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2017 "Mix & Match" Networking Events

Written by Aparna Jha
The fifth and the last edition of 2017's Mix & Match networking event took place on November 1st at the Humanity House Museum. We had 110 internationals and eight organizations participating in the event. The event was a success owing to the participants and the organisations’ presence.

November 2017 Edition

The fifth and the last edition of 2017's Mix & Match networking event took place on November 1st at the Humanity House Museum. We had 110 internationals and eight organizations participating in the event. The event was a success owing to the participants and the organisations’ presence. Our guest speaker, Ms. Nettie van der Luit, spoke on the topic - 'The benefits of volunteering on your psychology and how it can transform your career.' In addition, several non-profit organisations introduced themselves to volunteers and shared details of the volunteering activities that exist in their organisations. 

 


November 1, 2017 Participating Organisations


Nettie van der Luit - Expats


Keynote speaker: Ms. Nettie van der Luit works at PsyQ International The Hague. She is an experienced psychotherapist who was born in the Caribbean as a child of Dutch parents. She grew up in The Hague. Later in life she met her Australian partner with whom she lived in Australia as well as in the Netherlands. She studied clinical psychology at Utrecht University followed by post-graduate degrees in health-care psychology and psychotherapy. Her areas of expertise include working with expats, personality disorders, young adults and their families, (sexual)trauma, and problems with sexual and gender identity. Her strength as a therapist lies in her ability to relate to clients of all ages and backgrounds, a talent which in her opinion is closely linked to her expat experiences.



October 2017 Edition

We hosted the fourth edition of 2017's Mix & Match Networking Event on October 4th. We had over 140 internationals and eight organizations participating in the event. The event was a success owing to the participants and the organizations’ presence. It was in fact our 'most attended' event of the year. 

Our guest speaker, Helmi Farouk Tatanaki, spoke on the topic - 'Unlearning limiting assumptions and removing self-imposed boundaries with the help of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and how volunteering can play a major role in the process.' In addition, several non-profit organisations introduced themselves to volunteers and shared about volunteering activities that exist in their organisations.  



October 4, 2017 Participating Organisations


Helmi Tatanaki, DTM, POPM


Keynote speaker: Helmi Farouk Tatanaki, with the early understanding of his analytical skills and expansive knowledge in physics, he dedicated the entirety of his academic and career pursuits toward honing these areas, establishing a resounding career of over 14 years spanning across data management and managing project lifecycles from initial conceptualization to handover. As an advocate for continuous improvements, change management is another area that he specializes in, showcasing my ability to optimize, improve and restructure the data management function.


Helmi's key qualities include my ability to identify multi-million-dollar cost savings within existing processes, to design innovative strategies that resolve data-related risks and problems, and to deliver large-scale projects that optimized efficiencies, reduced delays, and improved engagement.



August 2017 Edition

We hosted the third edition 2017's Mix & Match Networking Event on August 30. We had over 100 internationals and 10 organizations participating in the event. The event was a success owing to the participants and the organizations’ presence and participation despite the bad weather. 

Our motivational speaker for the day, Deborah Valentine, shed light on the topic, “What volunteering role suits YOU? Questions to consider before committing to a volunteer role". In addition, several non-profit organisations introduced themselves to volunteers and shared about volunteering activities that exist in their organisations. We also introduced our brand new #vthnetworking during this event. 



August 30, 2017 Participating Organisations


Deborah E. Valentine - Executive Director providing leadership & guidance  to a non-profit organisation - ACCESS Netherlands | LinkedIn


Keynote speaker: Deborah Valentine - Executive Director of ACCESS and empathetic leader, supporting teams, projects and people in transition. Deborah has lived in the Netherlands for over 10 years; and in 8 other countries before that - some more than once. She currently leads a team of international volunteers at ACCESS, and has a wealth of volunteering experience in the many countries she has lived in, including the Netherlands.



June 2017 Edition

The second Mix & Match Networking Event of the year was again a great success! Almost 120 internationals came to network with local organisations and discuss volunteer opportunities to make a difference in the community we live in. Our motivational speaker Cathy Delhanty gave an informative presentation on the topic: "Volunteering is Limited only by your Imagination". In addition, ten local organisations gave a pitch and presented on their volunteer opportunities.


June 14, 2017 Participating Organisations


Cathy Delhanty


Keynote speaker: Cathy Delhanty - Social Activist, International Professional Speake and the Founder of Stichting Wool for Warmth. She has been enriching The Hague’s international community for twenty years with her energy and drive to bring warmth where it is most needed. Just last year, Cathy  was honoured with the "Pearl of the City of The Hague" Award for her work with the emancipation of women in The Hague. Cathy’s charity, Wool for Warmth builds communities of volunteers who knit scarves, hats and warm clothes for The Hague’s homeless people.



April 2017 Edition

The first Networking Event Series of the year at Volunteer The Hague this year, April 12th, was a great success! Around 90 internationals came to network with local organisations and discuss volunteer opportunities to make a difference in the community we live in. Our inspiring speaker Mohamed Ittidar gave a wonderful presentation on: "Volunteering: The Key to Establishing Outstanding Relationships". In addition, several local organisations gave a pitch and presented on their volunteer opportunities.


April 12, 2017 Participating Organisations


Mohamed Ittidar - Expert Expat Coach, Trainer, Speaker


Keynote speaker: Mohamed Ittidar helps HR managers, HR directors & relocation specialists to identify, select, train & prepare the right people for the right country - each time, every time to ensure they contribute fully to the success of international assignments which means that personal, professional & organisational success is achieved.

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