Corporate Governance

 

Course Overview

The purpose of the course is to assist students in understanding the theoretical and practical foundations of corporate governance and to examine the central role of the board of directors in the governance of business corporations, and the relationships among boards, shareholders, and senior executives, especially the CEOs, which by its nature can be sometimes complex and conflict. This course will provide the students a clear understanding of corporate governance: what boards do and why many are effective, while others fail, leading to problems for their company, its executives, and shareholders, as well as the board itself.

The students will also acquire an understanding of key elements of the work boards must do including, strategic reviews, selecting, evaluating and compensating CEOs and other senior executives, director selection, and dealing with various corporate crises. You will also gain an appreciation of the costs and rewards of board service.

 

 

Aims and objectives

The purpose of the curriculum Corporate Governance is to enable students to acquire knowledge concerning corporate governance and specific skills in order to apply this knowledge in practice. A clear understanding of how boards function, is a prerequisite for being effective not only as a director, but as a senior executive, a shareholder or an employee. By adopting the knowledge of this course, students will be able:

  • To understand the content of corporate governance (what boards are supposed to do, how they function, what issues they have to confront)
  • To understand the legal, financial, strategic and behavioral issues with which directors must contend
  • To develop the ability to assess the value that creates the board of directors to shareholders;
  • To apply the knowledge concerning the nomination of board members and organization of the board of directors;
  • To apply the acquired knowledge on the role of the CEO and board of directors in corporate governance;
  • To acquired knowledge on the role of chairman of the board of directors in corporate governance;
  • To apply the knowledge related to performance evaluation of corporate governance  and  the importance of corporate reputation for the image of the company;
  • To determine the fundamental differences between corporate governance in Macedonia and worldwide.

 

Teaching and learning methods

The basic learning for the course takes place through preparation for and participation in class discussion. Group discussions, concrete problem solving and case study will be stimulated.

 

 

Course evaluation

In-class active participation

40%

Group work

40%

Online participation

20%

 

Monitoring and evaluation of the course

Upon the completion of the training each student will be able to assess the following areas:

  1. Teaching method
  2. Tools and materials used in the training
  3. Assessment of anticipated and gained know-how
  4. Recommendations for improvement

 

About the lecturer

               


D-r Ljupco Eftimov is a university professor and director of postgraduates studies in Strategic Human Resource Management at the Faculty of Economics- Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. He is a professional trainer and collaborator at M6 Educational Centre.

Ljupco has perennial academic and practical working experience in the field of Human Resource Management and Performance Management. Acting as a member of the Board of Directors at Macedonian Human Resource Association – MHRA, member of the Advisory Board of Directors at Business Center for Training and Education in Economic Chamber of Macedonia and member of National Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness Council of the Republic Macedonia he is well introduced with corporate governance challenges in Macedonia.

Both domestic and international experience in organizing and conducting of professional trainings, project management, research and/or providing business consultancy for many corporations and institutions.

Ljupco Eftimov holds a PhD in Management.


About the project

The goal of the project is to bridge the gap between the qualitative outputs of educational provisions and industry needs by offering innovative approach in learning and praxis and substantial data for informed policy making.

 

The specific objectives (SO) of the project are:

SO1: To develop and deliver innovative educational method based on education-in-action of soft skills in order to enhance the quality of education offered in VET schools;

SO2:  To increase the cooperation between educational institutions and industry for improvement of educational outputs and increasing the employability rate of tertiary VET learners, youth workers, and young entrepreneurs and professionals.

SO3: To enhance the VET system by improving utilization ICT tools for provision of combined learning and comprehensive data provision for policy and decision makers.

 

As part of the Erasmus + programme: Strategic Partnerships in VET the project target group is focused on the partners’ employees in order to increase their capacities.

The partners, as added value to the project, have opened the Short-term joint staff training events to vocational students.

 

Lead partner of the project is:

M6 Educational Center

Partners in the project are:

Idea OK, consulting and education;

Macedonian human resources association (MHRA);

Italian human resources association (AIDP); and

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics

 

 

 

 

About the partner

 

The M6 Educational Centre was founded with the aim of creating a leading institution for lifelong professional Business training. The M6 Educational Centre seeks to serve the local business community needs stemming from: 

•  The need for applied knowledge among incoming university graduates
•  The outdated level of knowledge among seasoned staff
• The opportunity to bring higher-quality Western business training to Macedonia and the immediate region

 

M6 EC, as a pioneer in the field of lifelong learning processes in Macedonia, has continuously provided business education and training for more than eight years, and has become a source of relevant and applicable knowledge to organizations in the region. The Centre has been active in the organization of educational events for managers and professionals from large, medium and small enterprises, and the benefits of these events extend from gaining new knowledge and job skills, to extensive networking for professionals from our region.

 

The objectives of M6 EC are: Creating a community of new leaders through access to unique, targeted, and exclusive training programs and established international lecturers for senior and upcoming managers; Developing and fostering entrepreneurial skills; Establishing a connection between the Centre's program and best practices in relevant Western companies;  Establishing a practical link between the program offering and the desired development of the participants and the organizations they represent. The Centre employs a life-long learning approach whereby current and applied perspectives to traditional business disciplines are added and built on through a continuously changing annual syllabus of seminars and workshops which are carefully designed and influenced by participating companies through an ongoing needs assessment, implementation and feedback methodology. As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility activities, M6 EC has extended its aim to encompass the civil society and social entrepreneurship needs by providing them with access to know-how regarding improvements of the non-profit operational management.

 

The M6 Educational Centre has established itself as leader in non-formal and highly customized educational curriculum which are based on continuous revision and assessments in order to provide best fit for the needs of the participants. Since its establishment, M6 EC has organized more than 70 highly advanced educational seminars and workshops modeled on the principles of education-in-action (applicable know-how). In addition, M6 has organized more than 100 multiplier and dissemination events related to the education-in-action and promotion of lifelong learning.

HRM and My Career


Course Overview

The course focuses on the role of HRM in helping employees to develop their competencies and manage their career within organizations and beyond. The course will view careers from individual and company perspectives. Besides describing traditional career patterns, the focus will be on modern approaches to career management.

Aims and objectives

  • To understand the role of HRM in individual career development
  • To comprehend the concept and complexity of career management in the organizations
  • To obtain a better understanding of individual strengths, goals, desires, and how they can support career paths and decisions
  • To provide foundations for improving participants’ position on the labor market and improve participants’ individual brand
  • To understand different organizational career models and how they are executed in the private and public sector
  • To enrich the understanding of a traditional view on careers and critically assess alternative career options

 

 

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, exercises, interactive exercises, quizzes, case studies, videos.

 

Course evaluation

In-class active participation

40%

Group work

40%

Online participation

20%

 

Monitoring and evaluation of the course

Upon the completion of the training each student will be able to assess the following areas:

  1. Teaching method
  2. Tools and materials used in the training
  3. Assessment of anticipated and gained know-how
  4. Recommendations for improvement

 

About the lecturer

               


Matej Černe, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the field of Management at the Faculty of Economics University of Ljubljana (FELU), Slovenia. He also serves as the Head of the Open Innovation Systems Laboratory at the Centre of Excellence for Biosensors, Instrumentation and Process control COBIK.

He has been teaching the Human Resource Management course at FELU for the last 6 years. He has been involved in projects in different industries, such as

biotechnology, steel, services, education, physics.

 

Lecturer's research interests include non-technological innovations, creativity, organizational behavior and psychology, leadership, and multi-level issues in management. He has received numerous awards for his research (e.g. Academy of Management Meetings best paper proceedings, CEEMAN Champions Award in category 'Research', EDAMBA top 10 dissertation awards), his research was published in top management journals (e.g. Academy of Management Journal, and he serves as an editorial board member in The Leadership Quarterly and Economic and Business Review. 


About the project

The goal of the project is to bridge the gap between the qualitative outputs of educational provisions and industry needs by offering innovative approach in learning and praxis and substantial data for informed policy making.

 

The specific objectives (SO) of the project are:

SO1: To develop and deliver innovative educational method based on education-in-action of soft skills in order to enhance the quality of education offered in VET schools;

SO2:  To increase the cooperation between educational institutions and industry for improvement of educational outputs and increasing the employability rate of tertiary VET learners, youth workers, and young entrepreneurs and professionals.

SO3: To enhance the VET system by improving utilization ICT tools for provision of combined learning and comprehensive data provision for policy and decision makers.

 

As part of the Erasmus + programme: Strategic Partnerships in VET the project target group is focused on the partners’ employees in order to increase their capacities.

The partners, as added value to the project, have opened the Short-term joint staff training events to vocational students.

 

Lead partner of the project is:

M6 Educational Center

Partners in the project are:

Idea OK, consulting and education;

Macedonian human resources association (MHRA);

Italian human resources association (AIDP); and

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics


 

 

About the partner

University of Ljubljana (UL) was established in 1919; today it has 50.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, taking over 300 different undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes. It employs approximately 6,000 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and 3 arts academies. UL is listed amongst the top 500 universities in the world and has also close ties with Slovenian companies and foreign enterprises.

Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (FELU) is a member of UL, has over 6000 students, and is triple accredited school: EQUIS – European accreditation, AACSB – U.S. accreditation, and AMBA – international MBA accreditation. The school operates 2 undergraduate programmes that offer 12 areas of specialization for students, including two areas of specialization in English language, 15 graduate programmes, including 13 programmes offered in English language and 3 programmes conducted at FELU's campuses abroad, and a PhD programme in English; 180 international agreements with partner institutions and over 500 foreign exchange students per year.


“Leadership and Management”


Course Overview

Globalization, Technological Innovation, Global mobility, Social networking.

The aim of the program is to provide the participants basic understanding of what these buzzwords about are about and how they interplay nowadays. Namely, we focus on the changes of leadership and management in face of new challenges under the pressure of globalization and technological innovation.

 

Aims and objectives

  • Knowledge of new working and organization models
  • Acquiring new levels of understanding of rapidly changing technologies
  • Excursus about Leadership Skills
  • Identification of key drivers for the success in leadership
  • Pathways for a young talent

 

Teaching and learning methods

Lecture, demonstration through examples or experiments, study of history case, collaboration allows students to actively participate in the learning process by talking with each other and listening to other points of view.

 

 

Course evaluation

In-class active participation

40%

Group work

40%

Online participation

20%

 

Monitoring and evaluation of the course

Upon the completion of the training each student will be able to assess the following areas:

  1. Teaching method
  2. Tools and materials used in the training
  3. Assessment of anticipated and gained know-how
  4. Recommendations for improvement

 

About the lecturer

               


Position:

Past President of AIDP(Italian HR Association) and Past President of EAPM (European Association for People Management),the Federation of all HR Associations in Europe (32 countries).Member of the Board of WFPMA(World Federation of People Management Associations).

Relevant Experience with the topic:

Actually President of FEDERMANAGEMENT, the umbrella Federation of the main professional Associations ( HR, Marketing& Sales, Purchasing, Logistics, Health&Safety, Temporary Management, Training…)working in the Italian companies.

 

Various industries that you have worked with:

Professionally he has had a long managerial career in HR,R&D and Sales as top manager in Italian and multinational companies in industry, commerce, consulting and banking. He has also managed a business school in finance and banking in Italy.

Some Companies:

·         Rinascente

·         Telettra-Fiat

·         Motta

·         WR Grace of New York

·         Recordati

·         Banco di Sardegna

He is a frequent speaker on topics such as Management, Organization Development and Human Resources in Italy, Europe and South America).

 

Educational Background:

Degree in Law, followed by a master's degree in business administration and business economy.

 

About the project

The goal of the project is to bridge the gap between the qualitative outputs of educational provisions and industry needs by offering innovative approach in learning and praxis and substantial data for informed policy making.

 

The specific objectives (SO) of the project are:

SO1: To develop and deliver innovative educational method based on education-in-action of soft skills in order to enhance the quality of education offered in VET schools;

SO2:  To increase the cooperation between educational institutions and industry for improvement of educational outputs and increasing the employability rate of tertiary VET learners, youth workers, and young entrepreneurs and professionals.

SO3: To enhance the VET system by improving utilization ICT tools for provision of combined learning and comprehensive data provision for policy and decision makers.

 

As part of the Erasmus + programme: Strategic Partnerships in VET the project target group is focused on the partners’ employees in order to increase their capacities.

The partners, as added value to the project, have opened the Short-term joint staff training events to vocational students.

 

Lead partner of the project is:

M6 Educational Center

Partners in the project are:

Idea OK, consulting and education;

Macedonian human resources association (MHRA);

Italian human resources association (AIDP); and

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics


 

About the partner

 

AIDP, the Italian Association for People Management, is a non-political and non-profit organization whose members are managers and professionals active in the field of human resources, both in private, governmental and public organizations of every size and description, and people who deal with issues regarding the relationship between “people and work” in a scholarly, research or academic capacity.

Established in 1960, is composed of members who have joined on an individual and voluntary basis.

It has the goal of enhancing the professionalism of its members and serving as an active component in the process of developing human resources in the workplace, in the wider context of the social evolution of the country, with the aim of promoting the basic importance of the individual and human dignity in the workplace and society at large.

Through initiatives, publications, projects and researches on the most important issues regarding the world of work and the future of the HR Management, AIDP is a source of professional services and a driver of development of the professionalism of the members, prerequisite for the success of organizations and the growth of the people.

Boasting some 3.000 members and a community of more than 18.000 members AIDP has sixteen regional and inter-regional chapters and is an active component of EAPM (the European Association of People Management) and WFPMA (the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations). In 2001 AIDP founded FMRH the Mediterranean Federation for the study and diffusion of issues regarding the management of human resources in collaboration with the governments of France, Spain, Portugal, Algeria, Marocco and Tunisia. It regularly publishes Direzione del Personale (on a quarterly basis) and the webzine Hr on Line (twice a week), and a series of books on the Management of Human Resources published by Guerini Next. The current governance is composed of 43 members. AIDP is proud to have a past president of EAPM.


“Managing relationships at work”

Course Overview

Organizations are complex interpersonal relations networks. Some of them are formalized and visible, but most of the relations are hidden and informal. All interpersonal relations can equally affect the work atmosphere, the productivity, business results, but also the individual career growth. The effective – open and direct – communication builds trust and loyalty, which are essential for any interpersonal relation.

This workshop will help the participants to become aware of the importance of interpersonal relations at their work place and to proactively build and maintain positive work attitudes and high levels of engagement.

 

Aims and objectives

  • To identify and understand the causes and consequences of different behaviors and interpersonal relations at work
  • To understand how one’s personal values “breathe together” with the organizational values
  • To create productive partnerships with coworkers, clients and suppliers
  • Learn how to handle difficult situations assertively and professionally
  • To eliminate poor communication habits and behaviors which can limit success at work

 

 

Teaching and learning methods

Interactive approach that include the following:

  • Group work
  • Practical exercises
  • Facilitated discussions
  • Questionnaires for self-assessment
  • Power point presentations

 

Course evaluation

In-class active participation

40%

Group work

40%

Online participation

20%

 

Monitoring and evaluation of the course

Upon the completion of the training each student will be able to assess the following areas:

  1. Teaching method
  2. Tools and materials used in the training
  3. Assessment of anticipated and gained know-how
  4. Recommendations for improvement


About the lecturer

               


Ivana is experienced HR manager, specialized on SHRM in manufacturing companies. Since 2010 she is performing the role of an HR Director in Wabtec MZT in Skopje, global railway manufacturer based in USA. She is planning, organizing and implementing all people management activities in the plant with more than 350 employees. Ivana has proven change management experience gained through transformation processes and rebuilding of organizational structure and culture.

During her long experience in international development cooperation she specialized in Workforce development, Vocational education, Labor market and Employment.

Ivana holds a master’s degree in HR Management. She is GCDF certified career facilitator and trainer, trained PR officer, certified trainer of adults, and certified mentor for interns in companies.

Ivana is co-founder and Board member of the Macedonian Association of Career Counselors – ASK. Since March 2015 she is also Board member of the Macedonian HR Association (MHRA).


About the project

The goal of the project is to bridge the gap between the qualitative outpus of educational provisions and industry needs by offering innovative approach in learning and praxis and substantial data for informed policy making.

 

The specific objectives (SO) of the project are:

SO1: To develop and deliver innovative educational method based on education-in-action of soft skills in order to enhance the quality of education offered in VET schools;

SO2:  To increase the cooperation between educational institutions and industry for improvement of educational outputs and increasing the employability rate of tertiary VET learners, youth workers, and young entrepreneurs and professionals.

SO3: To enhance the VET system by improving utilization ICT tools for provision of combined learning and comprehensive data provision for policy and decision makers.

 

As part of the Erasmus + programme: Strategic Partnerships in VET the project target group is focused on the partners’ employees in order to increase their capacities.

The partners, as added value to the project, have opened the Short-term joint staff training events to vocational students.

 

Lead partner of the project is:

M6 Educational Center

Partners in the project are:

Idea OK, consulting and education;

Macedonian human resources association (MHRA);

Italian human resources association (AIDP); and

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics


 

About the partner

The Macedonian Human Resource Association (MHRA) is a professional, non-governmental, non-political, and non for profit association of citizens, founded in 2009 by 55 individuals - professionals from the human resources management field, for the purpose of engaging in actions and activities related to workforce skills development, promotion of the people management concept, standardization of the informal education and promotion of the lifelong learning concept.

 

Mission: MHRA supports, promotes and develops the human resource management profession.

 

Vision: Development of the people and organizations.

 

On a medium term, the Association works towards strengthening its role in enhancing the knowledge and skills of the workforce in the country, as a key factor for economic growth and development. One of the Association’s strategic plans is to develop the so-called soft skills among young people, implementation of projects to improve the quality of the workforce in the public administration, small and medium-sized enterprises.

 

In its membership portfolio MHRA has active base of more than 120 members annually. The diverse membership encompasses more than 60 companies from the public and private sector. The MHRA model of association functions as an open platform that integrates individuals at all stages of career development (general managers, HR managers, consultants, training providers, job mediation professionals, employees, professors, representatives of the public sector including students and unemployed).

 

MHRA is internationally established and recognized as an official member of the European Association for People Management –EAPM since 2012 which also means it is a member of the bigger professional network the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA). MHRA’s collaborative network, on national level, involves organizations like: Standardization Institute of the RM, IT Chamber of commerce, Business Confederation in Macedonia, the National coordinative body for corporate social responsibility and the Organization of Employers of Macedonia among others. Its international scope and impact, MHRA is building based on collaboration with sister organizations among which most frequently with the Italian, Bulgarian, German, Slovenian HR associations.


Emotional Intelligence

 

Course Overview - This course is aimed to increase individual performance and will teach participants on the foundational principles and brain science of Emotional Intelligence (EI). On this course students will learn how to manage   emotions under pressure, and increase their personal leadership by learning how to manage emotional brain in most difficult moments. This classes will teach how to influence and engage others, and connect with them in a more meaningful way.

In this program the participants will learn the brain science of emotions that drives the behavior under pressure. They will Increase the awareness of the situations that put at risk of having emotions lead to unskillful behavior and poor decisions.

Aims and objectives

  • Getting primary knowledge of Emotional intelligence construct
  • Use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior
  • Improving  level of recognizing emotions in others
  • Use  emotional information for motivation

 

Teaching and learning methods

 

At this course I will use classroom teaching method using: PPT, group exercises, questionnaires. The participants will actively participate in the course.

 

Course evaluation

In-class active participation

40%

Group work

40%

Online participation

20%

 

Monitoring and evaluation of the course

Upon the completion of the training each student will be able to assess the following areas:

  1. Teaching method
  2. Tools and materials used in the training
  3. Assessment of anticipated and gained know-how
  4. Recommendations for improvement

About the lecturer

               

 

I work as a HR expert in OneVip telecommunication services. I am a Psychologist, Gestalt counselor, and certified SDI and PMP trainer. My  broad experience in corporate working operations and conditions has enabled me to easily recognize needs for training and additional education. I have  successfully delivered trainings in various subjects among them: corporate communications, nonverbal communication, team work and cooperation, emotional intelligence, conflict management,  culture change management.  

I have extensive working experience in Sales, Training and Human resources management.

I am Master in HR Management and Bachelor in Psychology.


About the project

The goal of the project is to bridge the gap between the qualitative outputs of educational provisions and industry needs by offering innovative approach in learning and praxis and substantial data for informed policy making.

 

The specific objectives (SO) of the project are:

SO1: To develop and deliver innovative educational method based on education-in-action of soft skills in order to enhance the quality of education offered in VET schools;

SO2:  To increase the cooperation between educational institutions and industry for improvement of educational outputs and increasing the employability rate of tertiary VET learners, youth workers, and young entrepreneurs and professionals.

SO3: To enhance the VET system by improving utilization ICT tools for provision of combined learning and comprehensive data provision for policy and decision makers.

 

As part of the Erasmus + programme: Strategic Partnerships in VET the project target group is focused on the partners’ employees in order to increase their capacities.

The partners, as added value to the project, have opened the Short-term joint staff training events to vocational students.

 

Lead partner of the project is:

M6 Educational Center

Partners in the project are:

Idea OK, consulting and education;

Macedonian human resources association (MHRA);

Italian human resources association (AIDP); and

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics

About the partner

 

The M6 Educational Centre was founded with the aim of creating a leading institution for lifelong professional Business training. The M6 Educational Centre seeks to serve the local business community needs stemming from: 

•  The need for applied knowledge among incoming university graduates
•  The outdated level of knowledge among seasoned staff
• The opportunity to bring higher-quality Western business training to Macedonia and the immediate region

 

M6 EC, as a pioneer in the field of lifelong learning processes in Macedonia, has continuously provided business education and training for more than eight years, and has become a source of relevant and applicable knowledge to organizations in the region. The Centre has been active in the organization of educational events for managers and professionals from large, medium and small enterprises, and the benefits of these events extend from gaining new knowledge and job skills, to extensive networking for professionals from our region.

 

The objectives of M6 EC are: Creating a community of new leaders through access to unique, targeted, and exclusive training programs and established international lecturers for senior and upcoming managers; Developing and fostering entrepreneurial skills; Establishing a connection between the Centre's program and best practices in relevant Western companies;  Establishing a practical link between the program offering and the desired development of the participants and the organizations they represent. The Centre employs a life-long learning approach whereby current and applied perspectives to traditional business disciplines are added and built on through a continuously changing annual syllabus of seminars and workshops which are carefully designed and influenced by participating companies through an ongoing needs assessment, implementation and feedback methodology. As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility activities, M6 EC has extended its aim to encompass the civil society and social entrepreneurship needs by providing them with access to know-how regarding improvements of the non-profit operational management.

 

The M6 Educational Centre has established itself as leader in non-formal and highly customized educational curriculum which are based on continuous revision and assessments in order to provide best fit for the needs of the participants. Since its establishment, M6 EC has organized more than 70 highly advanced educational seminars and workshops modeled on the principles of education-in-action (applicable know-how). In addition, M6 has organized more than 100 multiplier and dissemination events related to the education-in-action and promotion of lifelong learning.

Motivation and Enagement


Course Overview

At first, the main concepts of motivation and engagement will be explained and differentiated from other similar concepts, such as commitment and satisfaction. The main focus will then be on exploring how individual and team motivation and engagement contribute to employee and organizational performance. The emphasis is on discovering which factors contribute to high levels of motivation and engagement and what are the roles of an individual and organization to maintain high levels of motivation and engagement.

Aims and objectives

  • To understand the basic concepts of motivation and engagement and differentiate them from other similar concepts.
  • To comprehend the role of motivation and engagement for high performance.
  • To be able to identify general and personal motivation and engagement drives.
  • To develop skills to develop self-motivation and motivation of others.
  • To be able to generate high engagement levels (personal and in a team).

 

Teaching and learning methods

 

The course will be run as a combination of lectures, interactive exercises, case studies and video-presentations.

 

Course evaluation

In-class active participation

40%

Group work

40%

Online participation

20%

 

Monitoring and evaluation of the course

Upon the completion of the training each student will be able to assess the following areas:

  1. Teaching method
  2. Tools and materials used in the training
  3. Assessment of anticipated and gained know-how
  4. Recommendations for improvement

 

About the lecturer

               


Nada Zupan is an associate professor and the head of Academic Unit of Management and Organization at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. She completed her master’s studies in 1990 at Cornell University in the field of Organizational Behavior and her doctoral studies in 1999 at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana in the field of Human Resource Management. Her main research interests include strategic HRM, performance management, compensation, cross-cultural management and communication. She teaches courses on HRM, Compensation, Business Communication and Global Business Communication. Besides teaching at home campus and in Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina, she also participated as visiting professor at IESEG, Lille, France and KNU, Daegu, Korea. She is also academic co-ordinator for KEUDOS project, a double degree program opportunities for EU and Korean students. She is actively involved in management training programs and consulting as she likes to combine theory and practice, thus she has worked with more than 50 Slovenian companies on various consulting and training projects, including Kolektor, Gorenje, BSH, BTC, Petrol and NLB. She has published over 60 articles and monographs and she regularly attends international conferences. She is also an active member of Slovenian Human Resource Association.


About the project

The goal of the project is to bridge the gap between the qualitative outputs of educational provisions and industry needs by offering innovative approach in learning and praxis and substantial data for informed policy making.

 

The specific objectives (SO) of the project are:

SO1: To develop and deliver innovative educational method based on education-in-action of soft skills in order to enhance the quality of education offered in VET schools;

SO2:  To increase the cooperation between educational institutions and industry for improvement of educational outputs and increasing the employability rate of tertiary VET learners, youth workers, and young entrepreneurs and professionals.

SO3: To enhance the VET system by improving utilization ICT tools for provision of combined learning and comprehensive data provision for policy and decision makers.

 

As part of the Erasmus + programme: Strategic Partnerships in VET the project target group is focused on the partners’ employees in order to increase their capacities.

The partners, as added value to the project, have opened the Short-term joint staff training events to vocational students.

 

Lead partner of the project is:

M6 Educational Center

Partners in the project are:

Idea OK, consulting and education;

Macedonian human resources association (MHRA);

Italian human resources association (AIDP); and

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics

 

 

 

About the partner

University of Ljubljana (UL) was established in 1919; today it has 50.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, taking over 300 different undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes. It employs approximately 6,000 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and 3 arts academies. UL is listed amongst the top 500 universities in the world and has also close ties with Slovenian companies and foreign enterprises.

Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (FELU) is a member of UL, has over 6000 students, and is triple accredited school: EQUIS – European accreditation, AACSB – U.S. accreditation, and AMBA – international MBA accreditation. The school operates 2 undergraduate programmes that offer 12 areas of specialization for students, including two areas of specialization in English language, 15 graduate programmes, including 13 programmes offered in English language and 3 programmes conducted at FELU's campuses abroad, and a PhD programme in English; 180 international agreements with partner institutions and over 500 foreign exchange students per year.


“Business Communication”

Course Overview

The Business Communication course is developed in direction that offers development of personal characteristics (such as open-mindedness, patience, empathy , self-awareness, different culture background awareness etc.), since these characteristics are the basics for effective business communication skills development. The special emphasize is put on »soft skills« development, where communication can be considered as  the heart of interpersonal connections. In spite of the fact that the present course on business commujnication is short, it is very consize and it consists of the most challenging communication topics that leaders face them and need to master (get familiar with) them in their day-to-day working environment.  

 

Aims and objectives


  • Getting familiar with some of the most challenging topics within business communication;
  • Working with assertiveness (practicing assertiveness techniques in theory and practice);
  • Developing a competence of “how do I foster learning and communication within my working environment«;
  • Getting necessary practical knowledge (communication skills) for effective business communication in many senses;
  • Course participants get insight into how to communicate effectively, thus creating an open and direct line to ensure achieving business goals successfully;
  • Qualify participants for successful development of communication skills, and also for implementation of these skills in day-to-day business practice.    

 

 

Teaching and learning methods

 

The course relies on a traditional case studies, lectures, individual and group assignments that illustrate managerial practices on successful and effective communication.

Business Communication workshop is architectured in a way where communication skills are developed through »learning by doing« pedagogic approach. Consequently, interactive lectures, workshops, interactive individual and team-based presentations, business case studies, video materials, individual and team-based assignments, discussions, readings and role playing are prevalent learning and teaching methods.

 

 

Course evaluation

In-class active participation

40%

Group work

40%

Online participation

20%

 

Monitoring and evaluation of the course

Upon the completion of the training each student will be able to assess the following areas:

  1. Teaching method
  2. Tools and materials used in the training
  3. Assessment of anticipated and gained know-how
  4. Recommendations for improvement

 

About the lecturer

               


Jana Žnidaršič, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (the Department of Management and Organization). Her academic research interests cover modern human resource theory, communication with people at work, organizational learning, non-profit management, and developing knowledge-based organizations. However, her special field of interest is age management at workplace, which is also the main topic covered within her dissertation.

In the last decade she was a thesis adviser (mentor) to more than hundred students. She attended many international conferences, where she presented papers in her research areas and published several articles in Slovene, European, and US journals. On academic field she co-operates with the Faculty of Computer and Information Science and the Faculty of Arts, be it as a lecturer or being involved into interdisciplinary projects. Apart from the academic world, she has been working also for the business sector, consulting or lecturing (mainly HRM) on challenges that include age management at work, workplace learning, motivation, strategic communication and intergenerational issues.

 

 

 

 

About the project

The goal of the project is to bridge the gap between the qualitative outputs of educational provisions and industry needs by offering innovative approach in learning and praxis and substantial data for informed policy making.

 

The specific objectives (SO) of the project are:

SO1: To develop and deliver innovative educational method based on education-in-action of soft skills in order to enhance the quality of education offered in VET schools;

SO2:  To increase the cooperation between educational institutions and industry for improvement of educational outputs and increasing the employability rate of tertiary VET learners, youth workers, and young entrepreneurs and professionals.

SO3: To enhance the VET system by improving utilization ICT tools for provision of combined learning and comprehensive data provision for policy and decision makers.

 

As part of the Erasmus + programme: Strategic Partnerships in VET the project target group is focused on the partners’ employees in order to increase their capacities.

The partners, as added value to the project, have opened the Short-term joint staff training events to vocational students.

 

Lead partner of the project is:

M6 Educational Center

Partners in the project are:

Idea OK, consulting and education;

Macedonian human resources association (MHRA);

Italian human resources association (AIDP); and

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics

 

About the partner

University of Ljubljana (UL) was established in 1919; today it has 50.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, taking over 300 different undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes. It employs approximately 6,000 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and 3 arts academies. UL is listed amongst the top 500 universities in the world and has also close ties with Slovenian companies and foreign enterprises.

Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (FELU) is a member of UL, has over 6000 students, and is triple accredited school: EQUIS – European accreditation, AACSB – U.S. accreditation, and AMBA – international MBA accreditation. The school operates 2 undergraduate programmes that offer 12 areas of specialization for students, including two areas of specialization in English language, 15 graduate programmes, including 13 programmes offered in English language and 3 programmes conducted at FELU's campuses abroad, and a PhD programme in English; 180 international agreements with partner institutions and over 500 foreign exchange students per year.


“Financial Literacy”

Course Overview

This course in designed to enable participants to understand financial concepts and apply relevant techniques to make proper financial decisions.  The course will focus on developing the necessary skills to read financial statements and comprehend financial information.   

Aims and objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles and techniques of financial management.
  • Apply appropriate financial techniques to understand management reports.
  • Evaluate and apply financial techniques for management planning, controlling or decision making in the short, medium and long term.

 

 

Teaching and learning methods

 

The teaching strategy requires from you to spend a total of five (5) school hours from February 20-24, 2017, based on the daily level from 1:00pm to 1:45 pm. You will attend presentations about lectures and tutorials. The materials and assignments will be distributed at least ten (10) days ahead of the course delivery date. Participants will bring their work packs and calculators to each tutorial to every session. There will be mixture of activities including theory and conventional lectures, case studies, active learning in-class exercises, tests and discussions.

 

Course evaluation

 

In-class active participation

40%

Group work

40%

Online participation

20%

 

 

Monitoring and evaluation of the course

 

Upon the completion of the training each student will be able to assess the following areas:

  1. Teaching method
  2. Tools and materials used in the training
  3. Assessment of anticipated and gained know-how
  4. Recommendations for improvement

About the lecturer

               


Teaching Assistant in Management, Faculty of Economics, University in Ljubljana, Technical coordination and TurnitIn Instructor for FELU account. Full time employee in Joint Stock Company Hebei iron and Steel (HBIS) Duferco Group in Procurement Department.  Lecturer for analysis of financial statements Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement. Long professional experience in commercial departments (sales, marketing, finance and purchasing) in manufacturing and trade organizations. Financial analyst in the Department for strategic management, marketing research, plan and analysis in Makstil AD Skopje.  Manufacturing organizations: Tipo, Makstil, HBIS Duferco Group. Trade organization: Merkur-Import, Timak.

Educational Background: PhD in Economics in Management.


About the project

The goal of the project is to bridge the gap between the qualitative outputs of educational provisions and industry needs by offering innovative approach in learning and praxis and substantial data for informed policy making.

 

The specific objectives (SO) of the project are:

SO1: To develop and deliver innovative educational method based on education-in-action of soft skills in order to enhance the quality of education offered in VET schools;

SO2:  To increase the cooperation between educational institutions and industry for improvement of educational outputs and increasing the employability rate of tertiary VET learners, youth workers, and young entrepreneurs and professionals.

SO3: To enhance the VET system by improving utilization ICT tools for provision of combined learning and comprehensive data provision for policy and decision makers.

 

As part of the Erasmus + programme: Strategic Partnerships in VET the project target group is focused on the partners’ employees in order to increase their capacities.

The partners, as added value to the project, have opened the Short-term joint staff training events to vocational students.

 

Lead partner of the project is:

M6 Educational Center

Partners in the project are:

Idea OK, consulting and education;

Macedonian human resources association (MHRA);

Italian human resources association (AIDP); and

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics

 

 

 

About the partner

University of Ljubljana (UL) was established in 1919; today it has 50.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, taking over 300 different undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes. It employs approximately 6,000 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and 3 arts academies. UL is listed amongst the top 500 universities in the world and has also close ties with Slovenian companies and foreign enterprises.

Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (FELU) is a member of UL, has over 6000 students, and is triple accredited school: EQUIS – European accreditation, AACSB – U.S. accreditation, and AMBA – international MBA accreditation. The school operates 2 undergraduate programmes that offer 12 areas of specialization for students, including two areas of specialization in English language, 15 graduate programmes, including 13 programmes offered in English language and 3 programmes conducted at FELU's campuses abroad, and a PhD programme in English; 180 international agreements with partner institutions and over 500 foreign exchange students per year.


“Project Management”

Course Overview

The aim of this course is to provide the participants with an integrative view of project management. The integration includes the process of selecting projects that best support the strategy of a particular organization and that could be best supported by the technical and managerial processes made available by the organization in order to have successful completion of the projects. As prospective projects managers, this course would enable the participants to understand the role of a project in their organizations and to know the basic project management tools and techniques required in the process of project implementation. At the same time this course would provide the participants with the necessary interpersonal skills for a successful implementation of a project.

Aims and objectives

  • Learn basic principles, processes and concepts of project management
  • Understand the contemporary trends in project management
  • Develop knowledge about project selection 
  • Learn how to define the project
  • Understand the importance of developing a Project Plan
  • Develop knowledge and skills about estimating project times and costs

 

Teaching and learning methods

The classroom procedure is combination of lecture, problem solving and group work. Participants are encouraged to take active participation in the planned activities during the sessions. As class participation is an essential part of the learning experience in this course, participants are expected to contribute significantly toward that experience. There will be assignments and practical work which is an important learning tool and a prerequisite for success in this course.

 

Course evaluation

In-class active participation

40%

Group work

40%

Online participation

20%

 

Monitoring and evaluation of the course

Upon the completion of the training each student will be able to assess the following areas:

  1. Teaching method
  2. Tools and materials used in the training
  3. Assessment of anticipated and gained know-how
  4. Recommendations for improvement

 

About the lecturer

               


Zdenka Nikolovska is a long-term external consultant of Idea OK. She is Certified Management Consultant (CMC) from International Council of Management Consultant Institutes (ICMCI) since 2010 and successfully re-certified in 2013, as well as certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute (PMI), USA since 2011 and successfully re-certified in 2014.

In her professional career, Nikolovska was the Chief of Party/Director of the nation-wide USAID e-Schools Project in the period of 2005-2008. And in the period from 1997-2005, Zdenka Nikolovska was Program Manager at United States Peace Corps. Within her professional experience, she has 15+ years of developing and delivering trainings and workshops to professionals and executives on variety of topics. Zdenka Nikolovska has been teaching at the University American College Skopje since September 2009 and has been responsible for teaching the following courses: Principles of Management, Organizational Behaviour, Business and Entrepreneurship, and Operations Management - at undergraduate level at the School of Business Economics and Management, whereas Advanced Organizational Behaviour and Project Management at graduate level within Master of Business Administration (MBA) studies.

List various industries that you have worked with: Education, Governmental and NGO Sector.

Zdenka Nikolovska obtained her Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management (MPPM) from the University of Pittsburgh, USA in 2006. Currently Ms. Nikolovska is in a process of obtaining her PhD degree from the Economic Institute in Skopje.


About the project

The goal of the project is to bridge the gap between the qualitative outputs of educational provisions and industry needs by offering innovative approach in learning and praxis and substantial data for informed policy making.

 

The specific objectives (SO) of the project are:

SO1: To develop and deliver innovative educational method based on education-in-action of soft skills in order to enhance the quality of education offered in VET schools;

SO2:  To increase the cooperation between educational institutions and industry for improvement of educational outputs and increasing the employability rate of tertiary VET learners, youth workers, and young entrepreneurs and professionals.

SO3: To enhance the VET system by improving utilization ICT tools for provision of combined learning and comprehensive data provision for policy and decision makers.

 

As part of the Erasmus + programme: Strategic Partnerships in VET the project target group is focused on the partners’ employees in order to increase their capacities.

The partners, as added value to the project, have opened the Short-term joint staff training events to vocational students.

 

Lead partner of the project is:

M6 Educational Center

Partners in the project are:

Idea OK, consulting and education;

Macedonian human resources association (MHRA);

Italian human resources association (AIDP); and

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics


 

 

About the partner

Idea OK is specialized company providing services in education and training. Its specialized in providing in-depth analysis of company needs and provides training which is customized to clients’ needs and applicable in practice. Taking on clients’ fundamental challenges, we make lasting change to the organizations that are vital for people’s well-being and prosperity.

In its portfolio Idea OK has a wide range of experts which deliver cross-sectoral trainings. Our approach is governed by the need to establish a clear and engaging consulting process that offers structure and predictability as well as flexibility to meet unforeseen needs. Its main focus is developing of core and transferable skills. Our main learning target group are professionals and in-house trainees.

Idea OK has a portfolio of realized projects in various capacity building modules ranging from big companies/corporations to public institutions and local governments. It has been also engaged in various assessments and baseline studies for economic development (local and cross-border).

“Understanding business functions”

Course Overview

During the course the students will get familiarized with the concept of organizational structure, why it is important and what are the business functions that should be established in their firms in order to ensure business continuity. 

 

In order the students to be able to determine which are the most important business functions for their firms, on the class we will discuss all the business functions in front and back office, and the necessary control mechanisms that should be placed. We will discuss the Pros and Cons for organizing the business functions as in-house vs outsourcing them.

Aims and objectives

The students should learn why it is important to:

  • Develop organizational structure
  • Understand all the business functions (their main aims and activities)
  • Understand and implement control mechanisms and the "four eyes" principle 
  • Know which business functions are necessary for their business and to develop them (in-house vs. outsource)
  • Know how to further develop the organizational structure as the company grows up...

Teaching and learning methods

Practical work is the best way to get thorough understanding of the teaching material and to mark the areas in which they need more detail clarification. Therefore, practical exercises are an important tool for learning and predisposition for success on this course. To do so, students will have an obligation to discuss on certain practical case related to the material from the previous day. Participation in discussion is from great importance taking into consideration that it weight 40% in the total grade.

 

During and after the lectures, students will have final case to work on. During the course, students will have homework in order to check their on-going knowledge, and this homework is part of the final case.

 

Course evaluation

In-class active participation

40%

Group work

40%

Online participation

20%

 

Monitoring and evaluation of the course

Upon the completion of the training each student will be able to assess the following areas:

  1. Teaching method
  2. Tools and materials used in the training
  3. Assessment of anticipated and gained know-how
  4. Recommendations for improvement


About the lecturer

               


Dragi Tasevski is a Secretary General in NLB banka and Member of MHRA Management Board.  He has more than 8 years in HR and Organization in NLB Tutunska banka where he has been part of implementation process of several profound reorganizations and growth from 100 to 800 employees. Also, Dragi has 3 years of CEO experience of small company (NLB Brokerage House) and acquired an Award of Best Financial institution in Macedonia in 2008 by Euromoney.

 

Dragi is member of the Management Board at the Academy of Banking and IT, Central Securities Depository AD, Macedonian Stock Exchange AD (2007-2008) and since May, 2015 he is Executive Board member of MHRA. Dragi holds a Master of Science degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Sheffield in England and graduated at Faculty of Economics – Skopje, at Ss. Cyril and Methodius at department of Financial Management and Accounting and he is also a CFA charter-holder.


About the project

The goal of the project is to bridge the gap between the qualitative outputs of educational provisions and industry needs by offering innovative approach in learning and praxis and substantial data for informed policy making.

 

The specific objectives (SO) of the project are:

SO1: To develop and deliver innovative educational method based on education-in-action of soft skills in order to enhance the quality of education offered in VET schools;

SO2:  To increase the cooperation between educational institutions and industry for improvement of educational outputs and increasing the employability rate of tertiary VET learners, youth workers, and young entrepreneurs and professionals.

SO3: To enhance the VET system by improving utilization ICT tools for provision of combined learning and comprehensive data provision for policy and decision makers.

 

As part of the Erasmus + programme: Strategic Partnerships in VET the project target group is focused on the partners’ employees in order to increase their capacities.

The partners, as added value to the project, have opened the Short-term joint staff training events to vocational students.

 

Lead partner of the project is:

M6 Educational Center

Partners in the project are:

Idea OK, consulting and education;

Macedonian human resources association (MHRA);

Italian human resources association (AIDP); and

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics


About the partner


The Macedonian Human Resource Association (MHRA) is a professional, non-governmental, non-political, and non for profit association of citizens, founded in 2009 by 55 individuals - professionals from the human resources management field, for the purpose of engaging in actions and activities related to workforce skills development, promotion of the people management concept, standardization of the informal education and promotion of the lifelong learning concept.

 

Mission: MHRA supports, promotes and develops the human resource management profession.

 

Vision: Development of the people and organizations.

 

On a medium term, the Association works towards strengthening its role in enhancing the knowledge and skills of the workforce in the country, as a key factor for economic growth and development. One of the Association’s strategic plans is to develop the so-called soft skills among young people, implementation of projects to improve the quality of the workforce in the public administration, small and medium-sized enterprises.

 

In its membership portfolio MHRA has active base of more than 120 members annually. The diverse membership encompasses more than 60 companies from the public and private sector. The MHRA model of association functions as an open platform that integrates individuals at all stages of career development (general managers, HR managers, consultants, training providers, job mediation professionals, employees, professors, representatives of the public sector including students and unemployed).

 

MHRA is internationally established and recognized as an official member of the European Association for People Management –EAPM since 2012 which also means it is a member of the bigger professional network the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA). MHRA’s collaborative network, on national level, involves organizations like: Standardization Institute of the RM, IT Chamber of commerce, Business Confederation in Macedonia, the National coordinative body for corporate social responsibility and the Organization of Employers of Macedonia among others. Its international scope and impact, MHRA is building based on collaboration with sister organizations among which most frequently with the Italian, Bulgarian, German, Slovenian HR associations.