Buurtzorg International

Buurtzorg is a pioneering healthcare organisation established in 2006 with a nurse-led model of holistic care that has revolutionised community care in the Netherlands. As a community based and client centered organization, Buurtzorg connects highly qualified licensed nurses and clients to create positive and proactive solutions that are effective, holistic, and sustainable.

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Gertje Van Roessel
Gertje joined Buurtzorg in 2006. As a community health nurse, she coached the first self managed teams of Buurtzorg. Since 2012, together with the colleagues in the International team, she is responsible for setting up the worldwide network of Buurtzorg and together with founder Jos de Blok, she has been inspiring professionals, teams, coaches and leaders all around the world. She provides support, workshops, training and keynotes for organisations and companies around the world who have an interest in Buurtzorg, the dynamics of teal organisations or who are in an organisational transformation.

Madelon Van Tilburg
Together with the International team, Madelon inspires, coordinates, facilitates and offers support all over the world. She provides keynotes, workshops and training in the Netherlands and abroad. Working as a community health nurse in a self managed Buurtzorg team gave her valuable experience which is very useful in the international activities. Her focus is on the day-to-day practice of a Buurtzorg nurse, team dynamics, nursing process, building up networks in the community, coaching and the overall Buurtzorg principles.

Jos de Blok
Jos de Blok is the founder and CEO of Buurtzorg. Founded in 2006 with one team of four nurses, Buurtzorg has transformed home-based health care in the Netherlands and it has created an innovative method for nursing care at home. Jos de Blok is a nurse by education and considered a change agent when it comes to the organization of community based (home) care. Before he established Buurtzorg he had several senior management positions in home care organizations including director Innovations for medical services. He is a globally recognized keynote speaker, changemaker and visionary.

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The Story of Buurtzorg

How to keep it small and simple in a challenging environment.

Buurtzorg, a HomeHealthcare organisation that revolutionised the home healthcare in the Netherlands. Not only because of its distinctive care model but also because of its new organisational model, now, after 15 years, working with 1000 small, selfmanaged teams. The WHY & the HOW will be highlighted during this (interactive) session.

Solution Focus & Team Self-Management

The success of a self-managed organisation.

In a self-managed organisation, everyone is expected to be able to respond to developments in the team and "on the market". During this session participants will learn how this works exactly at Buurtzorg.

The Buurtzorg coach & coaching autonomous teams

Why are coaches so important and what do they do?

In a self-managed organisation the role of the coach is a delicate and vitally important one. During this session, participants will learn what which considerations were made when designing this role at Buurtzorg and how it all worked/works out in daily practice?

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