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Country: The Netherlands
Originally from: South Africa
Organisation: Leisure and Environment Center
Job title: Consultant
Email: info[at]
Languages: Dutch, English

Experience with Open Standards:

Training received:

  • 2010: Participant Multi-Team workshop (Finland)
  • 2011: Coach-in-Training Multi-Team Workshop (Spain)
  • 2011: Participant European Rally (Spain)
  • 2012: Participant Beefing up your facilitation skills (Netherlands)
  • 2013: Participant European Rally (Bulgaria) and Global Rally (US)
  • 2015: Participant Global Rally (Spain)

Training provided:

  • 2013: Trainer of students from Van Hall Larenstein (Netherlands)
  • 2013: Trainer of fellows from the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme (Germany)
  • 2013: Train the trainer at multi-team workshop (Bulgaria)
  • 2017: Trainer of fellows from the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme (Germany)

Experience in applying / coaching:

  • 2011-2012: Facilitating the development of a strategic conservation plan by WWF Russia and WWF Mongolia, using the WWF Programme and Project Management Standards
  • 2013-2015: Coaching several teams, e.g. IUCN (Senegal), WWF (China) and Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation (Bulgaria)

Other OS-related activities:

  • 2011: Organising team European Rally (Spain)
  • 2012: Update CCNet Europe website
  • 2013: Organising team Global Rally (USA)
  • 2017: Update CCNet Europe website
  • 2015- 2018: Coordinator of webinars
  • 2011-2018: Member of Core Team

Additional Relevant Experience:

  • Special strength: Albertien uses experiential learning strategies and systems thinking in her training
  • Albertien studied at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and holds a MSc. degree in Forest- and Nature Conservation.
  • She worked for several NGO’s over the years, including WWF Netherlands, Foundations of Success (Europe) and Eurosite.
  • During her first consultancy assignment in 2008, Albertien helped write a multi-million grant proposal for setting up ‘EPAM – the European Platform for Adaptive Management’. During that time Albertien’s interest in adaptive conservation management was born. Over the years Albertien continued to deepen this interest by learning more about adaptive management and gaining the skills to help others apply it.
  • Albertien believes that conservation projects that apply adaptive management will have a greater impact and be more effective because they are set up to understand what works and what doesn’t and most of all – to understand why.
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