1986 …2020

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Personal profile

Research interests

The work of prof. Van Loon  extends the concepts of Dialogical Self Theory, developed by the Dutch psychologist Hubert Hermans, to the leadership of organizations, drawing on social constructionism by the American psychologist Ken Gergen and the leadership framework of British academic Keith Grint and the Japanese psychologist Masayoshi Morioka. 

Van Loon will work in the vanguard of combining practice and theory, focusing primarily on supervising PhD students and reflective practitioners through their research into leadership.



Tilburg University

2015-present:Professor of Dialogical Leadership at the School of Humanities and Digital Sciences. Philosophy; Ethics of Profession and Organization

International Leadership Association

2015-present:Board member and Treasurer.
Profile: Membership Committee

Deloitte Consulting

2009-2018: Director Human Capital, Culture, Leadership and Learning 
profile: Leadership Expert 
Right Management

2005- 2009: Location manager Velp office
Member of the Holland Management Team
Chairman of the Dutch Leadership Team


2002-2005: Director, specialized in leadership development

ADC (Assessment & Development Consult)

2000-2002:Partner, dedicated to Innovation

1998-2000:Partner, location manager Velp office

1996-1998:Senior-consultant Arnhem office 

AMRA Consult & R&R Beheer B.V.

1992-2011: Director-owner AMRA-consultancy for applying Self Confrontation Method (ZKM) in organizations, with Roos Bos 

Foundation Valuation Theory & Self Confrontation Method

1991-1996: Manager, principal lecturer and supervisor of the W&Z courses (Nijmegen)

Radboud University Nijmegen,

1987-1992:Scientific researcher and lecturer in the Psychology Faculty, Department Clinical & Personality Psychology. 
Healthcare Institutes of Higher Education

1986-1992: Part-time jobs as a teacher
Psychology and Medical Ethics for the Institute of Higher Education for Surgeon Assistants in Bennekom Religious views VERA school in Arnhem 
Han Fortmann Centrum Nijmegen

1982-1986: Member of Staff, dedicated to developing the relation with the Radboud University


External positions

Consultancy in leadership services (&Dialogue)

1 Mar 2018 → …

Board member (International Leadership Association)

1 Jan 201531 Dec 2019


  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Theory Of Dialogue

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Research Output

Radicalization in Leadership: From Over-Positioning to Trans-Positioning

van Loon, R., 2020, In : Journal of Constructivist Psychology. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
  • Dialogical Leadership: Leading yourself across boundaries of self and culture

    van Loon, R. & Buster, A., 2019, Moral and Spiritual Leadership in an Age of Plural Moralities. Alma, H. & Ter Avest, I. (eds.). London and New York: Routledge, p. 107-127 20 p. (Studies in World Christianity and Interelious relations).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    Dialogisch Leiderschap: Als het ik wijkt

    van Loon, R., 30 Jul 2019, Amsterdam: Mediawerf. 196 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

    European Commission: Leading Diversity by Dialogue

    van Loon, R. & Van Dijk, G., 2019, The Dialogical Challenge of Leadership Development. Koonce, R. & Van Loon, R. (eds.). Charlotte, NC: INFORMATION AGE PUBLISHING-IAP, Vol. Contemporary Perspectives on Leadership Development. p. 125-138

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review