The AEM-CUBE® Certification Program

In short

  • Breukelen
  • May 11 2020
  • 2 days + 1 examination day
  • English
  • €3.990,- (VAT exempt)

AEM-CUBE® Certification Program

It is ancient wisdom that perfect individuals do not necessarily make perfect teams. Instead, you will find that the best-performing teams consist of very normal people. In other words: the whole is more valuable than the sum of its parts. Besides skills and knowledge, cognitive and strategic diversity are also important success factors for high-performance teams. The AEM-Cube® is an assessment tool that visualizes individuals’ natural contribution to growth and maps the cognitive and strategic diversity in a team or organization. 

We live in a world that is continuously changing and becoming more complex at an ever-faster pace. Research by Alison Reynolds and David Lewis has shown that high -performance teams display great cognitive diversity: that is, different ways in which individuals process knowledge and respond to new and complex situations.
Ideally, this goes hand in hand with the ability to anticipate change and adapt to it successfully. The AEM-Cube® offers insight into how individuals, teams and organizations respond to (strategic) change and how they can ensure sustainable growth and performance.

In collaboration with Human Insight, Nyenrode Business University offers a three-day certification program for the AEM-Cube® assessment. The AEM-Cube® Certification Program will provide you with all the skills and knowledge required to put the AEM-Cube® into practice.

What will you get out of it?

Upon completing the AEM-Cube® Certification Program, you will:

  • Be accredited to use the AEM-Cube® in practice.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the theories and concepts underpinning the AEM-Cube®.
  • Understand the role of cognitive and strategic diversity in team performance.
  • Know how to implement the insights from the AEM-Cube® in a team or organization.
  • You will be AEM-Cube certified
  • Understand the role of cognitive and strategic diversity in team performance
  • Know how to implement the insights from the AEM-Cube® in a team or organization


The AEM-Cube® Certification Program is taught by established lecturers, consultants and guest speakers, including:

  • Peter Robertson MD - Visiting Fellow at Nyenrode Business University
  • Richard Robertson MSc - Partner and Consultant at Human Insight
  • Davis Lewis MSc - Director of Senior Executive Programmes at London Business School
  • Erik Maier MSc - Program Manager at Nyenrode Business University
These lecturers are subject to change.

Drs. Erik Maier


What are you going to do?

The program consists of a two-day theory and practice session including an overnight stay, and a separate examination day 6-8 weeks hereafter.


In the program the following themes will be covered:

  • Organizational ecology
  • Working with the AEM-Cube® I – interpreting data, insights and outcomes for individuals and teams
  • Learn from the expert: fireside session
  • Feedback and feedforward
  • Impact of interventions
  • Working with the AEM-Cube® II – Case Study
  • Working with the AEM-Cube® III – Presenting your business case
  • Examinations

The program is subject to change.

Admission and application

The program offers C-level executives, experienced organizational advisors, change managers and HR professionals the knowledge and skills needed to work with the AEM-Cube® assessment in order to facilitate organizations in their ambition to scale and manage growth.


  • Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 may 2020
  • Monday 29 June 2020


You can apply for this program via the application button.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

What are the costs?

The investment for the program is €3.990,- (free of VAT). This includes multiple AEM-Cube® assessments provided by Human Insight, syllabi and literature, coaching, guidance, access to the online learning course and materials and accommodation costs (hotel, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks).