This session is for forward thinking leaders, key professionals and influencers in BC’s community housing sector who are keen to innovate with their teams and within their programs.
During an interactive workshop Henk and Michael will introduce you to easy methods, various tests and benchmarks that you can apply as first steppingstones for sparking innovation yourself.
January 26, 2021
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Forward thinking leaders, key professionals and influencers in BC’s community housing sector. This may also include representatives from municipal, provincial and federal government and/or other key NGOs that are working on addressing the complex challenge of affordable housing.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Impactmaker and Innovation Coach
Metamorphany and Studio.WHY
Hello, I am Michael Smits.
Born and raised in The Netherlands, I live in Richmond. I coach and advise worldwide on innovation, future thinking and digital transformation. Above anything, I’m driven by a purpose to help shape a fairer, cleaner and self-sustainable future. It’s guided my varied professional and personal journey. From an entrepreneurial executive in Marketing, Finance and ICT in Europe, North America and Australia to leading humanitarian and human rights programs in conflict-affected countries in Asia. Essentially, I’ve always been an innovator and practitioner of nature & human centered approaches. It’s made me a multi-certified coach, regenerative designer and Global Citizen.
I’m a mentor and doer in multiple global change-cohorts, co-founder of Studio.WHY (professional training) and founder of Metamorphany (social enterprise). We are pre-vetted by several Governmental bodies, like the CMHC, enabling organizations to apply for innovation funding by partnering with us. I’ve co-created two proven innovation methodologies, believe in youth-driven innovation and am currently writing a book about the power of Purpose.
CorpoNet The Netherlands
My name is Henk Korevaar…
… and I am a Peddler in Fresh Ideas living in The Netherlands. I am the founder (1991) and owner of F-fectis. As a professional ideator and facilitator I work with clients all over the world and help them to come up with innovative ideas for products or services.
I am a ‘dispenser of enthusiasm’ in organizing interactive and ‘hybrid’ or virtual workshops. I am frequently invited to present or moderate smaller and larger (international) groups. I have written books on innovation processes, teams and teambuilding, project management and the impact of new ways of working. I am the International Liaison for CorpoNet, a Dutch network for digitalization and innovation professionals in housing. In 2001 I was one of the co-initiators of a TCO (total cost of ownership) benchmark for IT cost in housing associations. The outcome helps participants in getting a better understanding of their IT cost and to be able to compare (and learn) from costs of other participants.