Author Archives: Alain B. Volz

About Alain B. Volz

Alain Volz M.Sc. (1969) - Social Economy Entrepreneur, founder and director of ATMA - has studied Business Administration and Organizational Psychology. He started his career with Royal Dutch Ahold and has worked with IPMMC and TC&O. For 10 years Alain has been working with Twynstra Gudde Consultants and Managers as senior consultant Human Talent & Change Management. He was responsible for Competency Based Human Talent Management. He is co-founder of the Center for Human Emergence in the Netherlands (CHE), a former member of the CHE alignment circle and founding director of CHE School of Synnervation (currently Synnervate). In 2011 he held the position of partner with the RnR Group in Maarn. Alain is Strategy & Alignment Officer at Dipaliya Women's Association in Tamale, Ghana. In the Netherlands he is board member of the committee for the position of women and minorities in the Dutch Democratic Party (D66 Thema Afdeling V/M Sociale Innovatie). As such he represented D66 in the PVO; a cross party National committee consisting of represents from 6 different political parties (CDA, CU, D66, Groen Links, PvdA, VVD). The office of ATMA is located at the ImpactHub Amsterdam & the ImpactHub Accra.

Moving towards a Value Based Economy

How we apply systemic change in a traditional community, breaking the chains of poverty. Continue reading

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Omgaan met complexe vraagstukken – van óf-óf naar én-én

Er zijn verschillende werkelijkheden die tegelijk bestaan en elkaar soms lijken tegen te spreken. Om dát te kunnen beslechten, zijn oplossingen nodig die deze verschillende werkelijkheden omarmen en verbinden. Continue reading

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Abandoning pesticides – a harsh reality

With ATMA Ghana, Umar and Alain have initiated organic farming in 3 communities in Ghana Northern Region. We started these projects because the farmers came to us saying they didn’t want to use the chemicals anymore, but didn’t know how … Continue reading

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React – Respond

Why reflection is a crucial part of Action Learning I am of the generation that experienced the introduction of the computer, mobile phone, email and social media. My Master’s thesis on Ahold as a Learning Organization was written on my … Continue reading

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Why it is unwise to discuss climate change

and why it is wise to act like it is real and caused by human behavior Climate change is a popular topic in a sense that is currently is under a lot of attention. It is also a topic on … Continue reading

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Leap into Life – Deel Economie en Projecten 2017/2018

Stichting Leap into Life Stichting Leap into Life zet zich in voor een Deel Economie. Delen is een principe dat in traditioneel Afrika meer gebruikelijk is dan in moderne Westerse samenlevingen. Wij werken met klassieke waarden van de Dagomba stam … Continue reading

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Leap into Life – a new business model for a Sharing Economy

Based on traditional values of the Dagomba tribe in Ghana Northern Region and 21st century Holistic principles we are developing a Sharing Economy called Leap into Life. The last 2 years we have been working from grass root level in … Continue reading

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