Guus Geisen

Guus Geisen
Nowadays he works as a consultant specialising in innovational and organizational development and he is working on regional, national and international innovation of individuals and organizations. He is the author of the book “the Art of Thinking”. With this book he wants to give an impulse to designing the quality of learning and the learning process with the help of insights gained by brain research.His second book “Autopoiesis, perspective on sustainable meaningful learning” is about life long learning of the individual and the system.Organizational Learning by Peter Senge is one of the most important foundations for his work. He was trained and inspired by world leading authors like Otto Scharmer, Margaret Wheatley and Andy Hargreaves.

Based on these concepts he developed and practiced the “autopoietic learning process” for individuals, teams and organizations. Every learner creates itself by working at a subject or problem using systems thinking tools and deepening the learning by high quality reflection.

Systems Thinking is one of the most important tools for every learner to be able to adapt to a fast changing environment. There are more tools that are connected to this perspective and Guus interconnects all the possible tools that support learning and transforming in this changing world. So systems thinking can develop into systems sensing and systems being.

Guus Geisen has worked as a teacher and a principal in Special Education and as an educational consultant in primary and secondary education. He is the author of ‘De Kunst van het Denken’ (The Art of Thinking) in which he connects interim outcomes from research into the brain and the practi- cal application of these insights in schools and classrooms. Since 2004 he has been working as an indepen- dent entrepreneur and is specialised in innovation and organisational development.

He works with his partners from IRISZ (www.irisz.me) and Stichting Duurzaam Leren (Foundation for Sustainable Learning) (www.duurzaamleren.org) on regional, national and international in- novation in education.