ENLP Advanced Programme

12th Advanced Seminar, European Nutrition Leadership Platform
The Netherlands, May 29th - June 2nd 2024

ENLP Advanced is a 3-day programme aimed at senior professionals who want to become more effective leaders. The 3-day intensive programme is supported by in depth preparation work in April and May, including two online workshops, and a networking session on arrival (29 May). Sunday 2 June is departure only after breakfast.

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Seminar Director

Professor Emilie Combet

(2021 – present)

Are you a professional working in the field of nutrition and health? Do you want to become a more competent leader? Do you want inspire you team and improve your strategic leadership skills? If so, ENLP Advanced is the programme for you.

Set up in 2010 by a group of passionate ENLP alumni, ENLP Advanced is a 3-day programme aimed at senior professionals who want to become more effective leaders. The programme focuses on non-scientific / soft-skill challenges such as leadership, interpersonal and strategic influence.

ENLP Advanced has been designed by a group of leading European nutrition professionals in partnership with Greenbank, a leading international leadership consultancy and is run just once a year. Numbers are strictly limited to ensure a high degree of participation and 1-1 coaching.

ENLP Advanced Learning Objectives:

During the 3-day, full-time, hands-on Advanced ENLP Programme, participants acquire knowledge, tools and tactics to impact fully navigate both academic and commercial nutrition waters, including:

  1. Strategies for effective team working.
    Up and down the line of reporting.
    With academics, industry and policy makers alike.
  2. Knowledge of a range of leadership styles, suited for different challenges and situations.
  3. Approaches for building personal impact and reputation.
  4. Practical influencing tools.
  5. Confidence in negotiations.
  6. Effective tactics for giving feedback, difficult conversations and conflict resolution.
    An introduction to INSIGHTS – an immediately useful personality tool that helps in working more effectively with others – including those different to you!
    A 360 Review Process – gaining powerful insights to how others see you
    Exposure to leadership and emotional intelligence
    Latest thinking in Strategic Influencing strategies and handling Difficult Conversations
    Strategies and tactics to Achieve Win-Win Negotiations

Participants experience:

The seminar is highly involving, with lots of small team working, allowing participants to apply the learning into their real world situations. Use of video, 1-1 coaching and feedback makes this an extremely relevant and high-impact experience.


Learn about ENLP Advanced Programme admission requisites, fees, grants and more.

  • ENLP Advanced Programme Requirements

    The program is designed for ambitious professionals with a minimum of 6-10 years of experience. Candidates must hold a Senior Manager position in food or health sectors, and a MSc or PhD in a relevant subject. The seminar is open to both ENLP Alumni and new members. Applications are especially encouraged from countries under-represented in the ENLP, including Eastern and Central, and, to a lesser extent, Southern Europe. Preference will be given to candidates older than 35 years.

    You must apply online through the ENLP Advanced Programme Application Form.  All applications are reviewed by independent international selection committee.

    You will receive a reply by the end of January.

  • Participation Fee

    Participation fees by category for the ENLP Advanced Programme (3 days in person) are listed below.

    • A: 2,250 Academia, research organisations, public institutions (also not for profit, NGO, charity) 
    • B: €3,350 Industry Gold Sponsor (also small enterprises, self-employed)
    • C: €4,200 Industry ENLP Friend 
    • D: €5,500 Industry Non B or C

    Cancellation conditions**

    Up to 8 weeks prior to the start of the course, cancellation is free of charge.
    Up to 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, a cancellation fee of 50% will be charged.
    In case of cancellation within 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, the full course fee will be charged.
    In case of no show, the full course fee will be charged nevertheless.

    **Exceptions on these cancellation conditions can be made depending on the reason for cancelling

Success Stories

The best advice comes from people who’ve been there.


Isabelle Sioen

ENLP 2009, Post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University, Belgium

I would advise everybody to take part in ENLP. It is the ideal week in your live to get advice on how to proceed as optimal as possible. Even years after my ENLP week I still think regularly back to that week!


Djin Gie Liem

The ENLP inspires my leadership style as course director and researcher in Australia. Even after 13 years the ENLP leadership tools still enable me to forecast potential opportunities and fix current challenges.


Dr Rosica Popova

ENLP 2012, Assistant at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria

ENLP is one of my best experiences in my professional career: It supported me to be more organised, motivated and sure of my abilities, and honestly I really got up in my career more easily.


Laura Fernandez

ENLP Advanced 2012, Director Nutrition and Health, European Food Information Council

Attending the ENLP seminar was the most useful experience I have made in my professional life.


Prof Sangita Sharma

Professor of Aboriginal and Global Health Research, Alberta University, Canada

The leadership and management skills I developed following ENLP Advanced, along with the valuable insights on how to influence nutrition at an international level have provided me with the skills to further develop my collaborations and funding op


Dr. Karin van het Hof

Director Nutrition & Health Savoury business Unilever, ENLP 1994

One of the things I most remember from participating in the ENLP Essential Programme, was the task of my team to create a newsletter.


Dr. Angelika De Bree

Global Cross Category Nutrition Director Unilever, ENLP 1995

In the dictionary it says: “The accomplishment of an aim or purpose”. Suppose that humans want to accomplish all needs as described by Maslow: “How well am I scoring?” My immediate physical needs are taken care off: I feel safe.


Dr. Simone K. Frey

Managing Director BioAnalyt, ENLP 2009

One thing ENLP taught me is that leadership is about my own vision and dream.


Zvonimir Satalic

Coordinator of undergraduate programme of Nutrition at Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, ENLP 2009

You’ll see that ‘’networking’’ is THE keyword of the ENLP. You may disagree at first (that was in my case), but later you’ll realise the immense importance of this.


Dr. Karin van het Hof

Director Nutrition & Health Savoury business Unilever, ENLP 1994

One of the things I most remember from participating in the ENLP Essential Programme, was the task of my team to create a newsletter.

Director ENLP Advanced Programme

Professor Emilie Combet

(2021 – present)

I am a Professor Human Nutrition at the University of Glasgow (UoG), School of Medicine; my research focuses on the role of food and diet in sustaining lifelong health, with a particular interest in obesity, stress and their impact on health trajectories through life.  


I originally trained in Lyon, France in biological and biochemical analytical techniques, before moving to the UK. My PhD was in the field of food quality, with postdoctoral research experience in nutritional biochemistry. My research involves human interventions, cross-sectional surveys as well as lab-based biomarker studies, and I also teach on the Master in Human Nutrition at UoG.  


As a ENLP Advanced seminar alumna (2016), I have kept in touch with the network and enjoy interactions with colleagues working in different disciplines linked to nutrition. In particular, the ENLP Network has been a rich source of inspiration on how to collaborate effectively and creatively with others.