Tour dates

On this page, you can find my tourdates. These can be keynote speeches, workshops, sometimes with open access, or important concerts and jam sessions that I have chosen to join myself.

Jazzinbusiness @ onderwijsinspectie

posted Mar 20, 2012, 2:23 AM by Sergej van Middendorp

On March 13, we facilitated a workshop for the Dutch inspectors of eduction, part of the ministry of education. It was a great meeting, in which we were able to try out some of our jazzinbusiness 2.0 ideas.

29 March 2012: Jazz in leadership

posted Jan 2, 2012, 6:49 AM by Sergej van Middendorp

On 29 March 2012, Jazzinbusiness will present a workshop at the Leiderschapshuis in Den Dolder. It is an open workshop aimed at Dutch leaders in all strata of society. If you are interested, or want to register right away, check out the website of the Leiderschapshuis here:

7 - 16 January 2012: Fielding's winter session in Santa Barbara, CA

posted Jan 2, 2012, 6:44 AM by Sergej van Middendorp   [ updated Jan 2, 2012, 6:44 AM ]

This winter session will feature my third committee meeting, a three day workshop in developmental action inquiry, many informal meetings with colleagues over coffee and Californian wine, a workshop on social entrepreneurship with Frank Barrett, a memorial for the passing of Barnett Pearce, and many other highlights, not least running by the ocean in the mornings with my dissertation chair Fred Steier. Keep tuned for photographs...

14 November 2011: Research supporters update

posted Jan 2, 2012, 6:37 AM by Sergej van Middendorp

On November 14. I presented a research update for my research supporters. In a 2,5 hour workshop, we reviewed the results from the first few years of my PhD, and we looked ahead at the next year. In between the attached presentation, we looked at relevant video's from the realm of jazz that illustrated the presentation.

24 - 29 September 2011: Coena @ Montblanc

posted Jan 2, 2012, 5:52 AM by Sergej van Middendorp   [ updated Jan 2, 2012, 5:54 AM ]

From 24 to 29 September we visited Mont Blanc with the Coena team. In our strategy, Mont Blanc was code for reaching our first summit: version 1.0 live and supported at a paying customer. Machapuchare in Nepal is code for our next summit, in five years, when we want Coena to be a synonym for collaborating between small business, just like googling is synonym for searching. We had an inspiring week of trekking and working together on our company.

18 - 23 July 2011: Fielding's summer session in Alexandria Virginia

posted May 4, 2011, 6:53 AM by Sergej van Middendorp   [ updated Jan 2, 2012, 5:56 AM ]

This July, I participated in Fielding's summer session conference in Alexandria, Virginia. The week was packed with exciting workshops, dialogues with fellow students and faculty. I also had my second dissertation committee meeting, in which my research design was approved.

16 April 2011: Mise en Place Silver Circle keynote in Aachen

posted Apr 15, 2011, 11:38 AM by Sergej van Middendorp   [ updated Jan 2, 2012, 6:00 AM ]

On 16 April, I presented a research update for the Mise en Place Germany event Silver Circle. In this keynote, I did a first experiment with the design of some of my dissertation research, using CMM heuristics to model sme of the jazzinbusiness principles. See attached presentation.

23 Februari 2011: Mise en Place IMPW keynote

posted Apr 15, 2011, 11:36 AM by Sergej van Middendorp   [ updated Jan 2, 2012, 6:09 AM ]

On 23 January, I presented a research update for the Mise en Place IMPW event. Mise en Place is one of my research supporters and I had a good time at the offsite event of this great company. Their culture never ceases to amaze me.

8 - 17 January 2011: Fielding's Winter Session in Santa Barbara, CA

posted Jan 10, 2011, 12:25 PM by Sergej van Middendorp   [ updated Jan 2, 2012, 6:10 AM ]

This week, I will be participating in Fielding's annual winter session in Santa Barbara. A week full of exciting academic workshops which include my first dissertation committee meeting, where I will discuss my concept paper with Fred Steier, Frank Barrett, Jeremy Shapiro and Dan Maxwell.

For an up to date display of the event of the session, please see my weblog at

20 September 2010: SMT workshop

posted Jun 9, 2010, 7:09 AM by Sergej van Middendorp   [ updated Jan 2, 2012, 6:10 AM ]

Op 20 september verzorg ik een workshop voor SMT, de spirituele management tafel. Deze organisatie is al weer 12,5 jaar actief om management en spiritualiteit te verbinden. Het thema dit jaar is verbind je leiderschap, en ik zal in mijn workshop, samen met de deelnemers, de jazzmetafoor gebruiken als structuur om samen een aantal inzichten over leiderschap in verbinding te improviseren. Meer informatie vind je op de site van smt.

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