Leaders Lunch
27/09/2017: Trust at Work

In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in autonomy, personalisation and self-management at work. The result is a fundamental shift in the relationship between employer and employee. 

A common principle in this evolution towards less control is that it starts with trust. Trust is the basis of any relationship. Evidence shows that trust is related with a range of benefits in the workplace, such as job performance. It takes effort and know-how to build trust, but it's likely rewarding.

How can you build high-trust organizations? And how to integrate trust into your leadership- and HR practices?

A world renowned academic innovator will go into dialogue with us about the subject. Practical insights will be given by a progressive HR leader. We will have an open discussion together on how you could incorporate trust concretely into your team meetings, career management, performance appraisals, etc.

This exclusive lunch-session takes place in a informal setting and in a closed circle. As we aim to maximize the level of interaction, the number of participants is strictly limited.

Keynote speakers:

  • Denise Rousseau (US)

    Denise Rousseau is professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College and the Tepper School of Business. She was the President of the Academy of Management and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Organizational Behavior. She's the Academic Chair and co-founder of the Center for Evidence-Based Management.

    Rousseau's work in the field centers upon evidence-based management and workers' impact. She developed the concept of a psychological contract to better specify how employer and employees understand their relationship. Her research also identified the often hidden but widespread phenomenon of “I-deals”, whereby individual employees bargain for employment arrangements different from their peers.
  • David Ducheyne (BE)

    As Chief People Officer of Securex, David Ducheyne is responsible for both the people and the customer experience in his organization. He is also the president of hrpro.be, the Belgian association of HR Professionals. Finally, he is an author and an avid blogger.

    His areas of interest are sustainable leadership, the future of work and organization design. He shares his insights on his blog site hrchitects.net


  • Elke Wambacq (Dinobusters): presentation and graphic facilitation

When? Wednesday September 27th, 11:45 – 14:30

Detailed program:

  • 11:30: doors open 
  • 11:45 - 13:45: lunch by Humphrey Restaurant, dialogue with Denise Rousseau, David Ducheyne & other participants
  • 13:45 - 14:30: coffee, tea, cake

Place to be? 

  • [CHEZ PIAS], Sint-Laurensstraat-Rue Saint Laurent 36, 1000 Brussels
  • For map click here.
  • Parking: Interparking Passage 44, Rue de l'Ommegang-Ommegangstraat 16, 1000 Brussels
  • Train & metro: Gare Centrale / Centraal Station (7 min. walk)

Participation fee: 

  • 65€, excl. VAT
  • Free of charge for freelancers who work(ed) via Balance HR and for Balance HR clients
  • Registration fees are due in case of cancellation less than 10 days before the event. Replacement is possible.

Register now