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We are happy to announce that the subscriptions have opened! On the 21st of April 2017, the Maastricht Symposium will take place. We will start off with some interesting lectures about the theme "From work pressure to work pleasure". After that, we will have two rounds of workshops for which you can choose your most preferred one! We will finish up with some drinks.

The deadline is the 14th of April!

The theme that Committee Koning Willem I has chosen for Maastricht Symposium 2017 is: From work pressure to work pleasure.

Maastricht Symposium 2017

April 21st, 2017

On the 21st of April 2017 the Maastricht Symposium will take place. The Maastricht Symposium is an event that offers students, companies and speakers a unique platform to become acquainted, debate, learn and benefit from each other. The event is organized by students of the Committee Koning Willem I in collaboration with Maastricht University and the four student associations.

The theme that Committee Koning Willem I has chosen for Maastricht Symposium 2017 is: From work pressure to work pleasure.


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As guest speakers, we would like to welcome Martin Lammers and Simon Beausaert! Martin and Simon are both working at Maastricht University and are willing to provide an interactive lecture about the theme “From work pressure to work pleasure”. Before the Symposium, Martin and Simon met with some students to brainstorm about the topics where they will talk about. They will give an interesting lecture on the outcome of that brainstorm session.

After the lecture of Martin and Simon, we will have a short moment of exercise. Health & Fitness will provide a physical exercise of 15 minutes. We are looking forward to it.

Martin Lammers

As of the 1st of January 2015 Martin Lammers has been appointed as Director Business and Client Relations within the School of Business and Economics of the University of Maastricht. Before he started in this position he was the HR Director of the University of Maastricht. Martin Lammers is a senior HR professional and consultant who worked in various management functions for Nijenrode school of Business, Cargill, Libertel/Vodafone and the University of Maastricht. A leading theme in his career has been creating movement in organizations by means of having hard knowledge of soft issues.

Martin Lammers started his career as assistant professor in Physical Education on Nijenrode School of Business. On Nijenrode he has been participating in several executive programs amongst others for Aegon, KBB and ABN AMRO. As Dean of Campus he was a member of the Board of Nijenrode and responsible for a campus of 600 students.

For 7 years he worked for Cargill Benelux as Manager Training & Recruitment. In this capacity he was in charge of all the leadership training and development within Cargill Benelux, the same he later did for Vodafone NL. He has an extensive experience as facilitator, trainer and coach.

Within Vodafone Netherlands he has been Head of Learning and Development, HR Business Partner for Marketing, Customer Management, Shared Services and Network & IT. For Vodafone Group he was Head of People and Organizational Development for Group Technology. As change and people lead for Vodafone, together with his team he has been responsible for the implementation of a core business model and the (re)internal branding (a brand is what a brand does).

In his function as director of Business and Client relations Martin Lammers develops and delivers programmes for national and international corporate clients.

Simon Beausaert

Simon Beausaert is Associate professor Workplace learning at the Department for Educational Research and Development, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He does research on and has published various articles and book chapters on how to support formal and informal learning and on how to organise assessment for learning in the workplace.

In 2008 Simon Beausaert obtained his Master’s degree in Educational Sciences at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. One year earlier he joined the department Educational Research and Development of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Maastricht University as a junior researcher. In 2011 he finished a PhD research that focused on the use of Personal Development Plans (PDPs) in the workplace. Two years later he started a post-doc on the learning of aging employees, their employability and innovative working behaviour, which resulted in a tenure track of five years as assistant professor. Nowadays he is the program coordinator of the Management of Learning Master and is responsible for various educational innovation projects at the university. Next, he supervises different master and PhD students focusing on workplace learning. He is often consulted by companies on how to support (in)formal learning at the workplace, employability and innovation, assessment for learning and activating didactical methods.

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Tel: +31 6 522 405 10 (Femke Nouws, secretary)


Postal address: Maastricht Symposium |  Postbus 58 | 6200 AB Maastricht

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Maastricht Symposium 2017