Lucien van der Plaats has been an interim communications manager and consultant for fourteen years. Predominantly in Dutch local and regional (semi-) governmental institutions, Lucien coaches and advises PR professionals, managers, directors and policy makers in their communication activities during change projects or policy projects and programs. He is also a facilitator of Large Scale Intervention Events (i.a. Open Space, Worldcafé). His main fields of interest are citizen participation, co-creation and communicating organizational change. Lucien lectures and writes blogs on co-creation, serious gaming (gamification as a means to involve people in change processes) and corporate storytelling. He holds a master’s degree in European Public Relations.