future executive program

This regional corporate talent development program is being organized by the Frits Goldschmeding Academy for participants from the APAC and European regions, to build a future senior management talent pipeline. 

The dynamic and interactive learning journey concentrates on relevant management and leadership skills training as well as sharing knowledge through action learning. The program aims to build common frameworks about Randstad basics and to improve personal and professional development/leadership skills to eventually build a future senior management talent pipeline.


"FEP was instrumental in my professional development and ensured I was equipped with the right leadership competencies. The skills I learned provided me with a platform to move into a new role and re-locate countries. Throughout the program, my confidence and capability in business leadership grew. FEP equipped me with the tools needed to support my people leadership and business decision-making."

Katharine Swan -  country manager - Randstad New Zealand (FEP APAC)

"The program triggered me into seeing things in a new light. Even before we moved into the final module, I could see my interactions with colleagues changing; as I had become more confident. I now have a deeper understanding of who I am as a person, a leader and a future Executive. You could say my "north star" is now much clearer."

Seth Radke - national director, business concepts development - Randstad Japan (FEP APAC)

"For me participating in FEP was an exciting journey. It almost felt like a mini MBA, getting more knowledge in leadership, strategy, finance and digital. It gave me the opportunity to learn and connect with inspirational people in the program, and as well, access to information and working with some of the best business schools in Europe. As well, the internal network you build with your colleagues will last far beyond this program. There is a pre-FEP and post-FEP Farah; I feel more empowered and I'm involving these new skills and behaviors into my daily work.

Farah Verbruggen - vice president - Global Client Solutions (FEP Europe)


The target group of the program are colleagues from Randstad Asia Pacific or Europe.

The FEP participant:

  • is future-focused, eager to learn and open-minded
  • combines commercial and professional expertise to bring value to the organization
  • sets the strategic direction and conceptualizes the vision for the local business 
  • has breadth of perspective, and takes a wide view of issues
  • is firm, decisive and courageous in leading execution
  • has shown good performance and business results* over several years
  • has a good command of both written and spoken English
  • has Hay Grade: 17 up to 19 (≈ spotlight)

whose future step could become: 

  • country manager of a small Opco
  • management team member of a small/medium Opco
  • concept leader professionals vertical

* (high) potential rating according to the (functional) people review


  • Increase their self-awareness and demonstrate insight into their personal development needs and capabilities (Connect People);
  • Broaden from their divisional operational silo into a more holistic understanding of the business Randstad is in (Resourcefulness);
  • Develop business knowledge, assimilate this information to see connections and make decisions (Resourcefulness);
  • Become more comfortable in creating their own business focus and take initiatives (Drives vision and purpose);
  • Develop a change mindset to influence and lead their part of the business environment (Manages ambiguity);
  • Engage with peers across the region to create synergy and understand each other cultural backgrounds (Connect People).


After completion of the program, participants will:

  • have gained knowledge and skills regarding strategy, management and leadership by simultaneously reflecting and strengthening their attitude towards their work and company 
  • be able to enhance their various leadership styles - be supported to become more flexible and effective
  • understand the changing business environment of major clients and the change in customer demands

the program The complete learning journey is approximately 12 months in duration.  This journey connects to the Randstad Tech & Touch Strategy and ambition and inspires them to apply the learnings in their daily business and personal leadership role. The learning methods will include interactive lectures, case studies, business games, individual and group assignments. Everything that participants learn and develop in knowledge, insights, skills and abilities will directly be applied in real-life cases by working on a special individual project where all issues can be integrated over the ten months of the program.

module 1: strategy, finance & leadership

  • Increase their self-awareness and demonstrate insight into their personal development needs and capabilities (Connect People);
  • Broaden from their divisional operational silo into a more holistic understanding of the business Randstad is in (Resourcefulness);
  • Develop business knowledge, assimilate this information to see connections and make decisions (Resourcefulness);
  • Engage with peers across the region to create synergy and understand each other cultural backgrounds (Connect People).

module 2: market strategy & leadership

  • How to win - how to measure: Aligning strategy and marketing to deliver financial results (connecting)
  • Find distinctive ways to serve customers and candidates in service industry – manage the digital challenge (intellectual strength)
  • Lead change (understanding the “Rules of the Road” as well as root causes of resistance) (partner)
  • Create alignment as a leader in diverse teams (lead)
  • Hone personal leadership skills (e.g. leading for agility, effectively leading people and teams) (agility)

module 3: strategy & leadership

  • Apply (within the context of the specific Randstad assignment) the various concepts and frameworks introduced in destinations 1 and 2; 
  • Challenge to deliver concrete and actionable results (within the context of a compressed time frame) (connect);
  • Challenge your personal and team leadership skills and reflect upon these (lead & agility);
  • Give a professional business presentation and deliver outstanding Business Assignment results in their own part of Randstad (partner).

practical information business school

The program in APAC has been developed by the Frits Goldschmeding Academy in cooperation with TIAS school for business and society in The Netherlands and Singapore Management University in Asia Pacific. In Europe, the program has been developed in cooperation with TIAS, NOVA and Vlerick.

teaching staff

The academic director of the program is Filip Caeldries, faculty at TIAS School for Business and Society. He facilitates the learning journey together with faculty from SMU and NOVA & Vlerick.



Module 1: 06 - 10 December 2020 (virtual) 

Module 2: 26 February - 5 March 2021 (virtual) 

Module 3: 05 - 07 July 2021 (virtual)

FEP Europe 3:

Module 1: 12 - 18 March 2021 (virtual)

Module 2: 18 - 25 June 2021 (virtual)

Module 3: October/November 2021


Program costs: € 15,000 (50% operating company and 50% Frits Goldschmeding Academy)

Accommodation & meeting costs: approximately € 1,750 per module (100% operating company)

Travel costs: to be arranged and paid by the operating company

Please note that pricing is subject to change. This is an estimated amount, as the fees for accommodation, meals, program fees can vary throughout the year.


The nomination can only be done by HR and participation is not ensured until this has been confirmed by the Frits Goldschmeding Academy. For additional information, please contact the Frits Goldschmeding Academy (academy.frits.goldschmeding@randstad.com).

If notice of cancellation is received within two months of the session, tuition will be due in full. Operating companies are entitled to replace candidates taking the enrollment requirements into account and allowing sufficient pre-course preparation time.