For Ethics & Compliance Officers and Integrity Coordinators

Target audience

  • Ethics & Compliance Officers
  • Integrity Coordinators
  • People acting as reporting channels for whistleblower / whistleblowing reporting officers
  • Confidential counsellors who want to know more about the upcoming legislation


This is an interactive course with plenty of opportunity to practice and for asking questions.

The topics:

  • Background of the Whistleblower Protection Act
  • The EU Directive and the Dutch Whistleblower Protection Act
  • The roles of adviser, reporting channel and (coordinator of) investigations
  • The benefits of a good speak-up culture
  • Good practices
  • Coordinating investigations
  • Exercise in conversation technique

Date, time and location

The next Dutch language course will take place on Tuesday November 8th 2022.

The program takes a full day from 9:30 to 17:00 with a break from 12.45 to 13.30.

The training will take place in the WTC in Utrecht under the condition that the minimum number of participants is reached. You will be notified about this max 10 days in advance.

Would you rather have an online or English language training? Please add a remark in the contact form below.


€595 (ex BTW), including sandwiches for lunch and a drink afterwards.

About the teachers

Geert Vermeulen is an experienced ethics & compliance professional. He has been the Chief Compliance Officer at two multinationals, where he coordinated hundreds of whistleblower reports. He is the former chairman of the Dutch Compliance Officers Association and regularly writes and speaks on compliance and integrity. In 2020, he received the National Compliance Award. Shortly thereafter, he founded De Integriteitscoördinator/The Integrity Coordinator, an external coordinator of whistleblower procedures. Geert also wrote the first draft of the brochure ‘Internal Investigations’ for the Dutch Whistleblowing Authority.

Nicole Pikkemaat
Nicole Pikkemaat is an experienced trainer and consultant in the field of workplace management. Her ‘drive’ is to contribute to a safe and healthy working environment, where it is pleasant for everyone to work. Nicole is a certified (external) confidential advisor and trainer/advisor in the field of Work & Health. She is also a member of the editorial board ‘Work and Safety’ and author of several publications and articles on this topic. She goes everywhere for her work, working with many organisations. There is always mission work to be done in the field of working conditions, (un)desired behaviour, psychosocial workload, work pressure/stress and working hours. During this training, Nicole will discuss the role of the confidential advisor and explain it using examples.

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The course will be provided in the Dutch language. Please indicate in the remarks/wishes if you prefer to participate in an online training or an English language training; this is also possible.