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Outside Professional Activities For Jorrit de Jong


Botanic Garden’s Children Center (non-profit, Harvard) – Chairman of the Board of Directors

Dutch Ministry of the Interior (Case development and workshops on strategic public management)

Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice – National Police and Public Prosecution Service (Case development and workshop on collaborative governance and innovation in the fight against organized crime)

United Nations Development Program (Workshop on public sector innovation in Bangladesh)

Kafka Brigade (not-for-profit, The Netherlands) - (Board member, consultant)

United Knowledge, Inc (developing and conducting simulation exercises on negotiation and collaborative governance)  

Sint Maarten Government (Workshop on public innovation strategy)

Netherlands Institute for Co-operative Entrepreneurship (developing teaching cases on innovation strategies in health care)

OECD Public Sector Innovation Observatory Advisory Board (member)

Tilburg University (guest lectures on public sector innovation) 

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