W@Pro Session: Re-frame & Re-imagine: Returning to Office Life

May 27, 2020

Join this Pro Session with Dr. Madeleine De Hauke, hosted by W@LifeSciences and Healthcare Business Women's Association - HBA


Learn & Share with like-minded individuals your biggest, most urgent challenges, headaches and ideas around preparing your return to office.


Topics will include taking the positive lessons from the pandemic experience and turning them into lasting change.

W@Pro Session: Successfully Engaging with Media

June 11, 2019

Join this W@Pro Session where a former BBC and CNN journalist and media trainer Laura Shields, will demonstrate how to turn technical expertise into sharp, pithy media messages that give journalists a great story while also satisfying the expert’s need for precision and control.

Laura is the founder and Managing Director of Red Thread, a Brussels-based communications agency specialising in media, presentation and message training. She has worked in 18 EU countries, delivering media and presentation training for CEOs, EU Commissioners and Ambassadors, government ministers, NGOs, trade associations and think tanks.

Laura will share advice on:


  • Journalist’s mindset and what they want

  • The challenge of reporting Brussels

  • Tricks and traps

  • How to be quotable – the right way

  • The Message House

  • Problem of Jargon

W@Pro Session "Effective Communications for Leaders"

November 14, 2018

How do I express authenticity and authority as a leader? How can I develop my communications skills to enhance my career? What skills do I need to develop to best present myself in my professional environment and improve my interactions with colleagues and external stakeholders.


Join this W@Pro Session for a facilitated peer-to-peer coaching session that will focus on providing you with interesting insights into improving your communications skills and in doing so help you to become a more effective leader.


During the course of this 2-hour lunch-time session, you will be guided to explore ways of improving your communications skills using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and gain insights into how you currently convey your skills, knowledge and expertise in a professional context, and how you can improve your performance and impact.

May 23, 2018

Join this W@ Pro Session to discover how to make the most of tight schedules and limited attention spans and get a foot in the door in under 60 seconds.

Hear from Anouck Meier, who ​is a former lawyer turned entrepreneur. She’s the founder of marketing & communication agency Ampersand and co-founder of Workshops For Lawyers, where she leads a team of professional skills coaches dedicated to turning great lawyers into amazing professionals.

W@Pro Session: The art of influencing people

November 27, 2017

Join the third W@ Pro Session, featuring Anne-Marie Demoucelle, for practical tips and tricks on how to enhance your personal charisma and presence, in order to fully realise your potential to influence people. Get a toolkit that can come handy for many professionals eg in negotiations. A dynamic and interactive session will focus on the latest research and best demonstrated practices.

​This session is hosted by A&O Brussels.


12.30 - 14.30
Lunch will be served.


Allen & Overy Brussels Office
Tervurenlaan/Avenue de Tervueren 268A
1150 Brussels

W@Pro Session: Tips & Tricks on Public Speaking & Moderation

June 25, 2017

Tips & Tricks on Public Speaking & Moderation:

How to become a Confident, Compelling Speaker or Moderator

Join the first W@ Pro Session to hear from two public speaking “veterans” on techniques they have used in delivering numerous speeches and  moderating multiple panel discussions:

  • Andrew Fielding – a professional communicator who for years served as a spokesman at the European Commission as well as spoke at and chaired many events whilst at the Bruegel think tank

  • Stephen Kinsella – a born public speaker who polished his speaking skills at hundreds of conferences as well as European Commission and court hearings as a solicitor-advocate

This W@Pro Session will be chaired by:

  • Laura Batchelor – an experienced public affairs professional with over 20 years’ experience in the field.


This event is hosted by Fipra.

W@Pro Session: Media Relations Masterclass

April 03, 2017

Understanding the media landscape in Brussels and knowing how to work well with journalists covering your professional area will give you an edge.

Join the first W@Pro Session to hear from Victoria Main and Simos Piperidis. Former journalists with communications experience, the two will guide you through the Brussels media landscape, explain how to prepare for media engagement, and demonstrate how to make the most of interaction with journalists.


This event is hosted by Cambre Associates.


Number of places is limited: first-come, first served.

08:30 – 10:30


Light breakfast will be served

Cambre Associates

52 Rue Defacqz

1050 Brussels

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