SCiM 2019 Workshops


Challenge your work-life balance

Janja Tomaž in Nuša Gašparac; Department of Psychology, Faculty of  Arts, University of Maribor

Series of workskops on the topic Work-life balance through job demands and resources will start with first workshop where the problem and job demands will be presented, where we can include work tasks, roles, work environment, nonconstructive communication and mobing. The second workshop will focus on job resources, where we will talk about different types of resources, the importance of effective communication within the work-team, a favorable working climate and good relationships among employees, as well as challenges in management positions and qualities that make a good manager. On our third workshop we will get to the point and will talk about the definition of work-life conflict, work-life enrichment and strategies that reduce conflicts and increase enrichment. The fourth workshop will present the importance of setting boundaries between work and private life, types of boundaries and the importance of personal preferences, as well as the factors that regulate work and private life. At the last workshop we will discuss the consequences of regulating work and private life, which can be so positive (work satisfaction, commitment) as well as negative (burnout).

Challenge your stressful surroundings

Viktorija Majger;
Department of Psychology, Faculty of  Arts, University of Maribor

These workshops contain different techniques and activities for everyday stress prevention and reduction. Throughout five workshops you will learn about stress physiology, emotions and their involvement in stress and stress impact on mental health. In addition, you will learn more about yourself, others, and be better equipped for future challenges.

Challenge your emotional intelligence

Iva Štukelj in Polonca Borko;
Department of Psychology, Faculty of  Arts, University of Maribor

An increasing number of working positions include working with people and to be successful, a job often requires emotion management. The aim of this workshop cycle is to strengthen our ability to recognize our emotions and emotions of others, to express and also to manage emotions. During the workshops, it is also expected that we will create some sort of promotional material (e.g. video, leaflet …) that will be used to further spread our new knowledge. With teamwork during interactive workshops, we will surely also make some new acquaintances and hopefully some new long-lasting friendships.

Challenge your career development

Valentina Čufar;
Department of Psychology, Faculty of  Arts, University of Maribor

This workshop mainly focuses on the students’ early career planning and its connection with employability. Workshop is based on (pro)active approach, meaning what we can do by ourselves to improve our career opportunities (from finding the right opportunities to working on our career competences). Proactive activities and study/job crafting are methods, by which we can stand out of the average and take care of our working future. Using this perspective, you can redesign your study/job to better fit you, which might ensure you a better working future, better study experience and even increase your satisfaction with your career.

Challenge your circus spirit

Nastja Fekonja; Department of Geography and department os Pedagogy, Faculty of  Arts, University of Maribor

In these workshops you will learn about circus props such as poi, levistick, chinese plates, learn about balloon modelling, how to make your own juggle balls, learn about basics of juggling, and also plan and implement circus group performance. All together will be supported by different evaluation methods.

Challenge your knowledge of health

Vid Delopst in Teja Marhold, Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor

In the frame of the workshop participants will learn about age-related diseases and how they affect our society and individuals. They will discuss eating disorders and new forms of addiction, two major problems that occur among young people and define their effect on the human body. They will acquire knowledge about breast cancer and testicular cancer and with the help of realistic models learn proper techniques for early detection. Participants will also learn steps for proper action in the most common emergency situations and repeat resuscitation and immobilization techniques.