Logo UHasselt


Doctoral Schools

Research skills & transferable skills

Doctoral Schools

Logo UHasselt Universiteit Hasselt - Knowledge in action


As part of the current edition of PhDrinks on November 29, the doctoral schools of UHasselt are organizing an interactive lecture by Frederik Imbo on ‘Round about, connection when communication jams’.

Frederik Imbo studied theatre at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent. He became a master practitioner in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and completed a two-year course on ‘transpersonal coaching and counselling’. Early on Frederik also explored Marshall Rosenberg’s philosophy on ‘nonviolent communication’ at home and abroad. He founded Imboorling and now has over 20 years’ experience in stimulating and supporting people. With the aim of improving their communication skills Frederik gives presentations, workshops, training courses and personal coaching sessions to anyone prepared to make their two ears available.

 ‘Round about, connection when communication jams’ pays attention to M. Rosenberg’s expertise of Nonviolent Communication. It’s a way of thinking, speaking, and acting that contributes to mutual connection and cooperation. We focus on competences such as honesty, so we build trust that can lead to mutual growth and development.   

‘Round about, connection when communication jams’ will inspire you to create a connection when things aren’t running smoothly. You will get answers to the following questions: 

  • How do I make a connection with someone?
  • How do I achieve a situation in which everyone can agree?
  • How can I open myself up more to others?
  • How do I let others know what I want myself?

The fact that this lecture is part of PhDrinks has two implications: (1) There will be a reception afterwards! (2) Attending the lecture cannot be acknowledged in fulfilment of the doctoral school requirements. This is a general agreement between doctoral schools.

For whom?

  • Lecture and reception are only open for UHasselt PhD students.


  • November 29, 2019
    • keynote lecture: 15:00-16:30
    • reception: 16:30-17:30


  • lecture: campus Diepenbeek, building D, auditorium H5
  • reception: campus Diepenbeek, building D, winter garden


  • Closed since November 12, 2019.