About the Humanistic Management Network Dutch Chapter

The Dutch Chapter’s people bring great diversity of experience and a shared vision in the areas of sustainability, science, innovation and human development.

We work with industry, government, academia, and institutional sectors to develop and integrate humanistic principles into the daily practices of companies. Our aim is to incubate dignity in organisations and align wellbeing with profitability. We believe the core purpose of business is to develop sustainable human welfare and add value to society at large. We support a humanistic management paradigm by opening up new networks of meaning, fresh insights and actionable knowledge.

Dutch Chapter Team

We are very happy to introduce the members of the Humanistic Management Network Dutch Chapter team. Below you can find their short bio and how they contribute to the Chapter. 

Cliff Prior

Matthijs Bal is a professor of Responsible Management at the Lincoln International Business School.

Cliff Prior

Robert J. Blomme co-leads the Dutch Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network

Cliff Prior

Danaë Huijser is an external PhD researcher at the University of Humanistic Studies.

Cliff Prior

Ernst von Kimakowitz acts as liaison to the global Humanistic Management Network community


Please explore the activities of the Humanistic Management Network Dutch Chapter

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Chapter Events

The aesthetic side of crisis leadership by HMN Dutch Chapter

April 19th 2024


In this webinar, Cheick Diaby shared with our friends a piece of work which gives an overview of the interaction inside a crisis management team and tracks how leadership emerges at a micro temporal scale in this context.

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Humanistic Leadership by HMN Dutch Chapter

February 2nd 2024


In this one hour webinar, Matthijs and Danaë will introduce humanistic leadership as a human dignity based way of leading. In modernity, most of us take the dominant economistic perspective on leading and organizing for granted; people are selfish and rational, and will always try to maximize their own personal benefits. The humanistic perspective does not accept this view of human nature and introduces homo florens instead: a thriving human being, aiming to flourish within the planetary boundaries while respecting the human dignity of all stakeholders, including past, present and future generations.

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Humanistic Management Workshop at Entangled Humanism Conference

October 7th - 8th 2019

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This workshop delivered a conceptual introduction to Humanistic Management while using concrete examples for what it means to us as individuals.  Through shared reflection we examined how personal values influence our perceptions and behaviors at the workplace and how they relate to business practices in general and to Humanistic Management specifically.

Dutch Chapter Meeting

February 3rd, 2016

Hosted by Workwise in Nyenrode

On the 3rd of February 2016 we had a meeting with the Dutch chapter of the Humanistic Management Network. The purpose of the meeting was meet with people who are interested in Humanistic Management and get acquainted with each other. Click on below picture to find out more.


The Humanistic Management Network Dutch Chapter is proud to partner with a range of first tier academic institutions and members of the business community in the Netherlands that are sharing our passion for strengthening the positive impact of business.

Caleidoscope Academy offers training and coaching for leaders and members of intercultural teams. The Caleidoscope Academy supports team members and leaders to protect human dignity through radical inclusivity, create awareness and appreciation for the variety of cultural patterns present, and promote human dignity by helping to create a team culture that brings out the best in people.

The Open University is one of the universities in the Netherlands and Belgium. There are, however, differences with the regular universities: the Open University is specifically dedicated to online education and research. The educational programme is structured in such a way that it enables you to study part-time.


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