Annual HR Managers Forum: The Post Pandemic HR: Redesign of work, learning and reskilling

Hybrid mode
01.10.2021 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

The Annual HR forum this year will be unique in two ways: first, the topics addressing the post-pandemic working models, new culture and required actions will be presented. Second, it will take place in a beautiful premises of IEDC-Bled School of Management in a picturesque resort of Bled.

The HR Forum entitled “The Post Pandemic HR: Redesign of work, learning and reskilling” will feature diverse and interesting keynotes and panelists who will share:

  • how they have been facing the challenges of digitalization in HR
  • how the working models have changed
  • what works and what doesn’t
  • and present their best practices.

The Forum provides excellent networking opportunities to connect with speakers, experts and attendees.


Friday, October 1st

The HR Forum will be delivered in a hybrid mode (on-site in IEDC and on-line simultaneously). 


09:00 – 09:30     Registrations and welcome coffee

09:30 – 09:40    Welcome address by prof. Dr. Danica Purg, President, IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia  

09:40 – 09:50    Introduction to the HR Forum: Changes that pandemic brought to HR field and what do we do. Forum moderator prof. Dr. Drikus Kriek, Dean, IEDC, Slovenia

09:50 – 10:50    Keynote: “The Post Pandemic HR”, prof. Dr. Walter Jochmann, Managing Partner and Head of HR Transformation Unit, Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH, Germany

10:50 – 11:00     Q&A

11:00 – 11:30    Refreshment Break

11:30 - 12:30     Discussion panel on post pandemic HR and new ecosystems of work, learning and reskilling.

  1. Caryn G. Davis, Vice President, Human Resources, Coca-Cola Europe Operating Unit, UK
  2. Ivan Papič, Head of Legal Affairs and Human Resources, Slovenian Railways
  3. Gregor Rajsp · Human Resources Director, Member of the Management Board at Pivovarna Laško Union, Slovenia
  4. Simona Torkar Flajnik, Head of Training and Development department, KRKA, Slovenia

Discussion panel moderator: prof. Dr. Drikus Kriek, Dean, IEDC-Bled School of Management 

12:30 – 13:30     Presentations of business practices with Q&A

  • Digitization initiatives in Learning & Development - How phygital works? Yogi Sriram, Advisor to CEO & MD, Group Human Resources Larsen & Toubro, India (virtual presentation)
  • Future Skills, Dr. Anna-Maria Karl, Director, Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH, Germany

13:30 – 14:30    Lunch

14:30 – 15:15    Presentation of the research of Association VTIS (Association of Slovenes Educated Abroad): How do globally attractive employers attract and retain talents? Kristi Hodak, President of VTIS and Associate Design Director at McKinsey & Company

15:15- 15:30      Q&A

15:30 – 15:45    Wrap-up, reporting and conclusions by Forum moderator, prof. Dr. Drikus Kriek, Dean, IEDC, Slovenia

15:45 – 16:00    Final words by prof. Dr. Danica Purg, President, IEDC, Slovenia

From 16:00 onwards   Farewell cake and networking on IEDC terrace 


Participation Fee

350 € + VAT 





Walter Jochmann
Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH, Germany
Yogi Sriram
Group Human Resources, Larsen & Toubro
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Anna-Maria Karl
Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH, Germany


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Mia Gostinčar
Head of Sales and Marketing


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