A couple of weeks back, I attended a Kaospilots Netherlands workshop.
Kaospilots is a new school that aims to educate young entrepreneurs and social innovators. Young adults will learn to create starting from their passion and dreams, finding balance with social and environmental needs and keeping eye on the global context. During the course of the three years that the program lasts, they will gain nuanced knowledge, practical experience, and a cultural understanding of the school’s three core disciplines: project design, process design, and business design.
In the workshop, we experienced some of the Kaospilots values:
– Playful – It has to be motivational, creative and constructive to be at the KaosPilots.
– Real World – We have to work with authentic projects.
– Streetwise – We should always think about young people and be aware of what’s going on out there – at street level.
– Risk-taking – There has to be courage and a willingness to take risks.
– Balance – There has to be harmony between body and soul, form and content and between economic, human and time resources.
– Compassion – There always has to be empathy and social responsibility.
In the risk-taking part, I had the opportunity to get views on the We Are What We Do developments in Holland by other participants and new questions evolved to develop WAWWD Holland further:
- Do I want to be in the driver’s seat of WAWWD Holland? Or do I want to be the engine?
- Does the project coordinator for WAWWD Holland need to be Dutch?
- How to balance leadership and unconditional leadership?
Furthermore, we discussed possibilities of finding 150 applicants for Kaospilots NL Team 1 to start flying in September 2007. Maybe you are interested to join?
Here are some stories of people who have been involved with Kaospilots:
Maria, Team 11 KP Denmark, Internship with KP NL
Guus, Merel, and Lena have already applied for Team 1
Nike and Morten are Graduates from KP Denmark
Henrique is an AIESEC alumni and has just joined Team 13 in Denmark