Works Council Courses

Human in Progress Academy - Training courses for Works Councils in the Netherlands.

Works Council Courses

Looking to improve your Works Council performance and Dutch Works Councils Act knowledge?

Join our online or onsite tailor-made training. We offer training courses and masterclasses on a wide range of Works Council related subjects.




Masterclass Works Councils Act

For: Works Council members, CEOs, GMs and HR.

Gain knowledge of the Works Councils Act principles. Receive guidance on compliance how to apply the Works Councils Act in practice.

The learning objective is to empower you with a profound understanding of the legal landscape of the Dutch Works Councils Act. This will enable you to navigate it with confidence and competence to apply it effectively.

Course Works Council Fundamentals

For: Works Council members

Become familiar with the rights and authority of the Works Council. Receive guidance and templates for building a strong team and great partnership with the entrepreneur.

The course Works Council Fundamentals offers a great learning experience for (newly) elected Works Council members towards representing the interests of the organisation and its employees – by learning more about the Works Councils Act and building a team for leading effective meetings with the entrepreneur 



Masterclass Works Council Fundamentals Entrepreneur

For: CEOs, GMs, MT members and HR.

Become familiar with the rights and authority of the Works Council. Receive guidance and templates for building a strong team and great partnership with the Works Council.



Course Works Council Fundamentals Ways of Working

For: Works Council members, CEOs, GMs, and HR.

Joint course for the Works Council and Entrepreneur of the same company to agree on a transparent way of working. It highlights the draft agreements received in the course such as the annual agenda, covenant agreement, consultation process, communication and sharing of best practices for success.




Course Works Council Communication

For: Works Council members.

Advanced level course on behavioural and communication styles and the fundamental rights of the Works Council. Receive examples of communication methods and channels. Apply the experience and create a Works Council communication strategy.



Course Works Council Evolution

For: Works Council members.

Learn more about the historical context and current market practices shaping Works Councils' role in today's workplace. Teambuilding  exercises and advanced course regarding ways of working of the Works Council with the entrepreneur,  constructive feedback, and improvement.


Instructor-Led Training (ILT): practical case studies, masterclasses and lectures.

The trainers pool consists of professionals, HRM consultants, entrepreneurs and employee representatives of Works Councils in the Netherlands. They have more than 10 years of experience working in an international environment with multicultural groups.

The courses at the Human in Progress Academy are:

  1. Results-based driven providing impactful tangible experiences.
  2. Hands-on instructor Led Training (ILT) through case studies and interactive discussions.
  3. Frequently reviewed and thus comply with laws and market practices.



 Expand your knowledge in employee participation and the main principles of the Dutch Works Councils Act.





Benefit from over 15 years of wisdom from experts with business and practices in depth expertise.



Maximise Works Council performance, regardless of your job level. All courses are customised to your needs and skills.





The design of the tailor-made Works Council course starts with a free consultation.
We discuss your needs, skills and the level of knowledge of the Works Council participants.