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World Cup to drive record in Social Media traffic

28 May 10

von: Niel van Meeuwen - Profil | Kategorie: Inspiration
World Cup to drive record in Social Media traffic

Soccer fans have never been shy about expressing their opinions, but this year's World Cup in South Africa - which will be the first of the "social media age" according to many - may see record levels of global interactivity. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter...

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Leaders of the New World

3 Apr 10

Leaders of the New World

Leadership & Leadership Development are core in my work. We live in a world with plenty of challenges ... ! More and more companies and organisations are reflecting on the leadership they will need to deal with these challenges. With this SlideCast I want to trigger this reflection ...

Designing the Ultimate Democracy Game: The South Caucasus Youth Parliament Programme

29 Mar 10

Designing the Ultimate Democracy Game: The South Caucasus Youth Parliament Programme

Democratisation and political participation are major issues in South Caucasus countries Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. For instance in Georgia, 70 percent of the people doesn't see the need for voting and elections. Startling figures, which indicate low faith in such mechanisms. Can this be changed? Can we help young people learn about the workings of democracy and build their trust in such institutions?

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Linking social capital to knowledge productivity

18 Mar 10

Linking social capital to knowledge productivity

Today I received the first copy of my book 'Linking social capital to knowledge productivity. An explorative study on the relationship between social capital and learning in knowledge-productive networks'. Why are some networks more successful in achieving innovation than others? Why do some...

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Something on Civic Engagement

18 Feb 10

Something on Civic Engagement

Education plays a vital role in teaching a new generation about democracy, political participation and civic engagement. In most schools, democracy lessons have a very cognitive focus: memorizing facts, understanding political structures, etcetera. However, learning about what it means to be a politically active citizen...

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Inspiring books

11 Jan 10

Inspiring books

A while ago my colleague Marcus asked us to think of some special books that were helpful for us in our work as a consultant. Books that were inspiring, provoking or meaningful to us. He came up with a list of books. I would like...

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How can we make ‘learning’ as attractive as ‘playing’?

22 Dec 09

How can we make ‘learning’ as attractive as ‘playing’?

It is lunch break, August 2009, somewhere in the countryside. I am attending a conference on Human Resource Development. Sitting in the morning keynote, we can see the university gardens. Some of the University staff have gotten together to play some croquet in their lunch...

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Learning to do Social and Ecological Restoration in the Baviaanskloof Mega-Reserve in South Africa

17 Nov 09

Learning to do Social and Ecological Restoration in the Baviaanskloof Mega-Reserve in South Africa

In a remote wilderness area in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, a very interesting initiative is taking place. A group of diverse stakeholders are working together to restore this area to what is termed a ‘living landscape’*. A ‘living landscape’ has a variety of healthy eco-systems and land-uses and is home to ecological, agricultural and social systems which are managed so that they function sustainably. This ensures that natural and cultural resources are available for future generations.