Representative Advisory Councils

FBE council welcomes new staff members

29 Jun 2021 09:28 | Representative Advisory Councils

The Representative Advisory Council Business and Economics has four new staff members. They had run for election in the midterm elections. Two members had already become acting members during the academic year, but now also have voting rights. This completes the council again. The members are happy to introduce themselves.

Jeanine Spierings

Jeanine Spierings

My name is Jeanine Spierings and I’ve been working for the HRM degree programme since 2000. In all my roles –as well as being a lecturer, I’ve also been an internship coordinator, propaedeutic year coordinator and research coordinator over the years – I’ve always enjoyed contributing to students’ study success. Now, the time has come for me to devote my efforts to the employees. After all, they are the primary drivers of high-quality education.

For a number of years, I’ve conducted research into study success and diversity for the Differentiated HRM research group. Talking with rather than talking about people leads to the best outcomes. I’m most in my element when I can bring people together.

I prefer to speak of inclusivity: colleagues and students can only benefit from diversity if they can be themselves and the organisation sincerely wants them to contribute their individuality and unique talents.

I’ve attended Fred Korthagen’s strength-oriented coaching course and then the follow-up authenticity-oriented coaching course. For several years, I set up, supervised and participated in peer reviews for colleagues. For all of us, lifelong learning and making the most of our strengths is a precondition for high-quality education. Nobody starts a degree programme or a class without motivation, so if students (and teaching staff) are unmotivated then there must be a reason. I can only know and understand this reason if I discuss it with them.

At Netflix, they believe that freedom and responsibility contribute to the organisation’s success (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl4UYZfVmTA). The managers at Netflix trust that their employees are able to make good decisions. I want to commit to an AUAS and a faculty where this same trust is leading.

Students say I’m authentic, passionate, inspiring and engaged. I believe education should offer room for everyone to develop these qualities. By the same token, AUAS could offer teaching staff more room to continue to develop their qualities, with less mistrust, less control and less top-down management.

Miguel Voigt

I believe participation in decision-making is a fine way for employees to be involved in the management of our faculty, both formally and informally.

As a lecturer in Business Administration, I think it’s cool to be involved in the strategic direction of our degree programmes. I’ve been working at AUAS for two years now. Taking part in decision-making will enable me to learn a lot more about the organisation of the faculty and the working methods of other degree programmes.

I will share any information that I receive and will share in the Representative Advisory Council with my colleagues. It will be a period of much learning and research!

Serge Gautier

Miguel Voigt

Serge Gautier

I’m a business economist. In addition to my consultancy work, I’ve been a part-time lecturer in Finance & Control at the Part-Time Academy for the past 20 years.

Since its foundation, I’ve also taught a component of the Management Control, Change & Risk Management minor. I’ve always enjoyed teaching alongside my professional activities. Through the Representative Advisory Council, I’d like to do my bit as a professional to achieve the goals of the Faculty of Business and Economics.

‘Together with you, we can develop the sustainable economy of tomorrow.’ (FBE Mission & Vision 2026)

Zijian Wang

Zijian Wang

Glad to be back! After taking a year off from the duty of voicing the interests of employees and students of AMSIB, I am pleasantly back with a list of points to address when possible. Being under the spotlight is not the place I feel the most comfortable with, but having the chance to help and support colleagues and students is a great honor with so much pleasure! I believe in achieving excellence via honors program, increasing internationalization via COIL projects, and promoting diversity and inclusion via transparent servant leadership. Too ambitious? That might be right. However, as a Chinese proverb goes, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”, every single bit of the effort matters. Hang in there, keep smiling, as the photo suggests.