Learnit Training
Advisory skills course
  • Become aware of your role and position in an advisory process
  • Learn to play different roles (consultant/expert/service provider)
  • Recognise your strengths and weaknesses as a consultant
  • Acting effectively in different phases of the advisory process
  • Learn to manage expectations of both the client and yourself

The extent to which your advice is understood, accepted and used depends to a large extent on how it is presented. In our three-day training course you learn how to present your advice as convincingly as possible, with results! You develop a personal advice style, in which we go through the entire advice process.

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"I really learned a lot during this training. I can apply what I learned at work, but also in my social life. The trainer, Mieke, is very good at what she does. She clearly has many years of experience and has a lot of positive energy, which made the training, in addition to being educational, also a lot of fun. The role plays, often based on real situations at work, were also extremely instructive." - Rating: 8.8

learnit Advisory skills

Advisory skills course

The degree to which advice is understood, accepted and used depends to a large extent on how that advice is presented. That you, as a consultant, possess the right knowledge and skills, is beyond dispute, but how do you convince the client of that? At the basis lie a number of instruments that no advisor can do without, such as being able to deal with resistance, the value of your expertise, transferring knowledge and being able to deploy various conversational skills that increase the quality of the advisory process.

In our three-day Advisory Skills training you develop a personal advisory style, as the way in which we strengthen our powers of persuasion is different for everyone. You decide for yourself which of the offered techniques and advice you will integrate into your daily practice. The entire advisory process is covered - from the request for an assignment to the final discussion. At the end of the training you are able to give advice in a structured and convincing manner.


During the training the following topics, among others, will be discussed:

  • Analyse:

    Listening, summarising and questioning.

  • Making a diagnosis:

    Brainstorming and mind mapping.

  • Creating support:

    Recognising and dealing with resistance.

  • Conducting the final interview:

    Using persuasive skills.

  • Using different advisory styles:

    Learn to adapt your advisory style to the type of customer.

  • Self-knowledge:

    Your personal consulting style.

  • Working on a good cooperative relationship:

    Creating win-win situations

  • Conflict resolution:

    Learn to understand the backgrounds of conflicts and recognise starting points.

  • Using interviewing techniques:

    How do you keep control of the conversation?

  • Evaluating the project


After the training:

  • You are aware of your role and position in an advisory process;
  • you can play different roles (consultant/expert/service provider);
  • You know how to act effectively in different phases of the consulting process;
  • (Re)know your strengths and weaknesses as an advisor and
  • You can deal with the expectations of both the client and yourself.

Target group

This training is pre-eminently suitable if you want to develop a personal advice style. Do you recognise yourself in one or more of the points below?

  • You want to strengthen your powers of persuasion.
  • You want to communicate more effectively and increase your influence.
  • You want to expand your reach and make the most of networks.
  • You want to learn how to deal with resistance during the advisory process.

Of course, this list is not complete: everyone is different. What do you want to pay attention to when it comes to advice?

Working method

  • Customisation is our focus: through a telephone intake interview, the trainer makes an inventory of your personal learning goals. On this basis, the definitive programme of the training course is determined.
  • We believe a safe training atmosphere is important, as you should feel comfortable experimenting with new knowledge and skills.
  • We strongly believe in doing and experiencing, rather than talking about the content of trainings, which is why all our trainings are active in nature.
  • In order to guarantee the quality of the training, we apply a maximum group size of eight participants, so that we can guarantee the learning effect and efficiency.



The training is provided in Dutch as standard. The trainer has a good command of the English language. Use can be made of course material in English. With a minimum of three participants, the training can also be provided entirely in English.


Prices mentioned are per person, including course material. Lunch is included in the on-site training.

On location Online
Duration 3 days 6 sessions of three hours
Price per day, excluding VAT € 475,- € 390,-
Total, incl. VAT € 1724,25 € 1415,70


After completion of the training, a Learnit certificate is issued as proof of participation.


The Advisory Skills course has been assessed with an average of 8.5.

"I really learned a lot during this training, which I can apply to my work, but also in my social life. The trainer, Mieke, is very good at what she does. She clearly has many years of experience and has a lot of positive energy, which made the training, in addition to being instructive, also a lot of fun. The role plays, often based on real situations at work, were also extremely instructive." - Rating: 8.8

Deborah Winkel, QM intelligence B.V. - Advisory skills

"A distinctly practice-oriented training with only the most necessary theoretical foundation. Not too much reading, but mainly doing." - Rating: 8.6

B. Veening, Education Executive Agency - Advisory skills

"During the tailor-made training in Advisory Skills, I gained more confidence in my role as advisor by practising a lot with practical situations and reflection through feedback and film. There was a good balance between theory and practice. Because of the pleasant and open atmosphere that was quickly created by the trainer, we as a group could quickly go deeper into the subject matter and our own reflection." - Rating: 8.0

Annick van der Hoeven, CMO Flevoland - Advisory skills

"Anna Maria is a very enthusiastic trainer, with a very large amount of knowledge on the topic we discussed. She was great at transferring this knowledge, and I feel I learned a lot of things that I can directly apply in my day to day work."

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"Excellent, well-tuned to the group. The trainer kept everyone on task. Gave good positive feedback. Repeated the material if necessary. Very knowledgeable. She knew a lot about the subject. Enthusiastic." - Rating: 9.6

T. Pepping, Drenthe Province - Advisory skills

"The training was very practical and there was plenty of room to bring in your own examples and ask questions. I have gained a lot from this training!"

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"A very experienced trainer who ensures that each participant is given some practical tools." - Rating: 8.0

Maarten Zemann, Friedeberg Consultancy B.V. - Advisory skills

"Very competent trainer! Knows how to make you recognise the reflection in behaviour." - Rating: 9.2

D. van Dijken, Drenthe Province - Advisory skills

"In a short space of time, many subjects were reviewed in a pleasant and professional manner, and a lot was learned from it." - Rating: 7.6

R.J. Hopster, IND - Advisory skills

"Clear training with examples that you can immediately apply in practice." - Rating: 9.0

N. Verwaaij, Rijn and IJssel Water Board - Advisory skills

"If you are looking for the motives of your "customer" who may receive advice from you, follow this training. By asking the right questions and listening carefully to the answers, you will discover where the key is hidden, which gives access to your client. You will also gain insights into your own behaviour and thoughts, which influence your client and which negatively (or positively) influence your advice. Highly recommended!" - Rating: 8.8

J. Testroote, DSV - Advisory skills

"It is an interesting, interactive training that, among other things, provides insight into how your iceberg (with your norms, values, character, etc.) affects how you give advice. You also practice with different ways of delivering a message and how you can encourage others to move forward together in an advisory process." - Rating: 8.6

M. Timmers, CQ Process Management - Advisory skills

"For anyone who wants to be really practical in developing their counselling skills, I warmly recommend the Learn-it training. From a practical approach you are taught the knowledge and skills of consultancy by an expert trainer. There is attention for both the group and the individual process. The development of your qualities as an advisor is the main focus, in line with your daily practice. What more could an advisor want? - Evaluation: 8.9

Ronald Canwood, CMO Flevoland - Advisory skills

"A training course that gives you a lot of tools, delivered in an expert and professional manner with the support of a nice reference book." - Rating: 8.6

E. Matthijssen, Friedeberg Consultancy B.V. - Advisory skills

"Good mix of theory and practice through the various role plays. The trainer adds a personal touch by bringing up examples of the course participants that were mentioned on days 1 and 2 of the training, a month later on day 3." - Rating: 7.8

Anonymous - Advisory skills

"I enthusiastically followed the course at Learnit for two days and finished the days with a very satisfied feeling. I have received a lot of useful advice and my learning goals have been achieved. Now the challenge is to put all the good tips into practice. Leah is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable trainer. I can heartily recommend Learnit and Leah." - Rating: 8.2

L. Keller, Bloem and Lemstra Architects - Advisory skills

"The tailor-made lessons fitted well with the practice and the requested improvement/learning points, which made it not difficult to keep the focus. The course contained techniques that require you to think/reflect in order to achieve your goal. Definitely very interesting and useful! Excellent course."

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"Pleasantly practical training geared to your wishes and learning needs." - Rating: 8.6

Mirelle Cazemier, CMO Flevoland - Advisory skills

"My objective was to take a critical look at the progress of my counselling sessions and to look for improvements. This training certainly achieved that. By going through the theory and practising practical situations, I came to a better understanding. These three days have been a good investment for more success in my future career! - Rating: 8.0

L. Snaphaan, Gira Giersiepen GmbH - Consulting skills

"Excellent training with a very committed and experienced trainer! The trainer was really someone with a practical mind! Fascinating to listen to. I was not bored for a single moment." - Rating: 8.0

H. Korn-Kielstra, Friedeberg Consultancy - Advisory skills

"The training covers an extensive amount of theory without being boring! Practical examples and experiences of others challenge you to immediately put what you have learned into practice. After following this course you will be a better equipped and more aware interlocutor and your advisory skills will be up to date again." - Rating: 8.6

I. van Riet, FM Haaglanden - Advisory skills

"I highly recommend this training! As an internal advisor it is sometimes difficult to give good advice in an organisation. This training gives you many tips and tops to ensure that the person being advised takes your advice and you as an expert seriously, to apply LSD effectively, to find out where there is resistance and get rid of it, to create support for your advice, to look for common interests, not to judge too early, to look for creative solutions, to move with the client, to get along, to move away if necessary and certainly not to move against it too quickly, to apply influencing techniques and above all you learn that you must always stand behind your own advice! Very valuable things to put in your "backpack" as an advisor. The training has a practical set-up (many role plays), so it really sticks. - Rating: 8.2

T. Uffing, Rijn and IJssel Water Board - Advisory skills

"I was very satisfied with the training. The atmosphere was good, I felt at ease. The pace was good." - Rating: 7.4

L. Tieben, Growing Minds - Advisory skills

"Very personal and professional. Due to the work and discussions beforehand, the training is perfectly focused on our organisation, making it easy to implement in practice." - Rating: 9.0

R. Smit, Bloem and Lemstra Architects - Advisory skills

"Good training with many applicable and valuable tips. In addition, it gives a lot of insight into yourself in an advisory role. The wide range of lesson topics at Learnit Training appeals to me. Also the various forms of information, classroom but also webinars, are very pleasant. The solution offered in my situation because I could not attend one training day was by far perfectly arranged." - Rating: 8.8

M. Vianen, Ministry of Defence - Advisory skills

"A surprising training. A 'toolbox' of skills for efficient consulting. As a technical man, I experience this as 'another world'. Definitely useful to also get to know this more psychological side of advising. From now on, both hemispheres can get to work. Thank you!" - Rating: 8.2

M.J. de Bruijn, Schouten & Nelissen Nederland B.V. - Advisory skills

"A training that has had a great added value. For me, but I think also for the team and the entire organisation. The content matched our activities well. What was dealt with could certainly be used in practice. The inventory beforehand made me feel taken seriously right away. The trainer knew how to create a safe atmosphere within a short time and had an eye for both the individual and the group." - Rating: 8.2

Martine van de Voorde, CMO Flevoland - Advisory skills

"This training ensures that you realise your own shortcomings and points for improvement (you are very well presented with a mirror of yourself). Then you are confronted with this and you are given all sorts of techniques to improve. Very good and professional training! - Rating: 9.4

M. Tukker, University of Utrecht - Advisory skills