Alumni Membership Workshop: Increasing ownership and commitment - in English

What might explain why people so often fail to deliver on their commitments?

Details and Program

Ownership and commitment
In TIAS’ work with corporate clients, we often hear about a lack of ownership, or accountability. The issue at hand is that some people do not deliver (fully) on the commitments they have made to their supervisors or to their colleagues. In response, their colleagues usually work around them, which does not resolve the issue. Their supervisors tend to monitor them more closely, but this creates a burden on their time and can erode the working relationship with the employee in question.

What’s going on? What might explain why people so often fail to deliver on their commitments?

In this interactive workshop, we will take a look below the surface of this phenomenon. We will describe a simple yet powerful model that connects the level of commitment to a task to the quality of the conversation that led to that agreement. In small groups, you will apply this model to examples from your own life and from your fellow participants.

You will walk away with a deeper understanding of how this process works, as well as a few practical tips on what you might do to increase commitment to agreements made.

Executive Professor Roemer Visser will be leading this session.


09.00-09.30 Registration
09.30-16.30 Workshop
16.30-17.30 Network drinks


This workshop is free of charge for alumni with a membership package 2018. Alumni with a membership package can also participate for the price of € 225,00 (limited number of places available)


Date and location

November 1, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Utrecht Kroonstraat 50 3511 RC Utrecht Netherlands Directions
José Eijkemans
José Eijkemans
Alumni Manager
+31 13 466 86 42