Published On: Fri, Mar 4th, 2016

Dia di Fundashon 2016 fully booked and repeated

SSG_8091_LRWILLEMSTAD - On Friday 11 March 2016, law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne and The Galan Group organize the first Dia di Fundashon (Day of the Foundation). A new concept in Curaçao: small groups of directors of foundations and associations are updated by experts regarding various disciplines within the field of corporate governance. The appeal of this new setup was shown by the maximum number of participants, which was reached within two weeks after the registration opened. In response to the overwhelming response, the organizing parties decided to plan a second edition already, on Thursday 31 March 2016.

The first edition of the Dia di Fundashon will be opened by Eugène Rhuggenaath, Minister of Economic Development. After a brief introduction by prof. Frank Kunneman (LLM), the participants select three breakout sessions to attend from the total offer of ten. In these interactive sessions, practical tools are provided to help the organizations take another step forward.

One of the trainers is Daniel Corsen, Managing Director D&I Business Support Services. His motivation to contribute to the event, is to help professionalize local foundations and associations he shares his know-how regarding meetings and how to efficiently conduct these: “I myself do not really like meetings, at least not when a meeting has not been prepared properly. In that case it is a very inefficient format. However, meetings are necessary. That is why I like to give the participants the tools they need to get the best result from every meeting.”

Ivan Kuster, CEO of Uplifting BV, guides a breakout session on leadership. A very important theme for directors and supervisors, because they are sometimes overwhelmed by challenges due to rapid developments in science, technology and the environment. “In my breakout session, I want to show the participants that there are ways to learn to think in terms of possibilities and cooperation. This is a skill everyone can develop and that helps you to find solutions to problems quickly. We will get to work interactively, by means of a case study and based on the input of the participants themselves.”

You can find more information on the Dia di Fundashon at, where registration for the second edition on Thursday 31 March is still open as well.

Picture: Attorney at law at Frank Kunneman regularly speaks about corporate governance during conferences and seminars.

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