• Date

    24 Nov 2023 09:30 - 16:00 CET

  • Venue

    Van der Goot Building, De Forumzaal

That’s why this November 24, 2023, ECWO is inviting everyone interested in co-creating inclusive environments to join the dialogue, learn about the latest research, and meet with leaders who are re-shaping how we think about DEI, social safety and belonging.

We have created a programme of inspiring keynotes, a thought-provoking panel discussion, unmissable workshops and research presentations that also includes plenty of opportunities for connection and networking.

We can't wait to welcome you to de Forumzaal at Erasmus University Rotterdam!


Prof. Dr Barbara Banda

Professor of Practice in Strategy and Leadership

Frank Baaijens

Former Rector Magnificus at TU Eindhoven

Prof. Hanneke Takkenberg

Executive Director, ECWO



Walk in & coffee


Welcome and opening

Welcome by Prof. Dr Werner Brouwer, Dean, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM)

Opening by Prof. Hanneke Takkenberg, Executive Director, ECWO


Keynote presentation

Prof. Dr Barbara Banda, Professor of Practice in Strategy and Leadership


Keynote presentation

Frank Baaijens, former Rector Magnificus at TU Eindhoven


Panel discussion

Creating inclusive organisations - What is the imperative?


Networking lunch


Short walk over to Bayle Building for breakout sessions


Is Gen Z really lazy and disloyal?

Emma Agricola

Room JB-49, Bayle Building

Can VR help amplify empathy and activate inclusion?

IBias VR

Room J1-33, 1st floor, Bayle Building

How saying no to non- promotable work helps inclusion

Prof. Dr. Hanneke Takkenberg

Room JB-50, Bayle Building

An inspiration session on inclusive teams and social safety

Thijs de Greeff

Room JB-44, Bayle Building

Leading and crafting inclusive cultures

Jochem Kroezen

JB-41 , Bayle Building


Return to plenary

De Forumzaal, Van der Goot building


How do you measure inclusion?

Kirsten Kardijk


Presentation of the Dianne Bevelander Prize 2023

Dr. Natalie Cleton


Summary of the conference

Maartje Laterveer


Networking drinks