The Wisdom Principles 1: People in Change by Prof Peter De Prins

Category: Alumni Events


11 February 2019
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Brussels Campus
Students, Alumni & Third parties

Join our first lecture in the Alumni activity series, the Wisdom Principles. This series consists of 10 evening lectures, given by top-level speakers and experts in the domain of human development.

When we talk about change management, most of us have an image of taking a group of people in the organization through a set of pre-defined logical steps, leading to a set of goals. This approach is mostly based on a rational analysis and planning, aimed at controlling each phase of the process. And it is mostly an extrapolation of old patterns and systems, and therefor often reversible. When it does not work the way it was planned, you can easily get back to the old habits.

Research has shown that today’s approach on change management requires new ways of thinking and new behaviors. It is a multi-dimensional and radial approach, often breaking with the past and working with new systems in a different context. And therefore mostly irreversible. In-depth successful change often is partly disruptive in existing systems and procedures, shaking up cultures and ways of dealing with employees. Employees that are often scared, feel insecure, and want to be left alone.

A change manager needs to understand how to manage the impact on the organization and its people, and how to keep the stability during this process. In this seminar we will deliver you a clear view on the three main aspects you need to master to implement change in the current VUCA world. We will use our newly developed integrative ‘6 batteries model’ on change that incorporates all the different perspectives on how to deal with change in your own personal journey and in those of the employees of your organisation of the 21st century.

The programme:

6:30 pm     Registration & Welcome
7:00 pm     Start lecture
9:00 pm     Networking drink 

If you intend to participate at 5 or more lectures within the 'Wisdom Principles Series', we recommend you to buy the subscription to the entire series.

Peter de Prins

Prof. Peter De Prins, Vlerick Business School

Professor of Management Practice in Change Management, Leadership and Coaching. Peter De Prins achieved his Engineering degree at KU Leuven and the University College of Antwerp. During his career he started several companies and sold them after a successful growth period that delivered good financial results. He has followed a myriad of courses on human psychology, leadership and management. He is a certified consultant in MBTI, Insights, Thomas DISC, organisational constellations, Teams to Results, NLP, Corporate Values Assessment, Situational Leadership, Core Qualities and Lego Serious Play.  Since 2000, he made a firm choice to do research about the more human side of business management. This resulted in all kinds of certifications, including MBTI type I and II, coaching, DISC, Situational Leadership, Insights, Organisational Constellations, Lego Serious Play, and many others. In 2005, Peter followed the Middle Management Program at Vlerick. Peter De Prins is Director of the Centre of Expertise on Coaching at Vlerick Business School and Professor of Management Practice.

This event is made possible by our partners:

 Corporate Partners Vlerick Alumni