It is not the strongest of a species that survives, nor the smartest, but the one that deals best with change.
- Charles Darwin
For high schools & higher education
For teachers (in training)
For pupils & students
Workshops and trainings
Career development and counselling is intended to help young people discover their future potential: who am I, what am I capable of, and what do I want? For many teachers and parents, it is fairly unknown territory how they can guide this. You cannot transfer your own knowledge or tell young people what to do, because today's society and labour market are very different from what they used to be and every young person is unique and has to discover his or her path. It takes a different mindset and a coaching role to guide young people in their personal development, the development of important competencies for their future and the discovery of future opportunities.
In a few schools, career orientation is integrated into all subjects, but in most schools, it has only a modest or no place in the curriculum. I would like to change that.
I guide schools in vision development and mindset change for LOB and training of teachers (in training), school teams and parents, for example in having good conversations with young people about themselves and their future. I also offer workshops and (customized) trainings for schools, parents and young people in competences such as creative thinking and problem solving, effective cooperation, entrepreneurship, coaching and much more.
Creative thinking is in the top 3 of the important competencies for this century. The ability to think creatively is important because it allows us to solve complex problems, and there are plenty of those now and in the future. In this training, you will discover what the elements of creative thinking are, and how you can develop this competence with the help of creative thinking techniques. There are many different creative thinking techniques, including brainstorming and mind mapping. We will work with a number of these techniques so that you can experience their power yourself. We will also discuss how you can help young people to activate their creative thinking skills.
Target groups: school teams, teachers (in training), parents, young people
There is increasing multidisciplinary collaboration in organizations when developing new and innovative products or services. The younger you learn to cooperate, the better. We see that school assignments are often given, but that young people are insufficiently coached in how to work together effectively. In this training you learn to work together effectively: to help each other, to communicate and consult well with each other, to plan and organize, to understand each other and to solve problems together. Teachers who want to guide young people in this can follow a train-the-trainer course.
Target groups: young people and teachers
Our work will become increasingly flexible in the future. No one has a job for life anymore. This means that you have to be in life with an open and curious attitude to constantly discover new opportunities for yourself. But that is not enough. You also have to dare to seize those opportunities and take action. How do you stimulate young people to be enterprising, to dare, to use their network, etcetera? That is what this training is about. For teachers, I organize a train-the-trainer to be able to guide young people in this themselves.
Target groups: young people and teachers
Learning to inspire
If you are not inspired, you usually do not get into a learning mode. But what is inspiration, where does it come from and how do you get inspired? And most of all: how can you inspire young people at home and at school in such a way that they become 'switched on? We make the translation to school: how do you turn your own school into an inspiring school with an inspiring learning climate? Which activities belong to it and which guidance? In this inspiration program, we will discuss these issues. It is particularly inspiring to involve teachers, parents, and young people in this program.
Target groups: teachers, parents, young people
FutureLabis a career orientation program in which young people go on research and visit companies using their personal Future Question to find answers to their questions. For schools that want to start FutureLab with students, I organize train-the-trainer programs to get to know FutureLab and be able to guide them. Part of this program is the Core Values Game® and the Future Lab Game®.
Target groups: school teams, deans, mentors
Supervising Core Values Game
The Core Values Game®. was created to help young people find answers to the question, "Who am I?" Core values determine the way you want to live your life, make decisions and shape your future. In a train-the-trainer, teachers learn how to accompany this game at school. By playing it yourself first, you get to know the 7 Game Variants and can use the game effectively, for example in the mentoring lesson.
Target groups: teachers, mentors, deans