Prof Dr Dirk Buyens obtained his PhD in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at Ghent University and holds an MBA degree of KU Leuven. He was a doctoral-fellow at the IR Centre of the Graduate School of Management at the University of Minnesota (USA). Within the field of HRM and People Management Dirk published numerous articles in international Journals. Over the last 20 years he conducted quite some contract research projects for both public and private organisations. Next to that he frequently advices organisations on their HRM structures and strategies and their People Management systems. Some time ago Dirk was quoted by Trends, a Belgian Business weekly, as one of the most influential academic HR thinkers in this country.
Over the recent years Dirk has been frequently invited as a Keynote speaker on numerous in-company events and conferences where he dealt on topics like: strategic HRM; Career management; People Management and Personal Mastery, amongst many other themes in the field of People and Organisation. At the school, he is the driving force behind the ‘HR-day’ the biggest HR event in Belgium which attracts every year more than 600 people.