Senior talent

The Senior Talent training course allows scope for thought and reflection, expanding your understanding of what is truly meaningful to you in your career and life. To create focus and generate new ideas and energy, we discuss your wishes and plans and what you want in terms of personal improvement. 

The training course also considers your role and position in the organisation and how your talents, knowledge and experience can help drive your career development. Both the trainer and the other participants will give you specific feedback.

This training course will answer questions that you may have about yourself, your work and your career. You’ll come to see what’s truly important to you, so that you can take useful and meaningful decisions. You’ll be given tools that can help you manage stress more effectively and maintain a sense of vitality. You’ll be able to convey your ideas convincingly to your organisation or to others who are important to you. 

Target group

All Academy staff aged about 50 and above who want to reflect on their careers and create new opportunities for themselves.

The training course consists of three separate four-hour sessions, held every other week, and a review session after two months. The course is practical in nature and includes various homework assignments. 


Session 1:

  • understanding employability
  • self-reflection and vitality
  • dreams, wishes and following up 

Session 2:

  • making wishes tangible
  • chances and opportunities 

Session 3:

  • exploring your talents
  • linking your talents to a career goal
  • action plan

 Session 4 (review):

  • progress report on actions and plans
  • sharing experiences
  • feedback and recommendations

Practical information

  • Duration: Four sessions, from 1.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • Dates: 4 June, 18 June, 2 July and 10 September 2018
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Group size: Maximum of 12 people


The Local Consultations Committee (employer and union representatives) considers it well worthwhile to spend part of the employee benefits budget on sustainable career development. Training, courses and coaching meant to support sustainable career development are therefore funded from this budget.