Onboard Amsterdam 2021

After going virtual in 2020, the fifth edition of Onboard Amsterdam will be a hybrid event. We invited 6 speakers from industry-leading organizations to present the latest trends within (hybrid) onboarding. Register below for one of 300 in-person spots or claim your digital access. Join us on November 4th.

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Rethinking employee onboarding in the hybrid workspace

November 4th, Het Hem in Zaandam

Program Onboard 2021

10:00 Welcome & networking

11:00 Opening/Introductions by our moderator Alan Walker

11:10 Transform your (digital) onboarding to fit the hybrid workspace by Peter Straatsma from Appical 

11:40 Scaling up in a world in crisis by Erna Jansen & Maaike Schaap from GGD (Utrecht)

12:10 Lunch 

13:00 How a talk show like De Wereld Draait Door can be used in your onboarding program by Nienke van Stiphout & Gerrit-Jan Mulder from Radboudumc


13:30 TBA

14:00 Break

14:30 How to preboard your hires remotely for a non-remote job by Jennifer Van Valkenhoef from Eurofins

15:00 TBA by Adrian Debbeler from Deutsche Telekom

15:30 Closing

15:40 Network drinks

17:00 End

Meet the speakers at Onboard Amsterdam 2021. More to be announced!

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Alan Walker

Co-founder of Udder & ChatTalent

Alan is one of the co-founders of Udder, a leading HR Transformation Consultancy that works with both large corporates and fast-growing scale-ups. His passion is technology, and how it can augment HR teams to deliver incredible levels of performance and stakeholder satisfaction.

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Jennifer van Valkenhoef

Jennifer van Valkenhoef

HR Director at Eurofins Clinical Diagnostics

HR entrepreneur with 20 years’ experience in healthcare. Also described as a whirlwind. Fascinated with people in organizations and their behavior. HR director at Eurofins Clinical Diagnostics since July 2021. Involved in setting up the largest Covid test lab in the Netherlands.

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Adrian Debbeler

Product Owner Onboarding at Deutsche Telekom

With over 11 years of experience in Telekom's Products & Innovations unit and its HR Digital & Innovation department, Adrian is now in charge of creating the onboarding experience for Deutsche Telekom employees worldwide. In addition to his job, Adrian enjoys playing chess, squash and participates in the world's premier running events.

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Gerrit-Jan Mulder

Host of the introduction program at Radboudumc

Gerrit-Jan is the ‘friendly face’ of Radboudumc who hosts webinars from the board, is the first person new colleagues ‘meet’ during onboarding and makes people feel welcome. With almost 20 years of experience in our academic hospital in both HR and legal background; he now ‘owns’ the role that fits him best. With his humorous style of presenting and his catchy laugh, he includes the audience and gets people to engage.


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Nienke van Stiphout

Head of recruitment at Radboudumc

"Everything we do in recruitment is meant to fuel our employer brand”. With over 15 years of experience in recruitment, Nienke and her team design the employee journey as person centered and innovative as possible. Exactly what they want to be in the Radboudumc. Sometimes offline, sometimes online; blended working is the way forward.

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Maaike Schaap

Manager for COVID-19 vaccinations at GGD

Maaike mainly works for the Covid-19 organization (Coronabedrijf) in order to execute the policy from the national Ministry of Health to work on public health, prevention and protection from COVID-19.  In addition to working for COVID-19, Maaike is responsible for the crisis management tasks of the Public Health Service of Utrecht. Maaike holds a Master’s of Science degree in Public Administration (Leiden University). 

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Erna Jansen

HR Advisor at GGD

Erna works at NCOD in an interim role for the Public Health Service of the region Utrecht (GGD regio Utrecht) as an HR advisor for COVID-19 company. Erna is responsible for HR on all disciplines within the COVID-19-company, from new hires up to mobility. Erna previously worked in several roles in HR. Including 19 years within the Randstad company and 3 years at the Municipality of Barneveld.  Besides that, Erna is also a mother to two daughters. 

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