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Leadership in times of crisis

Date: 08. and November 22 | Time: 09:00-17:00 | Place: Rixwell Elefant Hotel, Kalnciema Street 90 | Membership fees: 495 EUR + VAT

Intended for:

For top and middle level managers of companies and organizations, whose daily task is to help teams and people adapt to changing conditions, adapt to crises, as well as implement change and transformation projects.



Rapid, ambitious and hard-to-predict changes are our everyday life. Such times.

Internationalization, new technologies, changes in business models, competition and megacrises create unprecedented tests for people and their leaders.

Team-leads, who only yesterday were specialists, find themselves in a new role as "the first of their kind" and lead multi-functional teams that have to implement projects important for the survival of the organization.


Experienced players manage people of different cultures, generations and value orientations, as well as radical (disruptive) innovation projects.

How to help colleagues when the organization faces an unfamiliar obstacle?

Finding an answer to this challenge requires answering more nuanced questions. What exactly should a leader do? How is leadership different from good management? How to overcome worries and doubts? How to recognize and deal with resistance to inevitable adaptation processes? How can a leader cope with the pressure and the demands placed on him?

We will find answers to these and other questions in the seminar "Leadership in times of crisis".

Benefits of the course:

As a result of the course, people managers at different levels and roles will be armed with:

  • clear understanding of the leader's tasks;

  • the ability to use practical adaptive leadership methods that allow managing adaptation (change, transformation) processes in the organization;

  • the ability to evaluate different visions and possible "underwater rocks";

  • the ability to apply empathic communication methods;

  • the ability to keep a cool head and use your energy wisely in the face of adversity.

Course format:


  • lectures and interactive joint and small group discussions;

  • analysis of participants' experiences and cases, related homework;

  • case-study analysis and role-playing";

  • practical tasks and exercises for developing skills.

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Daniels Pavļuts

  • Management teacher and business coach with 15+ years of experience.

  • Experienced multidisciplinary management professional with reform, change and crisis management experience.

  • In 2007, he obtained a master's degree in public management with a specialization in leadership at Harvard University's Kennedy School.

  • LR Minister of Economy (2011-2014) and Health (2021-2022).

  • He has advised companies and government organizations in Latvia, the Baltic States, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova and Kosovo.

  • Guest lecturer at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Riga Business School, RISEBA, Banking University.

  • Conducted trainings for Nasdaq Baltic, Bayer Baltic, Repharm, Madara Cosmetics, Printful, Visma, DnB Bank, Deloitte Latvia, Bucher Municipal, Kuehne & Nagel, Linstow Center Management, Krassky, Squalio, Mintos and many other companies.


Two days in person | 16 academic hours

Day I



8 welldemic hours


  • VUCA or the world of crises

  • What does a leader do and what does a leader do?

  • Different leadership styles and methods

  • The essence of adaptive leadership

  • Adaptive vs. technical challenges

  • Maintaining productive tension

  • Focusing the team's attention

  • Adaptive work delegation


Group discussion
Identification of participant cases
Work in groups
Practical exercises
Case analysis


Participant case analysis

Day II



8 academic hours


  • Strategic "field vision"

  • Empathic communication

  • Obstacles and Resistances. Anticipate and Redirect.

  • Preservation and increase of personal resources

  • Leadership risks and what to do about them

  • "Hygiene" skills of an effective leader   


Stakeholder mapping
Empathic communication training
Role play
Participant case analysis and presentations
Group discussion



Paldies par reģistrēšanos!

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