Works Council Training Excellence: Elevate Success with a Learning Path.

Works Council training is essential for equipping members with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their roles effectively. However, the general belief is, the more information we have, the better our decisions will be and the more we learn. We even pursue more information that might even be inconsequential with our final decision!

In my experience, searching online can be overwhelming with all the available knowledge and whilst you might think you need more information, you sometimes don’t.

What happens is you MILK.
You have More Information but Less Knowledge.

In today’s dynamic business environment, staying ahead of the latest trends, Works Council regulations and HR practices is not just a desire but a necessity. Embark on a journey to elevate your Works Council expertise in an ever-changing professional landscape.

Works Councils Training Right

Works Council training entitlements under the Dutch Works Councils Act are collective rights for the Works Council. According to Article 18 of the WOR, the Works Council is entitled to a minimum of 5 days of training per year. In this blog, you will learn about the crucial need for an effective learning path, strategically designed for Works Councils.

What Is a Learning Path?

A learning path is essentially a personalised journey of acquiring knowledge and skills that are tailored to an individual’s professional goals or a group goal. It is more than a collection of training sessions. It is a well-thought-out sequence of learning experiences designed to build expertise progressively.

To understand the effectiveness of a learning path, let’s delve into Edgar Dale’s Cone of Learning. This is a theory that highlights different levels of retention based on the type of learning activity.

The idea is that individuals remember things better when they actively participate in activities instead of just passively receiving information, like reading or listening.

Depending only on reading and listening may lead to not remembering much. The active methods, such as interaction and participation in courses and programmes will enhance the learning experience. Practical demonstrations and simulations, such as user cases, or role-playing exercises are significantly boosting retention.

By understanding the significance of a learning path and incorporating Edgar Dale’s Cone of Learning, Works Councils can create a roadmap that not only enhances their knowledge but also propels them toward success.

Why Does the Works Council Need a Learning Path?

1. Goal Alignment

A learning path supports in aligning the objectives of the Works Council, such as skill development, or growth.

2. Efficient Learning

Having a defined learning path allows the Works Council to prioritise learning activities. It forces the Works Council to think about the primary topics of interest, instead of wandering through various topics with less focus.

3. Continuous Improvement

The learning path ensures that members stay ahead of the latest trends, tools, and best practices for Works Councils. It facilitates a mindset of continuous improvement, vital for the Works Council’s success.

4. Enhanced Motivation

Clear milestones and achievements along a learning path can boost the Works Council’s motivation to make an impact. Seeing progress, achieving goals, and mastering new skills contribute to a positive learning experience.

5. Measurable Progress and Making an Impact

With a learning path, the Works Council can track progress more effectively. Whether through practical applications, having measurable indicators ensures that the members of the Works Council are advancing their skills.

6. Prevention of Being Overwhelmed

The amount of information available can be overwhelming, not knowing where to begin or what to learn next. A learning path breaks down the learning process into manageable steps, preventing information overload and allowing members to grasp concepts gradually.

Works Council Training Courses

The Human in Progress Academy recognises that every individual has their unique learning style. Top performing professionals excel through reading and memory. Most of us need hands-on experience by physical and emotional memory to grasp new concepts and retaining knowledge.

Considering these distinctions, the Academy offers practical masterclasses, courses, and programmes for Works Councils in the Netherlands, available in various formats, ensuring accessibility across online and offline platforms.

In addition to the courses, a tailor-made course could also be an option for the Works Council. This is known as a customised learning programme specifically designed to meet the unique needs, requirements, and goals of your Works Council.

The tailor-made course ensures that the learning experience is directly applicable with user cases of the Works Council that are being used to contribute to their success in their specific roles or fields.

Tiered Learning Approach

We have designed all Works Council courses to lead participants progressively through a series of skills and knowledge levels with a tiered learning approach:


These courses prove fundamental knowledge and skills, serving as a starting point for members new to the Works Councils Act and this field.​


Building upon foundational concepts, these courses delve deeper into topics, offering a more in-depth understanding about communication and ways of working.​


At this level, courses aim for evolution, with advanced strategies, specialised knowledge, and an elevated level of expertise in Works Council subject matters.​

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