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Hiring and Growing Inclusively in Startups

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Do you want to learn more about diversity and inclusion in and around startups? Then join our new masterclass Hiring and Growing Inclusively in Startups! In this masterclass, we present selected insights from research and walk you through practical initiatives that you can start implementing today. The 1st edition starts on 6 October 2021.

Why join the masterclass Hiring and Growing Inclusively in Startups?

  • What will you learn?

    This masterclass takes place during 2 evening classes and consists of short interactive lectures, discussion and reflections. The 1st class will introduce key terminology and tools for diversity hiring and inclusion climate design. The 2nd class allows you to put this knowledge into practice by developing an action plan for your startup.

    • You will learn about master key diversity and inclusion terminology.
    • You will understand why D&I is crucial for startups.
    • You will familiarise yourself with evidence-based knowledge and tools on diversity management practices and inclusion climate design.
    • You will apply hiring tools for diversity in startups.
    • You will develop an action plan to inspire an inclusive climate and get buy-in for this at your startup.
  • For whom?

    This masterclass is designed for founders, recruiters, HR managers or employees in startups or scaleups. You are seeking to build an inclusive company culture, but you don’t have the practical tools to do so or the time to search for them yourself.

  • Dates and fees
    Dates:  Wednesday 6 October and 8 December 2021
    Times:  16:00 - 21:00
    Fee:  €995 (VAT free), early bird discount of €100 for all participants that sign up by 31 August 2021.
  • Practical information
    Language:  English
    Location:  De Burcht, Henri Polaklaan 9, Amsterdam
    Certification:  You will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the University of Amsterdam
  • Teaching staff
    • Dr. Yuval Engel (Israel): Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Amsterdam.
    • Dr. Lena Knappert (Germany): Assistant Professor of Human Resource Studies at VU University Amsterdam.
  • Collaboration

    This masterclass is a collaboration between Amsterdam Business School, the Municipality of Amsterdam and Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA).

  • Reviews

    'This is awesome for anyone who cares about hiring and culture in startups! I learned so much.'

    'Super informative. Motivated me to start working on solutions with lots of tools and resources. Yuval and Lena structured everything to make all the material easy to digest.'

    'As a recruiter at a scaleup you never really have the time to think about the big picture but this was an eye-opener. So many familiar examples and so much we can still do to improve. Highly recommended!'


Do you have questions about this or other open programmes? Please contact:

drs. Vanessa Rijkeboer
Manager Executive Education
T: +31 (0)20 525 7146

Facts & Figures
Type Contract teaching
Mode Short-term
Credits 0 ECTS, 2 half days
Language of instruction English
Starts in September