From Ideation Participation to Distribution of Responsibility


Four main views of the concept of participation have emerged from the articles in this issue of AI Practitioner.
As a need
As a profession
As a learning process
As a co-deciding process.


Author: Luc Verheijen

Luc Verheijen is a partner at Kessels & Smit, the Learning Company. He is a Taos Institute Associate and co-publisher of AI Practitioner. His book, co-authored with Saskia Tjepkema and Joeri Kabalt, Appreciative Inquiry as a Daily Leadership Practice was published by Taos Institute Publishers in 2020.


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Author: Kris Snick

Kris Snick started his active engagement in society as a volunteer in youth work as a teenager. Since then participation has been in the heart of his voluntary and professional activities. Since 2014 he has been part of Kessels & Smit Belgium. He facilitates change processes that make the active participation and involvement of people possible in their organisations, companies or society.


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Author: Pieterjan van Wijngaarden

Pieterjan van Wijngaarden is an entrepreneur at Kessels & Smit, The Learning Company. He focusses on building communities in organisations and participative strategy development. As a strategy consultant and designer of collaborative learning he has experience in both the commercial and non-profit sector, from Azerbaijan to Mexico, from India to Argentina, from Sweden to South Africa.


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