Interactive Webinar Series: Adaptable Mindset for Professionals

3 Nov 2020
15:30 - 17:00
Max participants
Learn how to make people, teams and companies more adaptable to increase your collaborative innovation power.

If you want an adaptive organization that is open to change, can spot opportunities and act upon them, and is an overall nice place to work, we invite you to register for this webinar series.

In three webinars we explore how to empower people, build teams, and organizations which are adaptable by nature. Based both on science and practical experience, within corporates like Heineken, Liberty Global, eBay and a few startups, we found out what works and what doesn’t.

This session is for heads of digital, heads of innovation and L&D, who want to empower their employees, build successful innovations, and create organizational change.

Challenges and take-aways

Your challenges

Do you experience in your organization:

  • An unwillingness and/or inability to change
  • People who are afraid of failure and experimentation?

Your take-aways

Learn how to:

  • Help people develop the right mindset for innovation
  • Re-frame the fear of failure
  • Help develop emotional resilience
  • Find out about methods to pinpoint people’s fixed beliefs
What can you expect

Part 1: Develop your Innovation Mindset

It starts with the individual and his or her mindset.

“What most organizations typically overlook is the internal shift - what people think and feel - which has to occur in order to bring the strategy to life. This is where resistance tends to arise - cognitively in the form of fixed beliefs, deeply held assumptions and blind spots; and emotionally, in the form of the fear and insecurity that change engenders. All of this rolls up into our mindset, which reflects how we see the world, what we believe and how that makes us feel.” (source: Tony Schwartz - Harvard Business Review)

In this part we will learn about tools to empower the individual.

  • Help people develop the right mindset for innovation
  • Re-frame the fear of failure
  • Help develop emotional resilience
  • Find out about methods to pinpoint people’s fixed beliefs

in addition, we will interview Simone van Neerven, Innovation catalyst at Chanel and Mourik and former Head of innovation Vueling / KLM.

Expect a critical, innovative, fun, interactive, and actionable session. Spaces are limited and we aim for a balanced group composition. Apply to be selected to participate.

Knowledge partner

Digital Society School is a technology-supported training ground for organizations, governments and citizens to gain hands-on experience to lead and design the digital transformation of society. To do that, Digital Society School empowers professionals and students alike to develop 21st century competencies, of which Adaptable Mindset is one important element of it. All work they do contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Robert Overweg

Innovation Catalyst & Digital Society School Ambassador

Business model innovation, Strategy, Rapid prototyping, Online education. A decade of experience in innovation with clients like: Vodafone, Heineken, Centre Pompidou, Techgrounds + a few startups.

Simone van Neerven

Simone van Neerven

I challenge the status quo. I am hands on, curious & creative. I dare and I do. People say my energy is contagious. I am not afraid to fail and very eager to learn.

Meldy van Dijken

Program manager Cumulus Park Studio

Meldy van Dijken MSc MBA is program manager at Cumulus Park Studio, focusing on bringing content and building partnerships in an ecosystem for collaborative innovation.


Welcome and Introduction
Setting the Stage
Interview with Simone van Neerven (Innovation Catalyst at Chanel and Mourik)
Plenary Session
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