In-company training courses

ABP information meeting: All about your pension!

During this meeting, you’ll find out what you need to consider when arranging your pension. Society is changing and your pension is changing with it. The age at which you are eligible to collect Dutch state and ABP pension benefits has increased, and since 2014 pension accrual under the ABP Pension Fund has been reduced. All these changes make it even more important for everyone to make the right pension choices.

Application for training course Effective negotiation

Effective negotiation

Influencing skills

Your ability to influence others plays a role in your everyday work. For example, you may need to gain support for a project, persuade people to take a certain decision, or get an idea across. Are you eager to get others on your side, at the right time and in a way that suits you? Then this training course is meant for you. By boosting your influence, you’ll make your point more clearly, gain confidence, and have a bigger impact.

Introduction to grant writing

How do you get your grant proposal noticed in the face of so much competition? When it comes down to it, a grant proposal is simply a quotation. It should offer a solution to an existing societal or scientific problem. Your proposal should focus on the essence (your aim) and on the quality of the project deliverables. The best grant-writing strategy is to ‘say more with less’.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (process management)

How can you work more efficiently, shorten output times, and improve customer satisfaction? Lean Six Sigma is an internationally acclaimed method for improving processes. You’ll learn to trace, analyse and reduce problems in processes.

Lean Yellow Belt (process management)

How can you work more efficiently, shorten output times, and improve customer satisfaction? Lean Six Sigma is an internationally acclaimed method for improving processes. You’ll learn to trace, analyse and reduce problems in processes. You’ll also develop the competences you need to head improvement projects and secure changes. You’ll lift yourself and your organisation to a higher level.

Learning to give workshops

During this two-day session, you learn the most important skills that are required for giving a professional workshop.

Personal leadership for academics

You just became a manager – an exciting but challenging new role for you. This course will give you all the tools you need to enjoy your new role and get the right results. You’ll learn effective management methods, smart dialogue techniques and better coaching skills.

Persuasive presenting with storytelling

This course will improve your presentation skills by using storytelling as a technique. You’ll boost your self-confidence and learn to captivate and inspire your listeners without all the stress.

Project-driven creation

This course will teach you the basics of project management. Once you have completed it, you’ll be capable of preparing and supervising a simple project – all the way from inception, planning and execution to project conclusion and evaluation.

Respectful and effective communication

In this training course, you’ll learn to recognise and set boundaries while respecting yourself and others and without losing contact with them. You’ll learn to give your own plans room to thrive while being receptive to other people’s ideas. This provides you with very practical tools with regard to communication.

Scientific writing in English

Do you have little or no trouble reading specialist literature in English, but do you find writing your own English-language articles to be a tall order? This course offers you a step-by-step approach to improving your own article.

Teamwork: Learning from one another

We’re all different. You are undoubtedly very good at certain tasks, while another person is better at others. To get the best results from your team, it’s important to know what you’re good at and where you can use some help from other team members. In this training course, you’ll learn how to talk about what you expect from other team members.

Time management

Are you at the mercy of circumstances or do you take charge? In this training course, you’ll become aware of how you manage your time and why you manage it as you do. You’ll learn time management skills that will allow you to achieve your goals. You will come away feeling more satisfied about how you arrange your work.

Work-life balance

You have a lot on your plate and you want to be able to juggle it all. Sometimes that means you find yourself spending more time on your work or another aspect of your life than you'd like. You're off balance. This training course will help you discover what you truly want and how to free up more time for it.

Working Soft for Scientists

Working hard is the norm in the academic world. Competition and the ‘publish or perish’’ mentality result in a stressful environment. It is against this background that Claartje van Sijl developed the innovative training programme Working Soft® for Scientists. The programme offers an effective combination of burnout prevention and career coaching.