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Social behaviour as a starting point


Apemanagement® introduces companies, management teams, business units and employees to biology. Using social behaviour seen in primates (and humans) as a starting point we provide several different training sessions and workshops. Participants gain a new understanding and insight in social behaviour seen within organizations. Primates form a mirror of our own behaviour and can therefore teach us a lot about ourselves.

We intend to give you a brief overview of our interactive sessions. For further details please click on the links below each product or please contact us on one of our availabilities.





The objective of the Apemanagement® workshops is to learn to recognise and to understand social behaviour occurring at the workplace.

The workshops consist of three parts: an Introduction, an Assignment and and assignment outside.

During the Introduction, we will discuss the concept of social behaviour and the various forms of social behaviour that be recognised within an organisation. Participants will be asked to contribute actively to this discussion. The advantages and disadvantages of the various behaviours will also be discussed at this point.

During the Assignment participants will learn to observe a group of Primates. This skill can prove useful when gathering information on the social interactions within an organisation. During this observation we will draw parallels with the behaviour we can observe within organisations, and which can be both advantageous and disadvantageous during change processes for example.

The last part of the workshop is an assignment outside in the monkey house, during which primitive social behaviour is explained by comparison with the behaviour observed in the monkeys. We will discuss such things as power and hierarchy and miscommunication.

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Courses for individuals


Smaller companies might decide that they don't have enough people for attending a group training or sometimes only one or two persons are interested from a large organisation. For these people we offer Apemanagement training courses where they can join people who face the same issue. We hold training courses for eight or more participants.

Please contact us for details and for the date of the next course for individuals.




Workshops and trainings in the English language in the Netherlands and in Germany can take place in the following places:



Apenheul Apeldoorn

GaiaZoo Kerkrade

Burgers Zoo Arnhem

Dierenpark Amersfoort Amersfoort

Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen



Zoo Krefeld Krefeld

ZOOM Erlebniswelt Gelsenkirchen


United Kingdom

Workshops can be held in zoos or at your choice of venue (if, for example, our workshop is part of your company meeting or team building exercise).

Please contact us for information on zoos in your area where we can offer you a workshop.










For the possibilities for workshops and trainings in English in the Netherlands or in Germany please

contact us.