Workshop: Driving transformation in higher education with Appreciative Inquiry

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Mirjam Minderman
Co-Author Mirjam Minderman
Description This Action Atelier enables you to make more effective contributions to higher education for sustainable development. By the end of the workshop you understand the use of Appreciative Inquiry in support of transforming the curriculum and the learning environment, and have explored concrete actions for applying this in your own context.
Topic Co-creative, transformative learning environments
Format Action atelier
Bio Mirjam Minderman supports higher education for sustainable development through strategy development and implementation, process facilitation, training, education and research. At TIAS, Mirjam is responsible for ensuring that the school’s education reflects TIAS is a ‘School for Business and Society’. She designs and implements the TIAS strategy and policies in this regard, based on the Business & Society Competency Framework that she developed. This includes facilitating faculty to integrate the related competencies and contents in their programs and courses, and occasionally designing and delivering related courses herself. Several Appreciative Inquiry-related trainings enable Mirjam to be more effective in her work. With a Master’s degree in International Relations (with a specialization in the position of developing countries), Mirjam initially worked in the field of microfinance, fair trade, and responsible investing. She gradually shifted towards sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR) - and specifically towards training and education on these issues. She specialized in Higher Education for Sustainable Development and worked with several Dutch universities of applied sciences. Mirjam is active in various Dutch and international networks related to CSR and responsible management education.