Plenary Keynote Speaker - Jos Akkermans

Prof., VU Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jos Akkermans is Associate Professor of Sustainable Careers and Organizational Behavior at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is an associate editor for Career Development International and a member of the executive team of the Academy of Management Careers Division. He has published in high-profile journals such as Journal of Vocational Behavior, Applied Psychology, and Human Resource Management. He is also program director of the VU Business Administration Master program.

The title of his keynote will be “Sustainable Career Management: What is it and How does it Work?”

Research on sustainable careers has seen a recent rise in momentum. This fits with development on society and on the labour markets related to increasing complexity and dynamics of contemporary careers. But what exactly is a sustainable career, and what are its key characteristics? How does this translate to (HR) practice? These are a few of the questions that I discuss with you during the session, thereby sharing the way scholars currently think about sustainable careers and attempting to bridge this perspective to practice.