Global Shapers – So much more than just a 5 day trip

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When I saw my name on the list, I was so pleased to hear I had been selected for Global Shapers program! The first thing I thought about was the face to face meeting, but the more I thought about it the more I realized the importance of the outcome of the whole experience and how important it was to create the ‘ripple effect.’

If you don’t know much about the program, the 100 people selected go through 3 distinct phases – the virtual phase, the face-to-face meeting and the follow on – a.k.a the ‘ripple effect.’

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Road to Engagement


RTEEach generation of Global Shapers creates new generation tools to improve Arcadis. One of the tools developed by Generation 2015 is The Road to Engagement; a dialogue board game that boosts the conversation about Our Passion, Client Focus, The Arcadis Way, Leadership and Collaboration. Through challenging and fun questions participants of the game get to the core of the topics that are important to Arcadians. (more…)

The effect Global Shapers has on myself and those around me is endless

Schermafbeelding 2016-01-15 om 13.30.07When I applied to the Global Shapers program, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Sure, I had heard about the experiences of past Shapers, but I didn’t yet know the impact it would have on my own personal growth. When the time came for applying, I dove in head first for the pre-application “Crack The Safe Challenge”, which at the time I wouldn’t have guessed would be a fully accurate representation of the Shapers experience, more accurate than any of the stories I had heard from the Alumnus.

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