Dec 28, 2017
Dümmen Orange Launches Leadership Program

Dümmen Orange recently launched its Global Leadership Program 2018 with a group of 12 employees from the United States, Germany, China, Guatemala and the Netherlands.

The first part of the program took place in the Netherlands at Dümmen’s Hobaho office. CEO Biense Visser kicked off the program sharing his vision on the industry and discussing the company’s strategy.

Facilitated by Stevin Veenendaal, the group discussed their personal leadership styles supported by different models and a personal report from Management Drives. A full day was spent on cross cultural collaboration with facilitator Frank Garten.

The last two days addressed lean management at the Neyenrode Lean Institute, and how process thinking can help any organization improve its customer focus and service.

Andrew Konicki, regional sales manager North America, said, “This is a great opportunity for me to develop myself and learn from a diverse cultural group of leaders within Dümmen Orange. The collaboration was inspiring and I’m excited for the next steps in this journey.”

“Leadership is not about a title. It is about impact, inspiration and passion for your work, your team, your colleagues and your customers. To lead them from where they are to where they have not been yet. This program helps me to do this better every day,” said Chunting Lang, a kalanchoe breeder for Dümmen Orange.

In February, the second week of the program will take place in Spain, where the group will focus on propagation processes, customers and a business simulation.

The third and final week of the program will focus on innovation and will take place in Rheinberg, Germany and at the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands.

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