• Bridging theory and practice

  • Creating lasting learning effect

  • Passionate about our work

  • Contributing to your social impact

International expertise, local presence

Our pool of experts around the world combines international quality standards with local knowledge and responds to your working realities. We are continuously challenging ourselves to provide you with the best service possible. We consistently reflect on the quality of our work, and explore new approaches to keep abreast with our changing world. 

Meet our experts

  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Dick van Blitterswijk

    Director Netherlands Office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Maddalena Bearzotti

    Director Brussels office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Organisation and People Management

    Niek Bakker

    Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Evaluation
    • Organisation and People Management

    Thilakan Sathasivam

    Director Bangladesh office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Programme and Project Management

    Marie-José Niesten

    Senior Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Advocacy and Policy Influencing
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Miriam Lindwer

    Branch Director, Myanmar office
  • Expertise
    • Evaluation
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Mike Zuijderduijn

    Managing Director
  • Expertise
    • Advocacy and Policy Influencing
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Resource Mobilisation

    Richard Yeboah

    Director Ghana office
  • Expertise
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Bart van Halteren

    Regional Director Asia
  • Expertise
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Irma Alpenidze

    Senior Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Ingrid Plag

    Managing Partner
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Susanne van Lieshout

    Director Kenya office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Organisation and People Management

    Selemani Zéphirin

    Codirector DR Congo office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Programme and Project Management

    Sam Boering

    Senior Trainer / Consultant

Our clients

News

  • Roland Hansen - Copyright Peter Pauls

    Introducing a social business mindset at Malteser International

    Times are changing for traditional development. A business mind-set and social impact don’t always seem a logical combination. Roland Hansen, Senior Programme Advisor at Malteser International, was challenged to explore new potential for social businesses to create more impact. Together with Lisa Freiburg, Trainer Consultant at MDF, and Thijs van Bemmel of BemBem, they mapped the enterprising project opportunities.

    news25 Feb 2020
  • Book - surrounded by idiots

    Do you also sometimes feel that you’re surrounded by idiots..?!

    "No matter how strange it might seem, in theory, every kind of behaviour is normal"

    news17 Feb 2020
  • Struggles of a trainer III: Three levels to evaluate effective training courses

    What is the impact of your training? As a trainer, this is one of the most difficult questions to answer. In this blog, MDF expert Pauline van Norel describes 3 levels for evaluating a training.

    blog06 Feb 2020