E-book ‘Co-Creating a Learning Society: ‘From improvement to innovation in adult education’.

An E-book developed with support of the Grundtvig sub-programme (Lifelong Learning Programm) of the European Union. The aim of the project was to advance in and spread the use of strength based change and learning approaches in adult education in Europe in order to foster widespread motivation, initiative, participation and empowerment of adult learners. Therefore we collected best practices within adult education during the conference at the beginning of November 2011 with the theme ‘Awakening within, Awakening without’. After the conference those best practices formed the start of the development of this E-book…lees meer →
‘Living the values’

‘Living the values’

Irrestible management recipe with the taste of vertical dialogue from the book 'Kracht zonder macht'. The recipe is about you know which values or principles are important to your organisation. Even more so: they are familiar to employees and supervisors. But is your organisation run accordingly? How do the people deal with one another, how do they work together? Do those basic principles really get carried through into their actions? Ultimately it is all about the question of whether the behaviour that is shown is in line with your core values. How can we manage…lees meer →
‘Bringing the values alive’

‘Bringing the values alive’

Irrestible management recipe with the taste of vertical dialogue from the book 'Kracht zonder macht'. The recipe is about if you want to do something about culture development in your organisation. A good start in such a process is stating the organisational va- lues. After all those are the motives for lasting behavioural changes. The wish to involve all employees in creating a set of  basic values is obvious, but it is easier said than done. And can you also do it in such a way that the process in itself is motivating for all involved? …lees meer →
Appreciative Auditing

Appreciative Auditing

Article in AI Practitioner, an international journal about Appreciative Inquiry. Internal auditing can contribute to letting people explore together, by letting them break away from the daily work routine. But the results are often perceived as criticism, so people do not always cooperate because they fear being judged based on the findings of the internal audit. How does appreciative auditing differ from traditional auditing? What is the auditor’s role? How can the auditor ensure an audit becomes inspiring and forms the basis for the co-creation of improvements and upgrades? Appreciative Auditing  lees meer →