workshop 10-11




Workshop 10, 27/5 14:30-15:30

Frank H. Baumann-Habersack, Germany


NVR in leadership – New Authority in leadership


In many organisations (not only companies) still alive is the leadership spirit of the industrial age: order and obidience, often wrapped in cooperative behavior and furthermore a taboo to talk about it. Relationsships between leaders and employees are poisoned. No wonder that employees (and sometimes leaders, too) show resistance. Of course in such culture we do not really need to talk about having fun, do we? I am from Germany. I know what I am talking about ...

In my workshop I would like to experiment with the attitude of new authority in leadership. We will explore the differences between the old attitude of authority out of the industrial epoch and the attitude of new authority.

My aim is to introduce you to the seven elements of new authority in leadership. With three elements we will take the approach by using body language.

My vision is through changing the attitude of authority in leadership to see more healthy, motivated and productive people in organisations. Clients or customers will be thankful.




Workshop 11, 27/5 14:30-15:30

Kirsten van Gink, de Bascule, VUmc, the Netherlands

Katharina Visser, VUmc, de Banjaard, the Netherlands


Non-Violent Resistance in a residential setting: The bridge between science and practice


The Bascule has successfully adjusted the original Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) method for use on their residential wards (2009). More and more institutions became interested in implementing this adjusted version of NVR creating an opportunity to further evaluate this version of NVR. The most important practice based questions were if and how NVR could reduce aggression and contribute to improve working and living climate and if this method would be suitable for mildly intellectual disabled youthcare.


We are happy to share our first results and give insight in how we DO practice based research on such an extensive matter as NVR by presenting results from both our quantitative and qualitative research. In this workshop we will give you the opportunity to take a look at our gathered information from questionnaires measuring working climate and group climate. We will show you video material from our in-depth interviews with NVR trained staff and engage you to discuss the use of this information to improve and adjust the implementation of NVR in residential settings and particularly for mildly intellectual disabled youthcare with us.


This workshop will result in a better understanding and give you tools how to DO research in the field of NVR. It will illustrate the bridge between practice and science and will discuss the importance but also the difficulties in combining these two aspects.



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