Communicate with Impact


Recognizing your personal qualities as a communicator helps you to connect with others and to get your job done in an effective way. It is all about personal impact!

Start date
  • 23 September
  • 16 November
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  • De Horst Estate
  • € 1895 (excl. 21% VAT)
  • € 2084,50 (VAT exempt)
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  • English

This program has been evaluated with an 8.3 average.

You are working in a demanding, international environment, where excellent communication skills are essential. You are a highly-qualified professional, but there is still a whole world to win, where your own personal improvement is concerned. Perhaps you find yourself getting into a conflicts, while there is no real conflict present. Or you get frustrated or irritated because you are not being heard. Your current points for improvement do not so much concern your hard skills, but rather your soft skills. Excellent communication skills help you function even more effectively, and make life much easier in general.

Key elements for the goals set in this training program include the following:

  • Having a positive impact in your organization and acquiring insight into your own communication style.
  • Knowing your own communication patterns, understanding your reference set, applying your specific qualities to the job at hand, and having the ability to interpret the communication of others.
  • Listening attentively, asking the right questions, connecting with others and collaborating in an uncomplicated way.

All these elements help you to act much more effectively, both at work and in your personal life.

As a result of this training:

  • Your colleagues cooperate with you, because you are flexible and easy to work with
  • You have enhanced your soft skills, and have taken steps in improving your personal and professional life skills
  • You are aware of your preferred communication style, and are an effective communicator
  • You are able to interpret the communication of the other person
  • You are able to adapt your communication style to the needs of the other person
  • You have a greater impact, because you use your soft skills more effectively

During this program we create a safe learning environment in which you can explore the effect of your communication. Your challenges form the guidelines of the program. Together with the other participants we stretch, search and practice ways to increase the impact of your communication. We offer short theoretical lectures to deepen your knowledge. Most of the time will be spent on practicing skills (for example with an actor), giving feedback, and creating the space for you to achieve a deeper understanding of your personal behavior.


Module 1 (day 1: 13.30 - 20.00 - day 2: 9.00 - 12.30)

  • Achieving awareness of your communication pattern
  • Understanding the impact of your preferred communication style
  • Relating to other persons
  • Improving your personal performance: how to express yourself and how to be sure that you are seen and heard
  • Setting your personal learning goals

In between the modules:

  • Assignments to practice your learning goal within your own business.

Module 2 (day 1: 9.00 - 17.00)

  • Experimenting, and practicing your communication insights and skills. During this module we work with simulations and an actor.

In between the modules:

  • Assignments to transfer your new knowledge and skills to your business.

Module 3 (day 1: 13.30 - 20.00 - day 2: 9.00 - 12.30)

  • Interpreting the communication styles of different personalities
  • Learning how to adapt your communication style within the context of a communication
  • Giving and receiving feedback, and dealing with difficult communication issues. (confrontation, hierarchy, bad news etc.)

The training program will be facilitated by qualified communication professionals who have experienced the challenges of working in an international context themselves.


Previous participants gave us the following feedback

This communication training is targeted at international professionals and managers in The Netherlands, either expats or native Dutch, and who work daily in the English language.

Accommodation costs
The costs excluding lodging are € 213,50 for all sessions.
The costs including lodging are € 448,50 for all sessions.

(subject to price changes).
This program has a minimum of 6 and maximum of 10 participants.

When and Where

Start date: Wednesday 23 September De Horst Estate Click for more details

CWI - Module 1 | Wed 23 September  - Thur 24 September 2015 | The Horst Estate | Driebergen
CWI - Module 2 | Wed 14 October 2015 | The Horst Estate | Driebergen
CWI - Module 3 | Wed   4 November - 5 November 2015 | The Horst Estate | Driebergen

Start date: Monday 16 November De Horst Estate Click for more details

CWI 25 - Module 1 | Mon 16 November  - Tue 17 November 2015 De Baak Seaside | Noordwijk
CWI 25 - Module 2 | Tue 15 December 2015 | The Horst Estate | Driebergen
CWI 25 - Module 3 | Wed  13 January – Thur 14 Januray 2016 | The Horst Estate | Driebergen

The team

  • ingrid_smit_230
    • Ingrid Smit
    • Trainer/Coach
  • katrien_braeckmans
    • Katrien Braeckmans
    • Trainer/Coach
  • irma_walraven_230
    • Irma Walraven
    • Program Assistent
  • nanette_venekamp_230
    • Nanette Venekamp
    • Program Assistent