Leadership Development, Corporate L&D and Human Resources.

Dr. van Dam is an internationally recognized thought leader, advisor, researcher, facilitator, and best-selling (co-) author of more than 27 books on Leadership Development, Corporate Learning and Human Resources Management. Nick has over 25+ years of international business experience as a former Partner, Global Chief Learning Officer, HR-Executive, and Client Advisor at McKinsey & Company as well as at Deloitte.

He is a Professor at IE Business School, Nyenrode Business University, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he works with candidates in an executive doctoral program. And he is an external senior advisor and faculty member at McKinsey & Company. Nick is the Academic Director of different programs including: ‘Global Master Program L&D Leadership’ and ‘HR Leadership – New Paradigms’. He has been the Academic Director of the IE Business School, Executive Master in Positive Leadership, Strategy and Transformation. Examples of his classes: Leading Change, Strategic Thinking Principles, Inspirational Leadership, Positive Psychology, Authentic Confidence, L&D/HR leadership, and The Future of Work.

Nick has written numerous articles for various publications and has been quoted by Bloomberg Businessweek, Chief Learning Officer, Financial Times, Fortune Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Times of India, Information Week, TD Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Examples of his books: Authentic Confidence, 49 Tools for L&D, Leadership at Scale, Elevating L&D, and You! The Positive Force in Change, and Handbook Organization & Management.

Nick is the founder of the e-Learning for Kids Foundation, which has provided free digital lessons for more than 25 million underprivileged elementary school children. (

What I love about CEDEP: “The focus on the client as well as the innovative approach in designing and delivering leadership development programs.”