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Take the next step in your innovation career

The Essentials of Innovation Leadership takes place multiple times a year. The next programme is to be announced. Keep informed of the next start dates.


Read the frequently asked questions

Who can participate in this programme?

This programme is for professionals in the legal sector who wish to improve and sustain the capacity of their organisations to innovate and grow; through its people, its processes and its values.

How much time will I need to spend on this programme?

The programme consist of 2 days in class. Next to these, there will be some preparatory work for each class day.

What is the maximum number of participants that can join the programme?

The limit amount of participants is 16 as we seek for a highly interactive learning environment.

Where will the programme take place?

The programme takes place at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in the centre of Rotterdam.

Rotterdam Science Tower, 10th floor
Marconistraat 16
3029 AK Rotterdam.

What is the fee for participating in this programme?

The fee for this training is € 1,950 (excl. VAT) for a 2-day in-class module, course materials and lunches.

Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.

What kind of certification will I receive when I graduate from this programme?

After completion of this programme you will receive a proof of participation.

In what language will the programme be held?

The Essentials of Corporate Entrepreneurship is taught in English.