Annual HR Managers Forum 2024 "WELL-BEING AT WORK"

25.01.2024 09:00 AM
350 € without VAT
The IEDC closely follows not only business developments but also latest innovative HR practices, striving to bring the best practitioners, researches and HR management practice thought leaders together for an interactive, discussion-reach event.

About the Forum

In the demanding contexts that modern organizations operate, aspects of well-being including physical health, emotional well-being, social interactions, and the search for meaning and impact became critical success factors. Join us for an illuminating and interactive forum dedicated to cultivating well-being in the workplace. Learn from experts, engage in meaningful discussions, and leave with actionable strategies to enhance well-being within your organization. Together, we can create thriving workplaces where employees flourish and organizations excel. Discover the latest research, tools, and best practices that are reshaping the future of work wellness. Exchange insights with peers from diverse industries and witness firsthand the transformative power of prioritizing employee and leader wellbeing by building on drivers from academia and practice. 


Day 1: Thursday, January 25, 2024

9:30 - 10:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee
10:00 - 10:20 Opening Address and setting the scene by Prof. Danica Purg, President, IEDC-Bled School of Management and Prof. Drikus Kriek, Dean, IEDC-Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies
10:20 – 11:10 Keynote Address “Understanding Well-being: The Science and Practice Behind It", Dr. François Hugo, International Executive Coach, Management and Organizational Consultant
11:10 – 11:30 Q&A 
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break 
12:00 – 13:00

Panel Discussion - "Best Practices in Employee Well-being", Panelists: HR Leaders from Leading Organizations:

  • Alenka Potočnik, Head of HR development, GEN-I, Slovenia
  • Dana Kreppke, HR Director CEE, Kearney, Czech Republic
13:00– 13:45 Lecture "Compassionate Management to lead well-being"; Carin-Isabel Knopp, Harvard Business School, US
13:45 – 14:45 Networking Lunch 
14:45 – 16:15 

Workshops: Well-being in Practice (in parallel hapenning)

  • Workshop A: "Empower Yourself for Optimal Health and Vitality"
    Led by: Jana Wahl, MD, Specialist Gen. Surg., Functional Medicine, MBA, University Medical Center Ljubljana 
  • Workshop B: "Mindfulness and Stress Reduction"
    Led by: Mateja Lenarčič, MSc, Director and Founder of MEDIUS, Institute for mindfulness and mediation, Certified MBSR Teacher
  • Workshop C: "Implementing employee well-being into your employer brand strategy"
    Led by: Dr. Aleksandra Kregar, Habitus Consulting

*Note: Participants can choose one workshop to attend.

16:15 – 16:30 Closing Remarks and Conference Reflection by Prof. Drikus Kriek, Dean, IEDC-Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies 
16:30 – 18:00  Networking Reception and Cocktail Hour "Arts & Leadership experience"


Day 2, Friday, January 26, 2024 

9:00 - 9:30 Morning meditation (optional) 
9:00 – 10:00 Morning coffee
10:00 – 12:00

Tailored Consulting Workshops: Navigating Your Organization's Unique Challenges

Unlock the potential of your organization with IEDC’s personalized consulting sessions. Each workshop is designed to address the challenges your organization faces. Within a workshop setting, we ensure focused attention, robust discussions, and a collaborative problem-solving environment. Explore the talent issues, innovative solutions, and potential strategies. Join us and experience a journey that can lead to tailored solutions.

4 workshops will run in parallel where the following topics will be addressed: 

  • Employee wellbeing
  • Leading change
  • Leadership challenges and 
  • Work-life balance

Led by Prof. Danica Purg, Prof. Drikus Kriek, Dr. Nenad Filipović, and Ms. Carin-Isabel Knoop (HBS)

12:00 – 13:00 Farewell lunch



January 25 - 26, 2024

Participation Fee

350 € + VAT 

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