Leadership workshop: Feedback exchange

Leadership workshop: Feedback exchange

leadership & management

Online course

Start date:

23 October 2020


23 October 2020, 9h - 13h

General context

We plan to offer this training in classroom. However, if  a live training is not be possible due to measurements that we need to take to prevent spreading of the Corona virus, this training will be offered digitally.


Creating an environment in which people are motivated to give the best they got, cannot be done overnight. An open and constructive atmosphere requires a lot of effort, time and commitment from the group leaders, experts and other supervisory personnel. Through the VIB HR strategy we wish to offer the possibilities and the tools to create just that kind of environment.

Besides offering a vast array of scientific programs and challenges, it is important that we keep on focusing on the 'human' aspects in the daily working life of all our collaborators. We should have constant attention for training (scientific and non-scientific) and well-being of which open and constructive feedback are vital components.


After this workshop you will be able to:

  • motivate people by celebrating their accomplishments
  • clarify expectations
  • help people to prioritize their projects & tasks and identify potential problems
  • provide honest but constructive feedback

To help you in the process of giving feedback and to provide you with some tools, tips & tricks, VIB is regularly organizing ½-day workshops (afternoon) for all supervisory personnel in Ghent and Leuven.

Event intended for

Postdocs and staff scientists at VIB that supervise PhD students, master students, technicians, etc. or postdocs and staff scientists that will take up this role soon.

Extra information
  • This training is only open for VIB participants and is free.
  • Note that upon no show without valid justification a fee of € 100 will be charged and you will be blacklisted for the VIB training program for 1 year. Click here for more information.


True Colours

True Colours® is a creation of Lisa Boelaert and Herwig Deconinck – inspired by 17 years of working together and our shared drive, dream and vision concerning people, development, teamwork & change.

As a change consultancy, True Colours has built a niche within research and academic organisations on the one hand, and they work for profit, non-profit, production and service companies on the other hand.

True Colours coaches:
•Individuals (coaching/training/supporting)
•Teams (team coaching, conflict mediation, team development, teambuilding)
•Organisations (process support, work conferences and large group interventions, setting up and guiding change programmes, strategy exercises, …)

regarding the changes that are happening to them or in which they find themselves.

True Colours likes to combine their insights and experiences in HR, solutions-focused work practices, organisational design and lean management, and personal and team leadership.

They specialise in short-term projects within a long-term relationship: a thorough knowledge of the client enables us to respond maximally to concrete requests and makes change possible in the short-term. They have been working together with VIB for more that 10 years now.

Contact True Colours :

Practical info

Extra information

This training is given online and consists of 4 hours starting at 9.00h. We will use zoom as the online platform, the link to the zoom meeting will be sent a few days in advance.

Before the start of the training, the participants get an online intake questionnaire. This enables us to attune the training maximally to their needs.

The training is (inter-)active: we provide content and tools that participants will actively try out during the training.

We work plenary (presentation, explanation and discussion) and in subgroups. Online trainings are more tiring than real life sessions. Therefore, we provide enough variation in work forms and there will be enough off-screen moments.