PREMIUM Workshops

Find more information about the workshops offered in the PREMIUM programme and sign up for the workshops of your choice. To be able to successfully conclude the programme, you need to have attended the 3 mandatory workshops and at least 3 of the elective workshops (6 workshops in total).

Mandatory Workshops (attend all 3)

Electives (attend at least 3)

Discover Your Competences

This workshop serves as the starting point of your professional development in PREMIUM. Additionally, it serves as a way to kickstart the coaching trajectory. In this workshop, hosted by UM Career Services, you will take a closer look at your strengths, weaknesses, ambitions, and more, in order to define a couple of competencies you would like to work on in PREMIUM. Together with your competence coach, you can then decide on the course you will take in your sessions together.

Homework Assignments

Complete and print the homework assignments below, prior to attending the workshop. In total, preparing for the Discover your Competences workshops should take between 30 and 60 minutes.

Your Workshop Host

UM Career Services

+310433885263


UM Career Services is a division of the Student Service Center, dedicated to bringing students and the job market closer together. UM CS offers workshops, career guidance, a UM vacancy board, career events, and several other useful opportunities for students.

Please note that attendance at this workshop is strictly mandatory for all PREMIUM participants.

Available Sessions:

  • Wednesday, 15.01.2020, 13:30-16:30 hrs;
  • Thursday, 16.01.2020, 09;30-12;30 hrs;
  • Monday, 20.01.2020, 13:30-16:30 hrs;
  • Tuesday, 04.02.2020, 09:30-12:30 hrs;
  • Thursday, 06.02.2020, 13:30-16:30 hrs;
  • Wednesday, 12.02.2020, 13:30-16:30 hrs;
  • Thursday, 13.02.2020, 09:30-12:30 hrs;
  • Friday, 14.02.2020, 09:30-12:30 hrs;

All ‘Discover Your Competences’ workshops will take place at EDLAB (TAPX). You’ll receive a notification with the exact room number, two days prior to the workshop.

Introduction to Project-Based Working

This workshop covers the major differences between the theory and practice of working on large-scale projects. Why is it that projects that seem properly organised on paper often run overtime? Why do project documents name a single client, yet in practice there are always many clients? Why do sound design requirements rarely result in a good finished product?

This workshop explores how people work together in practice, and how they overcome the difficulties and problems they encounter in their projects. The focus is on identifying and solving large-scale project problems, identifying why problems happen, and how to prevent them in the future. You learn the basics of project-based working and explore the cutting edge of the topic. The course is interactive, giving you the chance to focus on individual questions.

Homework Assignment

In order to best prepare for this workshop, we highly suggest you read the checklist document below (PDF), written by workshop host Rob Melessen.

Your Workshop Host

Rob Melessen


Rob Melessen is founder of ‘The Fire Within’, specializing in educating, training, and coaching of teams and employees in a organisational setting. In his former military career Rob mastered operational leadership skills in extreme circumstances including winter training sessions in Norway. Rob’s knowledge and know-how is based on years of practical field experience in both the governmental and business sectors.

Please note that attendance at this workshop is strictly mandatory for all PREMIUM participants.

Available Sessions:

  • Wednesday, 05.02.2020, 13:30-16:30;
  • Thursday, 06.02.2020, 09:30-12:30;
  • Friday, 07.02.2020, 09:30-12:30;
  • Monday 10.02.2020, 09:30-12:30;
  • Tuesday, 11.02.2020, 13:30-16:30;
  • Wednesday, 12.02.2020, 09:30-12:30;
  • Thursday, 13.02.2020, 13:30-16:30;
  • Wednesday, 19.02.2020, 13:30-16:30.

All ‘Project-Based Working’ workshops will take place at EDLAB, TAPX. You’ll receive a notification with the exact room number, two days prior to the workshop.

Teamwork & Constructive Communication

You and your fellow team members have just started an exciting new project. In order to deliver good results, you will have to be able to collaborate together in a constructive way. Effective collaboration is a vital condition for team success. Apart from that: working together in a constructive way can be a satisfying experience. Looking back on a pleasant way of working adds up to the team success. These are two important reasons to invest in collaboration skills. When collaborating with your favorite people, you may not need to think too much about how you say and do things. But professional situations do not always involve favorite people. And good collaboration does not occur by itself. You might experience difficulties. Some of these difficulties stem from differences in personalities, communication styles, interests, and perspectives. This workshop focuses on how to identify and handle those difficulties.
This requires not only a good look on the other but also a clear image of your own way of working. The workshop offers a practical introduction to students who recognize the importance of collaboration skills, and are ready to extend the range of options they can choose from when faced with “difficult team members”.

  • About you
    How do you tend to operate in a team? How do you handle conflicts? And what
    other options do you have? Each situation may ask for different strategies. We
    will discuss Thomas- Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, which describes
    different styles of behavior in conflicts.
  • Considering the other
    Take the time to consider your team member. What questions would be useful to
    ask yourself about the other person in order to decide how to respond? We will
    do a mapping exercise in which we make an estimate of people’s motivations
    and perspectives. Special attention is given to interdisciplinary expectations and
    misunderstandings.
  • Action and reaction
    The way you communicate has an effect on how your team member responds.
    How can you increase the likelihood that team members respond in a fruitful
    way? We will work with Leary’s Interpersonal Circle, a model that provides
    insight into different communication styles and the reactions they provoke.
  • Giving and receiving feedback
    So now you know what to do, how will you do this? What can you say to a team
    member in order to solve the situation? You are going to make explicit what you
    are planning to try out and improve in future teamwork.

 

Results

  • The student is more aware of his/her own preferred way of
    communicating and handling conflicts in a team setting.
  • The student is attentive to what reaction his/her behavior may cause in
    other team members.
  • The student feels the importance of placing him/herself in the position
    of other team members.
  • The student is aware of the range of options of communication when
    the team is faced with conflict situations.

Your Workshop Host

Susanne Maris


Susanne Maris is an experienced trainer and coach, specialized in talent development of high potentials in higher education. Being certified by the Career Management Institute, she works in the top league of coaches in the Netherlands. Also, she is frequently asked by universities to design and lead innovative education projects. In 2003, Susanne graduated in Clinical Psychology as well as Work & Organizational Psychology from the University of Amsterdam. In 2007 Susanne graduated from the Geneva University of Art and Design.

Please note that attendance at this workshop is strictly mandatory for all PREMIUM participants.

Available Sessions:

  • Monday, 03.02.2020, 13:30-16:30;
  • Monday, 03.02.2020, 17:00-20:00;
  • Tuesday, 04.02.2020, 13;30-16:30;
  • Wednesday, 05.02.2020, 09:30-12:30;
  • Monday, 17.02.2020, 17:00-20:00;
  • Tuesday, 18.02.2020, 09:30-12:30;
  • Tuesday, 18.02.2020, 13:30-16:30;
  • Wednesday, 19.02.2020, 09:30-12:30;

All ‘Teamwork & Constructive Communication’ workshops will take place at EDLAB, TAPX. You’ll receive a notification with the exact room number, two days prior to the workshop.

The story of your life. It's up to you!

The story of your life. It’s up to you!

In telling the story of how you became who you are, and of who you are on your way to becoming, the story itself becomes a part of who you are. This narrative becomes a form of identity, in which the things you choose to include in the story, and the way you tell it, can both reflect and shape who you are.

Your extraordinary life doesn’t just happen: it is constructed, crafted and curated by yourself. The story of your life is created by all the choices you made and will be making on your way.

After this workshop:

  • you will be more aware of your drivers and motivators.
  • you will be more aware of the influence you have to create your extraordinary life.
  • you will be more aware of ‘the story of your life’.

#reflection-time #personal #connection #making-choices

Our greatest power is the power to choose. We can decide where we are, what we do, and choose what we think. No one can take that power to choose away from us. It is ours alone. We can do what we want to do. We can be who we want to be.”
– Stephan Covey

In this workshop you will discover your personal story, but only if you want to.

Special note:
This workshop is only for ‘brave hearts’, be prepared…it will get personal.
Bring something personal with you, something which ‘saved you’ or ‘inspired you’.

See you soon!

Mechteld

Your Workshop Host

Mechteld Petersen


Mechteld Petersen (45) is a creating strategist, a natural connector and a passionate business catalyst.
Create vision, set focus and start!

She has 20 years of experience in the area of Product Design & Innovation, Brand & Marketing, New Business Creation and Leadership. She worked for companies like Mars, Brabantia, MaxiCosi/Dorel and Elho in different managerial roles.

She is a compassioned leader, which makes her an inspiring example by her devoted attention and her focus approach. Her impact can be described as powerful engagement, targeted growth and business acceleration.

Please note that this workshop is one of the electives PREMIUM offers. Attend 3 of the 6 elective workshops.

Available Sessions:

  • Monday, 09.03.2020, 09:30-11:30 hrs;
  • Monday, 18.05.2020, 15:00-17:00 hrs;
  • Monday, 18.05.2020, 18:00-20:00 hrs.

All “The story of your life. It’s up to you!” workshops will take place at EDLAB, TAPX. You’ll receive a notification with the exact room number, two days prior to the workshop.

Masterclass Current Themes in Leadership

This masterclass is based on the experience of Eric Koenen as a leader and boardroom-consultant in complex national and international organizations and on the content of the books he wrote.

It will focus on the irrational processes and politics in organizations and teams and on how to cope with that in organizational change. Eric Koenen supports his insights with the help of art and film. He will also present a hot issue case and challenge the students to advise him what to do the coming weeks.

Please note that this is a masterclass, not a workshop, and will therefore be inspiring and educational, though not so much interactive.

Your Workshop Host

Eric Koenen


Eric Koenen has a background in behavioural science and business. He has worked at Philips and Price Waterhouse Coopers, and was a member on the board of Cofely Suez (previously GTI nv) in the Netherlands for almost a decade. During that time he started and led an integrated change process. His strategy was to invite and connect all talents in the organization and focus them on a common goal. Eric has written several books on leadership and organizational change.

Please note that this masterclass is one of the electives PREMIUM offers. Attend 3 of the 6 elective workshops.

Available Sessions:

  • Friday, 24.04.2020, 10:00-12:00;
  • Thursday, 30.04.2020, 14:30-16:30.

All ‘Current Themes in Leadership’ masterclasses will take place at EDLAB, TAPX. You’ll receive a notification with the exact room number, two days prior to the workshop.

Design Thinking

How to think like a designer? Why is Design Thinking valuable for your Premium project?

This workshop is based on the principles of Design Thinking as defined by Stanford University:
‘a methodology for innovation that combines creative and analytical approaches and requires collaboration across disciplines’.

We often rely on how the problem has been approached in the past, this can impair the team’s ability to see the problem with fresh eyes. This is where Design Thinking comes in. The workshop will give an overview of the Design Thinking methodology and you will be able to experience Design Thinking with a practical case.

During the workshop, we will go through each of the 5 stages of the Design Thinking process: empathy, definition, ideation, prototype, and test. For each stage, we will show and use several tools in order to achieve the best results. To get acquainted with the process we will use a specific case, and you will be co-working in small teams. We will conclude the workshop by exchanging tips and tricks on how to use the specific instruments of Design Thinking for your Premium project.

Your Workshop Host

René Hartman


René has a Master’s degree in Industrial Design Engineering from Delft University, worked in industry (e.g. General Electric Plastics, Ericsson), at the Free University Amsterdam (setting up spin-off companies) and consultancy (Innovation Centres) before he started his own consultancy company in 2004. René is co-founder of Innovatiewerkplaats and trainer for the Flemish COCD, Centre for Development of Creative Thinking. René’s passion is at the fuzzy front end of innovation, how to find new directions for strategy and business. He has a lot of experience training innovation teams at e.g. Philips, Schiphol, Microsoft, and at several universities and cities.

Please note that this workshop is one of the electives PREMIUM offers. Attend 3 of the 6 elective workshops.

Available Sessions:

  • Friday, 21.02.2020, 09:30-13:00;
  • Monday, 09.03.2020, 17:30-21:00;
  • Tuesday, 12.05.2020, 13:30-17:00;
  • Wednesday, 13.05.2020, 09:30-13:00

All ‘Design Thinking’ workshops will take place at EDLAB, TAPX. You’ll receive a notification with the exact room number, two days prior to the workshop.

Time Management

If you want to excel it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to do more, quantity wise. It foremost means that you deliver better quality. However, of course you really excel when you can do more and do it better.

The problem with our brain is that it needs to be able to focus on the task at hand and that’s hard when there’s so much going on. If you’re stressed, lack a good overview, or your life is just an all-around mess, it’s probably hard to excel at anything.

In order to overcome this, you should:

  • know how your brain works to steer it away from procastination, “multitasking”, and distractions (e.g. a pesky social media habit);
  • know how your brain processes information;
  • streamline all the work that is coming at you (emails, homework, assignments, papers etc.);
  • plan ahead for the large tasks so that you don’t have to do everything at the last moment;
  • keep a good overview of everything on your plate and decide what to focus on.

In the Time-Management workshop we promise you one thing: we are going to cover all of these subjects (and more) in a non-boring fashion. You will be provided with ready-to-use insights and practical tips on how to stay on top of things with the use of the latest insights and technology (you may expect many useful suggestions for how various specific apps can adequately support time management).

Your Workshop Host

Patrick Stastra (TijdWinst)


Patrick is a trainer at Tijdwinst.com, specialized in time management trainings and an expert on way to work more efficiently. Tijdwinst.com organizes practical trainings, workshops, and lectures on time management topics throughout the entire country.

Please note that this workshop is one of the electives PREMIUM offers. Attend 3 of the 6 elective workshops.

Available Sessions:

  • Thursday, 12.03.2020, 09:30-12:30  hrs;
  • Wednesday, 15.04.2020, 13:30-16:30 hrs;
  • Thursday, 23.04.2020, 13:30-16:30 hrs;
  • Wednesday, 13.05.2020, 13:30-16:30 hrs.

All “Time Management” workshops will take place at EDLAB, TAPX. You’ll receive a notification with the exact room number, two days prior to the workshop.

Negotiation Skills

You as an individual have values and paradigms about the reality and so do others. With everything you do, you want to accomplish something, like getting a new job, negotiating terms, getting a job done, finding a life partner or graduate. There are endless goals in life.

To realize these goals you will influence others. You might do so consciously or unconsciously, but you will inevitably influence others. Sometimes you even have to negotiate to get what you want.

During this workshop, you will learn how to influence others (consciously) and how to negotiate.

The workshop is about:

  • People: separate the people from the problem;
  • Interests: concentrate on interests, not on positions;
  • Choices: create all kinds of possibilities before you make a decision;
  • Criteria: insist that the result is based on an objective standard.

Because this is a workshop we are going to work! We will learn and experience. If you don’t want to influence others, you will certainly learn to recognize when others try to influence you! Your reality will be changed. Do you dare?

Your Workshop Host

Patrick Vroomen (TopChange)


Patrick Vroomen worked for the last 27 years as a Prosultant in almost every Branch or Sector. As a Prosultant you DO and you DON’T tell what to do! As the owner of TopChange, he uses the content and concepts of TopChange to guide his customers
towards their objectives. Patrick held various management positions for different companies in different branches. His
approach is characterized as, practical applicability, humorful and with a feeling for people.
Check his Linkedin profile for more details.

Please note that this workshop is one of the electives PREMIUM offers. Attend 3 of the 6 elective workshops.

Available Sessions:

  • Wednesday, 11.03.2020, 13:30-16:30;
  • Thursday 16.04.2020, 17:30-20:30;
  • Tuesday, 21.04.2020, 09:30-12:30.

All ‘Negotiation Skills’ workshops will take place at EDLAB, TAPX. You’ll receive a notification with the exact room number, two days prior to the workshop.

Public Speaking

The goal of this session is to understand and practice the most important pillars needed to maximize one`s impact when speaking to an audience. Often we have the most difficulty understanding and interacting with audiences whose preferences are different to our own.

Recognizing these characteristics can help in developing strategies for personal growth and enhanced impact.

This workshop encourages participants to practice the delivery of motivational, serious and trust-building speeches. During these advanced sessions, a big emphasis is placed on emotional expressiveness, body language, and voice coaching.

At the end of the workshop, participants will have understood their communication style and gained awareness on how to connect with various audiences and leave a lasting impression.

Your Workshop Host

Mona Shair-Wloch (Key2Advance)


Mona Shair-Wloch is the founder and principal trainer of key2advance, a coaching, training, career services and internship coordination consultancy. From 2007-2013, she led a high profile internship program at the European Parliament in Brussels for students from all over the world under the patronage of Pat Cox, former president of the European Parliament. Since 2010, she secured and coordinated internships for students at multiple universities and has coached recent graduates into finding opportunities that match their skills and interests. She has extensive experience in helping students gain clarity on their target career sector, enhancing their application documents and providing them with necessary skills for a successful school to work transition.

Please note that this workshop is one of the electives PREMIUM offers. Attend 3 of the 6 elective workshops.

Available Sessions:

  • Monday, 09.03.2020, 14:00-17:00 hrs;
  • Thursday, 12.03.2020, 13:30-16:30 hrs;
  • Tuesday, 21.04.2020, 18:00-21:00 hrs;
  • Wednesday, 22.04.2020, 09:30-12:30 hrs.

All ‘Public Speaking’ workshops will take place at EDLAB, TAPX. You’ll receive a notification with the exact room number, two days prior to the workshop.

Workshop Registration SOS

Please note that you can only sign up for workshops yourselves.
In case you wish to change the timeslot for a certain workshop, or cancel a workshop registration completely, you need to contact this member of PREMIUM Central Management Team.

Fabienne Crombach

PREMIUM Coordinator

043-3884173