Training: Increasing Employee engagement - key to business success

Gain greater insight into what you as a leader can do, to increase employee engagement, with a focus on: engaging communication, the importance of recognition and appreciation, and gaining commitment and buy-in. With Christine Reijnders from the Leadership Trust.



Training: Social Media - understanding the basics

Learn about B2B professional social networking, how to do research and sector analysis for social conversations, how social advertising works, and how to plan and measure social media campaigns. With Ben Romberg and Brett Kobie from Fleishman Hillard.



Training: Creative and innovative thinking

Gain practical tools and techniques on how to get the most out of your brain. The training outcome will be particularly useful when you and your team are looking for fresh thinking and new ideas, and ways to make them happen. With Hywel Thomas from Businessfruit.

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Training: Public Speaking

UPDATE: Registrations for this training are now closed! If you would like to be put on the waiting list or be informed about future sessions please contact: zsuzsanna.kovacs@britishchamber.be.

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Training: Negotiation skills and practice

Using practical skills to learn about achieving best possible solutions in negotiation situations in order to resolve all sides positions and interests in day to day business life. The session will cover a 5 step systematic process including Setting Objectives, Positions versus Interests, Active Listening, Building Alternatives, Maintaining Value and the Roles in Negotiation. With Maria Laptev.

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Training: Emotional Intelligence

Research shows that up to 90% of the difference between outstanding and average leaders is linked to Emotional Intelligence. Come learn what Emotional Intelligence really is, recognize it in 6 leadership styles, discover what your own Emotional Intelligence Quotient may be, and why it is an important skill to develop to increase your professional effectiveness. 

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Training: The ingredients of a successful recruitment

How to engage active and passive candidates? How to gather the right evidence in the interview process to select and hire the best people for your organisation? Join this interactive training to learn about increasing your chances of finding a good match. With a focus on advertising, employer branding and interviewing techniques.

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Training I Microsoft Excel – pivot tables, vlookup's and other techniques

Improve the structure of your own worksheets.Use more of Excel's functionalities, eliminating manual calculations.Gain time.Reduce errors.Each training has limited seats available to ensure an impactful learning outcome for each participant. Upon registration, the trainer may contact the registrants by email for a pre-assessment survey. A sandwich lunch will be provided on the day of the training.

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Training I Getting your message across – even under pressure

An introduction into creating and delivering company messaging, and how to communicate effectively with media in situations of high pressure and crises.Each training has limited seats available to ensure an impactful learning outcome for each participant. Upon registration, the trainer may contact the registrants by email for a pre-assessment survey. A sandwich lunch will be provided on the day of the training.

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Training I Leadership Styles

Leadership research has developed extensively over the last twenty years - how up to date are you? Can you talk about your leadership style (and your boss’s) in ways that help your team to succeed? There are many different ways to lead successfully - want to know more?Each training has limited seats available to ensure an impactful learning outcome for each participant.

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Training I Hacking Twitter and LinkedIn for EU Public Affairs

Social platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn were initially built for marketers and job-seekers, but have since evolved into content-rich, strategic communications channels essential to reaching EU policy audiences. In this session, you’ll learn to avoid the trappings of vanity metrics such as followers and likes and use these platforms to tackle real policy and communications objectives in the context of your EU public affairs strategy.   What we’ll cover:

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Training I Leading People Effectively Through Change

An interactive session to explore the phases people go through during change and how a leader can engage with people during each of these phases. The work of Prof Sharon Turnbull’s Typologies is used to identify our own and others’ responses in delivering the change and removing the barriers. An insightful session to understand how you can lead people through the change process more effectively.

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Training: Managing & Developing Young Talents

This training session will focus on best practices for supervisors and on how to maximize the intern or young employee’s motivation, productivity & learning curve. The session will be interactive, drawing on experiences of participants. A wide range of questions will be covered including how to manage generation Y & Z (digital natives) and how to lead & structure a feedback/evaluation session.

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Training I Impactful Presentation Skills

Presentations can take up a lot of your time and that of your audience as well. So it is absolutely essential that you can deliver a presentation with real impact with messages that capture and maintain an audience’s attention. With the correct messaging techniques you do not need 30 minutes and 30 PowerPoint slides to have your desired effect. You will walk away from this session with very practical skills that you can implement directly.  




Training | Finding your data and making better decisions

Nowadays data surrounds us. From (social) media to our own company systems, almost everything we do leaves a data-print. Still, very few companies succeed in tapping into this datastream and leverage it to improve their decision making. In this training we will go over the advantages of making decisions backed up by data, the common reasons why we fail to do so, and show you hands-on how you can start using your data in an easy and convenient way using available tools.What you will learn:


Training | Public Speaking

Learn how to put your ideas across in a powerful, effective and engaging way. The training will revisit the principles of successful public speaking and build on your existing skills and natural communications style. Video recording and playback will be used to enable you to see and hear yourself in action. With Beverley Robinson from RobinsonHenry.


Training | Brexit, Political Risks and their Impact on Business

Business risks caused by political events have traditionally been a concern for companies investing in emerging markets. In the last few years political risks have also become a reality in advanced economies: unexpected results at the ballot box, international economic sanctions and new barriers to trade (to name a few) impact the environment in which businesses operate and can sometimes directly threaten their operations.


Training | Public Speaking II

As our Training | Public Speaking was so popular in April, we are now able to confirm a second training with the same trainer. Learn how to put your ideas across in a powerful, effective and engaging way. The training will revisit the principles of successful public speaking and build on your existing skills and natural communications style. Video recording and playback will be used to enable you to see and hear yourself in action.


Raise the Stakes! At the Autumn Cocktail

Join us and fellow members at Viage Casino for an evening of fun at a Chamber event with a difference. 


Training | Getting to know the EU: Institutions, Processes and Practices

A half day, practical training session that will help you better understand and navigate the EU and all its complexities. The training course will focus on: The functioning of the three primary EU institutions: the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the EU. How the institutions take decisions and how the legislative processes work both in theory and in practice.The key stakeholders and persons of influence within the institutions. 


The Ambassador Hosts: Maggie De Block - Social system sustainability and collaboration with business

We are delighted to present an exclusive breakfast briefing hosted by British Ambassador to Belgium Alison Rose featuring the Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Maggie De Block as the keynote speaker.Minister De Block will talk about the sustainability of the social system in Belgium, how this is linked to boosting economic growth across the country and how businesses can contribute to ensuring that today’s social systems are meeting the needs of society.

This event is held under Chatham House rule

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Training | Understand your communication style and use it to achieve results

This is an interactive, experiential and hands-on workshop to explore how you can impact people through your communication style. Find out how to tune in to people and achieve results by getting the communication right.Objectives of this workshop: Become aware of your natural communication styleLearn how to switch frequencies to get your message acrossLearn how communication can lead to conflictThis workshop is designed for people needing to impact stakeholders and especially managers leading teams.





Training | Public Speaking

Becoming an effective public speaker can enhance your career.An important talk coming up? Reluctant to accept public speaking opportunities?


Masterclass in EU Media Regulation

Get acquainted with the EU regulatory framework governing the audiovisual media sector in a two-day media masterclass organised by Cullen International.


2018 Local Elections: Why it’s easy and important for 1/3 of Brussels to have its say?

Non-Belgians are able to vote in October's local elections. All EU citizens can vote, while non-EU citizens can vote after 5 years in Belgium. Together, we can make a major difference as we would be 1/3 of the electorate across Brussels, including nearly 1/2 of the electorate in Etterbeek, Ixelles or Saint Gilles. In the next three months, by 31st July, we want the 300,000 non-Belgians in Brussels to sign up to vote.


Negotiate for Success

Vlerick Business School’s highly interactive online programme shows you how to recognise negotiation situations – and importantly, how to take the lead in them. First you’ll get deep insight into your personal negotiation profile with our unique NQ® model.


Training | Public Speaking

Becoming an effective public speaker can enhance your career.An important talk coming up? Reluctant to accept public speaking opportunities?Do you want to be more comfortable and persuasive addressing audiences, large or small?Learn how to put your ideas across in a powerful, effective and engaging way.Discover the principles of successful public speaking, and build on your existing skills and natural communication style.


Training : Bringing Strategy to Life

Vlerick Business School’s online Strategy programme starts with a practical framework that helps you to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of your company. You then reflect on how well your unit is aligned to the company's strategy - and how your own projects and actions contribute to delivering it. When you've completed the programme, you will be able to identify strategic innovations that will keep your organisation ahead of the game.


TEDx-style seminar: Boost your public speaking skills!

Everybody can be good at public speaking but most don’t know where to start. What is it that makes the TEDx talks so effective? Come and find out how you too can be a great speaker. TEDx organiser, curator and speaking coach, Dirk Daenen will give you the overview and guidance to improving your own public speaking skills. 

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