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Dirk Buyens

Prof Dirk Buyens
Professor of HR & Leadership at Vlerick Business School

Dirk is an authority on strategic HR and can bring out the best in you and your organisation when it comes to people management, career management and organisational development. Dirk has carried out numerous teaching and advisory tasks for organisations such as the Ministry of the Flemish Community, Siemens, Elsevier, Oracle and KBC, to name but a few. He has published more than 100 articles in influential journals and has written several books and chapters on organisational development, career management and a wide variety of management skills.
Veroniek De Schamphelaere

Veroniek De Schamphelaere
Expert in People Management & Leadership at Vlerick Business School

Veroniek is passionate about training professionals to become effective communicators and people managers. Her interests include human resource management, employee performance and employee engagement, strategic HRM, team management, professional management skills and self-management. Veroniek is a certified 'Investors in People' advisor and counsels companies in their 'Investors in People' development process to help them obtain this strategic HRM label. She is also an advisor on Great Place to Work projects − which means she has insight into best practices that work!
Katleen De Stobbeleir

Prof Katleen De Stobbeleir
Professor of Leadership & Coaching at Vlerick Business School

Passionate about developing leadership at all organisational levels, Katleen De Stobbeleir is one of the leading faculty members in leadership, management skills and feedback skills. Furthermore, she is an executive coach and a certified consultant in Investors in People and Great Place to Work.

Koen Dewettinck

Prof Koen Dewettinck
Professor of HR & Leadership at Vlerick Business School

One of the leading professors in Vlerick’s Centre for Excellence in Strategic Talent Management, Koen focuses on people performance issues − his main teaching and research interests are employee motivation, performance management and strategic HRM. Koen has worked on employee motivation and performance management issues with numerous public and private companies, including Atlas Copco, BNP Paribas Fortis, Coca-Cola Enterprises, ING, Randstad, the Flemish Government and the Belgian Federal Government.
Karlien Vanderheyden

Prof Karlien Vanderheyden 
Assistant Professor at Vlerick Business School

Karlien focuses on how individuals can enhance the processes and performance of organisations through their own behaviour and interaction with others. Karlien uses her research and experience to teach decision-making skills, cognitive styles and the behaviour and pitfalls of individuals and teams.

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