Bert has extensive experience in teaching strategy, 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, 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-ongoing), Bert teaches public management to Belgian and international bachelor students, and strategic management to Belgian 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 courses to practitioners worldwide. Recent examples include 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 course 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).