Successful Working Together

Working with people in groups, sharing experiences and questions during classes, doing group assignments is challenging for everybody. In such an international university such as WUR, many different ways of working and thinking come together. This might add to the challenge, and it can also broaden our perspectives and even enhance the result.

Would you like to know how to take the best from yourself and your teammates so you can have an optimal result in group works?
Accepting ourselves and others and finding common ground is key.
Would you like to know how to communicate better in a setting where people from different cultures are present?
Are you interested in how Mindfulness and compassion can help you listen to other people in a more effective way and judge (yourself and others) less?

Organised by Wageningen University & Research

Mon 16 May 2022 19:00

Mon 20 June 2022 19:00

Duration 2 new series scheduled on Mondays: 16&23 May and 20&27 June 2022 from 19.00 - 21.00 hrs
Venue Face-to-Face on Wageningen Campus, t.b.d. | Please find the disclaimer below


We invite you to take part in these sessions, where you will learn that working in a group can be an opportunity for self-development (and not only a source of stress) by:

  • Learning the basics of non-violent communication
  • Practicing mindful communication and deep listening
  • Working in a group: acknowledging the differences, looking for the common ground
  • Group stress: share your difficulties, find your strengths

Target group

This is a 2 session training, aimed to all BSc and MSc students at WUR that:

  • have ever felt unease during group work
  • really enjoy groupwork, but find it hard to include the contributions from all group members
  • would like to learn how to contribute effectively in a group
  • would like to know how to encourage members of the group to share
  • would like to acknowledge individual differences, while developing a sense of common humanity


Nereida Ordovás: student psychologist and trainer Annemarie Teunissen: student advisor, trainer and coördinator peer coaches


To be effective, this training has to be given face-to-face. When COVID-19 measures do not allow face-to-face trainings, we will have to postpone the training.