Build! program

For professionals

Strategic soft skills are crucial in the successful management of more complex projects involving multiple stakeholders. While professional knowledge is extremely important, professionals can really distinguish themselves through strategic soft skills. Being able to present well, influence and motivate others effectively: that is how professionals make the difference at this point in their career.

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Build! program

For Professionals

Strategic soft skills are crucial in the successful management of more complex projects involving multiple stakeholders. While professional knowledge is extremely important, professionals can really distinguish themselves through strategic soft skills. Being able to present well, influence and motivate others effectively: that is how professionals make the difference at this point in their career.

Personal strengths development

  • Become aware of your own strengths and weaknesses
  • Be stimulated to actively work on and leverage your strengths to accelerate personal development

Impactful influencing

  • Recognize attitude and stance of a conversation counterpart
  • Understand the link between the stance of a counterpart, and the optimum influencing approach
  • Practice to actively switch between influencing approaches to reach the desired outcome

Structured storytelling

  • Learn to apply structure to your communication and a clear logic and reasoning
  • Practice to scope the question at hand and define your recommendation
  • Practice to tailor a message to the audience and goal

Presenting with confidence

  • Learn how to leverage personal strengths in giving presentations
  • Understand the dynamics of anxiety and pressure that can influence presentations and how to mitigate those
  • Practice a daily routine before presentations that will help with becoming confident in presenting

Leading stakeholders

  • Learn to assess different stakeholders’ roles, sphere/type of influence and disposition
  • Practice to adapt engagement strategies to different stakeholders, taking into account culture and personality
  • Learn to identify and mitigate potential sources of conflict

Managing stress & energy

  • Learn what stress is and how it works in the body
  • Explore the four internal batteries of high performance and learn to keep them charged or recharge them
  • Practice developing a personal energy renewal plan

Entrepreneurial mindset

  • Gain knowledge, tools and first hand experience on start-up thinking (ideate, prototype, validate)
  • Discuss and practice applying start-up concepts in every day-to-day job
  • Learn to apply Empathy map interviewing, use Point-of-View statements and various brainstorm & feedback methodologies

Unbiased communication

  • Learn how to recognize, address and mitigate (unconscious) biases in your daily communication
  • Practice with different types of listening and consciously applying filters
  • Reflecting on filters that may bias your listening
During the Build! program the professionals in your organization will develop soft skills that are crucial for managing more complex strategic projects. We will help with very practical tools to (better) master these skills. We add crucial skills to your solid foundation that you can use for years to come and with which your teams can comfortably face the strategic challenges in the working world. We help professionals to become aware of different communication styles, how to include others in your vision, and how to map and manage different stakeholders. This also includes the chance for professionals to learn how to deal with stress and how to renew their energy, how to present themselves confidently and powerfully, and how to convey ideas in a structured way. Work on the basis of personal cases and experiences that employees have gained so far during their career. This makes the impact of the Build program even greater!
Number of participants:4 – 12 participants
Program duration:6 months
Training topics:6 different topics you can pick from our training list
(this is our standard, but we are flexible to adjust to your needs)
Classroom sessions:3 hours per topic
Language:English & Dutch
Including:– All materials needed
– Use of online app
– Assessment report at start and end
– Lepaya certificate

Growth mindset

  • Become aware of one’s own strengths
  • Learn the importance of reflection to recognize areas of improvement
  • Be stimulated to actively try out new things to accelerate personal development 

Conscious communication

  • Gain awareness of different levels of communication within a conversation
  • Learn to switch between different levels of communication
  • Practice making progress when a conversation gets stuck, by communicating on the right or a different level

Taking ownership

  • Practice to plan projects in logical steps, milestones and take dependencies into consideration 
  • Assess the optimal role for the stakeholders in projects and involve them accordingly

Actionable communication

  • Learn to structure your message and include a clear call-to-action
  • Practice conveying only key messages needed for impact 
  • Practice to tailor a message to the audience and goal

Time management - prioritizing

  • Understand the concept of urgent vs. important, and how this can impact priorities
  • Practice how to schedule, plan and prioritise

Feedback for growth

  • Learn to use examples of behavior & impact to illustrate feedback
  • Learn how to use critical feedback to modify behavior and practice engaging in constructive discussions
  • Discuss the importance of ongoing (frequent and informal) feedback

Personality profiling

  • Become aware of one’s own strengths
  • Learn the importance of reflection to recognize areas of improvement
  • Be stimulated to actively try out new things to accelerate personal development

Time management - protecting your time

  • Gain awareness of different levels of communication within a conversation
  • Learn to switch between different levels of communication
  • Practice making progress when a conversation gets stuck, by communicating on the right or a different level

Commercial sensitivity​

  • Practice to plan projects in logical steps, milestones and take dependencies into consideration 
  • Assess the optimal role for the stakeholders in projects and involve them accordingly

Participants review

Bynder - Employee
Bynder - Employee
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Very lively instructions with a lot of practice. Trainer gave individual feedback.
Picnic - Manager
Picnic - Manager
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The training really helped to take communication within my team to the next level and being able to grow as a team.
L'Oréal - Professional
L'Oréal - Professional
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We’ve learned quite a few handy tips and tricks on how to manage time and energy. A lot of things I can share with colleagues.
Bloomon - Manager
Bloomon - Manager
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Feedback For Growth was very good; receptive and credible trainers; helpful practice with real examples.
RTL Nederland - Professional
RTL Nederland - Professional
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Structured storytelling-It’s something everyone does, but not everyone acknowledges. If people would understand more what the levels are they can act on it.

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