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A visit to Buurtzorg

May 10, 2023 - May 11, 2023

May 10-11th, 2023


A visit to Buurtzorg.

How self-management at scale really works.

Founded in 2006, Buurtzorg is a fully self-managed home-care organization that has grown to +14,000 employees today. Customer satisfaction is the highest in their segment, while employee satisfaction is second to none.

Other initiatives like Buurtzorg, offering mental healthcare services, are exceptionally successful as well.

Their central guiding principle? Humanity over bureaucracy.

Could it be that Buurtzorg showcases an organizational design and operating system that helps people thrive in the 21st century? And if so, how does it work in practice?

What other participants said after visiting Buurtzorg:

“I am inspired and feel ‘nourished’ :). The long car ride home was full of reflective insights!”

Senior Manager ‘Partnership & Organisation Design’ at Colruyt Group.

“It was very inspiring, and actually came at the right time as we can and may now build a new future for our organization, where we also have the freedom to make our own thing.”

CEO at Kommaboard.

“Got home yesterday, tired but very fulfilled. Inspired by Jos and Thijs’ story but also by the participants. Lots of energy to further shape the current team transition.”

BeNeLux Sales Manager Strategy at HP.

Get inspired in the most efficient, yet highest impactful way!

We demonstrate how to (re)structure and lead a large organization in a self-managing way.

  1. Engage in intimate dialogue and Q&A with founder Jos De Blok himself, while Nick Van Langendonck, aka ‘Nick the Unbosser,’ facilitates thought-provoking discussions.
  2. Join two top-notch workshops on self-organizing with Buurtzorg International CEO Thijs De Blok, Buurtzorg Team Coaches, Buurtzorg Nurses and staff.
  3. Deeply connect with like-minded changemakers and enjoy a relaxing hotel stay with great amenities.
  4. Receive exclusive, preparatory content and a hard copy of Buurtzorg’s groundbreaking book, ‘Self Management: How It Does Work’ (Astrid Vermeer and Ben Wentinck).
  5. Become part of the Unbossers movement!

Hands-on insights you can immediately apply in your own role as a changemaker

  1. Explore how people collaborate smartly within a self-managing organization.
  2. Learn what frameworks Buurtzorg uses to create the boundaries within which teams can carry out their activities.
  3. Experience how self-management works in everyday collaboration, meetings and coin conflict management.
  4. Learn the solution-oriented communication method that defines the meetings at Buurtzorg.
  5. Understand the value of the customer-focused mindset of Buurtzorg’s supporting services and IT solutions.
  6. Discuss with your peers how all this can be applied to your own company’s challenges.

Practical info:

From May 10th 6 PM to May 11th, 2023 4 PM


Almelo Theater Hotel, Schouwburgplein 1
7607 AE Almelo, Netherlands

€ 1.290 excl. VAT per participant


  • Delicious diner & beverages
  • Nice room for one night, including breakfast
  • Wellness facilities (pool, sauna, etc)


  • Transport to and back from Almelo

May 10th, 2023

  • Welcome drink at the Almelo Theater Hotel at 06:00 PM
  • Opening dinner & drinks at 07:00 PM
  • Human connection & networking facilitated by ‘Nick the Unbosser’
  • Bar time

May 11th, 2023

  • Opening keynote + Q&A with Jos De Blok
  • Workshop 1: How self-managing teams really work
  • Workshop 2: How supporting services can be self-managed at scale
  • Check-out at 04:00 PM

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