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Leon de Caluwe Free University of Amsterdam, Twynstra Group

 Léon de Caluwé is senior partner with the Twynstra Group, management consultants and part time professor at the Free University in Amsterdam.

Léon de Caluwé (1950) studied social psychology at the University of Utrecht. He received his science degree in 1975 and his Ph.D degree in 1997 at Tilburg University. He was appointed professor in Amsterdam in 2000. He leads the Center for Research on Consultancy at the Free University, which is part of an international network. He regularly works as expert for the OECD and the Council of Europe.

At Twynstra Gudde (where he works since 1988) he is member of the thinktank of the company.

In his work he is specialized in change, conflict resolution, quality of cooperation, culture-interventions, facilitation of policy development sessions. He works regularly with gamesand gaming metods as an intervention for advanced learning.

He works for all types of clients, in government and in industry.

He published more than 80 articles and more than 10 books. Several of them are in English, e.g. 'Changing organizations with

gaming/simulation' (Elsevier publishers, 2000). The subjects are: change, consultancy and interventions.

His dissertation: "Veranderen moet je leren" (1997) received the ‘Best-book-of-the-year’ award by the Dutch Association of Management Consultants.

He is member of the Academy of Management, editor of several scientific journals and lecturer in many postgraduate and Masters programs.