The project De Nieuwe Samenzweerders (The New Conspirators) supports employees who want to help their company or organisation make the transition to a more circular and ecological approach.
The New Conspirators is a pathway guidance that gives committed employees the necessary theory and personal coaching to turn them into true social intrapreneurs, so they can create social and ecological added value within their company in an economically responsible way. Participants are supported for a year to develop their idea, during which time they develop the necessary skills, strategies and attitude to start the change process from the bottom.
The project took place in several steps. First, we developed a theoretical framework for social and circular intrapreneurship and an innovative coaching methodology. Then, we set up a pilot project for coaching a first number of intrapreneurs. Various company visits and events took place throughout the project and extra efforts were made to provide the necessary communication on the theme of social and circular intrapreneurship.
Arbeid & Milieu
Partners HOWEST, de Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen
The innovative methodology developed in this project has opened several doors for both Reset.Vlaanderen and HOWEST. For example, the coaching methodology was tested with students of HOWEST, and is now still being used within the Network Economics course in order to develop sustainability and entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship in a more substantiated way.
Reset.Flanders received 25,000 euros from the ING Fund to set up a new coaching programme in 2020. In order to provide participants with extra tools on stakeholder management and colleague participation, this is done in collaboration with Levuur.
To adapt the course to the specific context of trade unions, a project grant of 125,000 euros was approved from the European Social Fund.
In addition, the methodology will be made available under a Creative Commons licence, so that other organisations can use it and in turn share it with the rest of the world.