‘Leave no man behind’
Vision Development in Nyenrode’s accountancy education
“Being the Dean of Nyenrode School of Accountancy & Controlling, I was able to regularly award diplomas to students. I noticed that recently graduated chartered accountants and controllers could not properly highlight the thrust of their graduation research. That frustrated me, precisely because it is essential in our profession to have good communication skills. This is why I wanted to revalue the content of the training to make our position as market leader future-proof. ”
“Sandra has been able to make a big difference because she puts her personal life experience in service of others. The mutual trust that she manages to realise is her great strength. I consider it a privilege to have worked with her.”
Opening the Shutters
“You should leave something like this to someone who knows what she is doing and based on previous experiences I knew that Sandra Gevaert would be able to guide this vision development process like no other. We called it “Opening the Shutters” because we really wanted to look at the content, design and didactics of our programs through the eyes of the outside world.
“You should leave something like this to someone who knows what she is doing.”
. It was important to me that everyone involved should participate in this process. I come from a Defense background and have been trained according to the ‘leave no man behind’ principle. Sandra’s added value is exactly that and she literally included everyone into the vision development process. She showed how vulnerability makes you stronger, not only on a personal level but also as an organisation. Her approach focuses on the reciprocity of trust, being seen and feeling that you matter. She puts her personal life experience at the service of others.”
“The goal of the vision development process was to make our market leadership future-proof and we succeeded in that. In addition, I personally learned a lot from collaborating with Sandra. She works with a method called Appreciative Inquiry
“The goal was to make our market leadership future-proof and we succeeded in that.”
The idea is that you develop people and organisations from what is already working and thus create the foundations for a further build-up in confidence. Sandra guides you in looking beyond what went wrong and how not to do it. She is particularly interested in how things can be done. In addition, employees usually know very well what is needed to achieve an improvement and Sandra can get that wisdom from a group par excellence. She is particularly interested in how things can be done. In addition, employees usually know very well what is needed to achieve an improvement, and Sandra can get that wisdom from a group. I still use Appreciative Inquiry every day in my work as a supervisor and supervisory director because I see how we are deeply institutionalising distrust. In my opinion, trust is necessary to move forward with any task whatsoever.”
From don’t to do
Vision development is a dynamic process of ideas and energy. MOROSOPH provides focus and protects against pitfalls. Because soon the conversations are about the impossibilities and how things should not be done. It is much more interesting to anticipate together on what is possible and then you automatically develop a vision. From don’t to do. Sandra Gevaert is an experienced host of vision development programs. In addition, she acts as a professional chairwoman and moderator with lightness and humour and always the same theme: how can we do it?
Art of Participatory Leadership
Sandra Gevaert is a steward of the international Art of Hosting Community in the Netherlands and provides training in both The Art of Hosting and The Art of Participatory Leadership. The Art of Hosting Meaningful Conversations is about forming real and close communities that co-create a sustainable and engaged world by thinking about what is required of the individual and of the group.
“Purpose is the invisible leader.”
– Toke Møller – The Art of Hosting Co-Founder
Assuming the knowledge and wisdom needed to shape that world is in people anyway, and their equivalent contribution to the solution creates ownership of its implementation. All that remains is a form in which this is able to arise. A host brings the entire system in the room which not only creates a meaningful solution but also starts the realisation immediately. The Art of Participatory Leadership is based on the same principles and adds a leadership component: how are you the change you wish to see and what does it require from you to host sociocratic processes? During these training courses you will become skilled in the hosting techniques that Sandra herself applies in her work and you will experience how you can advance the desired change in your organisation.
Hosting is a leadership capacity by which vision processes are sociocratically designed. “Leave no man behind” is a natural principle in this way of working. The Art of Participatory Leadership courses are offered both in-company and twice a year on the basis of open enrollment.
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Lot Locher – Strategic Adviser Amsterdam Rainproof / Waternet
Rozella Oostveen – Combiwel
Janneke Dubbelboer – Mundi training
Monika Bankert – business economist, chartered accountant, interim manager, writer with a mission
Lisa – millennial coachee
Sjoukje van ‘t Veer – Municipality of Amsterdam
Henk Korthorst – The Dutch Central Bank
Pieter van Zijl – project manager, engineering office, Municipality of Amsterdam
Djehan Lauwers – change manager, diversity & inclusion PwC
Annelies Gerritsen – Municipality of Amsterdam
Minke van Steenis – Philips
Leen Paape – Nyenrode Business University
Organisational Change: the honest organisation
“To clearly place the ‘what’ with the municipality as the client and the ‘how’ with the executing body, we had to come clean and look at our own share with a very honest view to make the processes transparent. Sandra was eminently able to create that safe context in which everything could come to the table. Complex situations could just be able to exist and did not have to be solved immediately which gives some kind of relaxation in the process. ”
Coaching: focus on perception and harmony
“It was a bit different than I had previously imagined in coaching. I don’t know if I thought I would go home with a marketing plan, but I do know that that wouldn’t make me happy. Sandra took the time to elaborate on my intrinsic motivation, my motives for making music. ”