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This series introduces us to a different employee every week. Find out what they most enjoy about their job and learn things you might not know about them yet. This week: Executive Education programme manager Jannice Daha.

What do you like most about your job?

At Executive Education we offer short-term master classes and programmes for professionals. Due to developments such as robotisation, globalisation and technological advancements, employees have to continuously upgrade their skills. That’s why a lot of professionals want to continue working on their personal and professional development. That helps them stay relevant in the job market. The courses we offer fit in well with the idea of lifelong learning and they offer professionals an accessible way to gain a more in-depth understanding or expand their knowledge and expertise.

Executive Education is a young team with high potential for growth, and being a part of and contributing to this growth is what make working here so enjoyable. There are a few aspects under development. For example, we’re expanding our range of courses in line with market trends, we’re improving our internal processes and we’re expanding our marketing activities. These developments and the dynamic are something I find very motivating. And something that’s just as important is that I have great colleagues with a good sense of humour. That contributes a lot to a feeling of job satisfaction.

Is there a project from this past year you are particularly proud of?

It’s not an original answer but I think its how we worked as a team to get through the COVID-19 crisis. It was a challenging time and we had to cancel our courses and programmes with little or no warning. We then had to be creative and flexible to figure out an alternative way to offer our courses. We did this successfully, but we’re happy (along with the students and lecturers) to be able to offer our courses on the campus again.

What don’t most colleagues know about you?

When I was a teenager I was a fan of the racecar driver Ayrton Senna. I gave a presentation about him in year 7 and received a  grade of 10.