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The impact of a leadership program

Nov 28

The impact of a leadership program

This article is about a leadership program that supports managers in a large international retail organization in their development. In 2011, Kessels & Smit, The Learning Company was invited to redesign the program. During the past years the program received a lot of positive feedback...

Learning by experimenting. Four building blocks that help to start your own experiment

Sep 13 16

Learning by experimenting. Four building blocks that help to start your own experiment

For five years, Kessels & Smit, The Learning Company designs and facilitates a leadership program for a retail organization. The program is strongly embedded in the workplace and enables participants to experience, reflect and experiment. Recently, Kessels & Smit conducted impact research to learn more about the impact participants were able to make in their work, during and after the leadership program.

Connecting stories in organizations through a tailor-made and playful journey

Mar 30 15

Connecting stories in organizations through a tailor-made and playful journey

Change is at the surface of almost everything these days. We think, breathe and act change. Many leaders of the organizations whom I work with, struggle with the question how to implement changes in their community. They’ve for instance invented a brilliant leadership model, they’ve...

Breaking the rules: Quality Audit redefined

Dec 16 14

Breaking the rules: Quality Audit redefined

In 2012, we received an invitation by Oxfam Novib – the NGO that works on a more just world without poverty – to support them in developing a new method for running quality reviews of the work done by country teams in the Global South....

Studying organizational conversation

May 14 14

Studying organizational conversation

As a group of Dutch and Belgian organizational researchers from Kessels & Smit, we are currently studying the way that organizational conversation contributes to change. We are curious to learn more about change and innovation in organisations, and the role of interaction and conversation. We...

Create a solid foundation to uplift youth in Mamelodi

May 8 14

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 14

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...

Sustainable Learning Revolutions

Nov 26 13

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...
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