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“Without a grant, I could never have participated in this programme”

Angelo Meuleman is a project director at Taxistop. Under the motto ‘do more with less’, this non-profit organisation develops services which promote a more efficient use of personal items such as cars or houses. With the support of a social profit grant, Angelo took the Executive Development Programme at Vlerick.

Filip Buyse and Esther Jacobs (Maat-ontwerpers) about SME Challenge: “IT FELT MORE LIKE ENTERING A PROCESS THAN A SERIES OF LESSONS”

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 programme at Vlerick. The changes they are going through are now giving them renewed energy.

“If all I had to do now was look after patients, I wouldn't be a happy doctor.”

Paediatrician and paediatric nephrologist An Bael was born and raised in Ghent. However, she found love and her job in Antwerp. After a somewhat unusual career to date, she opted for the Management for Hospital Professionals programme at Vlerick. Her goal as head of department was to gain more insight into the complexity of a hospital environment and the organisation of her own department.

Four key negotiating tips from the medical world, aerospace and politics

Successful negotiation is more than just give-and-take with a healthy dose of haggling. But what exactly are the key rules for a successful negotiation process? What skills make you a good negotiator?

"You learn so much more than the hard skills you wanted to acquire."

In September, Olivier Vanden Eynde is shifting his centre of gravity from EU to Kenya. A new milestone for his international non-profit Close the Gap. In preparation for this step, the social entrepreneur wanted to familiarise himself with the world of corporate finance. That's why he joined Vlerick's Executive Master Class in Corporate Finance.

Fifteen years of Executive Master Classes in B2B Marketing & Sales in three inspiring in-company projects

Alumni of the recent Executive Master Class in B2B Marketing & Sales met up again at the first homecoming event on 31 January. Three executive education participants from the recent Executive Master Class presented their in-company projects. We were treated to three stories about blood, energy and sensors. Above all, they offered us new insight and tools for giving your marketing and sales approach an unprecedented boost.

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