Basic course confidential advisor undesirable behaviour and integrity (four day course)

Due to changes at the end of 2023, regarding a national exam in Dutch, we are temporarily unable to offer this course.

Certified by the Dutch Association for confidential advisors (LVvV).

This four day course will be organized in Amsterdam. In some cases one day (the third or fourth) will be given online.

The Working Conditions Act (‘Arbeidsomstandighedenwet’) obliges organisations to pursue a policy to prevent psychosocial workload and to protect employees against the consequences of sexual harassment, bullying, aggression and work pressure. The appointment of a confidential advisor is an important contribution to this. Our basic training provides a solid basis for successfully getting started in this role.

Relatively new is the interest in acting with integrity in the broader sense, often expressed in (integrity) policy with regard to reporting abuses, such as fraud. More and more organisations realise the added value of an explicitly formulated ‘ethical organisation’. An Integrity (I) confidant can play a key role in this.

What does a confidant do, what are the authorisations, who can appeal to a confidant?

You will be provided an answer to these questions and much more during the Basic Training. You will become acquainted with both the theoretical and the practical aspects. The training is evidence-based, but certainly also experience-based. During the training, attention is paid to social thinking about desirable and undesirable behaviour within labour organisations.


After following the basic training:

  • Have the knowledge and skills required to get started in practice as a confidential counsellor.
  • Are you aware of the position, role, tasks and pitfalls of the counsellor.
  • You are aware of the relevant case law, legislation and regulations and legal developments.
  • You can determine your role as OG and I counsellor and draw the line between undesirable behaviour, cooperation problems, labour law issues and integrity issues.
  • You will be able to realise the differences between the role of the VPOG and that of VPI, and you will be able to fulfil both roles within the combination function.
  • Employees can come to you for thorough and practical advice with regard to undesirable behaviour and you have the skills to engage in these conversations.


Our training to become a confidential counsellor for undesirable behaviour is accredited by the National Association of Confidential Advisors. After completing the course you will receive a certificate upon successful participation. You can use this to register with the Association and register as a certified OG counsellor. The costs of this membership and registration are not included in the training.

The requirements that you must meet to be certified are listed in the LVV certificate scheme and described on the website.

Result after following a course study

  • A 'Basic course' certificate recognised by the Landelijke Vereniging van Vertrouwenspersonen ('National Association of Confidentiality Counselors')
  • Mediatorsfederatie Nederland (MfN) (Mediators Federation Netherlands): PE recognition, 24 points on level 2

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