Onboard Amsterdam 2021

After going full virtual in 2020, the leading onboarding conference came back in 2021 as a hybrid event for its fifth edition. We invited 300 guests to join in-person, unlimited guests to join online & 8 speakers from industry-leading organizations to present the latest trends within (hybrid) onboarding. 

Shape Onboard Amsterdam

Rethinking employee onboarding in the hybrid workspace

November 4th, 2021 - Het Hem in Zaandam

Previous Onboard Amsterdam speakers


Cyrille van Hoof

Presentation Coach

Cyrille has over 25 years of experience in the showbiz world. She has played in various musical productions and was a contestant on Big Brother 1. Today she is still active as a jazz/pop singer and performs regularly. She has also been a presentation coach for 7 years and currently guides management teams, entrepreneurs, artists and speakers to become authentic and confident speakers.

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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 Radbooudumc 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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Peter Straatsma

Chief Commercial Officer at Appical

Peter joined Appical 7 years ago. Since then, he’s been working with hundreds of customers to set up digital onboarding programs. Driven by poor onboarding experiences himself, Peter became committed to sharing his beliefs on how companies can onboard their talent in a scalable and personalized way. "’You never get a second chance to give a first impression. So make it a memorable one!”

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Marleene van der Grient

Project & Event Manager at New10

Marleene is an enthusiastic Event Manager with a background in the events industry. 3 years ago she joined ABN AMRO’s scale-up New10. Over the years she grew into her current role and is now responsible for leading people & culture projects and organising internal & external events. A big part of her role is the onboarding of new employees. “You want new colleagues to feel a real connection with your company. Onboarding is basically your business card so you need a great first impression.”

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