On January 21st 2020 the fifth SYNERGY meeting will take place. Because of Corona it will be a digital event.
Caroline van Oost, managing director of Inspired Psychology Practice and Consultancy will be one of the keynote speakers. She will talk about social and psychological effects of the Corona virus. Bart van der Meijden, the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation Communication Coordinator will go into the way WYCCF has communicated in the last month on the virus.
The meeting starts with a cooperation between Baptist Health International and SYNERGY in a BHI/SYNERGY summit. Gilberto Torrez-Madriz, M.D. from Baptist Health Florida will be the keynote speaker here on 10 lessons learned form Corona.
In several blog posts before (see #26, #31,#33, and #36) I reported on the Life Story Project at White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation in Sint Maarten.
The idea is to build a narrative of the life of the clients, so caregivers can improve and tailor their services. Training was given to staff to interview the clients. Originally these life stories were just texts with photos. One of the participants in the training suggested to visualise the stories in a poster that is represented in the client’s room. Since then that is the custom.
Recently Esther Simmons and Mimi Hodge interviewed one of the clients of Sister Basilia Centre. They came up with the brilliant idea to invite her to take part in the production of the poster. She typed the story, choose style and letter font, choose the photos, the color of the background and the layout. In other words, the client was in charge of the process!
This element of the life story development fits so well in the Client Centered Approach that the co-creation will be a standard element of the training, from now. Then, the additional idea of Esther and Mimi to make pictures or a video of the development process of the poster can be put into practice as well.
Dear Dr. Van Kemenade,
Congratulations, your article ‘Twenty-first century Total Quality Management: the Emergence Paradigm’ has been selected as an Outstanding Paper in the 2020 Emerald Literati Awards. The editorial team said that it is one of the most exceptional pieces of work they saw throughout 2019.
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On 25th of October I will present a keynote speech at the 1st international conference on Assessment and Measurement in Education (VietAME). New trends in student assessment and quality assurance. The topic is Capacity building of internal and external auditors in the complex adaptive system of Higher Education in Vietnam. I will focus on The Emergence Paradigm in Higher Education and in the Hed audit system (Mô hình mới nổi trong Giáo dục Đại học và trong hệ thống đánh giá GDĐH). A pdf of my presentation goes hereby. After the conference I will come back to you on this issue in another blog.
In blog #35 I already mentioned that the book that Em. prof. Teun W. Hardjono and I wrote on quality paradigms would be published this year. Well, the process went faster than expected: the book is for sale.
The book is out there. We definitely want to stress that we do not think having found the truth. We do not claim to have a monopoly on wisdom, but we wish to make a contribution to the dialogue about quality. Starting ten years ago, Teun and I (and others) went on a journey to search why the existing quality paradigms couldn’t cover all, couldn’t provide all the answers to the current complexity in organisations. Specifically we searched for a new quality paradigm that could. We stand up for the Emergence Paradigm that might lead to radical innovation (see preview).
We do want to claim the book is out-there. It might not be very extreme, but it is unusual. Complexity science that forms the backbone of the Emergence Paradigm, exists for over twenty years now, but has had little application in quality management research, let alone in practice.
Unfortunately, the price of € 119,89 (or € 93,08 for the e-book version) might be an obstacle for purchasing it. However, for innovative managers, quality researchers and students, quality officers, strategy and policy makers our journey through the ideas of quality might be very interesting.