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Our skills library is full of useful information. You can search for keywords in the boxes below, and even filter what kind of medium you like while learning. Are you interested in one topic in particular? Visit our guided learnings about teamwork, presenting and writing. You can always check out the upcoming workshops to see if the skill you want to improve is available this quarter.

Blog Iris Huisman: Why skills are so important for career success
Technical skills are far more tangible than soft skills, but nonetheless soft skills are crucial for your career. You may believe that there is nothing wrong with your soft skills, and probably you are right. During your life your soft skills have been developed by your environment from birth onwards. However, have you deliberately developed one soft skill more than another? Not always!
Belbin team roles

Background information on the Belbin team roles.

Belbin team roles specifications
Detailed descriptions are given of the eight team roles of Belbin.
Group roles: maximizing group performance
This guide describes four fundamental roles to consider: leader/facilitator, arbitrator/monitor, notetaker/time keeper, and devil’s advocate.
Guided Learning: Different roles (Belbin)

Within a team you will always have to work with different types of personalities. It is very useful to know in advance what types of personalities and team roles there are, and which role applies to you or your teammates. If you are not aware yet of the possible roles that exist or what your own natural role normally is, then please read this guide.

Guided Learning: Participation in meetings and discussions

In order to be an active participant in a meeting or during a discussion, preparation is required. But how do you prepare for a meeting or discussion? What roles are there for participants and how do you make a meeting effective? Read the topic guide to learn all this and more.

Guided Learning: Tutoring
As a tutor you can provide expertise, experience, guidance and encouragement for a group of less experienced students. This article provides you the basics on tutoring, but also tips on challenging aspects of tutoring.
Handout about meeting skills

This handout shows you how to improve your meeting skills on the basis of the GRaSP method.

MBTI personality test

This self assessment can be used to gain insight into your personality.

Planning and structuring effective meetings
This page explores how good preparation and an effective chairperson may contribute to the success of a meeting by giving a sense of direction or purpose.