Ever since I can remember I have been fascinated by how people interact and work together. That is why I graduated in organisational psychology. And that is also why I do what I do: I facilitate collaboration and learning for individuals, teams, organisations and systems to help them improve performance and accomplish their goals. My training and facilitation assignments are related to strategic planning, leadership, performance management, organisational change, training and facilitation, all aimed at developing people, organisations and the wider environment. I have been based in Tanzania since 1999, and I work in many different countries across a diversity of cultures and interests. In 2019 I moved back to the Netherlands.
My approach is innovative and very participatory, and aims at increasing self-management, not only during my interventions, but also afterwards. Although differences exist, I try to help people discover common ground. Raising awareness and making use of what is already present, successful and effective provides a solid foundation for improvement and change.
No matter how challenging the issue, participants always have something in common. When dealing with issues and multiple interests, I use large-scale interventions such as Open Space, World Café, Future Search and Appreciative Inquiry. And most important of all: I love what I do.
What other people say:
“Monique sparkles. Her untameable energy, coupled with boldness, always produces surprising contributions. Her original views are contagious; she is always looking for new opportunities and carries people along, in search of a ‘better world’. Monique is always looking for depth, unafraid of what she might encounter. Her thirst for professional growth is virtually unstoppable and she is always willing to share her expertise. This is because she really cares!”
- Large-scale interventions
- Deep Democracy
- Participatory processes
Examples of what I do
We organized a four-day training on Transformative Scenario Planning for representatives of civil society organisations from different parts of the world. Participants were invited to participate in learned about what is required to conduct a transformative scenario planning process in their own organisation.
Monique Janmaat published an article in the July / August edition of the magazine of the Dutch Works Council (OR Magazine) about how Deep Democracy can help you make broadly supported decisions, using the wisdom of the minority. "We collaborate and decide most...
Government officials, ICT partners, trade unions representatives, senior and middle management as well as technical, commercial and support staff come together in Dar es Salaam in May 2016 to discuss the future of the Tanzanian Telecommunications Company (TTCL). ...