Plenary Keynote Speaker - Geert Van Hootegem

Prof., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Geert Van Hootegem is general director at HIVA-KU Leuven and a senior full professor of Sociology at the KU Leuven (Belgium), teaching organisational design and change management. His research on teamwork, new sociotechnical systems design and quality of working life is widely published in academic and management journals. Van Hootegem is highly regarded as an organisational advisor, supporting companies and social profit organisations in complex redesign and change programmes. He is the founder of Flanders Synergy, a Belgian network of organisations that promote workplace innovation. In 2013 he co-founded Prepared Mind, a consulting firm focussing on Total Workplace Innovation.

The title of his keynote will be "Total workplace innovation: the paradigm that will change the organisation (and the labour market)"

  • The paradox between trust & control in our organizations 
  • Work independently of time and location: are we ready for working in tomorrow’s world?
  • Adult-learning; “Is qualification aging a social risk?"
  • What kind of leadership do we need in the future.