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Herman Wittockx, PhD

Herman Wittockx, PhD

Functie Academic Director Company Specific Programs

Function

  • Academic Director Company Specific Programs, Antwerp Management School
  • Associate professor Strategic Leadership, Nyenrode Business University. (1993-present)

Expertise

  • Social constructionist perspective on organizing

Herman Wittockx, PhD (1956) studied Psychology (Msc) and philosophy at the Catholic University of Louvain before becoming a researcher at the department of Organizational and Personnel Psychology. He gained management experience as training manager in Citicorp for three years. Since then he has been working as consultant in various networks interrupted by a sabbatical year to engage in his PhD. research on the use of nature as a source of learning about organizing at the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

His expertise is in supporting organisations in finding the balance between continuity and change in various situations (mergers & acquisitions, globalization, growth, downsizing) and settings (management teams, Business units, cross departmental etc.). His approach is based upon the philosophy of Appreciative Inquiry, a methodology that helps organisations to translate vision into action by doing inquiry in the life giving forces of an organisation. Recent clients: Siemens-VDO (merger) Bekaert Steelcord (relocation China) Nuon (Executive education) Randstad (merger) Johnson & Johnson (Team & Strategy) Reukema (Team & Strategy) Kema (energy)

In addition to his consulting he is or has been teaching at various business schools and Universities; CEDEP (Insead), Leon Kosiminski academy of Entrepreneurship (Poland) University of St Petersburg (Russia) and Center for Creative Leadership. In 2008 he has become associate professor Strategic Leadership at Nyenrode Business University.

Founder of Hubermont Space for Development, a seminar center in the Belgian Ardennes.