Background: The European Academy for Medicine of Ageing (EAMA) was founded in 1995 as an “Advanced Postgraduate Course in Geriatric Medicine”, in order to train future key opinion leaders in geriatric medicine. Recent changes across European Healthcare systems have changed the needs for leadership competences for geriatricians. Therefore, it became mandatory to further develop EAMA’s learning objectives catalogue. Materials and methods: Following a comprehensive needs assessment among students and visiting professors of the EAMA, a template containing seven key domains derived from the needs assessment was developed. EAMA professors had the chance to feedback learning objectives aligned with the seven domains. Feedbacks were transcribed into a first draft of a learning objectives catalogue during this meeting. This first draft was reflected with EAMA network members (former EAMA students) and finalized following a second focus group among board members. Results: 24 learning objectives which cover the spectrum of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to develop leadership roles in geriatric medicine are included in the new EAMA learning objectives catalogue. Rate of agreement achieved in open ratings was > 90% for all selected items among the board members. Conclusions: The recently developed learning objectives catalogue of EAMA presented within this publication reflects a clear shift from knowledge-based education and training towards a comprehensive programme design for leadership development.