Jan Vos won the hearts of TMCA at a Robert K. Greenleaf International Conference in 2007 through both his affability and enthusiastic energy for sharing servant leadership. Although he has been practicing servant leadership for as long as he can remember, it was not until 2006 that he came across the words servant leadership.
“With the younger generation entering leadership positions as we speak, technology supported learning and development has become an expectation. And with the world becoming more ‘flat’ day by day, partly enabled by the Internet, new global opportunities are arising. Technology supported leadership development is an important means for future leadership development. Blending traditional learning with online learning is an effective and efficient way to meet today’s leaders’ needs, wishes and wants, no matter where they are geographically”
Jan Vos is partnering virtually with TMCA, Inc. on technology supported leadership development, with an aggressive and inspiring vision “that through technology we can build the bridge over which we can bring leadership development to those who cannot afford this today. In the western world this could be leaders who lead in environments without much wealth, or individuals who are not sponsored by an organization but still serve through leading good causes.” Jan lives and works in the Netherlands.
Educated in computer engineering, Jan has worked for Dutch, French, and US headquartered for-profit IT organizations, including Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems. Jan’s functional focus was Customer Service, and he always maintained an interest in cross-functional and global systems, traveling in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the US. Although Jan started out as technical support engineer, he has been managing and leading people in the IT industry most of his career. In 2006 he enjoyed a sabbatical and started his own consulting business, Serving Management Solutions. He provides services to organizations on their journey to become service-led learning organizations. Serving, leading and learning have always been part of his core business and hopes to inspire organizations to make serving, leading and learning part of their core businesses as well.
Jan has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Polytechnic Enschede, an executive MBA from Nyenrode Business Universiteit and is a graduate of the Academy of Servant Leadership (an initiative of the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership in Europe), the TMCA Virtual Servant Leadership Learning Community® (VSLLC®) and also a member of the Society of Organizational Learning (SoL).