Workshops & lectures

All of our workshops/lectures will be offered online through Zoom, with the exception of the following workshops:
- Presentation skills (location: Student Services Centre)
- Loss & mourning (location: Innbetween)

When you sign up, you receive a confirmation e-mail. You will get the Zoom link 1 hour before the start of the workshop.

Make sure to check your spam folder if you don't get the confirmation e-mail.

Monday 19/10 13h30 - 16h30 Workshop Presentation skills (on location!) More info Register
Monday 19/10 11h - 12h15 Lecture job applications in the digital era More info Register
Tuesday 20/10 19h30 - 20h45 Workshop Stress management More info Register
Wednesday 21/10 10h - 12h15 Workshop Job interview More info Register
Friday 23/10 11h - 12h15 Workshop Me, myself and I More info Register
Tuesday 27/10 19h30 - 20h45 Workshop Time management More info Register
Tuesday 27/10 14h - 15h15 Workshop How to write your appl letter More info Register
Tuesday 27/10 10h - 11h15 Workshop Fear of Failure More info Register
Wednesday 28/10 10h - 11h15 Workshop Vacancy search More info Register
Thursday 29/10 09h30 - 12h30 Workshop Presentation skills (on location!) More info Register
Thursday 29/10 14h - 15h15 Workshop Master your worries More info Register
Tuesday 3/11 09h30 - 12h30 Workshop Presentation skills (on location!) More info Register
Tuesday 3/11 10h - 11h15 Workshop Stop procrastinating More info Register
Monday 9/11 15h - 16h15 Workshop Art of imperfection More info Register
Tuesday 10/11 13h30 - 16h30 Workshop Presentation skills (on location!) More info Register
Tuesday 10/11 14h - 15h15 Workshop Master your worries More info Register
Tuesday 10/11 19h30 - 20h45 Workshop Me, myself and I More info Register
Tuesday 10/11 10h - 11h15 Lecture Getting the most out of LinkedIn More info Register
Wednesday 11/11 10h - 11h15 Workshop Fear of Failure More info Register
Tuesday 17/11 11h - 12h15 Workshop Know and show your qualities More info Register
Wednesday 18/11 10h - 12h15 Workshop Job interview More info Register
Thursday 19/11 13h30 - 16h30 Workshop Presentation skills (on location! More info Register
Thursday 19/11 15h - 16h15 Workshop Stress management More info Register
Friday 20/11 10h - 11h15 Workshop Master your worries More info Register
Monday 23/11 11h - 12h15 Workshop How to write your appl letter More info Register
Tuesday 24/11 14h - 15h15 Workshop Fear of Failure More info Register
Tuesday 24/11 15h - 16h15 Workshop Vacancy search More info Register
Wednesday 25/11 09h30 - 12h30 Workshop Presentation skills (on location! More info Register
Wednesday 25/11 10h - 11h15 Workshop Me, myself and I More info Register
Wednesday 25/11 14h - 15h15 Lecture job applications in the digital era More info Register
Thursday 26/11 14h - 15h15 Lecture Resilience More info Register
Friday 27/11 10h - 11h15 Workshop Stop procrastinating More info Register
Monday 30/11 19h30 - 20h45 Workshop Boost your self confidence More info Register

 

Workshop 'Time management'

  • How do I prevent a continuous lack of time and that feeling of anxiety?
  • How do I keep an overview of what I have to do for my study?
  • What can I do to better organize my work?
  • How do I prevent procrastination?
  • How do I keep my concentration and not let myself be distracted?

Do you recognize these questions? Then choose this workshop and improve your time management skills!

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Reflect on what you spend your time on and review your working methods.
  • Make an effective and sustainable schedule by applying tips and tools.
  • Develop a strategy to work more efficiently and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

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Workshop 'Master your worries'

We all worry sometimes – that is what makes us human. But if it is starting to take over your life, this course may be for you.
This 1 hour workshop gives you insight into your worrying behaviour and your brain.
Through science-based techniques, such as attention training and relaxation exercises, you learn to recognise the thought patterns that lead to worrying and to address them more quickly.
How to remain calm while the world around you is changing day by day?
Discover the benefits of mindfulness in these chaotic times. Connect to your inner self and feel closer to others, even when you are asked to socially distance yourself.

Every session will focus on a different topic. Make sure to be in a comfortable location where you don't get disturbed.


At the end of this online workshop you will be able to:

  • have more awareness of your worrying behaviour.
  • understand the (neurological) process of worrying.
  • break vicious cycles of worrying by using specific techniques.

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Workshop 'Art of Imperfection'

While some students wear it like a badge of honor, perfectionism can be a burden for many of you. It sneaks its way into all realms of life: work, creativity, health, relationships… Nobody likes making mistakes. But it's a completely different story if you want to do it all so perfectly, that you don't allow yourself any mistakes.So where does perfectionism actually stem from? More than anything, perfectionism can go so far that your self-esteem reaches rock-bottom. In this one hour workshop, you’ll gain a greater awareness of perfectionistic habits and recognize where these help or hinder you. By creating an awareness of your habits and motivations, you can pave the way to find a better balance in life. 

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Workshop 'Fear of Failure'

Do you often feel tense or do you get extremely nervous about exams or presentations, maybe you are experiencing some fear of failure. So where is fear of failure coming from and how can you best tackle this problem? This one hour workshop gives you insight in your fear of failure in all its forms. Through science based tips and tricks it may help you on your way to overcome your fear of failure.  

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Workshop 'Stop Procrastinating'

Has it ever happened to you that you can’t force yourself to start an important activity? Can’t you resist temptations that draw you away from work? How often are you doing things at the last minute?If you ever had trouble persuading yourself to do the things you should do or would like to do, you have experienced procrastination. During this one hour hands-on workshop we will provide you with tools that will allow you to train your willpower and to do things more efficient. It will help you to start reducing the amount of prorastination.

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Lecture 'Job application in the digital era'

  • How do I prepare for my job interview via Skype or phone?
  • How can I make a convincing job application video?
  • Do I need to worry about my digital footprint?

Internet, social media and other technological developments have significantly changed the field of recruitment and the entire job application process. Many things actually change faster than our awareness of it. Through this interactive lecture you will learn about new possibilities and risks. You immediately get started with various tips and tools.

At the end of this lecture, you will be able to:​

  • Recognize some of the latest developments in recruitment & job applications.
  • Identify the main steps to produce a compelling short job application video, and to analyze job application videos and their pros and cons. 
  • Prepare for a job interview via Phone, Skype or FaceTime.
  • Assess and discuss your digital footprint.

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Workshop 'Know and show your qualities'

When you want to enter the labor market, knowledge about yourself and your qualities is paramount. What are you good at and how do you communicate this, eg in a job interview? In this online workshop we will dive into these topics, with some theory and much room to practice.

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Workshop 'How to write your CV'

• How do I make a clear CV?
• Which information do I need to put on my CV, and which not?
• Should I include my side jobs, even when they are outside of the field of this job?
• And what about my student organization engagement or volunteer work?
• How should my CV look?
• Do I have to use an appealing template or not?
• And can I use the same CV to apply for different vacancies?

Do you recognize these questions, or do you have more? Then this workshop is for you!

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
• Identify the needs and demands of the employer regarding a CV.
• Produce a clearly structured and accessible CV. 
• Highlight your fit with a vacancy in your CV. 

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Workshop 'How to write your application letter'

• How do I write a convincing and compelling letter of application?
• How should my letter of application look?
• What do I write in a letter of application?  
• How do I open the letter and attract the attention of the employer?
• How do I highlight my motivation and fit for the job?
• Should I explain every study and job on my CV?
• And how to I close my letter? 

Do you recognize these questions, or do you have more? Then this workshop is for you!

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
• Identify the needs and demands of the employer regarding a letter of application.
• Produce a convincing and compelling letter of application.
• Highlight your fit with a vacancy in your letter of application.

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Lecture 'Getting the most out of LinkedIn'

  • How do I extend my network through LinkedIn?
  • How do I search for suitable jobs on LinkedIn?
  • Which picture do I choose for my profile on LinkedIn?
  • Which privacy settings should I mostly be aware of?

Is everyone always talking about LinkedIn and the importance of it? That you miss out on many vacancies and invaluable network opportunities if you do not have an account on LinkedIn? Maybe you would like to make a start with it but there is something holding you back.
This lecture helps you on track to get using LinkedIn your way!

At the end of this lecture, you will be able to:​

  • Discuss the pros and cons of using LinkedIn.
  • Connect to other LinkedIn members and strengthen your professional network.
  • Identify and find relevant discussion groups on LinkedIn
  • Write a compelling and convincing summary section. 

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Workshop 'Me, myself and I'

Do you sometimes feel lost? Just doing what you are doing because everyone else is? Maybe handling things in a way you think is expected of you? Or do you go against the tide because you know what you don’t want but are not so sure what you’re looking for instead?

In this trajectory you will prepare a short home assignment to help you figure out what is important and meaningful in your life. During the workshop we will use this as a starting point to figure out what gets in the way of living that meaningful life. You will learn to become aware of the bumps in the road and how to take action to bypass them. You will get useful links to further practice all lessons learnt at home.

Homework
Click here for the mandatory homework assignment!

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Workshop 'Stress management'

Is it difficult to find a good balance between study and leisure time and do you feel stressed often?

Then sign up for this workshop. You will learn about stress, be more aware of your own stress signals & (non) helping behaviour. You will also get tools to keep stress in control.

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Workshop Job interview

  • What kind of questions can I expect during an (online) job interview?
  • How do I keep my nerves under control and how do I answer every question?
  • What clothes do I put on and how do I make a good first impression?
  • What questions could I ask during a job interview?

Do you recognize these questions or do you have other questions about a job interview? Sign up for this workshop!

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
•    Identify the most common selection criteria and generic job interview questions, and formulate constructive answers to them.
•    Present convincing examples of relevant experience by using the STARR-model.
•    Recall and apply tips and tools to feel more relaxed during a job interview.

Homework
Think about questions you find difficult to answer. Bring these to the workshop.

Dress code
Suitable clothing is required. Wear the clothes you would wear for a real job interview!
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Workshop 'Vacancy search'

Are you looking to find a first job? Or do you want to do an internship or volunteer to develop professional competencies and explore the labour market?
In this workshop, you find out how to approach your online search for opportunities. You learn about search techniques, from identifying interesting vacancy platforms to using the right search terms to find the opportunity of your dreams. 

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Workshop 'Find and keep your energy sources'

•    What job will keep me motivated?
•    Why am I doing what I’m doing? 
•    What do I get out of it all? 
•    How can I stay motivated and persist at school or at work?
If you ask yourself these questions, while studying or working, this workshop can give you the answers. We offer you a mix of tools and scientific proven tips to enlarge your resilience and motivational level at work and at school. 
At the end of this workshop you: 
•    have discovered the energy sources that make you jump out of bed  in the morning
•    Have found out what keeps you going in difficult times
•    will leave with practical tools to enlarge your resilience and to recharge your motivation. 

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Workshop 'Presentation skills'

Please note that this is a workshop on location (Student Services Centre, Karl Dittrich hall)!

  • How can I clearly present my point of view, and convince and inspire my audience?
  • How can I make my PowerPoint-presentation look best?​ How many slides do I use?
  • What can I do to connect with my audience? What do I look at and where do I keep my hands?
  • How can I prepare myself to be more confident during a presentation and be less tense?

Do you want to present convincingly and in a more relaxed way? Whether you need to give a sales pitch, TED talk, present a project plan or research results - this workshop is built around your own presentations! You practice, receive feedback and learn what you can improve.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:​

  • Identify and analyze the key elements of a good presentation.
  • Create a clear and convincing storyline.
  • Experiment with basic presentation techniques, and use your voice, body language, and PowerPoint to communicate effectively.
  • Recall and apply tips and tools to feel more relaxed when giving presentations.

Homework
Click here for the mandatory homework assignment!

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Lecture 'Managing student life'

You are starting to study at university, or you are at the beginning of a new study!
From moving to a new house, city, country or continent and leading your life independently, to exploring your interests and managing your responsibilities at university, as well as in life … you may encounter more than a few new situations. This can be an exciting adventure, but - at times - adapting to the new elements in your life will be challenging as well. That’s normal. Learning how to cope with new challenges can take a bit of time to practice. In this lecture you will learn about the common challenges in adapting to student life, and how you can manage to make it work and enjoyable for you.  

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Lecture 'Resilience'

Do you at times struggle with dealing optimally with the challenges in your studies?
Do you want to get the best out of yourself, and perform to your full potential?
If so, this lecture is for you!

In this interactive lecture, you will learn how to build a resilient mindset that helps you to cope better and perform optimally.

The road to being successful in your studies comes with challenges that require determination and perseverance to overcome. In this interactive lecture, you will learn how to build a resilient mindset that helps you to cope better and perform optimally. You will learn how to keep yourself energized and feeling well.  

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Training 'Loss & mourning'

Please note that this is a training on location! (Innbetween, Capucijnenstraat 122)
The training has 4 sessions of 2 hours each.

This group is meant for students who lost a loved one ( as a consequence of the Corona crisis or any another unfortunate situation). In this training you get support in starting or continuing your grieving process in a small group of students who are all trying to find ways to cope with their loss.
If your loved one is still alive at the moment, but will die in the (near) future or if you are afraid a loved one will die, please make an individual appointment.

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Workshop 'Boost your self confidence'

•    Do you think your self-confidence needs a boost? 
•    Does your (lack of) self-confidence makes it harder for you to reach your goals?  
•    Do you want to give your personal life a positive boost?
 
Yes? Then sign up for this workshop. During this workshop, you will learn how to be more aware of your personal emotions and characteristics. You will get tools to give your personal life a positive boost.