Vandamme Engaged Professionals TEDxWageningen

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Professionals can become more society oriented. Besides helping clients or deliver a service, they can educate and inspire their clients.

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  • Vandamme Engaged Professionals TEDxWageningen

    1. 1. Engaged professionals - the changing role ofprofessionals in society - 30 May 2012, Wageningen Rudy Vandamme www.forkmodel.net Rudy Vandamme
    2. 2. Community supported Corporate gardening agricultureBest practices are already available. How toconvince the majority of people to be part of it ?
    3. 3. Ecological lifestyle Educate and ins pire your clients ! Teachers Consultants Coaches Lawyers Leaders Health care professionals Engaged professionalsIf professionals would break open the boundaries of their specialisation, and start toeducate and inspire their clients, then we would reach a huge number of people. Thiswould accelerate the transition to a more ecological lifestyle.
    4. 4. Follow a transformativesustainability course, inwhich head, heart andhands are iinvolved.In order to cope with the pressure of professional community, professionals need toempower themselves and become cultural creatives.
    5. 5. Personal Transformation Process EMOTIONS Engaged Anxiety Anger Professional Sadness IDENTITY Values MindsetW LifestyleORLD Apathy CONNECTION ‘deep ecology’ Love Personal Transition Process. Rudy Vandamme
    6. 6. Personal Transformation Process. If ecology is not a part of your identity,then behavioral change will not likely occur.Transformative learning = being personally touched and shaked to breakopen the existing comfortzone.Adding new experiences.Adopting a new worldview. Emotions x Connection x Identity = lasting behavioral change.
    7. 7. The Fork Model Enhancing SELF-GUIDANCE PROJECT: specialised competenceYOU IDENTITY: being personally involved Developing THE GREATER WHOLE The fork model. Rudy Vandamme
    8. 8. Engaged professionals Empowering Specialisation YOU Identity Emotions Connection In order to align with the new definition of what it is to be a professional in oursociety, you have to transform yourself into a cultural creative. The fork model. Rudy Vandamme
    9. 9. Dutch:www.hetontwikkelingsinstituut.bewww.rudyvandamme.net E-book and more info: www.forkmodel.net

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