Through lectures, master classes, training courses and books, thousands of people from all kinds of areas of work, both in The Netherlands and beyond, have gotten to know about our unique vision of diversity, inclusion, and forms and changes in (organizational) culture. We are proud of this group of diverse alumni who speak in a common language about organizations, leadership, decision-making, diversity and inclusion – using the terms tribes, chiefs, Deep Democracy, Harry, campfires, power & love, rhythms, totems, rituals and magic.
HUMANDIMENSIONS TO BECOME WILDLY ATTRACTIVE
Jitske Kramer is the driving force behind HumanDimensions. She set up HumanDimensions to share her fascination, passion and curiosity with a larger group and to develop those qualities further. Together with a solid fixed core and many occasional partners, HumanDimensions undertakes to activate organizations and activities to make them irresistible to all their employees, clients, suppliers and the world. Every day in search of better ways to work, live and be together.
Jitske Kramer is a corporate anthropologist. Speaker. Entrepreneur. Facilitator. Founder of HumanDimensions. Author of Managing Cultural Dynamics, Deep Democracy, Wow! What a difference, and co-author of The Corporate Tribe (2016 Management Book of the Year). Jitske Kramer travels around the world searching for ways to build strong tribes, safe for diversity and ready for change. And then she brings that knowledge into the world of organizing, working together and leadership through excellent keynote speeches and master classes. To improve the strength of individuals and groups (and to make the world more inclusive and beautiful). In 2013 she was proclaimed trainer of the year. Jitske is a much sought-after speaker in the Netherlands and beyond. Working languages: Dutch and English.
Roos Prins is our human connector, the backbone of HumanDimensions. Questions? Roos knows. You can go to Roos with all your questions about our activities. Roos manages the diaries, provides information, arranges bookings for keynote speeches and master classes and manages the registrations for our training courses and academic courses. Roos has a background in business service provisions and is completely trained in our methods. She is trained as a Deep Democracy facilitator and is familiar with the ins and outs of corporate anthropology.
Chulah Berkowitz is linked to HumanDimensions as a creative connector. Chulah is a cultural anthropologist and uses the anthropological view as an instrument for communication. Together with Jitske, she provides the content for all the social media, maintains the website and does all the editing for HumanDimensions. Chulah is fan of Simon Sinek's Golden Circle and believes that ‘real’ communication comes from the heart. From the why. Everyone who works in an organization has a ‘why’, has a story. Chulah has a background in the charity sector, which means that diversity and the minority voice have run as a leading theme throughout her career. Chulah works from her own organization Chulah Communiceert.
Frank Weijers is associated with HumanDimensions as a Deep Democracy instructor and facilitator. Frank is an expert in intervention skills, and trained in transactional analysis (TA), systemic working, Deep Democracy and corporate anthropology. He has worked for a number of educational institutions as an interim director/headmaster and has led various international projects, including those in the Philippines and Hungary. He lived on Curacao for four years where he set up the Vespucci College, a new school. He was a trainer in leadership development and group dynamics at the Dutch School of Educational Management (Nederlandse School voor Onderwijsmanagement NSO), which is associated with the University of Amsterdam.
TRAINER, WRITER, SPEAKER
Frank works a lot with managers and their teams in educational institutions and other organizations, where he disrupts and then clarifies in a friendly manner. Author of the books ‘Spelen met ruimte’ (Playing with space) and ‘Ruimte’ (Space), columnist for the ‘Van 12-18’ (From 12 – 18 years) magazine and writer of a large number of articles on the themes with which he works: leadership, group dynamics, diversity, the power of language and culture in organizations. This makes Frank a much sought-after trainer and speaker and he works freelance from within his own company and philosophy. 'spelen met ruimte'.
Minka Jongkind is connected to HumanDimensions as a Deep Democracy instructor and facilitator. She is a team coach, trainer and mediator. Originally she was educated as a psychologist and drama teacher. From quite an early stage in her career she slipped into the profession of trainer. In the role of trainer/coach, developer, consultant and manager, she has worked for various well-known training agencies. With her constant desire for development, she trained further in Voice Dialogue, Haptonomy, Insights Discovery, Deep Democracy, Mediation and Systemic working.
SECURE BASE TEAM COACHING
Her fascination for dilemma and conflict has formed a constant theme in her career. From the starting point of curiosity and with an open mind, she questions the obvious and creates a channel for the conversations that haven’t taken place. She has worked as a freelance entrepreneur in her organization MetMinka since 2014. She specializes in working with teams and in doing so also trains team coaches and managers to be Secure Base Teamcoach. Her client network is large and diverse. She trains and guides the autonomous teams within the Council for Child Protection (Raad voor de Kinderbescherming), coaches operational and management teams for Heineken and she trained the entire management of the Pergamijn care centre in Secure Base Leadership.
Christien Oudshoorn is associated with HumanDimensions as a trainer and expert in the area of diversity and inclusion. Among other matters, she provides training for Wow! What a difference. Christien studied international communication and was then trained in systemic working, Deep Democracy, Non Violent Communication, business administration, Deep Diversity and provocative coaching.
CONFLICT TRAINING IN INTERNATIONAL GROUPS
She is fascinated by what drives people, not just on an individual level but predominantly as groups. She had led large-scale leadership programs in The Netherlands and Canada in the area of multicultural leadership and integration. She then worked for six years in South America with her foundation Che Amigo. There she provided conflict training in heavily guarded prisons in Argentina and Bolivia, project management training for youth leaders in the slums in Peru and several training programs on leadership and negotiation with indigenous leaders in Suriname. She is passionate about bringing together different groups in order to facilitate the creation of a context in which people feel encouraged to be curious about each other and about themselves. Christien has worked as a freelance trainer/coach/ consultant in The Netherlands since 2017.