For a week now it is happening. I can’t find the words to describe what. But one thing’s for sure: it is happening. People from all over the world came to the ICC in Ghent. They met the other participants. They contributed to the community site. They attended keynotes, poster sessions and workshops.
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 […]
This short video was made by Katia Van Belle during the workshop ‘AI as Craftmanship’ at our conference:
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 […]
“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 […]
In the dark plenary hall of the Ghent Convention Centre the album cover of Hotel California appeared, along with the beautiful tones of the Eagle’s evergreen. The audience sang along in a harmonious karaoke: Mirrors on the ceiling, the pink champagne on ice And she said ‘we are all just prisoners here, of our own […]
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 […]
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.
By Lut Brenard