My international journey

Dialogues on Diversity & Racism in Canada

In 2019-2020 volgde ik de leergang The Art of Public Dialogue: Hosting conversations about Race & Identity in Toronto, Canada. De groep bestond uit veel Canadese beleidsmakers en professionals uit het onderwijs en gezondheidszorg. Ook in Canada is er nog veel werk te verzetten als het gaat om inclusie op de werkvloer en het bespreekbaar maken van discriminatie en racisme.

Community building in Athens

Discover Kolonos! Een arme wijk in Athene met veel verdeeldheid tussen oude bewoners en nieuwkomers. Daar hebben we in 2018 een Go Deep community building spel gedaan met bewoners van de verschillende achtergronden.  

NGO's Strategic Review in Stockholm

What is our core business in a world constantly changing? And how to bring back hope when there is deep distrust about anything changing soon?

An international aid effectiveness platform asked me to prepare and facilitate a 4 day Strategic Review Workshop in Stockholm (fall 2019) where 30 senior leaders and social activists from 22 countries gathered.

Hands on in Spain

Transforming a desolated park into a fun park for children and their parents in one weekend. With €0,- budget and maximum community participation, the community of Collado Mediano (near Madrid) made it happen! This community building program in 2017 led to new connections and the discovery of the abundance of talents and recourses. 

Amir BIO

I am advisor and facilitator in the field of change management, learning & development and innovative practices of citizens and employee participation. I studied public administration at the Leiden University. For more than ten years, I have developed and facilitated change programs, intercultural dialogues, conflict resolution and multi stakeholder processes for organizations in the public sector, such as the city of Amsterdam. 

I love working both with small and big size groups. Naturally I have attention for creating a safe space for all voices to be heard. That’s why I am so passionate about facilitating groups with Deep Democracy. I believe that if we uncover the enormous potential of groups, we are able to create a flow of positive energy and collective action. I like to think globally and act locally. I am skilled in active listening, connecting people and collectively searching for meaning. I have Frisian (Dutch) and Persian roots.