Things are going well for the Ghent design and consultancy firm Maat-ontwerpers. The firm got off to a flying start. And in 2017, partner Peter Vanden Abeele was appointed city architect for Ghent. A turning point. Which direction did they want to take the company in? How could they become more professional? To face these challenges, Filip Buyse and Esther Jacobs decided that two of them would follow the SME Challenge programmeat Vlerick. The changes they are going through are now giving them renewed energy.
Liesbeth De Baere, Executive MBA Careers Advisor, shares five (more) reasons why our career services rank among the very best in the world. And why trail-blazing executives from all over the globe are choosing Vlerick to advance their professional and personal growth.
At Vlerick, we pride ourselves on our portfolio of insightful, relevant and practical programmes. Our expert faculty and in-depth research keep us ahead of the curve – and we continually review and refine our programmes to make sure they deliver exactly what our participants are looking for.
“It’s not one of my ambitions to lead a team or become a CEO. Is a long-term programme right for me?” A leadership programme? Surely that’s for managers who want to enhance their leadership skills? Actually, it’s more than that. Even if you focus more on your expertise and less on leading a team, a management programme gives you insights into yourself, your growth potential and the next step in your career as an expert.
Full-time MBA participants Valerie De Clerck and Kaushlendra Trivedi share their stress-busting takeaways from the second Wisdom Principles activity series organised by Vlerick alumni that might just help you work, play and sleep a little better.
“The Tomorrowland of academic learning programmes”, is how Frederik Delaplace (CEO of Mediafin) described Take the Lead. And judging by the participants’ reactions – “Greatly inspiring”, “I’m looking forward to it”, “I am ready to get started right away” – the programme began in suitable manner. What was presented to the public? A spectacular digital success story from Belgian soil, a leadership analysis of Facebook's recent change of direction, a lively panel debate and above all: plenty of encouragement to grab the digital bull by the horns.