CHE Salon: Integrated Organizational Development: Towards Teal Organizations (12 June 2017)

Integrated organizational development: towards teal organizations with Heleen Kuiper and Toon Franken

Organizations are important entities in society. They are the places where people work together, create added value and help shape society. There is a lot going on in the field of innovation and renewal of organizations: 'Organising Semco style', 'new organization' or 'teal organizing' are concepts that you may be familiar with. Experiments are being conducted with more self-organization and less planning and control. More freedom and humanity and fewer (bureaucratic) systems and unnecessary rules. The reasons for this lie on the one hand in the rapidly changing society: the old way of organizing makes it impossible to respond adequately to these changes, and on the other hand in people's desire for more meaning in their work.

How does the workplace become an invitation to conscious development?

– The ''whole person'' takes center stage again, with his intuition, creativity and freedom to act.

– Creating purpose, meaning and added value as a theme.

– Self-organization as a natural way of working together.

Are these real options, is this already happening or is this a naive illusion?

In this CHE salon we reflect on the developments and innovations that are currently going on in organizations and assess their value. What is the real meaning of this? We make you aware of your mindset about work and organizations and indicate possible shifts in this. Together we explore what ''teal organizations'' are: organizations with the characteristics of spiral yellow-turquoise, second tier level of consciousness. And we enter into a dialogue about the (burning) question: is it possible that organizations can be a vehicle for the conscious development of the people who work there? Can organizations take people in development to a more encompassing, broader and deeper perspective?

Toon Franken and Heleen Kuiper are concerned with Integral self-management in organizations. They are both inspired by Frederic Laloux's book 'Reinventing Organizations', Integral Theory, SDi and Theory U. They have followed training and education at Venwoude, Toon is also affiliated with Venwoude. They guide people in organizations in the search for 'teal organizing'.


You are cordially invited to participate in this salon. You can register by clicking on the green 'Attend event' button, you will then receive a confirmation of your registration.

Signing up is important, even if you don't join us for dinner. Depending on the number of registrations, we will look for a suitable space. On the day of the salon you will receive an email to know in which room the salon will take place.

If you are unexpectedly unable to come, send a text message to Peter Luijten: 06 23 18 42 87.

Eating together

Venwoude offers the visitors of the salon the opportunity to join the meal. The vegetarian meals are prepared with full-fledged products and fresh vegetables from the region and the season. Venwoude charges € 13,50 pp (in cash and to be paid to the CHE Salonhost there) and it is appreciated if we help clean up.

For a good planning of the kitchen and the purchases, we pass on the number of diners on Friday morning. You can sign up for dinner by sending an email to no later than Friday 9 June before 17.00 p.m

Program salons 2017:

– Monday, June 26, 2017
Subject to follow (Venwoude)

– Monday September 4, 2017
Subject to follow (Venwoude)

– Monday September 18, 2017
Domi Lambregts – The next step in partner relations in the Netherlands (Venwoude)

– Monday 2 October 2017
Kim j. Wright – Transition in the field of law practice (Venwoude)

– Monday 23 October 2017

Subject to follow (Venwoude)

– Monday November 6, 2017

Subject to follow (Venwoude)

– Monday November 20, 2017

Subject to follow (Venwoude)

– Monday December 4, 2017

Subject to follow (Venwoude)

– Monday December 18, 2017

Subject to follow (Venwoude)


We offer these salons based on the "purpose and principles" of the CHE and in order to make this permanently possible in the future, we ask you for a financial contribution from € 7,50.

And also possible, become a donor!

Organized by volunteers for volunteers. And the CHE has costs. From the Chamber of Commerce and the website to wanting to compensate for the time that goes into making connections between parties that enter into collaborations that they could not have dreamed of. To continue to make all this possible, we invite you to become a donor of the CHE. With an automatic transfer of at least € 20,– per month you make our work possible. The Center for Human Emergence NL is recognized as a charity, so your donations are tax deductible.

You can register as a donor by sending an email to and/or transfer a one-time donation or monthly amount directly to IBAN account number NL51 TRIO 0212 4791 72 in the name of the Center for Human Emergence Foundation in Amsterdam.

Incidentally, individual contributions are also very welcome.

We hope you come!

Warm regards,

Toon Franken, Heleen Kuiper and Peter Luijten