Bert has extensive experience in teaching public management and policy-related courses at the undergraduate, graduate and executive level. At Erasmus University Rotterdam (2016-2019), Bert taught strategic public management to Dutch master students and research master students, international public management to international master students, and introduction to public management to executive students in the mid-career MPA program. At Ghent University (2019-2022), Bert taught public management to Belgian and international bachelor students, and strategic management to Belgian master students. At City University of Hong Kong (2022- ongoing), Bert teaches comparative public management to bachelor students and behavioral public policy to master students. Bert is a passionate teacher, who invests a lot in innovative teaching methods and practical knowledge. This has resulted in teaching evaluations typically between the 8.5 – 9.5 range on a 10-point scale.
In addition to his formal university teaching, Bert is frequently asked to give seminars or keynotes to practitioners worldwide. Recent examples include a keynote on strategic management at the Belgian Royal Military Academy (Belgium), a seminar on strategic management at the Hertie School of Governance Berlin (Germany), an introduction to strategy at the Dutch School for Public Governance (The Netherlands), a public strategy seminar at the Institute for Public Governance Leuven (Belgium), a public management seminar at the FHR Institute Paramaribo (Suriname), an introduction to statistics for public management at Tampere University (Finland) and an online webinar series on systematic literature reviews at Adam Smith Business School (Scotland).