Leadership in Communication

Winter School - Online/Hybrid
February 7 - February 18, 2022

The course will be held online but 3 participation options are available for certain individuals:

Option 1 - online.

Option 2 - hybrid. Russia resumed international air and railway service with the countries listed here.

Therefore, a hybrid format of the course is offered to students holding citizenship of the states mentioned in the list – you can join the online course for 270 euro (+4000 Rub for reg. fee) but come to St. Petersburg to take touristic advantages for the duration of the program and attend online classes at your dormitory/hostel.

If you choose Option 2, just apply for the online course here and inform us on your choice via email to get further instructions.

Option 3 – tailor-made. We may also arrange a tailor-made on-campus program for a group of minimum 10 students holding nationality of the countries Russia resumed international air and railway service with.

Do you want to know how does the primary communication professional attain expert influence and success in a leadership position? This program provides information and recommendations on working at the highest level of a professional in the field of corporate communications. Join this Program and be the best!

  • Brief description

    What is the relevance of communication in the leadership process of reaching best achievable outcomes? Leadership communication defines, drives, and creates value for a commercial enterprise—its employees, its owners, and those whom they serve. Leadership is given strength by strategic communication, which gives the results necessary in competitive conditions. For a professional in the field of corporate communications, this puts two questions in the spotlight: what is the significance of communication in the management process for achieving the best achievable results (BAOS)? And how does a specialist in basic communications achieve expert influence and success in a managerial position? This course provides insights and guidance on functioning at the highest levels of the corporate communications profession. By focusing on key topics, this unprecedented program offers students more detailed information and depth of discussion about the quality of leadership in any organization.

  • Skills and competence to be acquired by students
    • - General principles of leadership;
    • - Key scientific concepts about leadership, social communication and interaction;
    • - Main characteristics of leaders and their environment;
    • - Strategies, tactics and leadership tools;
    • - Social competencies;
    • - Teamwork competencies;
    • - Communication skills.
Online lectures will be delivered synchronized as live talk with professors and groupmates. Records of classes will be available on SPbPU platform for 1 month after the course end.

Duration: 2 weeks

ECTS credits: 4.0

Participation fee:

Online format: 270 Euro

Hybrid format: 270 Euro + 4000 Rub (non-refundable registration fee for the Letter of Invitation)

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, field trips and cultural program.

Upon successful completion of the course students will receive hard copies of certificates with ECTS credits (mailed by post in case of the online format of the Winter School).

  • Cultural program

    Online format:*

    • - Online Pub Quiz;
    • - Online Interactive Tour to SPbPU Museum;
    • - Online broadcasting of excursion to the Hermitage museum;

    Cultural program in the Hybrid format is discussed with participants individually.

    *All of the listed above activities are planned to take place but in case any of those will have to be cancelled, an alternative event will be offered to participants.


Provided only for the Hybrid or the Tailor-made formats:

  • on campus at the university dormitory
  • off-campus at partner hostels in the city center

Details of the options and booking procedures will be discussed with each applicant individually.


Deadline for registration

Online format: February 01, 2022

Hybrid format:

- for EU- or visa-free countries nationals: January 15, 2022

- for non-EU nationals: December 30, 2021

  • Entrance requirements
    • Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required.
Professors and lecturers:
  • SPbPU professors and mentors, experts and guest lecturers.


Program coordinators:

  • Ms. Irina Zakharova, Program Coordinator, PhD, High School of Media Communications and Public Relations, Institute of Humanities, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.
  • zaharova_ib@spbstu.ru
  • +7 (812) 606-62-37
  • room 204, 28, Grazhdanskii prospect, 195220, St.Petersburg, Russia
Department of International Educational Programs