Training sessions

All student organizations can request training sessions at ASVA Academy. Below are all existing training courses. Do you need a training session that is not on this page? Let us know on! Maybe we can develop a new training especially for you.

The costs of one training are €7,50 per person if you are a member (or your association is a member) of ASVA and €10 for non-members. Cheap! Are you or your association not yet a member of ASVA, but do you want to become one? Put that in the application form as well.

Would you like to follow a training session? Fill out the application form here

Together with board, committee or council

Efficient meetings:
How do you ensure that a meeting is as efficient and productive as possible and that everyone remains involved at the same time? After this training you will feel more secure as a participant in a meeting. We recommend that you follow this training with a complete board, council or committee.

Team rolls:
What different team roles are there? In this training you learn what your own natural team role and that of your fellow board members is. It is discussed how you can make optimal use of everyone’s strengths. We recommend that you follow this training with a complete board, council or committee

Organizing events:
A study trip, a first-year weekend, a big party or themed drinks: every year, study and student associations organize an enormous number of events. What do you have to take into account when organizing different events, how do you prepare a project plan and how do you keep track of everything?

Giving feedback:
Giving and receiving feedback is essential for good cooperation in your board / council / committee. This only works if this is done carefully and constructively and everyone can handle it well. In this training session we look at what different ways of feedback exist and what effect they have. But also how you can apply it yourself.

As a board member you will probably conduct interviews on a regular basis this year, for example for committees or the new board. This can sometimes be difficult, for example because you sometimes have to reject active members with whom you may also be friends. How do you set up the application procedure, how do you conduct an interview and how do you bring bad news?

Promotion & social media:
Everyone knows promotional means such as posters and Facebook, but there is much more: how do you reach your target group in an innovative and effective way? And how do you ensure that your target group visits your events?

Completion of the year & Transfer:
Do you dare to transfer your “child” already? In this training you will be provided with tools for achieving a good transfer for, for example, the board of your study association, program committee or student council.

Board evaluation:
In every board year there are always bottlenecks and (unspoken) frustrations. In this training we evaluate what has happened lately: what has been achieved, what could be improved? By evaluating with an external trainer, all board members have the opportunity to have a good conversation.

Photoshop / Indesign:
How do you make the perfect poster for the promotion of your events? How do you create a logo or edit a photo? Above all: how does Photoshop / InDesign work? In this training you work with your own laptop to immediately learn the tricks of the trade. (Note: you must have Photoshop or InDesign on your laptop, you can also download a trial version.)

How do you make a house style?:
To make it clear which association you are on your website, posters and merchandise, a catchy, recognizable house style is perfect. Unfortunately, making this is not that easy. In this training you set up the basics to get started yourself.

How do you make a basic website?:
Nowadays, no association can do without a website. That is the place for potential new members to read in on the association and for the board to announce upcoming activities. In this training we help new associations to create a (free) basic website with WordPress.

Work pressure management:
How do you ensure that you get through your board year without a burnout? What agreements do you make with your board members to put your mental health first? In this training we make a good start with these questions so that you can get the best out of your year (and yourself).

Training the new board:
After a good completion of the year, it is important to train your successors well, so that no knowledge and experience is lost. This training explains what it takes to give your successors a flying start.

Together with the association’s board

Writing a policy plan:
At the start of your board year you and your board form a vision about your organization: what do you want to achieve next year? Most boards write this in a policy plan. What does a clearly written policy plan include? How do you set specific goals for your association or organization?

Writing a (financial) annual report:
A (semi) annual report is required to justify a change in the current year, or to render account at the end of the year. Consider, for example, the general assembly of members at associations, or the study program or faculty. In this training you learn what is important with a (financial) (semi) annual report.

Directing committees:
As a board member you will often have to manage a number of committees with volunteers. How do you ensure that everyone works together motivated, involved and productively? For example, how do you ensure that an event is tightly organized while maintaining an informal and pleasant atmosphere in the committee?

How do you recruit (active) members?:
Everyone has a following or members, active and less active. How do you reach these people? How do you attract new people? How do you then keep them “active”?

Legal aspects of an association:
As a board of a student organization you often have to deal with official documents such as statutes and regulations, but also with large contracts that you conclude. How does this work exactly, when are you liable? And what should you do if something goes wrong?

Function-specific training sessions

Technical chairing:
How do you ensure that a meeting is as efficient and productive as possible and that everyone remains involved at the same time? After this training session you will feel more secure as chairman of the meeting.

In this training session the function-specific tasks of a secretary are discussed. The most important aspect is the management of information flows. In this training session you will learn how you can best handle issues such as member administration, minutes, action lists and communication.

This basic treasurer training session deals with the role of a treasurer within the organization. How do you prepare a budget and how do you implement a sound financial policy?

How do you snare as many companies as possible as a sponsor for your association? For example in financial resources or with a joint activity. During this training session you learn how to get in touch with your target group and how to maintain these relationships as fruitfully as possible. For the acquisition or acquisition of new assignments, acquisition by telephone is a frequently used tool. Good argumentation and strong persuasiveness are important for this. In this second training session you go further in-depth with a strategy for acquisition.