On this page you can find links to websites of organizations that I find useful in my work and that I support, partner or cooperate with.
Peter Drucker Society Europe (PDSE) is a practitioner-led, multi-stakeholder group that builds on Peter Drucker’s fundamental ideas and ideals with the aim of contributing to the evolution of management as a vital function of a modern society. It is an affiliate of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University www.druckerinstitute.com and part of a broad network of Drucker Societies that operate across the globe. All Drucker Societies are non-profit organisations. The mission of PDSE is “to give a new voice to management in Europe – aimed at effective management, ethical leadership, meaning and purpose for the individual – in all sectors of society”. I am a fan of Peter Drucker, commonly seen as the person who first recognized that ‘management’ is a profession, and I use his philosophy and methodology regularly and with success when consulting to my clients. Each year in November the Peter Drucker Society Austria hosts a Forum in the spirit of his legacy.
SIMS International is a company specialized in management simulations for strategy and performance improvement. Their management simulations are web based and can be offered as stand alone programs or integrated in a management development program and thus tailored to company specific needs.
I regularly cooperate with SIMS because I find it a very powerful tool too quickly gain insight in how managerial decisions and actions impact the business results. What I also like about it, is that it the outcome is based on the Balanced Scorecard long term results and not merely on (short term) financial results. Because of this, it is also very suitable to combine with feedback on behavior and team work.Trompenaars Hampden – Turner is a world class research-driven consulting firm in the area of intercultural awareness and cross cultural competences for business. The founder, Fons Trompenaars and co-founder Charles Hampden-Turner hardly need any introduction; they are among the most original thought leaders globally on the topic of reconciling cultural dilemmas. Their book ‘Riding the waves of Culture’ is considered pioneering and setting the standard on the topic on understanding and coping with cultural diversity in business. Their Intercultural Awareness Profiler (IAP) is used all over the world every day. For me, mostly working in a cross cultural setting, their work is of great value and I therefore like to cooperate with them.
EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development;) is an international membership association for business schools, corporate academies, consultancies and public sector. EFMD has over 750 member institutions in over 80 countries and provides a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development. In addition, EFMD is recognized globally as an accreditation body of quality in management education with established accreditation services for business schools (EQUIS) and business school programmes (EPAS), corporate universities and technology-enhanced learning programmes (CLIP). I have worked for EFMD and I still find it one of the most important organizations for networking, benchmarking and knowledge dissemination in business education globally.
AABS (Association of African Business Schools) was established to promote excellence in business and management education in Africa by supporting graduate business schools through capacity building, collaboration and quality improvement. By training current and future leaders in their home markets, business schools in Africa play a critical role in laying the groundwork for economic development. The Association of African Business Schools (AABS) is an association of leading business schools throughout the African Continent. AABS promotes excellence in business and management education through capacity building, collaboration and quality improvement.
CEEMAN is an international management development association established in 1993 with the aim of accelerating the growth in quality of management development in Central and Eastern Europe. It is a global network of management development institutions interested in quality of education and innovations in this field, as well as in the broad area of subjects related to change. CEEMAN has expanded to include 200 institutional and individual members from 50 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia.
GBSN (Global Business School Network) builds management education capacity for the developing world. They harness the power of a global network of leading business schools to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing, advancing management education that delivers international best practice with local relevance. Their vision is for the developing world to have the management talent it needs to generate prosperity.