Taking charge of my performance and development

The purpose of this course is to effectively prepare yourself for the P&D conversation. Being more aware of what you want to achieve with the conversation will give you a better chance of succeeding. While we will be working with set themes, we will also explore your specific case. The course consists of a theory component and a practice component where participants will have the opportunity to practice conducting a difficult conversation with an actor.

The topics that will be covered in this course include:

  • How do I ensure that I take part in a P&D conversation that will satisfy my expectations?
  • How do I stay in control of the conversation?
  • How can I effectively prepare for the conversation?
  • How can I present my qualities in a way that my manager sees me for who I am and appreciates what I have to offer?
  • How do I give feedback to my manager/supervisor?
  • How do ensure that the way I am expected to perform is sufficiently clear and meaningful for me?
  • How do I ensure there is a clear link between what my manager expects from me and the department’s/unit’s objectives?
  • If I am dissatisfied about something, how can I raise this for discussion?
  • How can I discuss my career goals?

Preparation: we would like to ask to you to go to the website www.my.eur.nl/PD - where you will find complete information about the P&D process and the form. An HR consultant will be present during each training session to answer any questions you might have.

Practical information

Date:5 December 2019
Time: 09.00 - 12.30
Duration:1 session of 3,5hrs
Location:EUR Woudestein
Fee:The training is free for EUR staff. The fee for colleagues of EUR Holding will be EUR 200. 
    • A clear view of one’s own contribution to the interview
    • Practical preparation tips for discussing the matters that are important to you
    • Practicing with giving and receiving feedback efficiently
    • Setting clear goal and development agreements (SMART)
  • Communication and influencing: oral communication, collaboration and empathy (listening)
    Personal efficiency: self-reflection
    Analysing and planning: learning capacity

  • The training is provided by Vincent Hendriks from Ardis.

  • On MyEUR.nl/PD you`ll find extensive information about the P&D conversations