MoTiv in Adelaide, July 17 – 19, 2014

MoTiv in Adelaide

For more than 20 years MoTiv, a consultancy working at Delft Technical University in the Netherlands, has been contributing successfully as professionals in the public sphere.

As their name suggests, the heart of their enterprise is the fostering of conditions conducive to motivation, the imagination and the creative process.

Yet they defy neat categorisation. They are trainers and coaches – in the university and in the business world. They are film producers – creating documentaries as resources for developing understanding in the places where they are engaged. They are theologians – exploring the expression of spirituality in the secular workplace. And they are chaplains – offering a listening hospitality, empowering professional people seeking to explore the wider values and meanings of their work.

An article giving some of the critical history of the Delft Technical University’s chaplains’ thirty year transformation into MoTiv – technology and spirituality may be found here:


Thursday July 17

2.30 to 4.00 pm

Chaplaincy Services South Australia
Board and Senior Chaplains
Seminar- Discussion: Introduction and Business Model
Naval, Military & Air Force Club, 111 Hutt Street, Adelaide (Long Tan Room).
Convenor: Craig Bossie: <> Mob: 0410604876

5.00 to 9pm

Flinders Criminal Justice Students Association, (CJSA)
“Night of the Philosophy” Student-Staff Dinner

‘The Abbey’, University Hall.
5.00 Pre-dinner drinks. CJSA Committee and MoTiv
5.30 Continue Pre-dinner drinks – CJSA Committee, MoTiv and guests
6.30 Dinner
Convenor: Flinders Criminal Justice Students Association <>

Friday 18 July

10:00 to 12:00 

Flinders staff and Student Leaders
Forum: Inspiraton, Motivation, Imagination – Models of Engagement,
Oasis Common Room

 From 10 to 11am: Fostering a Student Experience of Wellbeing

 MoTiv will share their ideas and experience of working with the student leadership at Delft Technical University over the last twenty years, and members of the Flinders Criminal Justice Student Association will give feedback from their experience of a “Night of the Philosophy” with MoTiv from the previous evening.

11.00 to 11.20 Tea and Coffee Break

From 11.20 to 12.10: Documentary Film – a strategy for building understanding between students and teaching staff.

 Students and staff are welcome to attend either or both of these sessions or to simply drop in for morning tea or lunch.
A light lunch will be provided at 12.30 for those who would like to continue informal discussion with MoTiv.

3.30 to 5.00pm

Public Lecture and Discussion:
‘Spirituality in the Secular Institution’
a conversation for anyone concerned with wellbeing in the workplace
Chaired by former Premier of SA and former CEO of Anglicare, Lynn Arnold
Flinders University, Victoria Square Campus, Level 1
The lecture is free but seats are limited.
Please register:

Convenor: Hanim:, 0470 577 501 

Saturday 19 July

 10 to 12

Open House, Open Conversation
An opportunity for anyone who wants to follow up conversations with MoTiv
Convenor: Geoff Boyce, mob: 0413 153 616

6.30 to 9.00 pm

Adelaide University Chaplains
(Oasis Team , Adelaide and UniSA chaplains and support teams)
Goodwood Park Hotel,
Goodwood Road, Goodwood.
Convenor and rsvp, Geoff:  0413 153 616

The MoTiv Team  in Australia

Ton Meijknecht MA, M.Div, PhD

Ton Meijknecht (Nijmegen, 1944) studied theology and history at the Catholic University Nijmegen, Amsterdam (Kath.Theol. Hogeschool). His research was awarded a Ph.D at Leiden University. He has been working as a university chaplain at the Delft University of Technology since 1974. His subject is the development of language and the importance of expression. His latest research on professional spirituality is published in Implicit Religion (2014).

Renske Oldenboom MA, M.Div

Renske Oldenboom (Koog aan de Zaan, 1957) studied theology, ethics and sociology at the Theological Faculty of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has been working as a university chaplain in Delft since 1996. She specializes in communication skills and talent development. Recently she obtained an advanced diploma in training & coaching at Haagse Hogeschool.  At MoTiv Renske organizes numerous courses on ‘living with a loss’. Renske is an ordained minister in the Protestantse Kerk in the Netherlands.

Günther Sturms STB, STL, BA (Music), MA, M.Div.

Günther Sturms (Hulst, 1979) studied musicology (BA) at Utrecht University and religious studies and theology at the Catholic universities of Leuven and Nijmegen universities, Radboud University, Nijmegen and the Pontifical University of Ireland, Maynooth. He obtained an STL-degree in liturgical studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. Since the fall of 2009 he has been working as a university chaplain for the Roman Catholic diocese of Rotterdam.
Günther is also secretary of the European Conference of University Chaplains (CEUC) and executive board member of the International Association of Chaplains in Higher Education (IACHE).

Recent University Engagement

From the Imperial College Website:

In November 2013, MoTiv were invited to Imperial College, London where they made a presentation Perspectives in Education, ‘Inspiring student leadership and team work: Expanding the horizon of the curriculum and enhancing the student experience’.




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