Recent and upcoming activities

It’s been a while since I last updated this site with a post about all that I have been up to lately. But that doesn’t mean that I have been sitting still —au contraire. So here’s a quick selection of what’s been keeping me busy since last December and what you can expect from me in the next few months:
  • As of April, I have been working on a research project for the Dutch Bureau of Integrity for the Public Sector (BIOS) on ethical leadership among top-level administrators in Dutch municipalities, regional water authorities, provinces, and ministries. The research involves an up-to-date literature review on the effects of ethical leadership and in-depth interviews with 19 top-level administrators on the risks, complexities, and prerequisites of ethical leadership. The report is expected to be published in Fall/Winter 2015.
  • Meanwhile, the Public and Political Leadership network of which I am co-chair (with Sandra Resodihardjo, Karin Lasthuizen and Sabina Stiller) is going international! And to kick things off, we are in the midst of organising PUPOL’s first international conference. The conference is set to take place on 7-8 April in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Want to know more? Check out the website: and call for papers.
  • To make sure the scientific knowledge on integrity and ethical leadership doesn’t stay hidden behind the walls of academia, I also frequently participate in activities aimed at making such knowledge accessible to professionals in the field. For instance, in October, I gave a 1-day workshop on integrity and ethical leadership to a group of directors in primary education. And on 24 November, I will be one of the speakers in a ‘talkshow’ at the Dag van de Integriteit, organised by BIOS. I have furthermore written a short piece for BIOS’ yearbook on integrity (to be published in November) on factors that hinder public managers in their ethical leadership and a summary of my dissertation research is set to be published in the journal of the Dutch Society for Psychologists, De Psycholoog.
  • Last but not least, I received a short-list nomination for the Dutch Association for Public Administration’s Van Poelje dissertation award!
In the upcoming months, I will of course continue to update the site with new info about these and other activities.
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