Personal development

Personal development


Course code


Dates 2017

Wednesday 8 November

Monday 20 November 

Time and Place

9.00 to 17.00 

Course fee

Course participation is free of cost for individual employees. 

Group size

Maximum 12 participants 


Drs. Cees Harmsen, senior consultant, coach and practitioner in the area of Human Resource Development.
His latest book “This is your wake-up call” (2008), deals with the subject of this course.

Course materials

Course materials will be provided during the training. 


The workshop Personal Branding and Pitching deals with the gentle art of selling yourself as a distinctive researcher in a competitive environment.
The main objective of this program is to provide postdocs with the necessary knowledge and skills to present themselves as a personal brand in their field of interest.


Cees Harmsen will start with the relevance of convincing and authentic branding an communication of your own talent and research. Awareness, opportunities and own initiative are the focus of this training. The training will be based on UT2020's corporate story and core values. After the training, the researcher will be able to start with his personal story.

The fundamentals of personal branding;

  • four revolutions that will change your work life;
  • the personal branding matrix ©;
  • exercises to develop your own brand;
  • learning to optimize your talents;
  • pitching with authenticity.


One day from 9.00 to 17.00


Not applicable

Further information
Marjolein Rietman
Career Development Centre HR

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