Connecting industry and communities in the heat transition

Dear working group members, 

We kindly invite you to the ERC WG Community Engagement on 8 October 2020. 
NBC Congrescentrum Nieuwegein 
8 October 2020, 13:00 till 16:30 pm

Against the background of the event theme “Reinventing heat supply”, our working group session will take a deeper dive in the implications for our relationship with communities. 

We have invited Christiaan Luca, who will discuss the changes that have occurred ├índ will occur in the relationship between business and society, and the new engagement techniques that this requires. The energy industry however will need a fundamental culture change before it appears to be ready to respond to today's societal expectations. Christiaan will make an unexpected connection with the safety journey in the oil and gas industry. Safety has improved impressively over the years, thanks to significant behavioral and cultural changes. If only we could borrow safety´s learning curve!

Our other presenter, Ingrid Kersten, will discuss the implications of the Environment and Planning Act (Omgevingswet). With this act, the government wants to simplify and aggregate the rules for spatial development. The act stands for a good balance between utilizing and protecting the physical living environment. Ingrid will share the implications of the act with us and take a closer look to questions such as ‘How can the Omgevingswet accelerate energy transition? Or is it the other way around?’. 

13:00  Plenary program kick-off 
14:00  Walking to our break-out room
14:10  Welcome and introductions
14:20  Project Societal Support, Susan Kimkes
14:35  Societal Engagement - learning from the Safety Journey, Christiaan Luca,       independent consultant for Community Wisdom Partners
15:30  Impact of the Environment and Planning Act (Omgevingswet), Ingrid Kersten, senior advisor Bestuur & Organisatie, Ruimtelijke Ontwikkeling at BMC
16:25  Wrap up and closing
16:30  End of session

Please note for practical purposes this session will be in Dutch. 

About our presenters:
Christiaan Luca advises large international corporations on societal risk management and organisational change as independent consultant for Community Wisdom Partners. He has over 30 years of prior experience with Shell. His first 14 years he spent in various engineering roles in oil and gas field development in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Next he led various corporate teams in competitive technical intelligence, strategy and planning, organisational change and CO2 management. In his latest role as global head of sustainable development he designed and implemented Shell´s non-technical risk management practice. Christiaan holds a BSc in Mining Engineering and a MSc in Petroleum Engineering, both from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He was a Distinguished Lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers in their 2018-2019 lecture season on the topic of non-technical risk management. 

Ingrid Kersten is a management consultant at BMC. For 25 years she has worked in different roles on a wide range of projects, all related to the physical environment. As a (change)manager and trainer, she currently consults several local governments on the Environment and Planning Act (Omgevingswet). Improving how communities and (local) governments (can) work together with the ‘Omgevingswet’ as their tool, is what drives Ingrid in her job. Currently Ingrid is working on a change-programme for a local government, an impact-analysis, and an e-learning training/course/programme about the Omgevingswet.
Please register your attendance via the invitation link.  
If you have any questions, please contact Susan Kimkes,
We look forward to meeting you on 8 October.

Best regards, Susan Kimkes
Working group chair

Author: Susan Kimkes
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