Communication, leadership, teambuilding, negotiation, finance – DNV GL’s Maritime Academy enlarges training portfolio with more courses related to Business Skills

Maritime soft skills courses
Every job requires a different set of competences, but some skills are needed in all jobs and are essential to be effective and successful from a business perspective. We are talking about good communication skills, leadership ability, teamwork and good financial understanding. Maritime Academy is well aware of these needs within the maritime community as well and is now offering some different courses together with dedicated cooperation partners.

Nowadays, it takes more than technical knowledge and experience to be successful in the job, regardless of which industry you are in. Strengthening general business skills must not be overlooked in the maritime field.

Always attentive to the evolving needs of its customers, Maritime Academy has broadened its course portfolio in the category “Business Skills”:


Communicating and Leading Effectively

This course gives you the opportunity to evaluate and reflect on the communication strategies you are currently using in your role as a leader. You will be introduced to some new approaches that may be more effective when handling certain people or situations and have the chance to try them out during the training for yourself. You will leave the course feeling better equipped to manage tricky team situations and more secure in your ability to deal with them thanks to the insights and new tools that you have learnt.

Communicating and Leading effectively


Cross Cultural Working

Cross cultural communication at work, in order to be effective and productive, must be managed.   The course focuses on the impact of culture upon communication in the workplace, and how different cultures view their cultural norms of communication as being ‘normal’ and therefore other styles as ‘abnormal’.

It helps participants address this problem, giving them greater understanding of both communication styles and how these affect the way that different nationals will approach leadership, meetings, negotiations, etc.

Cross Cultural Working


HSE Leadership for Managers Course

Managers are increasingly required to take responsibility for actively managing the risks in their organisation. Managing risks related to Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) is now high on every manager’s agenda. This course addresses leadership principles for HSE Risk Management. After attending the course, you will understand the attitude and behaviour required of leaders in order to bring about change and improvement. 

HSE Leadership for Managers Course


Leadership and Teamwork in Shipping

In an environment where physical harm or even death is possible due to accidents at sea or in the port, high quality leadership and teamwork are of utmost importance today. This course gives you the opportunity to evaluate and reflect on the communication strategies you are currently using in your role as a leader. You will be introduced to some new approaches that may be more effective in handling certain people or situations and have the chance to try them out for yourself. After your active participation in this course you will have a broad understanding of leadership and teamwork in different environments and understand the power of good leadership and team building in the framework of Human Factors in the maritime domain.

Leadership and Teamwork in Shipping


Negotiation Skills for Professionals

The ability to negotiate is without doubt an advantage in all aspects of life. In professional business situations, sharp negotiating skills are not an optional extra but an essential tool to maximise personal effectiveness. This highly practical guide is for professionals – whether negotiating over the phone or face-to-face – and will take you through the key steps of negotiation, clearly directing you towards the most effective route to developing successful negotiating outcomes. In this workshop, we will explore how to negotiate effectively to build and preserve relationships and get effective and sustainable outcomes, which lead to commitment from all parties.

Negotiation Skills for Professionals


Shipping Finance: Understanding and Creating New Perspectives

Shipping is a capital-intensive industry. In today's constantly shifting economic climate, ship finance is one of the most affected areas. Charter markets are struggling and the international banking sector has been heavily affected by the credit crunch and strict regulatory controls, triggered by the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Now, more than ever, we need to understand and “Think out of the Box”. After the course, you will be able to assess a shipping investment through cashflow analysis, create a Loan Proposal for this investment, and discuss in detail the Term Sheet and major clauses of the Loan Agreement.

Shipping Finance: Understanding and Creating New Perspectives


Take a look at what Maritime Academy can offer you in 2018:

Business Skills