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Training | Public Speaking II

13-Jun-2017
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.

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Training | Brexit, Political Risks and their Impact on Business

10-May-2017
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.

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Training | Public Speaking

27-Apr-2017
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.

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Training | Finding your data and making better decisions

06-Apr-2017
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:

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Training | Excel: Improve the structure of your own worksheets

16-Feb-2017
What you will learn: This practical training will give you a set of skills that will allow you to: 

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Training I Impactful Presentation Skills

17-Nov-2016
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.  

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Training: Managing & Developing Young Talents

14-Sep-2016
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 Leading People Effectively Through Change

21-Jun-2016
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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EU 101

14-Jun-2016
On June 14th, the British Chamber will organise its EU 101 event in Brussels. During this intensive training day, members will get an insight into the EU decision-making process and how its main institutions work (European Commission, European Parliament, and European Council). Attendees will also get the opportunity to learn some knowledge and skills to interact with the EU policy makers through a practical approach.

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Training I Hacking Twitter and LinkedIn for EU Public Affairs

24-May-2016
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 Leadership Styles

21-Apr-2016
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 Getting your message across – even under pressure

22-Mar-2016
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 Microsoft Excel – pivot tables, vlookup's and other techniques

03-Mar-2016
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 Effective Business Writing for non-native English speakers – writing for an International audience

18-Feb-2016
All the tools you need to successfully write, edit and proofread texts. Learn new techniques: Plan and structure texts, choose an appropriate style, learn how to write clear, accurate English, even under deadline pressure. Try them through exercises during the workshop. Receive individual feedback and post workshop support.

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Training I A legal overview of the EU Institutions and complex processes

21-Jan-2016
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: claudia.gherman@britishchamber.be

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Training: The ingredients of a successful recruitment

17-Nov-2015
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: Intercultural Competence - working across borders and cultures

29-Oct-2015
Do you work internationally or with people from cultures different to your own?  Are you considering new business opportunities in unfamiliar markets?  

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Training: Emotional Intelligence

06-Oct-2015
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: Negotiation skills and practice

22-Sep-2015
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: Public Speaking

24-Jun-2015
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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HR in practice: HR in Belgium and international issues; trainees & volunteers

09-Jun-2015
This is part three in a series of three practical trainings for de facto HR managers and practitioners: office managers, financial administrators, business owners, and anyone else responsible for HR tasks and processes inside their organisations. In this particular session we will cover:- Employees seconded to and from Belgium       - Issues in the employment contract      - Where do you pay social security (EU regulation, international social security treaties)       - Where do you pay tax: double taxation treaties benefits?

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Accounting for Non-accountants: Practical Concepts for Businesses

04-Jun-2015
Does your job include understanding, analysing and reporting financial information, but you don’t have an accounting background?

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HR in practice: Life of the employment contract, holiday system, advanced employment law, and how to optimise remunerations

26-May-2015
This is part two in a series of three practical trainings for de facto HR managers and practitioners: office managers, financial administrators, business owners, and anyone else responsible for HR tasks and processes inside their organisations. In this particular session we will cover:- Holiday system : legal paid leave, extra legal paid leave and European holidays- Hiring employees- Termination: new legislation explained; work regulations: Réglement du Travail; special clauses: non compete, exclusivity, education sponsoring, loyalty, etc.

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Accounting for Non-accountants: Essential Concepts & Principles

19-May-2015
Does your job include understanding, analysing and reporting financial information, but you don’t have an accounting background? Do you want to better understand the drivers of your organisation’s financial performance? This is the first workshop of a three-part series of trainings for office managers, business executives, and other non-accountants who need to know their numbers. 

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HR in practice: Employing people in Belgium - what are the mandatory issues I need to understand and manage?

12-May-2015
This is part one in a series of three practical trainings for de facto HR managers and practitioners: office managers, financial administrators, business owners, and anyone else responsible for HR tasks and processes inside their organisations. In this particular session we will cover:- Hiring an employee- Employment agreements:the basics you need to know for your negotiations and administration- Work permits for non EU staff - Registration with social security - Dimosa: registrations for social security - Limosa: registration 

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Training: Creative and innovative thinking

07-May-2015
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: Getting your message across – even under pressure

21-Apr-2015
An introduction into creating and delivering company messaging, and how to communicate effectively with media in situations of high pressure and crises. With EMG.

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Training: Social Media - understanding the basics

23-Mar-2015
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.

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Training: Effective Business writing for non-native English speakers

06-Mar-2015
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: Increasing Employee engagement - key to business success

24-Feb-2015
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.

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