The EuLDP Class 2009/2011 completed two very successful teaching modules on varying aspects of leadership in ophthalmology, that where held in Innsbruck in conjunction with the Management Center Innsbruck (www.mci.edu/en) from 10-12.3.2010 and in San Francisco from 13.-16.1.2011 in conjunction with the respective programmes of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO). 21 participants from 13 European countries attended the modules. In addition to interactive lectures and workshops on accepting leadership responsibility, negotiating and presentation skills, on political advocacy and arranging effective alliances with other professional organisations, the participants presented their ideas on various projects, which will be implemented in their respective organisations and societies. The 2009/2011 class will graduate and receive their diplomas on the forthcoming SOE meeting in Geneva held on 4. -7.6.2011 where the next class 2011/2013 will be introduced.