Region XI Symposium

The Region XI Symposium at De Balie in Amsterdam.

Morning program: Guided tours of The Houses of Parliament in The Hague


Region XI Symposium program at De Balie – Grote Zaal

  • 13:00 - 13:30 h: Registration
  • 13:30 - 14:00 h: Opening of Region XI Symposium (moderator: Victor Vlam)
    Welcome address by:
    - Drs. Femke Halsema, Mayor of Amsterdam
    - Drs. Renée Wiggers MMC, president VVG
    - Mrs. Lisa Garcia MMC, President Elect IIMC
  • 14:00 - 14:45 h: Jackie Weaver
    Author of the handbook: You do have the authority here. The essential handbook for getting things done without fuss, keeping cool in the face of adversity and pressing mute on the noise.What would lockdown internet sensation Jackie Weaver do? Jackie Weaver shares her life lessons: everything from Zoom etiquette and dealing with tiresome men to being a powerful older woman.
  • 14:45 – 15:30 h: Peter Fleming
    Former leader of Sevenoaks District Council and LGA Chair Improvement and InnovationPeter is leader of multi award winning Sevenoaks District Council, the first council to become self-sufficient from direct government funding, running a balanced 10 year rolling budget, in-house services and using investment property to support services to, and the priorities of, its residents.
  • 15:30 – 15:45 h: Refreshment break & meet the exhibitors at De Salon
  • 15:45 – 16:30 h: Balance Act…life-long learning for democratic officers:
    The impact on curricula for democratic officers. An interactive international discussion.
    - Dr. Bea Nevarez Rodriguez, Director of Professional Development IIMC
    - Prof. Dr. Klaartje Peters,  Professor of Local and Regional Government at the University of Maastricht
    - John Austin, Chair of the Association of Democratic Services Officers
    - Joëlle van Eggermont, Filbert Academy EXELLO.NET
  • 16:30 – 17:00 h: Balance act: A personal reflection on the challenges in live by Eva Eikhout
    Eva is a young program maker and presenter and brings all kinds of social issues to light in a humorous way. In addition, she inspires people by telling about the obstacles that she challenges because of her physical disability in combination with a good dose of self-mockery and an instructive message.
  • 18:30 h: - Buffet dinner and entertainment at De Balie