When an Ngaging idea becomes an active committee.

It has been a while that I am working for ORMIT. Almost 14 months to be precise.  Today I would like to share with you a part of my ORMIT experience. More specific the engaging and dynamic part of being member of an ORMIT committee.

Last year, I was an active member of the Pro Bono committee, together with 6 other colleagues. The Pro Bono program is ORMIT’s way of creating a synergy between the activities of future managers and those of Non-Profit Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations and Social Profits in Belgium. By offering flexible, young and dynamic ORMIT employees to these organizations we aim to give something back to society and broaden the view of future managers by sharing values. The Pro-Bono committee also organizes several events to raise awareness for certain NGO’s. I really had an enriching experience working with other colleagues while organizing movie nights (and discovering Belgian movies 😉 ), running for something that matters (Ekiden run), contacting non-profit organizations in order to present ORMIT… and spending nice moments by sharing our values with the other members.

But … another idea came to my mind: I wanted to inspire my colleagues and let them be intrapreneurs on their own project.  I shared my idea to another ORMIT’er, Lennert Vierendeels, and after few brainstorms sessions we presented our ambitious project to the ORMIT staff. How could we possibly inspire our colleagues? By being inspired and listen to the intrapreneurial experience of engaged and engaging professionals. A few months later, we were happy to present a new committee to our colleagues: NGAGE.

What is NGAGE about? Our aim is to acknowledge that we as ORMIT’er are co-responsible for the end result, for who we are and what we know at the end of our traineeship. We aim to enrich our 26 months journey as much as possible by organizing inspiring workshops and by letting fascinating people share their stories and experiences. We want to show that it is possible to change the world around you and provide additional learning opportunities outside the “traditional” ORMIT training trajectory. The ultimate goal is to promote and encourage intrapreneurship: being proactive and grasping opportunities. If it’s to be, it’s up to me!

In November 2013 we had our Kick-Off event and invited Gunter Uytterhoeven of BNP Paribas Fortis who talked us about Hello Bank! and Belgian Mobile Wallet, two prime intrapreneurship examples, and we plan our second event for April 2014.

Our next guest….. A surprise!


Carole Peters

Management Trainee at ORMIT
Projects @ ORMIT:
- PMO Internal communication of Hello bank! at BNPP Paribas Fortis
- Project Manager Digital Channels Ambassadors Community at BNPP Paribas Fortis
- Project Officer HR BS&O at BNPP Paribas Fortis
- Support Marketing Sponsorships at SOS Children’s Villages

I like Budapest, sun, drinking warm coffee, discovering new fashion designers, traveling in exotic countries and all kinds of unknown places!

I don't like negativity, cold winters and grey sky.
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