The original quote is in French of course:

'La peinture, c’est très facile
quand vous ne savez pas comment faire.
Quand vous le savez, c’est très difficile.'

DEGAS was the working title the Ministry used when the decision was made to establish this council. We looked up the painter and found this description:

'Though in retrospect Degas is often referred to as an impressionist, he considered himself a realist, illuminating his notion that reality often lies beyond what the eye can perceive.'

This seemed to be rather relevant to what we intended to do. When we also came across a relevant quote from Degas himself -see the header of this site- we decided DEGAS would remain our name.


What we do

DEGAS assists organizations who, by translating aviation insights to their own environment, wish to upgrade their learning capabilities. Upgrading is hard work and can only be done from inside the organization itself. However, a good understanding of the six elements that make it possible to grow a learning culture will help and some inspiration is necessary too.

As implementation can sometimes be rather difficult, we also developed the DEGAS-Circle, a famework that might be helpful.

Below you will find a list of the organizations for which we have provided inspirational presentations, lectures and/or workshops.



COVID-SILENCE - Haga ziekenhuis  ‑ Haga ziekenhuis


Mourik  ‑ Mourik DOW  ‑ DOW chemical  ‑ COVID-SILENCE









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