Panel Discussion TFM220
An Ongoing (R)evolution: A Case and Process of Change
Date Friday, Nov 29 Time –
This panel shares the story of revolution in higher education. To what extent are existing systems accommodating or hindering drivers of change? Hear from a change-maker, a team-lead, an educator, and students how demand-driven education, based on passion and talents, can become a reality.
Avans University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
I am the intermediary between businesses, research and education. Combining my passion to help companies work on business cases and challenges, and the personal development of youngsters, I help companies find collaboration opportunities with education and research.
Red Monkey, The Netherlands
Jef Staes (Belgium, 1956) is an authority and thought leader on learning processes, innovation and culture change. With decennia of professional experience, he currently assists CEO’s and managers to find a comprehensive answer to the changing dynamics of today’s market. Jef does not shy away from confrontation! With a vast range of new insights and metaphors, he illustrates why managers and policymakers often reach the wrong decisions and even obstruct change processes.
Jef answers a crucial question: “Why don’t organisations learn and innovate fast enough?”. Based on his career as a software designer (GTE ATEA in Belgium & USA), training Manager and Corporate Learning Officer (Siemens, Belgium), he not only awakens people, but also presents them with a unique concept to guide them through the necessary changes.
He is a passionate and inspirational keynote speaker and author. His story is a guaranteed eye-opener and his thoughts on the future of business and education inspire many. With striking metaphors, he tackles the most fundamental issues organisations struggle with.