26 November | 10:00-11:30

Virtual Classroom: Leadership through change

Being a leader in these times is challenging but, in such situations, following a prescribed path might provide good orientation and can serve as a recipe for success. A strong leadership mindset in this way creates a real sense of organisational purpose. One in which leaders can inspire those around them to join the pursuit of a common vision, engage every team member in meaningful activities, innovate products or processes, achieve results by creating the right structures and level of clarity, and develop self-awareness of their ability to transform, coach and influence people.

In this virtual classroom, two Top Employers therefore share their experiences about how they ensure that they still give their people confidence in these changing times and what the role of HR is in this matter. 

NOTE: Keep in mind that this Virtual Classroom will be in English. If you wish to participate in the Dutch Virtual Classroom, please check out this landingpage and register there. This session will take place Tuesday the 24th of November.

Speakers Virtual Classroom: 

Katrijn Knaapen, Senior Manager Leadership & Development at Lidl

How does Lidl translate, experiment and adjust the new situation (i.e. COVID) into the existing leadership model which includes training programmes through the LIDL academy? For leadership the COVID-crises has been a catalyst to really test the High Five model which is the model they strive for. 


Karlijn Hendriks, Director of HR Scandanavia, Benelux, France and Spain at Hunkemöller

Which leadership philosophy suits the organization and what journey did they follow to get there? What journey did Hunkemöller take from none to a custom made leadership philosophy and how did they embed this within the business?  



10:00 – 10:15         Introduction Top Employers

10:15 – 10:35         Lidl

10:35 – 10:55         Hunkemöller

10:55 – 11:15         Break-out sessions

11:15 – 11:25         Collective closure

Participant profile: Senior level HR, HR Business partners 250+ employees.

Some practical matters:

  • Tool: Zoom
  • Language: English


Register now for our Virtual Classroom via the form at the right side of the page. The session is recorded and shared afterwards if desired. We will send you a link via Zoom meeting.