Furthering the professional development of organizational change consultants

This research is focused on improving the interaction between organizational change consultants and involved stakeholders, in order to provide effective facilitation of (complex) organizational change.


The aim of this research is to provide organizational change consultants with possibilities for effective interaction. Ultimately this should contribute to improving the outcome of organizational change trajectories.


  • Increased professional skills of participating consultants
  • Contribution to masters education and professional education
  • Suggestions for improving curricula
  • Ultimately: more effective facilitation of complex organizational change
  • Scientific contribution (dissertation) 


01 January 2019 - 01 January 2023


Social construction conversations/personal coaching, observations and surveys.

HU researchers involved in the research

  • Joost van Andel
    Joost van Andel
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Organising Change in the Public Domain
  • Josje Dikkers
    Josje Dikkers
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Organising Change in the Public Domain


This research is performed in close collaboration with the research group Change Management & Organizational Behavior of University of Twente (Prof. dr. Celeste Wilderom) and the department of Communication of University of New Hampshire, USA (Prof. dr. Sheila McNamee).