Personal development

Professional effectiveness


Course code

PE-1705, PE-1709

Course dates 2017

Block I: 9, 10 May 2017

Block II: 1, 2 June 2017

Block III: 22, 23 June 2017 

Block I: 12, 13 September 2017

Block II: 10, 11 October 2017

Block III: 16, 17 November 2017 

Block I: 28, 29 September 2017

Block II: 2, 3 November 2017

Block III: 30 November, 1 December 2017  

Time and Place

9.00 - 17.00 (incl. lunch) in building Drienerburght.

Course fee

This training will be paid from central funds. However, you do need permission from your head of department. 

Group size

Minimum 6 and maximum 12 participants


Cees Harmsen. He is a psychologist, trainer and author specialised in strategies for creating a successful professional career.

Course materials

Course materials will be provided during the training.


For all PhD candidates at the University of Twente.


You have developed insights and skills that you can use in your further career. You are able to proactively realise your personal objectives as a professional.


  • personal leadership
  • getting a grip on your own time 
  • setting up and participating in innovative projects
  • developing a personal style of your own 
  • communicating forcefully
  • giving a strong presentation


6 days (3 x 2 days)
The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 2 ECTS.


Not applicable.

Further information
Marjolein Rietman
Career Development Centre HR

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  • September 2017
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