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Loof training & advies

We live in times of unlimited opportunities, at the same time these developments bring along a certain pressure to change. To remain flexible towards your environment and at the same time keep both feet on the ground, as a professional it is of importance to discover new solutions and learn how to apply them.

We combine our love for learning with a healthy ambition to really achieve results. This allows us to facilitate autonomous growth in people and teams, by applying various learning methods and ideas (i.e. ‘Brein Centraal Leren’). Coaching, training, mentorship and guiding of processes are all amongst the possibilities.

Our wide spread experience with business, Works Councils, in educational and government institutes as well as various social enterprises give us a realistic view on the needs of the market and the innovations that come with it.

Our approach?

At Loof we apply the latest neuroscientific insights on how the brain learn and develops, in our training. This enables us to increase the efficiency of these training days in the long-term. ‘Learning by doing’ is an important aspect of this. During sessions we keep a keen eye on your views developability and a growth mindset. To believe you can achieve something is the first step to actually develop a certain skill. This makes learning enjoyable, easy and efficient!

Developed specifically for the UT: PICK & MIX trainings

Loof offers various training modules that you can mix and match according to your needs. As a new team it is advisable to start with the option ‘Knowing what you want’. The team modules will form a good base for future teamwork, the remaining modules are a great add-on which you can insert to meet your own needs. With ‘PICK & MIX’ you will choose two modules which will compose your training day.

1.    Knowing what you want – picking priorities, vision and mission

2.    Teamwork and feedback – collaborating through core qualities and an open mindset

3.    Effective team through smart communication – collaboration and communication

4.    Brainwork and negotiation – smart negotiating

5.    Intercultural communication – bringing different cultures together

6.    Keeping the Board healthy – agile consultation, decisions, methods

Read more about what we offer, below.
Would you like more information? We are happy to assist, through phone or email: 072 589 1 589 | bureau@looftrainingen.nl.

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CARRIÈRESTART

Being prepared to start your career, this is what every student desires. In practice this is much more difficult than expected, since being prepared requires more than just taking part in an internship, getting a good grade for your exams, and doing a board year. You must know who you are, what you can do well, and how you can successfully utilize your talents within an organization and job that suits you. With a clear image of your own traits and interests you can assertively approach the labour market and start your successful career with confidence.

Our Approach

Since we believe that a career is something extremely personal, we give each board member the attention they deserve. Once each board member has completed the CCP Evaluation (Core Competence Profile) online at home, we schedule individual meetings during which the personal results are discussed. Additionally, we spend time on your ambitions and career related questions that you may have. Together we outline your thoughts and create a clear perspective.

At the very least, the individual meetings provide:

  • insight into who you are, what you value, and what you want to achieve
  • insight into your natural strengths and
  • insight into how the labour market works and which steps need to be taken to realise your career ambitions
  • the peace and self-confidence to ensure your career gets off to a flying start 

The CCP Evaluation

In contrast to other evaluation methods, the CCP Evaluation (Core Competence Profile) combines text with graphics. This allows for the possibility to differentiate between innate and taught competences. Moreover, the CCP Evaluation is capable of measuring the intrinsic motivations of a person. With graphics we react more impulsively, without thinking, while text solely permeates the mind cognitively.

This is why: everything you read gets interpreted by your logic, what you have learnt, your thoughts. Your mind is not always entirely trustworthy because you have been taught certain things. For example, by your parents, your friends and colleagues. You have been taught things that aren’t really yours. When an evaluation asks you cognitive questions, you will give an answer based on the things you have been taught, but this does not necessarily mean that these answers match you.

Graphics surpass your cognition – your mind. When utilizing graphics we discover what matches you best. As a result, you acquire insight into your innate talents and your taught abilities. This means that the CCP Evaluation can no longer be compared to all other cognitive tests, as those only use questions to test your mind.

It is the combination of text and graphics that makes the CCP Evaluation such a unique instrument.

Register as a board at Carrièrestart and give it a try. You’ll be surprised by the results.


HANDSTAND

Handstand helps boards find their focus. Trainers Gerrald and Ivo both studied at the UT. During their time as students they established the breakdance association Break-Even and were board members there for years. They utilized the creativity and perseverance that they learnt from breakdancing to help create a lively association.

A few anecdotal experiences from previous boards:

“The training was active and dynamic. Handstand listened intensively to what we had to say and adjusted the training accordingly.”
- Yanna Kraakman, chairman De Stretchers

“The creative way of thinking during the Handstand sessions was very interesting. We were able to creatively look back at the problems within our association. Handstand was very involved and we definitely acquired tools that would aid us in the future.
- Thijs Erinkveld, chairman VV Drienerlo

Handstand gave us very personal advice, very much aimed at the problems that we had as an association. Together we worked through the indicated issues and made a plan about how these could be best handled. Very useful.
- Adrian Westerbeek, chairman AEGEE

Students at the UT score the training by Handstand on average an 8,9, and 97% would recommend the training. 

TRAINING BY HANDSTAND

Realise your dreams

You want to get the most out of your board year, but which way to go? For the coming year you want a clear long-term vision, as well as a creative plan to realise this vision. You want a concrete plan of action and want to know that you want to do during the next 5 minutes. Time to dream big and start small!

This is what you will do during the training:

  • Set acute and inspiring goals.
  • Think of a creative concept that will help you achieve these goals.
  • Express this concept as a concrete plan of action.

A LIVELY ASSOCIATION

You want a lively association with active and enthusiastic members. In an ideal scenario there would be a waiting list for a committee, too few chairs at a general members meeting. During this training you will learn how to seize your responsibilities as a board. You will receive the tools to instil the passion for your association in more members.

This is what you will do during the training:

  • Formulate your mission in one direct sentence.
  • Get insight into what really makes your fans enthusiastic using our Fanmodel.
  • Think of creative ideas to make more fans enthusiastic about your mission.
  • Express these ideas in a practical tool to utilize the chosen methods within your association.

Buro Winners

Buro Winners has been training students boards for more than 15 years on the campus of the University of Twente. They have developed a set of the most important models and tools with which boards can enhance their skills in the areas of effective influencing, convincing, mind-set, delegating, and time management. At the start of the training they select, together with our board, the most relevant models and tools so that the training as closely matches your board environment as possible.

Buro Winners is run by Huub Schulte Fischedick and Ulberthe Wielinga, both alumnus from the UT. They are familiar with the campus and the student life. After the training by Huub and Ulberthe you and your board will be more decisive, and view your work at a distance with a smile from the beautiful and sometimes difficult aspects of being a board member. 

Training by Buro Winners

Leadership

Do you and your board want to learn how to:

  • create the correct mind-set that you need as a board member to be more effective?
  • include members and committees in ideation, or make them more active?
  • guide committee members to do what you expect of them?
  • give support to create changes you want to see within the association?
  • delegate effectively, as it is easier to do something yourself than explain what needs to be done?
  • manage your time so that you have time for important business, the long term and for making a difference in your association?

If you recognize one or more of the aforementioned aspects, then a training in leadership is a good investment.

Cooperation and Effective Communication

Does your board find it difficult to:

  • Come to decisions quickly, especially during board meetings?
  • Deal with differences in commitment from between members?
  • Give good feedback to one another, and use this feedback to make positive changes?
  • Effectively utilize one another’s qualities and talents?

If you recognize one or more of the aforementioned aspects, then a training in effective communication is a good investment.

Didactus

Thelma Stobbelaar is an independent entrepreneur who has set herself the goal of providing educational services in the field of didactics. This means that she mainly focuses on the art of teaching. She wants to achieve this through mainly involving practical work and experiences in her training. “Learning by doing is learning that works.”

TRAINING BY DIDACTUS 

HOW DO YOU GET THEM INVOLVED?

Does your board have new ideas for the association, and have you noticed some resistance from members? Then the training “How do you get them involved?” may be relevant for you. A training that examines how best to connect with resisting members. We also pay attention to how you can get members more active. Your role as “leaders” of the association will not be left unexposed.

SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR BOARD

Getting started on working towards a good board year? Do you want to know your position within the board: what are your weakest, but especially your strongest points, so that you can build on these? During this training we examine the foundation of good teamwork and good communication, situational leadership, affective feedback, time management the power of different ways of self-reflection. During an intake assessment we decide which aspects need the most attention during the training.