Author Archives: johno

Crisis, what crisis? (by Jac De bruyn)

Skills for Justice is a social profit organisation aiming at improving the skills of workers in security jobs. Facing a big loss of funding due to changing banking strategies, they faced their situation as a challenge for progression and qualitative growth. They embraced Appreciative Inquiry to create a better organisation, determined to meet the future […]

Inspired by Klaas van Egmond

This morning professor Klaas van Egmond got a standing ovation from the audience after his speech. People were captivated by his story. He gave meaning to these times we live in. “Opening richer values for others… Bridging opposites. That is what AI does.” he said. If that is so, asked Karin van Kersten, what does […]

“Please, Stalk your Classmate”

“This week you will be secretly following Björn”, the teachers proposed. Make sure he never finds out you’re investigating him. Try to find out what his strengths are. At the end of this week, reveal to him that you were observing him and  give him a few strength-cards.” Yakov (17) and Björn (16) are taking […]

To The Essence Through Beauty (by Loubna Zarrou)

There was a special energy at the workshop on autobiographic stories and art. By exchanging stories by means of pictures and artworks, we saw a powerful way of getting to the essence of understanding and connection. This beautiful energy came from the combination of Eric Koenen and Lieve Scheepers… a combination of rich human knowing […]

Such a nice Social Evening

During the day it was raining. With a boat trip on the program in the evening, it could have been a catastrophe. Fortunately, the weather-gods were in Appreciative mood, because the sun started to shine to set the scene for a beautiful evening.