As of last year, board members can request a testimonial as a confirmation of their membership of a board. This already existed for top associations, but since last year the testimonials are also available to all associations linked to the TU/e. The testimonials can be requested via the umbrella associations.
In the testimonial, a few board-competencies are described that are part of one’s board year. They include:
Practicing leadership role
Writing and executing of strategies and policies
Maintaining the finances of the organization
Project management and conflict management
The use of media and public relations and many more hard and soft skills.
DAS thinks testimonials are a grateful way of doing a board year, which can be used in future applications.