The aim of the AmCham Talents programme initiated by the American Chamber of Commerce in Croatia is to offer leadership skills to young business professionals and thus promote their professional and personal growth.
Young professionals who are recognised as high potential employees within their companies usually have opportunities for postgraduate education and trainings but they lack practical experience and the opportunity to develop their soft skills by learning directly from leaders in different industries. This program hopes to bridge this gap and contribute to the personal and career development of such employees through a series of interactive sessions by prominent leaders and by providing networking opportunities with their peers.
The programme, taking place for the third consecutive year, gathered 80 participants, among which Ivana Miloš, a partner from our law firm.
The participants had the opportunity to exchange opinions and experience with prospective peers from different industries and companies such as Erste Bank, Abbott, Hypo-Alpe-Adria Bank, Schneider Electric, Pfizer, Atlantic Group, Deloitte, Johnson &Johnson, Podravka, Roche, Hewlett-Packard, IN2, Microsoft Croatia, Ernst & Young, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Kaufland, Cisco and similar.
The programme included a series of interactive lectures on the effective decision-making process, including the employees in human resources management, conflict management – conciliation of interests, creating a market space, career management, risk management and management of complex, multi-participant projects. The lectures were given by successful Croatian and foreign businessmen from the companies such as Colliers, Coca-Cola, RIT, Raiffeisen bank, Horwath Consulting, Novartis, MPG, Presidio Group and Law Firm Vukmir and Associates. While talking about their careers and a road to success, the lecturers underlined the importance of expanding one’s boundaries and moving outside one’s comfort zone.
In addition to interesting lectures, the participants had to complete a group and an individual task on one of the following subjects: adopting the internet of things, digital transformation, skills and competencies of the future, sharing economy, the future of the healthcare system and sustainable development.
In the final part, three selected candidates gave a presentation on the sharing economy, a global trend which is entering all industries. A new way of doing business which, based on the principles of sharing, renting and exchanging services and products, supports sustainable management of available resources and makes the exchange of services closer, more flexible and more diverse. Global examples of the sharing economy are Uber and Airbnb, pioneers in this market redistribution.