The Leadership and Security Programme is aimed at commanders of the National Police Corps, the Civil Guard, the Armed Forces and other professionals linked to State security. It is taught by professors specialised in leadership and leadership training.

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  • Start of the course - 14/11/2023

  • Duration - 6 months

  • Language - Spanish

  • Admission - See

  • Certificate - Including

If you wish to participate in the "Leadership and Security Programme If you need additional information, please contact Almudena Díez (Academic Coordinator of the Programme) by email, by clicking on the following button.

Course description

The Rafael del Pino Foundation, together with the Society for International Studies, organised the Leadership and Security Programme, with the participation of professionals mainly from the State Security Forces and the Spanish Army.

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Course structure

  1. Who am I as a leader? Starting the journey.
  2. Mindfulness. Putting reflection into my life.
  3. Beliefs. Knowing my springs.
  4. Emotional management. Giving intelligence to emotion.
  5. Behaviours. Focusing on what I am.
  6. Motivation. The engine of my life.
  7. Resilience. My best friend.
  8. Systemic approach. A new look.
  9. My purpose. Building my future.
  1. Integrated communication. Empathy.
  2. Introspection. Optimism and self-improvement. The inner monologue.
  3. Firmness, conviction and persuasion.
  4. Supporting and sustaining. Modelling in NLP
    (Neuro-linguistic programming).
  1. An environment of uncertainty and complexity. Evolution of the VUCA World. The era of bewilderment and perplexity. Exponential disruption.
  2. The great paradigm shift. Evolution of GAFAM's power. Innovation and digital transformation.
  3. How to overcome Newton's second law: F = m * a
  4. Culture as a factor of competitiveness and differentiation.
  5. Confidence, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment. Talent vs Talent.
  6. Transformative leadership.
  7. Strategic analysis: projective or prospective. Developing a strategic attitude. Innovation from a strategic perspective
  8. The search for limits. Learning from the best
  1. Definition, sources and detention of conflict. Political conflicts. The other side of conflict.
  2. How to manage negotiation. Content, roles, phases and processes of negotiation. Ideas and tricks for negotiating. Negotiation practice.
  1. Prevent, manage and resolve.
  2. The negotiation process.

Academic Coordination of the Programme

Almudena Díez

Director of Training Programmes at the Rafael del Pino Foundation.

José Villena

Alumni Director (Spain - International) of Behavior & Law

Teaching Team

  • Marcos Urarte

    President of the Pharos Group, a company specialising in strategic consultancy, and DG of Smart Planet, producer of the Spanish television programme Redes.

    Strategic and organisational consultant in more than 50 companies in Spain and Latin America. Industrial Engineer by IPC, Systems Engineer by Fujitsu University Limited in Tokyo, Diploma in Statistics by IES, Diploma in Commercial Management and Master in Marketing by EADA, Diploma in Management Control by ESADE, Master in Strategic Management of Information Technologies by COICCP, he is currently a professor at the main Business Schools, guest lecturer at several Spanish and foreign universities, as well as in the area of Strategy, Competitiveness and Business Models at MIT.

    Entrepreneur of several companies, member of the Club of Rome and the Elcano Institute. He has recently joined the Board of the prestigious institution IFTF (Institute for the Future) and has published in journals such as Dat0s -of Stanford University-, or Excellence.

  • Rafael Marcos

    He has a doctoral thesis in Peace and International Security, a Diploma of Advanced Studies in International Law and International Relations, a Diploma of Advanced International Studies, a degree in Political Science and a degree in Sociology.

    Throughout his professional career he has worked as a United Nations Official as a Development Specialist. In the same context, he has carried out assignments in Panama and other South American countries.

    Councillor of the Valle de Mena Town Council for two legislative periods; Deputy Diplomatic Advisor to the Presidency of the Spanish Senate. He has been representative of the Community of Madrid and the Organisation of Ibero-American States in Central America; Director of Cooperation at the University of Alcalá and Coordinator of the Cervantes Institute in the British Colony of Gibraltar. He has taught at the Spanish Diplomatic School, the CESEDEN and various Spanish universities.

    He has published several books on: Conflict Management, Violence Prevention, Decentralised Cooperation and Public International Law.

  • Javier Canal

    Experienced communicator, trainer and coach. Dedicated to helping individuals, teams and organisations achieve extraordinary results, boosting their communication, leadership and change management skills. President and founder of the non-profit association APOYAR A LOS QUE APOYAN.

    Coaching Professor, Supervisor and Researcher at the FRANCISCO DE VITORIA UNIVERSITY (IDDI). Computer Engineer by UPM and PDD by IESE. PCC (Professional Certified Coach) by ICF. Team Coach by IDDI (UFV).

    Master in Coactive Leadership by CTI. Trainer in NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) and member of the Quality Committee of the ICAN (International NLP Coaching Alliance). Expert in Enneagram, Emotional Intelligence and Ericksonian Hypnosis. Previous management experience of 25 years in multinational companies.

  • Raúl Calvo

    Graduate in Law from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD in Legal and Social Sciences from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona. Lecturer at the University of Girona in Law, Criminology, Political Science, Public Relations, Social Work and Pedagogy.

    He is a visiting professor at George Ma son University at the Institute for Conflict Analyses and Resolution (ICAR). Expert in mediation. Director of the pilot project for the implementation of the restorative juvenile justice system for the Judicial Department of San Martín.

    Research member of the Spanish CGPJ group for the study of civil and commercial mediation.

    He has participated in the project of the White Paper on Mediation in Catalonia. He has been and is a researcher in different projects of the Ministry of Education and Science, the Generalitat de Catalunya and the European Union. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Institute of Negotiation and Conflict Resolution of the UCLM.

    Member of the Academic Committee of the International Journal 'Confluencia' on Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution. He has taught Masters and specialisation courses in Spanish, Italian and South American universities.

    He has worked as a 'Conflict Operator' for public institutions and private companies in Spain, Argentina and Bolivia. Author of several books and articles in national and international journals.

  • François Perez

    Managing Partner of ZINKINTALENT.

    Systemic Facilitator, Dialogic Coach and Executive Coach by the Francisco de Vitoria University. Certified New Code NLP Practitioner, Certified of NLP Classic and Code, Certified in TLC (The Leadership Circle). With more than thirty years of commercial experience in different sectors of activity. The last twenty-four years, dedicated to management training and coaching.

    Pioneer in the introduction of the outdoor training methodology in Spain in 1996 from ADEX Adventure Experience. Entrepreneur, lecturer, facilitator/trainer and regular collaborator of the Rafael del Pino Foundation.

    He has written articles on management behaviour in different media such as Expansión & Empleo, Cinco Días, La Gaceta de los Negocios, El Economista, ABC Nuevo Trabajo and Equipos & Talento.

    Writer and author of books such as: "Houston, I have a problem...I am an entrepreneur in Spain", "The Byzantine Cross", "How to be a writer and not die trying", "What stops me from giving feedback", "And if I get the urge...".

  • Pilar Pardo

    Coach (Executive and Team Coach), Facilitator and International Speaker specialising in Leadership, Communication, Team Management and Creativity (Design Thinking). Her continuous concern about the development of organisations in the 21st century, the development of maximum potential and the integration of personal and working life led her to found Empresas Con Alma with the aim of improving the performance of companies by making the people who work in them their greatest competitive advantage and a key factor in achieving their objectives.

    Pilar has complemented her training in Industrial Engineering from the Centro Politécnico Superior de Zaragoza with studies in Co-Active Coaching from CTI (The Coaches Training Institute; Leadership with The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in the USA; training in Relationship and Organisational Systems Coaching from the Center for Right Relationship; Master in Neurolinguistic Programming by the Institut Gestalt in Barcelona; Training in Systemic Consultancy by SCT Systemic; training in Organisational Constellations by the Bert Hellinger Institute in Holland; and she is also a certified facilitator of the Pathways to Leadership programmes (Verus Global - USA). As a coach, she accompanies her clients in the development of strategic competencies such as leadership, communication, creativity or the development of business plans.

  • Ramón Martínez

    Coach, trainer and facilitator in management skills and personal development for twenty-five years. He has developed most of his work with managers throughout Spain and Latin America.

    A graduate in Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid, he oriented his work towards biological medicine and mind-body medicine. He specialised in emotional counselling at the University of Santa Monica in Los Angeles (USA), where he came into contact with the world of management and reconciled training in competencies with personal development and emotional intelligence. His work on management skills focuses on beliefs, habits, mental models and assumptions. In short, she starts from her personal vision to work on a transformational process. She gives inspiring conferences and her commitment is to give the best of herself so that others can make their desired transformation.

  • Luis Dorrego

    Expert in Communication and Personal Development with Theatre Techniques.

    Stage director with more than twenty-five years of experience, both in Spain and abroad. Playwright and author of several books and publications.

    Practitioner in NLP and trained in Family and Organisational Constellations, Emotional Intelligence, Synergology and facilitator of PSYCH--K. Member of AECOP (Spanish Association of Executive-Organizational Coaching and Mentoring). Expert in Systemic Family and Organisational Constellations. Master in Structural Constellations.

    Founder and Director of Expresión Entrenamiento Integral, a company dedicated to the development of skills in the company through artistic expression.

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