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Training offer for Management & Professionals (ATP)

At VUB, we consider it important for our management & professionals (ATP) to have every opportunity to continue their development at all stages of their careers.

The majority of these training opportunities are open for other categories of staff as well!

The range of available training has been divided into a number of topics – click on one of these topics to view the related training opportunities.

For example, would you like to become a more efficient organiser? Collaborate and communicate with greater clarity? Then you're bound to find just the right training under the header 'Professional, social and communication skills'. Are you looking for a training on a topic that’s specific to your function, such as student administration or finance? Then have a look at ‘Domain specific knowledge and skills'.

You can browse the full catalogue specifically for Management&Professionals, or explore the various categories of available resources for training and support.

    ICT-skills


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    Languages


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    Leaderschip


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    Professional, social and communication skills


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    Domain-specific knowledge and skills


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    Wellbeing and career


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    Give your computer skills a boost

    It has become impossible to imagine working today without computers. For many employees, a good (basic) knowledge of software such as outlook, word, excel, cali and racsweb is essential.

    Trainings ICT

    These trainings are normally taught in Dutch. Demands for trainings in English can be taken into consideration if the demand is high. Please contact lrn@vub.be

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    Organisation-specific ICT tools

    You can also receive training on the organisation-specific ICT tools, such as Racsweb, Cali (in development) and TEO (in development).

    Only the scheduled training sessions are posted online. Check back regularly to view new sessions or training opportunities.

     

    Would you like to find out more about information security and privacy (ISP)?


    This is a strong focus for us as a university. On the VUB ISP website, you'll find extensive online material.

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    Improve your English?

    Our university is an international organisation. We therefore strive to provide multilingual services, allowing us to fluently understand and assist English-speaking staff and students.

    Training sessions English

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    "I want to share my passion for the English language by helping staff to use it more confidently and correctly.” The instructor

    Would you like to polish your language skills? Then you’ve come to the right place.

    In collaboration with ACTO, each year various modules for English are offered at different levels (beginner to advanced), specifically geared towards a number of the core responsibilities that you will have as ATP.

    We organise classroom-based modules that zero in on spoken or written language skills. Before you know it, you'll be perfectly comfortable using English in meetings, e-mails, for writing reports, … you name it!

     

    Would you like to continue to grow in your management role?

    We expect a lot of our managers at the VUB. The ability to take tough decisions, solve problems, communicate effectively, develop a vision, inspire and motivate.  Fulfilling all of these functions in a management role can be a challenge.

    Trainings leadership

    These trainings are normally taught in Dutch. Demands for trainings in English can be taken into consideration if the demand is high. Please contact lrn@vub.be

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    In order to provide leaders with optimal support for their responsibilities, we offer a series of general modules that are open for anyone in a management role, in all staff categories:

    • The core leadership training with (optional) intervision sessions, in which the knowledge acquired about situational leadership, giving feedback and conducting difficult conversations is applied to personal cases; 
    • The training building a resilient team, which focuses on promptly recognising stress in yourself and your employees, and offers tips and tricks to increase the resilience of your team;
    • The basic training on prevention and well-being, in which you receive more info about your responsibilities concerning the health and safety of employees;
    • Domain-specific training on, for example, financial and personnel administration.

     

    At VUB, we also pay extra attention to Gender and Diversity. So be sure to look out for lectures and events (such as Gender Week) on the events calendar!

     

    Aiming for better collaboration, communication and organisation?

    These are aspects that come into play in all of our jobs. We provide an extensive range of training to support you in these areas.

    Trainings professional, social and communication skills

    These trainings are normally taught in Dutch. Demands for trainings in English can be taken into consideration if the demand is high. Please contact lrn@vub.be

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    “A very articulate instructor, with an interesting presentation " (participant in ‘Did I understand you correctly?')

    Collaboration and communication

    An effective communication style and clear agreements are very important for efficient collaboration with others. Would you like to work on your interpersonal communication skills? You can, thanks to the interactive training 'Did I understand you correctly?' The course will also provide plenty of tips for more effective use of e-mail, Skype and meetings.

    In your public communication as well, a professional communication style is a tremendous asset. Our programme includes:

    • Training on presentation techniques & public speaking skills that will prepare you in no time to give presentations or speaking before an audience;
    • Training on communication with impact through various media, such as communication through press and social media are offered by our VUB-expertise centreMarCom. They also provide manuals for the studypages (EN), as well as for web and events (NL);
    • The new training on Customer service & focus for front-office staff (expected late 2018).
    “Directly applicable, with concrete examples from the VUB” (participant in the project management training)

    Organisation

    Good planning and priority setting can make a world of difference for staying on top of an ever-expanding to-do list. Would you like to acquire better organisational skills? The Time management training will help you get your own personal management system up and running.

    Subject to sufficient interest, a 2-day basic course on Project management can be organised for project managers or specific target groups. The course will cover theory and methods, followed by an optional half-day ‘Project boost’ session in which this knowledge is applied specifically to your project(s).

     

    Manuals for studypages, web or events?


    MarCom provides those

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    A deeper exploration of your own professional field

    You can play many different roles as a member of the ATP staff at the VUB. This may at times require professional know-how. Are you looking for training that is specific to your function or role? You'll find it here.

    Trainings domain-specific knowledge and skills

    These trainings are normally taught in Dutch. Demands for trainings in English can be taken into consideration if the demand is high. Please contact lrn@vub.be

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    Some of the types of training on offer:

    • Student administration (e.g. for registrations, documents for certification of studies,…)
    • Finance (e.g. government contracts)
    • People&Organisation (e.g. info sessions on employee regulations, training in social law, preparation for members of the selection committees,…)
    • Safety (e.g. first aid, training for evacuation supervisors and confidential counsellors,…)
    • For members of the management committee, the university council, the board of directors and the student council at the VUB, a short but intensive track (usually 1 full day) is provided. Depending on the needs, this track may sometimes be geared towards specific target groups, who will be contacted in advance and provided with all information. Any questions can be mailed to vto@vub.be.

     

    Were you unable to find training in our range that is appropriate for your function?


    Let us know what you would like to learn more about. Together, we can look into the possibilities.

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    Take control of your own career

    When you can purposefully develop a career and are  more aware of your personal potential, you will be more motivated and better equipped to combat burn-out. We therefore want to stimulate you to actively cultivate your well-being and career. We organise a number of types of training in this area.

    Trainings wellbeing and career

    These trainings are normally taught in Dutch. Demands for trainings in English can be taken into consideration if the demand is high. Please contact lrn@vub.be

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    “This training will help you gain perspective on your career. Highly recommended!” (a participant in ‘In the driver’s seat of your own career’)

    Just like our society, our work context is constantly in motion. How can we stay strong and resilient in the face of all this change? –The training ‘Staying resilient in rapidly changing circumstances’ helps you identify the warning signs of stress and learn how to talk about this with your supervisor and colleagues.

    Would you like to do some thinking about your career? –The two-day training ‘In the driver’s seat of your own career’ will help you to identify your talents and learn what acts as a source of energy for you, and what doesn't. You will then be encouraged to more clearly formulate your career expectations and dreams, and to consider what it would take to make them a reality.

    At VUB, we also pay extra attention to Gender and Diversity. So be sure to look out for lectures and events (such as Gender Week) on the events calendar!