The Stichting Academy for Creative Leadership is a partnership between the International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC, Buffalo State, State University of New York) and the Center for Development of Creative Thinking (COCD vzw, Antwerp, Belgium).
The foundation aims to promote creative leadership in Europe. In this capacity it facilitates the ICSC’s graduate level programs in Europe: the Graduate Certificate in Creativity and Change Leadership and a Master of Science Degree in Creative Studies. These programs will be offered by the ICSC at Buffalo State to a European cohort of students organized by the Stichting Academy for Creative Leadership through a combination of both seated and internet-based courses.
The Stichting Academy for Creative Leadership is registered in the Netherlands, Chamber of
Commerce No. 63310511.
The foundation is located at
Panamalaan 2E in Amsterdam.
The Stichting Academy for Creative Leadership meets the quality code of the Dutch CRKBO, a central registration of institutions delivering short vocational education.
You can check the registration on the webpage of the CRKBO.
The foundation is qualified for exemption of VAT.
Branko Broekman is director of the foundation. He coordinates the programs of the
International Center for Studies in Creativity in Europe. Branko is also adjunct faculty of ICSC and conducts some courses of the program in Europe.
Branko came home in 1997 to the inspiring, rich world of creative thinking. Since then he helps people cook with Columbus’ egg. The fun and passion that springs up when people are forging surprising, original alternatives for complex questions is his drive in work and life.
As a facilitator of solution sessions and as a trainer he offers an effective structure to switch on one’s imagination and to create.
Branko holds a Master of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership from SUNY (the International Center for Studies in Creativity, in Buffalo, New York).
Conny van der Wouw is information- and process manager at the Academy for Creative Leadership. In this role she is responsible for collecting requirements for information, designing & implementing office processes and maintenance of ICT resources.
She contributes in the organization of events and in the promotion of the program in Europe.
Since 1992 Conny supports companies and organizations in problem solving programs. When she discovered the enriching power of creative thinking in 2005, she embraced this way of thinking and integrated it in her work and life.
Conny holds a Master of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership from SUNY (the International Center for Studies in Creativity, in Buffalo, New York).
On the board of the foundation:
Director of the Center for Creative Thinking, Copenhagen;
Director of the Academy for Creative Leadership, Amsterdam;
Chair of the International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, New York;
Director of the Center for Development of Creative Thinking (COCD), Antwerp.
No results come without the effort of individual people. Next to the work that the partners put into bringing the Master Program to Europe, a team of professionals and volunteers contribute to the work of the Academy. In particular, we like to mention the contributions of Anneke Veenendaal, Imke Nabben, Ingrid De Clercq and Nicolette Wever.