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Brilliant Reflection: The place for Elders in your organisation

25 February 2023 om 10:30 - 12:30


Join us for a Brilliant Reflection with Ria Verlinden on the 25th February 2023 from 10:30 – 12:30, hosted by Anna Zanghi from Corporate Rituals.


We at Corporate Rituals have a special place for elders in our organisation – do you?
Elders are critical in transmitting wisdom and knowledge while keeping the organisation humble and focused on its purpose.

Ria Verlinden and Anna Zanghi will discuss with all participants the power of intergenerational collaboration and co-creation in organisations and communities, with a particular focus on the roles of elders. What can we learn from f.e. African cultures or cooperations such as Mondragon?

Come and sit with us around the fire to have this courageous conversation. This event will be a first exploration on this topic. We aim to organise a bigger online event in May with international guests. So we would be very happy if you join and contribute to this first reflection on the role of Elders in an intergenerational dynamic.

Although you contribute already with your knowledge, this is not a ‘free event’. We ask a small financial contribution. 70% of revenues of this Brilliant Reflection will be donated to the Naledi project in Johannesburg which supports young people who grow up and live in challenging contexts.

The online reflection will only be recorded to prepare the international event in May. So if you cannot join it live, it doesn’t make sense to sign up.

What is an Elder?

In this video our Elder Frank Coppieters talks about the role of an Elder.

Ria Verlinden is our guest

Ria Verlinden started her working life in the diamond sector, where she learned how trust in each other makes the fabric successful, not the contract on paper.

Being trained in Gestalt, systemic work, and the wisdom of the Sangoma (traditional South African healer) challenged her and her clients. Now the times seem right to her to give recognition to our roots and origins. Hence, she integrates this into client training, coaching and rituals. In her leadership programs, these three come together: Embodiment, knowledge, and the wisdom of the Soul.

Her work with individuals, teams, organisations, and communities across sectors in different places in the world (Eastern and Western Europe, Southern Africa) polished her awareness of what connects us all – and the importance of keeping the differences as a great adventure to unwrap.

Ria is one of four in the group of Elders guiding the Corporate Rituals team and its clients in honouring and integrating ancient wisdom.


Anna Zanghi is our host

Anna is a changemaker, strategist and leadership and team coach with a passion for innovation, transformation and shaping organizational cultures in anticipation of changing external trends.

She has a powerful combination of business & organisational development expertise, including group processes and ritual facilitation. Her 30 plus years multinational experience in financial services is an asset across sectors undergoing fast-paced digital disruption and change.

She co-founded Futur-o to focus on leadership future fitness and recently also joined Corporate Rituals where she aims to infuse ancient wisdom and rituals into current corporate mindsets and practices. She draws on the 13-year reiki master and energetic practitioner journey that has inspired and supported her holistic approach.

Join us in this Brilliant Conversation

Price: €15+TVA.
You can get your ticket via Eventbrite: https://elders.eventbrite.be
The Zoomlink will be provided via Eventbrite.


25 February 2023
10:30 - 12:30
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