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The Organic Business Leadership Academy is developed by Timeli and Starfish Organic. We develop organic business leadership courses for companies that work in the organic (international) market and want to expand their knowledge on organic. Besides our Basic and Advanced Leadership Courses the OBLA offers a knowledge platform and a network environment for everyone with a passion for organic business and sustainability. Our courses are given by international organic experts and guest lecturers in sustainability.

Who are the trainers?

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Ronald van Marlen

30 years in organic business and movement. Founder and Manager Organic Business Leadership Academy, Director and Owner of NaNa Bio, Teacher at different universities and colleges, Ombudsman EKO Foundation and Board Member Foundation Demeter Nederland. Graduate World Organic Leadership Course IFOAM - Organics International in 2013.

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Konrad Hauptfleisch

Owner of Starfish Organic, former Head of Capacity Development at IFOAM - Organics International and has managed the Organic Leadership Academy since 2012. Konrad did training and leadership courses in over 50 countries on 4 continents and is seen as THE expert in organic capacity building. He brings 20 years of experience in management, facilitation, training and grassroots sector development.

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Josefien van Marlen

Owner of Just Differently and an independent trainer and consultant with regards to inclusion and intersectionality. Josefien has 6 years of experience at ECHO, Center for Diversity Policy as a trainer and consultant for organizations/ institutions in the public, private and corporate sector. Mostly regarding diversity policy development and analysis, but also facilitating communities to develop grassroots social justice projects and interventions. Josefien is a 2022 OBLA-alumni.


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