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November 2017

EPIC Beer & Pizza meeting

November 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
De Ceuvel, Korte Papaverweg 2
Amsterdam, North - Holland 1032 KB Netherlands
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Are you MAD?! Come and join our EPIC Beer & Pizza meeting on 3 November Do you want to contribute to further develop public leadership and help yourself and others to really Make A Difference? On Friday 3 November from 16.00-20.00 we as PLF Board organise an EPIC Beer & Pizza meeting for our MAD people. We will use this evening to share and brainstorm about PLF activities, events and approaches to increase our movement and the act of public…

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November 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Timmerhuis (gemeente Rotterdam), Halvemaanpassage 1
Rotterdam, South - Holland 3011 AH Netherlands
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#MAD2017 is all about getting inspired to be MAD (Making A Difference) in our lives, institutions, and society as a whole. The purpose of the MAD event is to bring students, (young) professionals and academics together so that we can connect and learn from each other. For the third consecutive year the Public Ledership Foundation organises the annual MAD event. This years theme is being MAD through EPIC leadership (Energy, Purpose, Identity and Courage). What to expect? Plenty of inspiration on how to be an EPIC leader and really Make A Difference An exciting programme with: Pitches on EPIC leadership by leaders Interactive workshops to improve your leadership skills…

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January 2018


January 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Inholland university of applied sciences, Posthumalaan 90
Rotterdam, South-Holland 3072 AG Netherlands
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EPIC Partnerships

How MAD will you be in 2018? The aim of this meeting is to further explore Public Leadership, inspire each other to be MAD and plan (y)our EPICness for 2018! What is Public Leadership? How do you want to Make A Difference next year? What is your Energy, Purpose, Identity & Courage? Further we would like to discuss the PLF agenda for 2018 and how it overlaps with your personal MAD intentions and the intentions of (potential) partners. Program We…

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March 2018

Public Leadership Challenge in Bratislava! (private event)

March 20, 2018
Bratislava, Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia (Slovak Republic) + Google Map

The Public Leadership Foundation and the Erasmus+ programme join forces to organise yet another Public Leadership Challenge outside the borders of the Netherlands! The Erasmus+ programme and the Public Leadership Foundation are committed to help students develop the confidence that they can make a difference in the world. An objective that fits nicely with the concept of a Public Leadership Challenge, that gives participants the opportunity to advise real stakeholders on the leadership needed to tackle a pressing societal challenge.…

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April 2018

Guest college Public Leadership @ Honours Class Leiden University (private event)

April 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Leiden, The Hague, Netherlands + Google Map
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The PLF @ Interbestuurlijke trainees Inspires

April 17, 2018
Amsterdam (exact location will follow), Amsterdam, Netherlands + Google Map

Tuesday the 17th of April the PLF will be present at the annual event of the Dutch "Interbestuurlijke Trainees" (IBT). The IBT is a network organization who aims at bringing together and inspiring young professionals/ trainees of different governmental organizations in the Netherlands. At this annual event, the PLF will give a workshop about EPIC Leadership and try to inflame the MADness in all those that will be attending! Interested? For more information go to www.interbestuurlijketrainees.nl and/or contact Mehtap Karasu!

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May 2018

Public Leadership Challenge

May 31, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Leiden University (The Hague) – The Living Lab, Schouwburgstraat 2
The Hague, South-Holland 2511 Netherlands
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© Public Leadership Foundation

Are we as citizens still free and autonomous in making our own choices when we are increasingly influenced by the digital world? The question of autonomy becomes more and more pressing as technology filters information or even takes over in decision making. At the same time, we seem to be less critical about the information that comes to us. In the digital domain, private and public organisations are steering our behaviour through nudging. To what extent are we still able…

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February 2019

Public Leadership Challenge 2019

February 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Living Lab, Universiteit Leiden, Schouwburgstraat 2
Den Haag, Netherlands
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Generaties in Organisaties Inclusiviteit en leiderschap Wat beweegt verschillende generaties in hun werk in publieke organisaties? Gaat het om generaties of om generalisaties? De uitkomsten van het generatieonderzoek worden tijdens deze challenge gepresenteerd! Vervolgens presenteren 4 verschillende organisaties / stakeholders hun generatievraagstukken; Futur jonge ambtenarennetwerk, vakbond CNV, Defensie en gemeente Pijnacker-Nootdorp. Na de presentaties gaan de deelnemers (professionals, studenten en wetenschappers) op actieve en interactieve wijze aan de slag met deze vraagstukken. Wat zijn de behoeften en belangen van deze…

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October 2019

Public Leadership Challenge: Leadership in a healthy and sustainable food environment

October 16, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Restaurant Greens in the park, Kapelweg 18
The Hague,
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This event is in Dutch On World Food Day students, professionals and academics will get together in The Hague, for yet another Public Leadership Challenge: Which shared leadership is needed to create a sustainable and healty food environment? Nowadays, approximately half of the Dutch population is (to a certain degree)  overweight. It’s becoming clear that besides lifestyle and individual characteristics, what scientists call an “obesogenic environment” plays an important role in this problem. Our environment could promote obesity, because of…

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May 2020

Digital MAD brainstorm

May 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Public Leadership Foundation needs your help! Let's combine forces to help a MAD organisation take their initiative one step further. Last November, the first ever MAD award was given to “de Buurvrouw & Buurvrouw-bus”! The ladies (and gentlemen) of "the neighbour bus" cross the streets of Leeuwarden. People can come in for a cup of coffee, a conversation or something to drink. That way, the bus battles against loneliness and poverty: you can always go to "de buurvrouw! An important aspect of the…

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