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Create a solid foundation to uplift youth in Mamelodi

May 8

Create a solid foundation to uplift youth in Mamelodi
Monday the 28th of April we’re gathered on the premises of the YMCA in the township Mamelodi, Pretoria. Four young entrepeneurs, Vusi, Cyril, Elias and Dora, are developing a young entrepreneurial society hub together with Essent and Kessels & Smit. The hub itself will be...

A journey to South Africa

Apr 29

A journey to South Africa
Last summer we sat together with a group of colleagues during our annual K&S Working Days to talk about our work around societal issues. Each of us works on projects that explicitly address big and socially relevant questions, such as the future of a region...

The Top Should Be In The Middle

Apr 8

The Top Should Be In The Middle
Eric Koenen , management consultant and author of  The Atomium Organization (De atomiumorganisatie) and  The Art Of Leadership In Times Of Change proclaims the illusion of manageability, and connection as the essence of leadership. He begins his keynote at the Corporate Learning Course (LCL) of...

Pygmalion or Michelangelo?

Dec 24

Pygmalion or Michelangelo?
Two artists. After some disappointments with real women, one of them creates a sculpture. He changed something here, polished there. After a while his ideal image of a woman emerges. The sculpture becomes part of his daily life. He treats the sculpture as if she...

Sustainable Learning Revolutions

Nov 26

Sustainable Learning Revolutions
How foundations, trusts and NGOs can deepen their learning to create greater impact together I wonder if a few hundred years from now people will look back at our time and think: Hey, that's when we really started to learn. I don't mean...

Lessons From the Wild: Deep Capacities for Change

Oct 24

Lessons From the Wild: Deep Capacities for Change
Last summer I took part in a Sacred Passage programme with John P. Milton . Milton is perhaps best known for influencing people such as Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer and Joseph Jaworski with their work on change and leadership. Here, I share some of my...

'The making of the' Caleidoscopio Cards

Sep 10 13

'The making of the' Caleidoscopio Cards
The Caleidoscopio Cards , a photo set for coaching and training, are now available. The cards were designed by Frauke Peter and Annette Gisevius , very experienced trainers who have facilitated learning processes in many intercultural settings. How did all this start? When...

Evaluating while learning: ‘The Review’ at Oxfam Novib

Jul 22 13

Evaluating while learning: ‘The Review’ at Oxfam Novib
Organizations, and in particularly in development cooperation, experience the necessity to evaluate themselves and their functioning on a regular basis. This is often a passive process of being evaluated with not much surprising results and nice reports with a mild follow up. How...
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