Guest speakers 2016

Karel Massop

karel massopKarel Massop is the director of Human Capital Practice at Deloitte, the Netherlands.

His expertise, gained through both research and the client work, includes talent & learning strategy, learning technology (including various types of LMS implementations), design and development of talent & learning programs, development of content and courseware, HR & talent strategy, HR transformation and change & project management.

Additionally, he leads the EMEA Learning Solutions team in the Human Capital Practice.

Adina Petre

adina petre

Adina Petre is a networking enthusiast and coach. As project manager at LaunchBase Pre-incubation programme and an entrepreneur herself, she helps the entrepreneurs bridge the gap between “start-up dream land” and “tangible businesses.”

In addition, Adina regularly gives workshops on entrepreneurship-related themes, delivers team building exercises, idea generating sessions, and pitch practice for start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Arthur Nijhuis

arthurArthur Nijhuis is a MoL alumnus and a successful entrepreneur. Next to having a background in L&D, his experiences include working for Unilever (both Marketing and HR), backpack-tripping and starting his own company Rechtstreex. Currently, he manages about 20 employees and works on growing his own company further.

His successes include becoming a winner of ‘Investment Ready Program 2015’ from the ImpactHUB Amsterdam as well as winning ‘Aardig Onderweg Award’​ from the R.E.T. 2015. In 2014 he was selected as “Duurzame Jongere Top 100” in The Netherlands (

Prof. Dr. Filip Dochy

DochyProf. Dr. Filip Dochy studied Educational Sciences and Psychology at the Universities of Gent and Leuven (Belgium). He received his PhD in Educational Technology. He is currently full professor Corporate L&D at the University of Leuven (Belgium) Centre for Research on Professional Training & Development and Lifelong learning. He was President of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI – from 2003 till 2005.

He is the founding Editor of the Educational Research Review (2005-2009). He is currently also founding Editor of Frontline Learning Research, the 3rd official journal of EARLI. He was founder and Chairman of EAPRIL (European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning in Education and Professional Practice – (2009-2011).

He is a member of several editorial boards of scientific journals and he is a member of the European Academy of Science.

His areas of research are :
–  High Impact Learning
–  Team learning, cooperative learning and lifelong learning
–  Educational Assessment (including new modes of assessment in (higher) education) & assessment of group work and learning.
–  New learning and learning arrangements
–  Assessment and edumetrics
–  Training and training methodology, both in corporate settings and in higher education

Catherine Dejardin

CatherineCatherine Dejardin is an alumnus of MoL. After obtaining a Bachelor and Master in Business Administration & Entrepreneurship from the University of Liège, her increasing curiosity in Human resources brought her to Maastricht.

She has a particular interest in what the best environment for learning looks like – at school and at work. Her Master thesis is a good example of that as it considers how the working climate should be shaped to nurture creativity in different types of jobs. Once graduated, she started working for Vodafone Netherlands first as a trainee, then grew to reach her current function as Learning and Development Consultant. Since she started working for Vodafone 3,5 years ago, she had the chance to work on and lead a big variety of projects ranging from HR transformation projects to creating business cases, renewing the L&D strategy and managing training programs.

Hannah van Drunen

hannahHannah van Drunen obtained her bachelor degree in Hotel Management. After gaining HR experience in the hospitality industry, she decided to join the MoL program in 2014.

As a proactive person with entrepreneurial spirit, she was selected to the Global Citizen Program (AIESEC) in Argentina. Upon her return, she has joined the crew of a Dutch IT start-up bunq, where she is currently working in HR & Recruitment.

Pablo Mellar

pabloPablo Mellar is an alumnus of MoL. His Bachelor of Business Administration took him to Spain, Germany and Singapore and after gaining HRM experience in the chemical and sports industry he joined the MoL Master to deepen his knowledge on strategic learning in organizations.

The connection between strategic HRM systems, learning climate and innovative work behavior was the core of his Master thesis. In his current role at Daimler he is supporting the personnel ramp-up of a new Mercedes-Benz Vans plant in Charleston, SC, connecting personnel planning, employee development and organizational development.

Janina Motz

Janina Motz_FotoIn 2013, Janina Motz joined the department of Educational Research and Development as a student assistant. After obtaining a MSc. in Management of Learning at the University of Maastricht in 2014, she started to work as a junior researcher & lecturer at the department.

As a team member, Janina participates in human resource development projects conducted in close collaboration with industrials companies and health care organizations. The objectives of the projects are to support team effectiveness and to assess possibilities to enhance transfer of training. Moreover, Janina coordinates a project on the quality assurance of internships in master programmes. Her work as a lecturer includes the teaching of bachelor courses related to learning at the workplace. Janina is also involved in coordinating and developing courses on bachelor and master level.​

Mien Segers

LuberonMien started her career at the Problem-Based Medical School of Maastricht University as a junior researcher. In 2003, she became full professor Learning in Organisations at the Leiden University School of Social Sciences. In 2007 she became program coordinator of MSc Management of Learning. In 2009, she accepted the position of full professor Corporate learning at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics.

In her current research she addresses the role of formal and informal learning for employees’ performance, employability and innovative work behaviour. Her studies focus on individual learning as well as team learning.

She received several grants for Learning and Development research projects and fundamental researchfrom the Dutch Government, Dutch Science Foundation as well as a variety of organisations.

She has been publishing many articles in highly ranked journals as well as editing books, for practitioners and researchers. She is the co-author of the recently published book “Bouwstenenvoor High Impact Learning” (Dochy, Berghmans, Koenen& Segers, Uitgeverij Lemma). She is the chief-editor of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction book series New Perspectives on Learning and Instruction.