#70 Two day Situational Leadership training appreciated!

On March 28th and 29th a two day training took place on Situational Leadership. Participants came from Holland House Beach Hotel, Mental Health Foundation and White and Yellow Cross.
The interactions were vivid, for instance on ‘what keeps you awake at night’. The evaluation of the training showed how satisfied the participants were with the training. The course was rated 9,45 on a ten point scale.  Someone said to be pleased with the knowledge and materials provided. “The training surely exceeded my expectations”. Another expressed she was “happy that I got the oppportunity to attend. I learned a lot, that I can implement and that will surely help me in my job”. Sitting with different leaders from different organisations was mentioned to be ‘a very fruitful experience’.




#69 Seventh meeting SYNERGY, network of Caribbean leadership in Healthcare

On the 27th of March the seventh meeting will be held of SYNERGY, the network of Caribbean  leadership in healthcare. This time StMaarten Medical Centre will be the host.

The program always gives room for exchange of questions and experiences. But this time ‘change’ is the central topic.  The program is as follows:

Program SYNERGY seventh meeting  27th March 2023

Location:         SMMC Training Room on Hamster Drive across from SMMC

11.00               Registration and reception of the guests, coffee

Welcome: by Bregje Boetekees, Operations Manager WYCCF and president of SYNERGY
Round Robin: who is here? And what has happened since…

12.00               Lunch

13.00               Change management by Marlou de Kuiper* and Everard van Kemenade

The first part on change management will dive deeper into the ideas of John Kotter and on Systemic Transition Management (STM) by Thiecke and Van Leeuwen.

STM is based on Peter Senge’s systems thinking and  on Hellinger’s basic systemic principles of Inclusion, Order, and Exchange. STM exposes a process in the undercurrent of ‘the organization in change’. They look from the system ‘organization’ at the language that individuals use, and what this in turn says about the phase of change in the undercurrent. Fascinating! 

16.00               Future networking: by Everard van Kemenade

How do we want to continue from here?

17.00 -18.00    Closing drink at Holland House

  * Marlou de Kuiper is an independent consultant, author and speaker, supervisor and coach. She is an expert in change management in complex environments. On the 25th of May 2022 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Foundation for Integrated Care. On 8 July 2022 she was knighted in the Orde van Oranje Nassau.


#68 New article on Leadership for Emergence (in Dutch)

Recently an article has been published in the Dutch quality magazine “Kwaliteit in Bedrijf”.

Kwaliteit in Bedrijf is one of the few magazines in the Netherlands left on quality management and it calls itself the platform for organisational development in the Netherlands and Belgium.

In this issue Wil van Erp and I presented the Medusa principles for leadership of Emergence using the educational development of a financial course for the Master of Integrated Care Design as a case.  Hopefully, this article spreads the news and importance of emergence as a paradigm for quality management in a world that is characterised by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.