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Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken talks agile leadership for INGOs

February 3, 2019

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Caitlin Holland

Director, Marketing & Communications, US

Introducing Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken

Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken has dedicated her three-decade career to international development and civil society issues. For nearly 16 years she managed, and eventually led the Transnational NGO Initiative (TNGO Initiative) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, USA, where her focus was on the governance, leadership and effectiveness of international civil society organizations. Tosca has done extensive work with mid-sized to large INGOs helping to direct customized leadership development, including executive coaching. Her work extends to change leadership and management, including organizational level evaluations. During Episode 4 of SocialEx, Humentum’s monthly podcast, Tosca announced she would be starting her own consulting firm in 2019, Five Oaks Consulting

In 2018, Tosca partnered with Humentum to build a new course, Agile Leadership Flex, a unique online training that provides new, engaging tools designed to help participants become more effective leaders. Using the ‘four frames’ model of leadership, the course explains how to choose leadership behaviors strategically and respond to context in an agile manner. Learn more about the course here and in the podcast below!

Watch SocialEx Episode 4, Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken

This 33 min video version of our SocialEx Podcast, Humentum’s Monthly Podcast, covers topics that Tosca is especially experienced in both researching and training: agile leadership, change management initiatives, the difference between strategy and culture, new opportunites for leaders with tech and digital, and how all these factors play out in the nonprofit vs. private sectors. 



Listen to SocialEx Episode 4, Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken

This 23 min audio version of Episode 4 of SocialEx, Humentum’s monthly podcast can be found on Soundcloud and accessed below. Audio versions of our episodes will soon be available on iTunes as well.

More about Agile Leadership Flex

Does your job require you to be a strong leader? Agile leadership qualities are valuable in any role. This new Humentum course, designed with Tosca, will help you identify your leadership and decision making preferences and tendencies, use the concepts from the Maxwell school research to explain why different people may look at the same situation very differently, practice applying the research and theories to key case studies, and working through the possible outcomes with your peers. There’s a cohort of students taking this course now, and new cohorts will start in both April 2019 and July 2019.

About SocialEx, Humentum’s new Podcast

At Humentum, we believe the power of our relief & development community is in the individual professionals and experts working hard everyday towards social good. We wanted to showcase that exchange, expertise, and experience – your experiences – on a platform that would allow in depth discussion and exploration. Have an idea for a topic or guest you’d like to hear? Are you that guest? Let us know your thoughts.