Testimonials

Annelies Steenbeke 

Annelies Steenbeke, BDO
HR Director

“I studied commercial engineering and my work experience had primarily been in commercial management functions in HR services. When I took on the challenge of the HR Director position at BDO, I needed deeper knowledge of the various HR domains. The Vlerick HRM Executive Master Class looked just right for someone like me. The way the professors encourage interaction and make you think and reflect, and hearing how the other participants (from small SMEs to large organisations) approach certain topics, make the programme especially enriching. Return on investment? We’ve launched projects to improve several core processes and to develop an integrated HR policy in line with BDO’s strategy. I would definitely recommend this programme!“

Siri Heip 

Siri Heip, Eurmanite
HR Manager Europe

“Vlerick’s Executive Master Class in HRM offers an HR framework and knowledge and an HR network. In the sessions, you deepen your knowledge of the various sub-domains of HR: talent and recruitment, learning and development, performance management, comp & ben, employee relations, etc. You also share your experience and best practices with the other participants, and you receive all kinds of information about HR trends, HR events, social legislation, and so much more.

This programme has turned me into an HR Manager. Literally − because I was promoted to this position after the master class. But in practice too, because I now have broader knowledge and experience. Vlerick expands your thinking so that you can do your job with more conviction. I would highly recommend this programme to everyone who wants a career in HR!"

Kirsten Yperman 

Kirsten Yperman, Stanley Black & Decker
HR Director - GTS EANZ Commercial North

“Thanks to the theoretical framework combined with its practical application in current real-life business cases and practical examples, Vlerick’s Executive Master Class in HRM provides a broader view on the different areas of HR in an interactive way. The solid foundation of the core modules (covering all HR-specific domains) is supplemented with modules from the Vlerick programme offering that you choose according to your own interest. So, the programme becomes unique and customised, because you can determine your own focus and content.

Despite the intensive nature of the programme, the informal atmosphere among the fellow participants from other sectors as well as the Vlerick professors ensures that you can build a learning network in a pleasant way and that you gain a different view on current business issues in your own business environment. A must for everyone who loves to expand their knowledge and share experiences!"

Els Scheppers 

Els Scheppers, Group Danone
HR Projects Manager

“The mix of theoretical approach versus practical cases; the invitation to discuss and reflect; and, in particular, the networking with, and learning from, fellow participants form the backbone of this well thought-out and practice-oriented programme. The programme treated virtually every relevant topic in the HR spectrum – a wonderful offering for people with a general HR function. Interaction during the sessions, group assignments, workshops and seminars create a pleasant group atmosphere and an especially enjoyable learning environment. Thanks to the reading lists and suggested links, the programme even extends beyond Vlerick’s walls with opportunities to go more deeply into certain topics, according to your interest. Finally, each session ends with an evaluation that’s not just ‘tick the box’ but that gathers real feedback for optimising the programme. In short: the expectations that I held at the start of this Master Class were exceeded by far."

Vanessa De Mulder

Vanessa De Mulder, AZ Sint Elisabeth
Head People & Organization

“The first residential seminar was an interesting learning experience. We tackled the preparations made for this seminar in an enthusiastic and inspiring way. There was a lot of room for interaction between participants, which inspires you, gives you a renewed focus on different aspects within HR and allows you to take best practices to your organisation.”

Wim Hofkens

Wim Hofkens, GDF SUEZ Energy Europe
HR Partner

“This programme is for me an enormous source of information that I can use in my daily practice. Not only by tackling HR topics in class, but also by sharing experiences with colleagues within the same field of expertise. You can discuss and tackle your own HR issues together with your fellow participants. This leads to contacts that are not limited to the classroom walls. Participants in this group are always willing to help each other with their HR issues. These interactions are the true strength of this programme; they help you build a useful HR network. I can advise this interesting and fun programme to every professional who is interested in HR policies.”

Jessie Adam

Jessie Adam, Christelijke Mutualiteit
HR Business Partner

“The master class makes you rediscover your own organisation, by questioning it, by putting it in perspective and by learning its strengths and weaknesses.”

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