Stijn Pieters

Stijn Pieters is a crisis strategist who specialises in risk and crisis management for companies and governments. He is co-founder and managing partner of PM, an agency specialised in crisis management and communication.

He has a background in digital communication, strategic communication, public relations, social media strategies, crisis communication, crisis management and disaster management. He holds a Postgraduate in disaster management, Campus Vesta (University of Antwerp). In his dissertation he covered the pre-crisis conditions for effective learning during crisis communication simulations in organisations.

Stijn is co-founder of the CIP Institute, a collaboration platform that advocates research and development in the field of risk and crisis management. He is an active member of the Federal Belgian Crisis Communications Response Team. Stijn is also an author and frequent lecturer in risk & crisis management and crisis communication.

Recent publications:

  • Pieters, S., Van Achte, T. (2018) Conversations in a crisis: article in ‘Continuity & Resilience’, the magazine of the Business Continuity Institute Read the article
  • Pieters, S., Van Achte, T. (2018) Embracing informal stakeholder conversations for evidence-based crisis response: Two work processes based on crisis intelligence. Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning Read the paper
  • Pieters, S., Marynissen, H. (2017) Crisisbeheer in zorgorganisaties, de gouden driehoek van operaties, beleid en communicatie Learn more about this book
  • Marynissen, H., Pieters, S., Mertens, P., Ramacker,  B., Brugghemans, B. (2015) Het Werkproces Crisiscommunicatie. Naar een verdere professionalisering van de communicatiediscipline. In: Devroe et al. (Eds.) Zicht op first responders. Handboek bij het beheer van evenementen en noodsituaties in Nederland en België. Maklu, Antwerpen – Apeldoorn (267-288).
  • Pieters, S., Eeckman, E. (2015) Crisiscommunicatie. In: Eeckman, E., Van San, P. (Eds.) Communicatie troef. Doeltreffend communiceren in en door zorgorganisaties. LannooCampus, Tielt (194-210).
  • Marynissen, H., Pieters, S., Van Dorpe, S., van het Erve, A., Vergeer, F. (2010) Geen commentaar! Communicatie in turbulente tijden (No comment! Communication in times of turbulence). Houtekiet / BusinessContact, Antwerp – Amsterdam.

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