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Harry Piekema (Grand opening)

For years, Harry Piekema was the face of the Albert Heijn commercials. Next to being an actor, he studied Integrated Psychology, wanting to find out more about the inner drives and motivations of human behaviour.

During the SSCW, he will talk about leadership and how to use non-verbal communication to enhance your leadership skills. Furthermore, he will speak about inclusivity in leadership and how it can help to reach organisational goals. He has given similar trainings at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM).

*This event is in English


Jan Peter Balkenende

With years of experience as party leader and prime minister of The Netherlands, Mr. Balkenende has acquired plenty of thought-provoking stories about his career. His interesting course of life started with a University Degree in Law and History, which was followed by him getting into Dutch politics. He was Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands from 2002 to 2010 as chairman of the CDA parliamentary fraction. The end of his national political career meant the beginning of a new career. He became a partner of Ernst & Young, one of the “Big Four” accounting firms in the world, and started a professorship in Governance, Institutions and Internationalisation at the Erasmus University. His teaching experience at our University makes him a noteworthy speaker!

.*This event is in Dutch

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jan jaap van weering

Business Etiquette Training This training focuses on etiquette and manners that should be conformed to in formal settings. Displaying the right habits in the right ways is central to this training. This is not just important when obtaining a student job or internship, the behavioural rules acquired during this training can be viewed as life lessons, as they ensure the building of a representative persona. Following the correct code of conduct will make it easier to handle social interactions, making social contact a much more pleasant experience for everyone involved. Jan Jaap van Weering has carried out trainings in (international) Business Etiquette for many years. His experience makes him a very worthy person to provide students with appropriate attitudes.

For more information, take a look at www.distinguished.nl., or buy his book “Distinguished Look At” on bol.com. *This event is in Dutch


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Discover your MotivatieKompas®Anton Philips, chairman and founder of the Emergo Foundation, has been fascinated with helping people and organizations function properly for many years now. After studying in Delft and a period of volunteer work, he spent 15 years at Philips Telecommunication and Philips Mexico. In 1988 Anton Philips founded Emergo, an agency providing career coaching, training and advice. At his company, he helped hundreds of people with taking appropriate career steps. His vision is a society where people have jobs that give them plenty of satisfaction, and that allow them to fully develop their talents. Working with young people and helping them with study choices and professional orientation truly is a source of pleasure.

For more information, visit www.stichtingemergo.nl or click here for his book. *This event is in Dutch

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