In September 2019, Nico Swaan passed away. Or, ‘moved on’, as he might have put it. He was one of the main driving forces behind the design of the FOI programme. A programme that was designed as a communication training programme for corporations.
It turned out to be more than that for many people. Over the years Nico collaborated with his colleagues in developing the underlying model and the practical training and applications. He invariably did this in the most amiable and clear way, and it was a true pleasure to work with and learn from him.
Whether in training, a collegial gathering or a project meeting, he always seemed to take the position of a facilitator: pointing things out, encouraging.
We miss him.