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  • Start dates

    2 December 2024

  • Duration

    3 days

  • Programme fee

    € 3,600 (excl. 21% VAT)

  • Language


  • Format

    In person

Resilient organisations need strategic HR thinkers. The changing nature of organisations and culture– increased digitisations, unexpected global events, changing stakeholder needs – can be difficult to understand and manage. To be a people expert, change leader and value creator, you must move beyond HR. 

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Strategic HR students engaged in a training programme at RSM

Your Strategic HR Career Boost

  • Unique in the Netherlands.

    This training course wastes no time in bringing you cutting-edge strategic insights from HR industry leaders. 

  • Learn to shape the future.

    Through a blend of theoretical and practical methods, this programme will enable you to see past short-term trends, and focus on sustainable, long-term value creation.  

  • Develop strategic and critical thinking.

    Because successful people managers don’t simply react to change. They anticipate and inspire transformation.

  • Make your mark in your organisation and in your industry.

    Experience a truly impact-driven programme centred around RSM's mission of becoming a force for positive change.  

Learning goals

By participating in this course you will successfully deliver organisational transformation. 

  • Develop critical thinking skills about human resource management issues and go beyond the hype.  
  • Assess and shape organisational culture from different strategic perspectives.     
  • Articulate the needs of stakeholders and manage a process through which their needs can be satisfied.    
  • Create lasting value through people.  

For whom

Explore if this course is for you

Your roles

  • Experienced in HR and moving into a more strategic role
  • Strategic role, but looking for a new challenge
  • Moving towards an HR role from an unrelated function

Your responsibilities

  • Create lasting value through people management
  • Deliver successful organisational transformation

Your challenges

  • Highlighting strategic people-related issues
  • Understanding and managing the changing nature of organisations
  • Aligning the view on HR with the crucial role that people management includes

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What you can expect from this course

  • Learn how to drive business goals through people. 

    You will not learn about the traditional models of linking HR goals to business goals.

  • Focus on creating lasting transformation.

    You will not focus on how to respond to change.

  • Discuss engaging employees and other stakeholders in creating value together.

    We wil not discuss how to design HR practices to meet employees' goals. 

  • Discover how to understand, assess and develop a culture of excellence from a holistic perspective.

    You will not focus on one-sided and ungrounded models of culture.

Read what previous participants are saying

Cees Colijn

Head of People and Culture at RNHB

"My thinking really got a reality check. This course helped me see beyond the day-to-day matters of HR in different perspectives. The basics of HR is still there, but the teachers indeed go ‘beyond’ HR, because there’s so much more to it. It’s about transformation, change, uncertainty in the organisation, and even AI which also influences the HR role these days. That broader perspective is a big added value for me.” 

Your expert faculty

During this strategic HR training programme, you will learn from Dr Rebecca Hewett, Dr Jochem Kroezen, and Dr Rouven Kanitz. Occasionally we may substitute other faculty members according to the content of the programme and their availability.

Dr Rebecca Hewett

Rebecca Hewett is an associate professor of HRM at RSM. Her research focuses on how people management can best be implemented to enhance performance and well-being. Her PhD was on workplace rewards and motivation at Royal Holloway, University of London. Before that she worked as an HR professional for 10 years, including a role as head of HR operations for the UK’s communications regulator.

Strategic HR Training Professor at RSM.

Dr Jochem Kroezen

Jochem Kroezen has extensive teaching experience across university programmes on subjects such as social systems change, culture, strategic transformation and research methods. He was an assistant professor in international business at the University of Cambridge, and specialises in the sociological side of organisation and management theory. His current research focuses on ‘craft’ as an approach to organising work.

Strategic HR Training Professor at RSM.

Dr Rouven Kanitz

Rouven Kanitz is an assistant professor of organisational change at RSM. His research helps organisations to navigate change processes in more effective and sustainable ways. Mostly by researching the human side of change; specific interventions, measuring responses, and opportunities from digital technology. Rouven has worked in the medical technology industry and as a consultant for change projects.


Strategic HR Training Professor at RSM.

More information

Programme dates

2 - 4 December 2024

Programme fee

€ 3,600 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.


25% discount for alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and RSM.

A programme for your entire team

 All our short courses can also be delivered as personalised in-company training to groups of employees from the same organisation. This enables us to develop a course that focuses on your organisation’s own situation and issues.

Frequently asked questions

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) offers a dynamic learning environment for professionals looking for new skills and knowledge in business and management education. 

  • RSM is consistently ranked among Europe’s top business schools.
  • World-class professors and a globally oriented faculty deliver business leaders with an innovative mindset.
  • A prestigious Triple Crown accreditation puts RSM among the top 1% of business schools worldwide.
  • With our no-nonsense approach, RSM's goal is to give you the tools to put your new skills and knowledge directly into practice, for real impact.
  • It’s about you: during your programme you can discuss your specific business challenges and receive personal coaching.
  • You will meet a new network of peers in an RSM programme: extend your network, share experiences and become inspired by your fellow participants.

This programme takes place in Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam, just 15 minutes by public transport from Rotterdam city centre. Our modern and lively campus has innovative study facilities, sustainable design, and calming green spaces.

Most programmes start at 09:00. Finishing times are different for each programme. There’s also an approximate schedule in each programme’s brochure and on its webpages. When you register for a programme you will be given access to Canvas, our online learning system, and the full schedule is in Canvas. Your programme manager will hand out a detailed schedule on the first day of your programme.

Class sizes are usually between 12 to 24 people, but it does depend on the programme. We aim for a balance between allowing capacity to guarantee individual attention, and achieving a good group dynamic and networking opportunities.

Yes. Alumni from RSM and Erasmus University Rotterdam receive a 25 per cent discount. RSM alumni are those who have completed either a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, PhD or at least one executive education programme of more than 40 hours duration. Participants of open programmes of less than 40 hours do not receive a discount. Companies sponsoring several participants may also be offered a special price.

These programmes are excluded from this alumni discount:

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Excellence Programme
  • Leadership Challenges with Data Analytics
  • Urban Digital Innovation Executive Leadership for a Green Deal
  • Executive Master in Customs and Supply Chain Compliance
  • Business Valuation
  • Port Executive Leadership Circle
  • Corporate Communication programmes
  • Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship programmes
  • RSM Customised Programmes
  • Programmes offered outside RSM Executive Education

Programme fees include tuition, programme materials, plus lunch and refreshments throughout the programme. Hotel accommodation is not included, unless mentioned otherwise in the programme information.

If you require hotel accommodation, we recommend the Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel and the Bilderberg Park Hotel. Both hotels are located in Rotterdam, accessible to the university, and participants can benefit from special rates.

Please note that due to high demand, we advise you to book your hotel stay for any program as early as possible with a flexible rate.

Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.

If you have more general questions, we recommend you explore our more in-depth FAQs page. If you are looking for personal advice, then please contact one of our advisors using the contact form below.

Erika Kataveli

Programme advisor

It's my priority to help you identify how you can meet your professional objectives, so reach out and let's make a plan for your personal development.

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