Peter Senge live in the Netherlands!

April 4, 2023 (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Please note: only 120 places available
CBS The Hague 

Personal Mastery

This year's theme is Personal Mastery. That's not a coincidence. Peter Senge is coming to the Netherlands especially for us to tell more about his contribution to an important global initiative: the Inner Development Goals. The idea behind this is that we will only be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals if we develop the inner capacity to deal with our increasingly complex environment and challenges. In other words: working on development through Personal Mastery. 

Keynote speaker Peter Senge

Known as the founder of the concept of "Learning Organization". With the book 'The Fifth Discipline' as the most important achievement. A book that is still current.

Although the book was written decades ago, it is still used as a foundation for organizations that want to become more learning.

Choose two of the four workshops

We have four workshops in store for you in which you will receive examples of organizations that, directly or indirectly, are working on this theme in practice. No ready-made quick wins. But stories of organizations that work on Personal Mastery in their organization through trial and error. 

Case stories

As the Organization Learning Foundation, we believe that you learn the most through practice. By doing it yourself and by learning from what others have done. In the case studies we focus on both the success and the struggle. Because without friction there is no shine and without mistakes little is learned. 

Made possible in part by CBS Academy
Towards a Learning Organization with Personal Mastery


12:00 pm - Welcome with a sandwich

12.30 pm - Welcome by chairman of the day Eline Faber, CBS Academy and SOL Netherlands

13:00 - Keynote Peter Senge: Inner Development Goals

2.15 pm - Break

2.30 pm - First round of workshops

3.30 pm - Break

3.45 pm - Second round of workshops

4:45 pm - Closing by Peter Senge; consistency of the day

17:00 - Nazit, with snack and drink

6pm - End

Choice of 4 workshops

1. Peter Senge and the
Inner Development Goals

Everyone knows the Sustainable Development Goals. These sustainable development goals were set by the United Nations in 2015 as the new global sustainable development agenda for 2030. There is a vision of what needs to be done, but progress along this vision has been disappointing so far. We lack the inner capacity to deal with our increasingly complex environment and challenges. This workshop is about the Inner Development Goals initiative and will be hosted live by Peter Senge

Tip: from March 29-31, Peter Senge and Gustav Böll will give a Masterclass on the Inner Development Goals in Stockholm. Read more here. 

2. Learning and developing in the daily practice of organizations

In this workshop, Marjonne van den Hout will talk about her experiences with learning to learn and the influence of the context and stakeholders on the willingness, ability and permission to learn and develop in organizations. She knows better than anyone in which playing field learning and development takes place and sees both great successes and struggles. She is a passionate driver of learning in organizations and has extensive experience with various initiatives in this area. She connects and guides people to join forces, on different levels and topics.

 “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I'll remember. Let me experience and I understand.” - Confucian


3. CBS and the Learning Compass game

CBS has the ambition to become a more learning organisation. One of the initiatives developed by the CBS Academy for this purpose is the “Learning compass game”. This game invites participants to discuss issues that are important in a learning organization, such as development-oriented leadership and growth mindset.  

The questions range from individual views on learning and development to questions that invite you to reflect on the learning culture of the entire organization. The game is not only fun and challenging, but also an effective way to help your team grow and develop.
During this workshop we play the game and you can talk to CBS about how they apply this within the organization. In addition, this workshop offers the opportunity to reflect together on what this initiative could mean for your organization.


4. Young people and
Personal Mastery

In the morning of April 4, a group of young people led by Guus Geisen and Peter Senge followed a workshop in which they made Personal Mastery concrete. What does PM mean to me? Why is it important? What is the connection between PM and big goals like SDG?

The tools they use and the systemic work process can be applied in all organizations and for each individual. The young people also want to show in their own way what insights they have gained and what we as adults can learn from them. 

This is a project of SOL NL within the framework of Erasmus+ in collaboration with SOL Hungary. 

In the afternoon workshop you will be included in the output of the morning and you will talk about how the tools and the systemic work process can be meaningful for you as a person and professional, for your organization and how we can concretely get started with Personal Mastery in education.


Stichting Organisatie Leren SOL Natuur

SOL opts for the systems approach from the perspective of nature. Nature is one self-managing, learning system. Using this system approach, you can sustainably develop a meaningful learning and working environment where employees enjoy working, where it is safe to share insights with each other and where change and innovation find their way through the organization much more easily. Developing and maintaining a culture of learning, as a foundation for developing a learning organization.

Read more about our vision on the learning culture

Practical information 


Henri Faasdreef 312, 2492 JP The Hague

Event costs: 

245 euros ex. VAT 

Early bird (register until February 15): 195 euros ex. VAT


Do you have questions about the event, the speakers or the location? 

Contact Patrick Bijman,

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