Learning & Development

TU/e encourages and facilitates the continuous personal development of its professionals. As an employee, you will have free access to high-quality training programs, tailored to specific groups and situations and will be able to deepen or broaden your expertise. We support you in designing your career as you see fit. 

The dedicated course offerings for support staff are tailored to TU/e’s strategy, to our policies, to up-and-coming issues, and to real professional challenges that you may face. You can enroll in courses focused on the development areas below. By training alongside other TU/e colleagues, you will learn from each other and expand your TU/e network.

Development areas

  • Process and Project Management

    Develop the skills to achieve results in a complex working environment, from discovering mutually beneficial situations to optimally utilizing your sphere of influence as well as the hard skills to manage projects.

  • English

    Take part in excellent, interactive courses from our language specialists to sharpen your written and spoken English whether in basic daily communication or in challenging debates and presentations.

  • Leadership

    Learn how to become an effective leader with courses that reflect current knowledge and leadership culture and will give you the tools you need to manage with confidence, agility and compassion.

  • Communication

    Sharpen your interpersonal communication skills with courses that allow you to practice your own (professional) cases with experts and actors to become a truly skillful in transmitting your message and in understanding your audience or conversational partner.

  • Career Development

    We support you in shaping your career and in excelling in your field through personalized career coaching, talent development programs and job swap events.

  • Digital Skills

    Stay up to date on the technology that can improve your on-the-job effectiveness.

  • Vitality

    Want to stay happy, healthy and focused? Take part in practical vitality courses to target stress management and learn effective lifestyle behaviors for sustainable wellbeing.

TU/e offers a wide range of trainings in both subject matter and length. You can take part in 1-day refreshers or boosts or deepen your knowledge during several intensive sessions or during for example a 3-day program. Please find some more information and examples below.

Influencing Without Power

Personal assertiveness, communication skills and understanding political games (and how to play them) are very welcome skills for those who have the need to influence an outcome but have no hierarchical control. During this 3-day program ambitious support staff employees learn to understand and practice the techniques of influencing to get results despite a lack of official power or mandate. After the training participants are aware of the influence of their own behavior on others and have learned to consciously adapt their behavior to influence others.

LIBRE Leadership Program

The Leadership program in the Brainport region Eindhoven (abbreviated LIBRE) is for highly educated, enthusiastic and curious people, who have the ambition to contribute authentically and meaningfully to the Brainport ecosystem by collaborating with cross-disciplinary colleagues. All training days take place at different locations in the Brainport region, which optimally connects theory and practice. The participants are composed of individuals from industry, government, knowledge institutions and social partners. Together, participants exchange interests, motivations and experiences while working together on a challenging assignment, which helps them to gain new knowledge and quickly build networks.

Microsoft Teams at different levels

The possibilities within MS Teams are endless. Making the most out of MS Teams changes your way of working by sending less email, affording you many options to collaborate with your colleagues online, and allowing you to organize your communication for better co-working no matter your location. You can update your digital skills and your knowledge of this amazing communication and collaboration platform by joining one of our MS Teams programs. Each course is tailored to your role in the organization like the Basic level for beginners, Advanced level, training for Secretaries, or training for frequent presenters or instructors (Giving Trainings via Teams).