• 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
  • Lisa Freiburg

    Struggles of a trainer II: Designing a training

    Designing a new training is fun! It's fun to think about which methods to use, design your training materials and use your creativity. It’s a creative process, yet we sometimes lose sight of what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. Here are three key tips that might prove useful when designing an effective training.  

    news27 Jan 2020
  • The Adivasi story – how advocacy affected social inclusion

    How do you help a low-caste community to reach for more social inclusion? How do you fight something that is so interwoven in a society? Rudolf van der Helm shares his experiences in India, where he went from being lucky to a structural approach where key figures become a hero.

    blog20 Jan 2020
  • Philipp Bienek

    Struggles of a trainer I

    Trainers like to conduct training where most energy starts to flow. However, if you want your training to have a longer-term effect, you also need to think up front about what is needed, how to design the training and what to do when it is delivered. Philipp Bienek, former participant from the Training & Facilitation Skills course, explores in further depth in the first part of the mini-series: prepare by acquiring knowledge about the participants’ needs and how to read between the lines.

    news13 Jan 2020