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Board month

The Board Month is the starting block for new boards of associations and foundations. The Student Union organizes weekly workshops fitting for starting boards. These workshops are very fitting for the current strange pandemic times. Aside from this, it is also an ideal opportunity to network with board members of other associations and foundations. 

The kick-off will be on Monday the 16th of November. We will start with an interesting speaker. Next up there will be 4 weeks filled with workshops. The subjects will vary for every board function. Concluding the Board Month, there will be a Board Dinner.

Workshop overview



“The course on how to deal with disappointments has been cancelled again”  by Job Heimerikx, alumnus Business Administration (1999) and founder of AirFi

Date: 16th of November, from 17:00 - 18:00

*Kick-off workshop 

An interactive lecture on how to deal with the unexpected and the art of pivoting your plans in business and maybe even life. Job will be sharing his personal story that may fit any entrepreneur coming out of university. Not the success story about some girl or guy that made his millions, of which you have heard several off, but an honest story about what most entrepreneurs will face as day2day challenges.    

Working together in group roles  by Zwenny Bosch, teacher at department Psychology, Health and Technology, University of Twente

Date: 26th of November, from 16:00 - 17:30  

What is your role when working in groups? When working together with people with different characteristics, you can find yourself ending up in conflicting situations. Therefore, during this workshop you will learn about your qualities, allergies, pitfalls and challenges, which provides insight into your own behavior and your reaction towards that of others. All so to make the collaboration within your team as smooth as possible! 

Tijd-en energie management - "Ren jij vier marathons per dag? (Dutch version) door Evelien Jonkers, alumnus Toegepaste Communicatiewetenschap (2006)

Date Part 1: 25th of November, 16:00 - 17:00 

Date Part 2: 2nd of December, 16:00 - 17:00

*Note that this is the Dutch version of this workshop.

Qua tijd past het, qua energie niet. Je leeft in een tijd waar je druk bent met bestuurszaken, studeren en mogelijk nog veel meer activiteiten. Je merkt dat je niet overal voldoende aan toekomt en/of dat je vaak uitgeput bent. Uit onderzoek blijkt dat 30% van de studenten kampt met burn-out klachten. Tijdens deze tweedelige workshop leer je wat de uitdagingen zijn bij het plannen van je tijd én hoe je je energie kan plannen. Met behulp van oefeningen en praktische handvatten leer je waar je invloed op hebt en hoe je uiteindelijk meer kan doen terwijl het je minder energie kost.  

A healthy work-life balance (EN version) by Hemo Oumenad, UT Career Services

Date: 1st of December, 15:00 - 16:30

*Note that this is the EN version of this workshop. 

How do you maintain a healthy work-life balance during your board year? Being a board member makes you juggle a lot of ‘balls’: family, friends, board tasks, and for some even studying. During this workshop, you will (among others) learn how to effectively evaluate and plan your tasks, and receive practical guidelines to reduce your stress levels and to maintain a healthy work-life balance during your board year.  

Interactive learning sessions with Mirjam Bult (Vice-president of the executive board) and the Student Union Board

Date: 7th of December, 17:00 - 18:00

Learn the ins and outs of being a board member by attending this interactive learning session.