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‘Leave no man behind’

Vision Development in Nyenrode’s accountancy education

Leen Paape
Leen Paape

quote mark“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

quote mark“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.”

Market leader

quote mark“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.”

Vision Development

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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“The Art of Participatory Leadership has changed my daily life. I now have a better understanding when you assume which role in a group based on what you want to achieve. A great training that gives confusion and deeper insight into yourself. ”

Lot Locher – Strategic Adviser Amsterdam Rainproof / Waternet

“Sandra was able to take employees out of the old patterns and address their ownership. What I admire in her is her great confidence to let the group handle the process themselves. ”

Rozella Oostveen – Combiwel

“I experienced the Art of Participatory Leadership training as very inspiring. Sandra is a very professional, sensitive trainer who gives a lot of space to the group processes. I am looking forward to putting into practice what I have learned!”

Janneke Dubbelboer – Mundi training

“Experienced and knowledgeable Sandra has shown us the ways to shape participatory leadership, both with clear explanations and by creating opportunities to practice and experience this ourselves. She sensed what our group needed and left meaningful experiences and lessons with all participants.”

Monika Bankert – business economist, chartered accountant, interim manager, writer with a mission

“Sandra gives me insights about myself and relationships with others in a very accessible way. She easily senses what is going on inside me, approaches everything with positivity and doesn’t judge.”

Lisa – millennial coachee

“I experience Sandra as a pleasant sparring partner who gave me new insights into the cooperation with residents and colleagues in the process of participation with the citizens of Amsterdam. Sandra knows how to put things well into words and does not shy away from the discussion.”

Sjoukje van ‘t Veer – Municipality of Amsterdam

“Sandra was the driving force and energetic creative of the cross-financial-sector project ‘Samen in Actie’. Determined, open and willing for dialogue and spirited discussion and always in connection with all participants. Many thanks for that!”

Henk Korthorst – The Dutch Central Bank

“Sandra hosted the first residents’ evenings, which focused on how, according to the residents, participation should take place in their neighborhood. An important step because it determines the route for the entire follow-up process. Sandra performed this difficult task in a professional manner. The evenings brought a rich harvest of suggestions and ideas. I can definitely recommend Sandra.”

Pieter van Zijl – project manager, engineering office, Municipality of Amsterdam

“I worked with Sandra when she supervised a session for women at Price WaterhouseCoopers and another one for an intercultural target group of a regional Police force. As a professional, she is well able to identify the core question of the client connected to the needs and experiences of the target group. During the session I observed that the group was able to let go of their personal obstacles and embrace their own strength, they went home feeling empowered.”

Djehan Lauwers – change manager, diversity & inclusion PwC

“Sandra thinks practically, listens well and what I find very important, she makes my wishes clear and specific. Her way of working appeals to me because she steers in a helpful way, without being dominant. Sandra has taken a group of people into a change process and made them enthusiastic about it. Difficult seems to be easy.”

Annelies Gerritsen – Municipality of Amsterdam

“Sandra is a very enthusiastic, creative expert on setting-up and executing change management projects. She can interact very well with multiple levels in the organization. She is very dedicated and reliable to work with and is extremely good in running workshop-like sessions.”

Minke van Steenis – Philips

“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.”

Leen Paape – Nyenrode Business University

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Organisational Change: the honest organisation

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“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. ”

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Coaching: focus on perception and harmony

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“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. ”