Training for professionals

Deepening and broadening your own development

As a professional, you believe in deepening and broadening your own development by training your creativity, connecting power and growth mindset.

Discover various trainings that will help you in your personal and professional life to resolve frustrations, face challenges and live a meaningful life.

For you and your colleagues

Depending on the development questions within your team or organization, we focus training on themes around personal leadership, expressiveness, professional effectiveness and collaboration. Questions we can help with, for example, are:

  • How do I manage opportunities better and maintain focus?
  • How do you work on your use of voice, posture and storytelling to express yourself confidently?
  • How do I get my colleagues excited about my plans?
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Some of our training offerings

Adapted to current organizational issues

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The art of storytelling is ancient and just as relevant today. Using various techniques, teams learn to better express themselves in ways that make an impact.

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Optimize opportunities. Determine desired and actual professionalism as a team and identify growth opportunities to perform more effectively.

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Motivation and willpower

A scientific approach to intrinsic motivation with translation to practice. Get control of willpower and discover what you need as a team to be successful.

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This proven preventive approach to burnout gives professionals the space to discover how their work can better match their qualities and needs.

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Meaning and work 

Without meaning, you eventually get stuck. This training leads to a renewed energy around your work by going inward and re-focusing on what is the essence for you.

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Improvisational ability

Professionals who are stuck: practicing improvisation can create a new flow in your team, allowing you to face challenges with new energy and fun.

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Our team

Knowledge and experience from different fields

Personal-professional and societal challenges require cooperation across the boundaries of different disciplines. That is why we join forces with people and organizations in The Bildung Network. We move in education, science, the arts, the public sector and sustainable business. 

Dylan Vianen

Board De Bildung Academie
Education Relationship Management
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Michiel Tolman

Director De Bildung Academie
Relationship Management Companies
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Tiffany Gritzalis

Project coordinator and Bildung coach
Applied Psychologist
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Zelah Dorrestijn

Bildung coach and trainer
Psychosocial Therapist
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Durk Gardenier

Board De Bildung Academie
Public Sector Relationship Management
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Fatima Bouddokar

Bildung coach and trainer
Diversity & inclusion
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Joost Verdonkschot

Bildung coach and trainer
Education Professional
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Personal and non-committal

Plan introduction

We understand that it can be nice to spar about your needs and development questions.

Schedule a personal, no-obligation meeting, and we'll be happy to help answer your questions.


Frequently Asked Questions

Which training is best for me?

Together we identify what skills, attitudes and knowledge you want to develop yourself on. Based on that, we determine which training fits.

What are the costs?

Depending on the type of training a training costs between 1000,- and 1950,- euro excluding VAT. If you purchase more than one training it is possible to get a discount. For this we customize the program for you.

Can my employer pay for this?

There are often opportunities to have this paid for by your employer. We can help you with that, feel free to get in touch and have a casual sparring session with us.

What happens after training?

After attending training, we invite you to join The Bildung Network. A collective of people and organizations with the will to be socially responsible in connection with themselves and others. Together we are building the university of the 21st century: the ideal of education, learning & development.

The Bildung Network offers you: 

  • The opportunity to contribute with your input to building new education and development programs.
  • Access to innovative ideas and creative forms of work on personhood from our living manifesto
  • Informed of new programs for you as a participant, trainer or coach
  • Assignments and vacancies at affiliated organizations

Read more about The Bildung Network here.

What is The Bildung Academy?

De Bildung Academie develops programs and offers training, coaching and consulting around personal-professional development and social responsibility. 

In our ideal world, we bring as many people as possible into contact with themselves and connect them with others. As a collective, they tackle personal and societal challenges.

That is why we are building the university of the 21st century. We do this together with The Bildung Network: a community consisting of new generations of students and (young) professionals, teachers, artists, scientists and organizations within the public sector, education and sustainable business.

Can I combine training with coaching?

This is indeed quite possible. This allows lessons learned from the trainings to land well with you.

What is the duration of a training course?

Trainings last between 2 and 3.5 hours. This can be arranged by mutual agreement.

Where do training sessions take place?

Training can always take place in-company, i.e. at your organization's location. If you wish to choose your own location outside your workplace, we will be happy to visit you there as well. If this is not possible or not desirable, we always have our own beautiful, central location at the Prins Hendrikkade in Amsterdam. If desired, online is also possible.

What is Bildung?

Bildung is actively, consciously, and ethically relating to your inner self, others, and the world. It represents the ideal that people develop themselves as broadly and fully as possible and take on social responsibility.

We have been inspired by the ideas of classic bildungsdenkers such as Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767 - 1835) and Theodor Adorno (1903-1969), but also by contemporary thinkers such as Gert Biesta, Martha Nussbaum and Roman Krznaric.

‍Readmore about Bildung and our genesis