Lectures for organisations

Are you looking for inspiration or food for thought for your team during a corporate retreat, lunch or a festive gathering? Radboud Reflects Professional's lectures offer innovative and in-depth insights on everyday issues around work.

From the tradition of great thinkers, we incite reflection on what seems obvious, and offer tools for everyday (working) life. A fresh look through a lecture can be as short as 15 minutes, but we can also provide lectures lasting an hour.

Lectures can be given for 10 to 1,000 people. Get in touch and enquire about the possibilities.

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Themes lectures

We offer lectures on the following topics. If you have ideas for another topic, we would be happy to discuss them:

Virtues in practice

People come to acting well because they have good qualities. But what are good qualities, and how do people develop them? Answers to these questions can be found in the long tradition of virtue ethics. Traits such as courage, justice, moderation and sanity are also of central importance in today's organisation.

Dilemmas in healthcare

The development of new techniques and changing views in society are leading to new questions about our medical dealings with health, life and death. How far should we go in screening (not yet) patients? What does application of digital monitoring mean for the patient's self-image and communication with the doctor?

The burnout society

Burnout is a phenomenon that affects many people. Workers become exhausted both physically and emotionally. Why is it that so many people suffer from it? Does the origin lie in the drive for career and competition at work? Or is it a broader social problem and is there a burnout society? At the same time, we want to turn the tide. How do we get a grip on burnout together? And what can employees and employers do to solve this problem?

Core values in the judiciary

For some years now, the Council for the Judiciary and the Dutch Association of Judges have laid down five core values in codes: respect, integrity, independence, impartiality and autonomy. These concepts provide an excellent guide for discussing the ethical backgrounds and dilemmas of judicial work. It will turn out that their meaning is far from always clear.

Stories in (general) medical practice

A patient comes to the doctor with a complaint embedded in a story. The story is personal, subjective. The complaint can be translated into objective, 'hard' medical terms. But they are directly connected. Without a story, there is no complaint, and the larger story contains many clues on how to deal with the complaint. How do you do justice to the patient's story?

Ethics in the age of big data

Countless opportunities for new products and efficiencies arise from the use of big data files. But algorithms are not neutral. Stealthily and sometimes visibly, big ethical questions arise. Doesn't application of algorithms lead to exclusion of groups? Can algorithms completely replace the gaze of the experienced expert? If algorithms call the shots, who is responsible for the decisions?

Privacy; individual and organisation

Privacy has quickly become the magic word to protect people from the excesses of digitisation. But how far should that protection go, and what do we actually want to protect? Who has the heaviest responsibility here; the organisation, the individual or the legislator? In this lecture, we look for answers to these and related questions from the meaning of privacy.

Corporate social responsibility

Companies are increasingly expected to contribute to solving complex problems such as climate change, malnutrition and child labour. Corporate social responsibility is the key word. But what do we really mean by that? Should an entrepreneur care about supply chain abuses? Are the indirect negative consequences of your innovation something that concerns the company? How far does a company's moral responsibility extend? And how do you then balance the conflicting interests of different stakeholders?

What is integrity in your organisation?

Integrity is the umbrella term to bring up desirable actions within organisations. But how do we define what is integrity and how do we encourage people to act properly? Especially in public administration, directors live in a glass house: even the appearance of a conflict of interest must be avoided. At the same time, administrative positions bring with them the necessary temptations. This lecture addresses what it takes in organisation and personality to resist these temptations.

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Different theme?

Do the methods or themes offered not quite match your needs? Then get in touch with us. Together we will explore what you need.

Please contact: professional [at] reflects.ru.nl (professional[at]reflects[dot]ru[dot]nl) or (024) 361 55 55 to discuss the possibilities.