Overview workshops


Module 1: One-day workshop "Dutch employment law for contemporary management (basic)"

In the basic workshop the focus is on the basics of Dutch labour law and its application. We reflect on the most recent developments in legislation and regulations. (LINK to page)

Module 2: One-day workshop “Contemporary HR in the Netherlands (Advanced)”

In this workshop the focus is on contemporary HR philosophies, tools and approaches and their practical application in relation to Dutch labour law. (LINK to page)


Building Block Modules

In various modules or "deep dives" in a number of specific subjects, we delve into the Dutch employment law aspects and contemporary Dutch HR approaches of the subject along with their advantages, disadvantages and tips on practical application.

The Ins and outs of the subject of the ‘deep dive’ subject are covered, with a lot of room discussion of your own cases.

Module 3 - Deep dive 1: Illness and reintegration (LINK to page)

Module 4 - Deep dive 2: Performance Management, incl. file building  (LINK to page)

Module 5 - Deep dive 3: Organizational change / reorganization (LINK to page)

Module 6 - Deep dive 4: Labour relations (Works Council and trade unions) (LINK to page)

Module 7 - Deep dive 5: Flexible labour relations (LINK to page)


One-day workshop / course ‘Global Overview Employment Law & HR: Western European countries, USA & rest of the world (in English)’  (LINK to page)


Workshop Locations

The workshops are held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at changing locations of Seats2Meet, always including an extensive lunch in the brasseries at the locations.


Workshop dates


Module 1, Dutch employment law (Basic):

Monday, February 3, 2020 (Utrecht), Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (Utrecht), Tuesday, March 17, 2020 (Utrecht), Tuesday April 21, 2020 (Den Bosch), Thursday April 23 (Utrecht), Thursday April 16 (Zwolle), Tuesday May 19 (Utrecht)

Module 2, Contemporary HRM in the Netherlands (Advanced):

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 (Zwolle), Wednesday, February 26, 2020 (Den Bosch), Wednesday, March 18, 2020 (Utrecht)

Module 3, Illness and reintegration: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (Utrecht), Thursday, April 23, 2020 (Utrecht)

Module 4, Performance Management: Tuesday, January 28 2020 (Utrecht), Thursday, March 26 (Utrecht)

Module 5, Organizational change / Reorganization: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (Utrecht), Thursday, April 2 (Utrecht)

Module 6, Industrial relations (Works Council / Unions) : Thursday, February 13, 2020 (Utrecht), Thursday, April 16 (Utrecht)

Module 7 , Flexible labour relations: Monday, January 27, 2020 (Utrecht), Tuesday, April 15, 2020 (Utrecht)

Global Overview Employment Law & HR : Monday, March 2nd, 2020 (Utrecht), Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 (Utrecht)


We also offer the modules / workshops in-Company , customized to the needs of your organization.


Your investment

€ 795, excluding VAT, including reading materials, per workshop / module.

If your branch, professional or network organization has a cooperation agreement with us, a discount may apply. Indicate this under remarks during registration, stating the organization.

Benefits from the programme

At the end of this course where we also work with your own cases with a maximum of six participants (the composition of which varies per module / workshop) you have:

  1. 1. up-to-date knowledge of Dutch employment law
  2. 2. knowledge of contemporary Dutch HR approaches and tips on their application
  3. 3. the concrete solution for the cases you brought in during the workshops
  4. 4. the necessary knowledge of the deep dive topics you have chosen.

A certificate is given for each module followed.

About the senior lecturer / teacher:

Mr. Arthur Hol is both a lawyer and an Organizational Psychologist. He is a partner / employment lawyer at De Koning Vergouwen lawyers. In the past he worked as HR Manager at Shell and KLM. He is also a partner of ‘New ways of Organizing’. More information: www.arthurhol.nl

Arthur Hol: "Helped by my background as an employment lawyer and former HR manager in international companies such as  Shell and KLM, I have organized more than one hundred workshops since 2005 on topics ranging from " Good Employment practices and how to build a (non) performance file ", " Sickness & reintegration" and  "Re-organisation " for a total of around a thousand managers and HR officers, both through in-company corporate workshops and externally.

Nowadays there is a lot of attention for new forms of leadership and organization. I notice that in practice there is an increasing need for reflection on how these relate to the frameworks of existing HR policy and the rules of labour law. Managers also need to develop their own leadership style with knowledge of those frameworks. "



“The course was extremely useful - I feel a lot more informed and confident to purse matters in the workplace. I like the approach - not 'death by powerpoint'! Was never boring. About the trainer: 10/10, very easy to listen to, engaging and relaxed. I like the inclusion of group experience and advice too." - Janine Smith, Sofis

"Really useful course for my work. I work in HR in the Netherlands for a mid-large size company. It really showed me areas we aren't doing things correctly, and where we can improve." - Jeanie Edwards, Backbase B.V.

“I appreciated that the trainer could share his rich experience in Dutch employment law and that we could discuss specific practical examples in a small group of participants." - Kerstin Herzog, Brunswick Marine EMEA