Applicants

ORGANIZATION AND TUITION:

The ODM Program is organized in 12 two and a half day module units. Modules are organized every 1 to 1.5 month, with breaks during summer (July and August) and winter (December and January). Emphasis is on practice (70% of group work, work in triads/pairs, individual work, feedback from faculty, assistants and peers). Between modules students are encouraged to engage in continuing practice: reading, mentoring groups and peer- or individual-oriented work on self-assigned projects. Each individual determines the amount and type of practice they want to do between modules, depending on their individual life circumstances and interests. Support is provided in the form of peer mentoring and supervision from faculty and assistants. The final module focuses on the review of skills and knowledge developed and presentation of impact the School had on each student. Individual and group feedback are provided to each student.

After the third module, all students have the option of attending pre-module Executive Coaching classes (Day 1, from 10 am until 6 pm). These classes focus specifically on experiential development of using coaching skills in organizational context, and additionally on foundational management skills used in managing teams: giving and receiving feedback, delegating tasks, decision making and running effective meetings. They are considered part of deepening ongoing practice, in the same way as mentoring-groups.

Tuition is 350 EUR + VAT per module. Tuition includes costs of enrollment, faculty staff, work spaces and all the materials. Tuition does not include student transportation, accomodation and meals.

Pre-modules in Executive coaching are considered part of peer-group meetings and are complimentary (free of charge).

Students can pay the full tuition in advance, or in four (4) installments. School is organized in modules that cover specific topics, but each module builds onto the previous ones. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged to attend each module. In case of absence, modules that were missed are non-refundable.

All modules are closed residential retreats.  They start at 18:00 the first evening (with dinner and group follow-up) and end at 17:00 (at the latest) on the last day:

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
07:00 – 09:00 Optional: sport, relaxation or guided meditation Optional: sport, relaxation or guided Meditation
09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast Breakfast
10:00 – 11:45 Explanation of concepts and tools Reflection and follow-up on movie and practice
11:45 – 12:00 Break Break
12:00 – 13:45 Demonstration, practice, clarification Demonstration, practice, clarification
13:45 – 14:45 Lunch Lunch
14:45 – 16:00 Free time for sport and relaxation Practice, reflection, clarification and closing
16:00 – 19:15 Start at 18:00 Demonstration, practice, clarification
19:15 – 20:15 Dinner Dinner
20:15 – 22:30 Connecting, review and follow-up, intro into the module Movie or follow-up on practice

STUDENTS:
This program is highly recommended for managers, leaders, entrepreneurs, experts in the field of Human Resources (HR) and Organization development (OD), trainers, coaches, mentors, consultants and individuals motivated to grow and learn about human development, functioning, interpersonal and group relationships, teams and organizations.

ACCREDITATION:

Having satisfactorily completed this course of study, students will be awarded a Diploma in Organization Development and Mentoring.

Students that have completed Executive coaching pre-module classes will be awarded additional Diploma in Executive Coaching.

In accordance with their individual preferences and  ambitions, graduates may continue their education within ISOD at the second year (advanced level), get accredited with EMCC at a Master Level, or pursue a PhD Level study at a number of Universities (inquire with faculty for details).

SCHOOL STAFF:

  • Board of Directors: Darko Cesar (President), Daniela Miljan, Ivan Miljan
  • Faculty Members and Mentors: Tomislav Bekec, Ljiljana Drenški Cvrtila, Vlatko Cvrtila, Albert Karner, Nathalie Karré, Gordan Kolak, Ivana Koraj, Sanjin Marion, Ivona Mezulić, Daniela Miljan, Ivan Miljan, Anamarija Minarski, Marko Pavić, Alan Ramić, Krešimir Rich, Melita Smolek, Ivana Šuto, Jelena Knežević Vlahović

ENROLMENT:

  1. Send a letter of application (via e-mail) to one of the contact addresses.
  2. School Council will interview the candidates in order to establish clear understanding regarding expectations and motivation. Referrals/recommendations are very welcome.
  3. Based on the information about motivation, previous work/life experience, competencies and expectations, the School Council shall approve or disprove the enrolment for each individual. All information collected during this process will be treated as personal and confidential.

CONTACTS:
For applications, inquiries regarding tuition, location, curriculum, etc. feel free to contact the organizers at:

  • Daniela Miljan
    daniela.miljan(at)aspiria.org
    (+385) 91 234 1100

LOCATIONS:

Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia. (For details, please inquire contacts above.)

We choose locations that are accessible and at the same time secluded and located in the nature. For example, modules have been organized at these locations:

  • Hotel Terme Jezerčica (Donja Stubica, Croatia)
  • Hotel Tomislavov dom, Croatia (at the top of Mt. Medvednica nature park and 20 minutes from Zagreb city center)
  • Hotel Villa Letan (situated near the sea, across from National Park Brijuni, 12 km from Pula center).
  • Hotel Šport in Otočec, Slovenia (Dolenjska region famous for the charming castle on an islet rising from the mists of the Krka River)
  • Hotel Eden, Croatia (Nestled in the shade of a hundred year old pines, Hotel Eden overlooks a quiet cove, only minutes away from Rovinj`s old town)
  • Hotel Country Club Babe in Serbia‎ (situated in the historical region and named after roman procurator Baebeninus, hotel is surrounded by untouched nature and only 50 km from Belgrade)
  • Hotel Schloss Seggau, Austria (Surrounded by its own meadows and woodland and resting on top of the Frauenberg the castle looks upon Leibnitz and the flood plains of the rivers Sulm and Mur. Hotel grounds include a 300 years old Episcopal wine-cellar and a boutique wine shop which sells the castles very own wines.)

We strive to make accommodation prices very acceptable, ensure that the working environment is peaceful, comfortable and spacious, that we can be in contact with the nature and that sports and recreation facilities are accessible.