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Education, Honors & Awards
Masters- Non Western Sociology- Leiden University, 1991 (1991)
Hofstede Centre-Practitioner Intercultural Management.2013 – 2013; IODA Member of the Board 2008-current; NLP Plata Foundation-Practitioner, NLP/TA/ Systemisch Werk.2009 – 2009; Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming / Transactional Analysis / Systemic work SIOO-Change management 2009 – 2009; OCIC / SNV-Ghana-Organisational and institutional development 2000 – 2001
Alette Vonk is active in many different corners of society, both in the Netherlands and worldwide. Whether she gives a training ‘African Business Culture’ for a large international corporate, or she leads a number of complex integration projects of migrant communities in the Netherlands, she does it with intelligence, heart, competence and pleasure. Alette was born and raised in the Netherlands. She has lived for one year in the US and for ten years in West Africa (Cameroon, Benin and Ghana. She is fascinated by the strategic use of cultural differences, in order to improve effective professional behavior. Alette is a person with a drive; perseverance to understand complex situations and long breath in order to attain optimal results. She will always keep an eye on the long term, yet build upon the capacities and realities of today.
Intercultural Management, cross-cultural communication, Organizational Development, Community Development
Alette Vonk is the Consultant Intercultural Management at itim International. Itim provides companies the cultural competence needed to optimize performance worldwide. Alette specializes in developing intercultural synergies offering insight into corporate culture while demonstrating national cultural differences, moving our clients from international presence to global effectiveness. The company delivers solutions to optimize international team work, improve global cooperation, and to find the right balance between standardization and localization. Alette specializes in the strategic use of cultural differences, in order to improve effective professional behavior. She believes that cultural competences and skills are essential in the world of today, in order to reach goals. When not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Change Management; Coaching; Intercultural Communication; NGOs; Training; Management Consulting; Nonprofits; Leadership Development; Management Development; Team Building; Cultural Transformation; Africa; Capacity Building; Workshop Facilitation; Community Development; Culture Change; Government; Personal Development