Dirk De Vilder

Educational background
▪ Social sciences
▪ Contextual therapy
▪ Outward Bound® trainer (training in experiential outdoor learning)
▪ Long Term Training Course in Project management – Council Of Europe
▪ Middle management at Vlerick business school Gent-Leuven
▪ MBTI certification
▪ Appreciative inquiry
▪ Outdoor technical training and rope course technician

Training and experience

After working for several youth and welfare organisations, he worked for seven years as a free –lance trainer specialised in (multicultural) teamwork, leadership change management, conflict resolution, project management, personal development and train the trainers programmes.
As a free lancer he worked for the Council of Europe, European Union, international NGO’s and different companies all over the world and Outward Bound Belgium.

Since 2000 he is working for Outward Bound® Belgium as an account manager, trainer/consultant and member of the management team.
Outward Bound® is an international training organisation specialised in working with outdoor experiential learning methods for corporate courses, business schools and non-profit organisations.
As an Outward Bound facilitator he has been facilitating courses on team development, leadership, coaching and train the trainer programmes.
Dirk worked with business schools, Insead [Gemba,MBA, TGM and executive programs] and Vlerick, international companies [Philips, Milliken, Umicore, Atlas Copco and many others], social and cultural organisations.

Dirk is one of the founders of Via Experientia and has been facilitated the Long term training course on experiential learning for 5 years.

He is a passionate trail runner and active in many cultural organisations in his village.