I am looking through the hotel window in Colorado Springs. A flow of cars is passing by and it makes me thinking what I learned from people who were - also like a river flow - passing me on this two -weeks long trip from the East to the West of America, a trip to which I was invited as a guest in International Leadership Program. Washington DC, St. Louise, Chicago, Denver, Colorado Springs... Each of these towns inspired me with different impressions.
Washington with its magnificent story and real problems of ordinary people. St. Louise awaited me with its big tornado, but the town itself is a ghost town on one side while on the other it is a town of marvelous parks and people. Chicago is - simply great Chicago, Denver reminds you of Dynasty J. Colorado Springs is a nice town with a chapel in which services are done by four different religions, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Buddhist. The mountains surrounding the town are offering a great view, but altitude can literally take a breath away. But by
far more impressions I got from the people, from Americans who were not just
like passing by lights. Their views and ideas settled in a specific way into me
and my way of thinking. But I were able to be opened to them only because
I was without any prejudices and stereotypes which usually prevent us from
seeing and feeling the state of mind of people, and create in us blind spots,
non-empathy and limitation of our own world.
opinion, the Americans are individualists, but at the same time closely
connected nation in which every individual is being in his own way aware of
common challenges and problems. But no matter where are their roots, where
they are, what they do, either in high administrative or business positions or
selling frozen yoghurt in a coffee-shop – they are people proud of their nation
If I were
able to take from the US at least five things they would be the following ones:
and emotional respect to one’s own country
motivation and conviction that everything is possible
communication, a possibility to openly express opinion and feelings, and even
that is not in line with some opposite view, there is no offence
which includes talent, time and treasures
to learn and invent something new.
I will definitively bring from the US will be the feeling of close
connections with numerous people from the US as well as with the participants
of the program from all over the world. Thanks, America, for these wonderful
connections. But now Portland is waiting for us and another week of exploring.
But I am
already counting down days to meet and to share new ideas with a new, already
3rd generation of AmCham Young Professionals. I therefore invite you to enable
them their own network and a sense of connection. A deadline to enroll your
participants for a program (which is free for those employed by AmCham members)
is May 15th on firstname.lastname@example.org
big hug* across the ocean to all of you! Ajša
worry my emotions back in Slovenia will be back in ‘on-hold’ mode)
Microsoft AmCham Business Regatta
Organized by AmCham Slovenia and AmCham Croatia. Special invitation only!
AmCham Business Breakfast with dr. Egon Zakrajšek, Deputy Associate Director, FED USA
22 May 2012, from 8:00 till 9:30 a.m., Hotel Slon
AmCham Business Run Bled 2012
Business people are running for a good cause! AmCham Slovenia is a honorary sponsor of the business run around lake Bled organized for the fifth time by Šport ob jezeru. 25 May 2012, Lake Bled.
Enroll your Young Professionals! Only 6 more days!
We invite you to enroll your young promising co-workers in our AmCham Young Professionals program which is meant to further develop their potential as a future business leaders! There is still time till 15 may, 2012. Please see the application form.
5 Super Finalists of AmCham Top Potential of the Year Competition
We would like to sincerely congratulate to 5 super finalists of AmCham Young Professionals Program: Benjamin Brulc, MSD; Rado Starc, Kolektor; Nana Šumrada Slavnič, PWC; Hana Vidic, Futura PR; Primož Zupan, Salviol. We will choose AmCham Top Potential of the Year 2012 on 31 May at the final event.
AmCham Young Professionals Final Event
31 May, at 7:15 p.m., at Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana, Oder pod zvezdami
General Assembly and election of a new board member
6 June 2012, 6.15 p.m., Hotel Slon
Save the dates: AmCham Business Breakfast on Corporate Governance
Save the dates: Family Sports Picnic co-organized by US Embassy and AmCham Slovenia
4 July 2012, afternoon
The Minister of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia hopes that Slovenia would be a small, highly efficient and open country and respected within and outside the Slovenian borders.
The Positive Relations of Minister Šušteršič towards Slovenian Economists and Foreign Ambassadors at the AmCham Business Breakfast
AmCham Professional update on Social media in McDonald's
with Mr Chris Wurst, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer and Mrs Sabina Dolenc, Marketing Specialist - Social Media Coordinator.
AmCham Slovenia is a honorary patron of the exhibition of a world renewed Photographer Steve McCurry, the author of the famous Afgan Girl image
We invite you to visit the exhibiton! Open from 30 April till 17 June, 2012, at Ljubljana Castle.
Legendary F1 racer David Coulthard and the world-famous business motivator Mark Gallagher at the NT Conference, 22 May 2012, Portorož
AmCham is the proud partner of the NT Conference, special discounts for our members!
AmCham Slovenia is Official Supporter of MDOS (Mreža za družbeno odgovornost Slovenije)
AmCham CSR Committee invites you on lecture of Wayne Visser, which will be held on May 18th 2012 from 9.00 to 13.00 in the Oasis of Business, GZS.
AmCham Slovenia is Official Partner of project WOMEN ORIGINALITY in management organized by Planet GV
We would like to invite you to 11th international conference on “The Excellence of Women in Management” 2012, at 12 June 2012 at 9 a.m. at IEDC- Bled School of Management
Women in business and in politics – who gets benefits?
Brigitte Ederer,Siemens AG, Member
of the Board
Career DNA of modern women
Dr. Orenia Yannai, clinical and occupational therapist
Turning passion into a career – personal stories of women managers
- Maria Anselmi, Managing Director at Bisnode
Katarina Venturini, General Manager at dancing school Plesna zvezda
Granting the Artemida awards
VIP - influential and innovative businesswoman of 21st century - the
survey on trends in innovation by 2050
Melanie Seier Larsen, A.T. Kearney
ROUND TABLE: Innovation without frontiers
Talent is universal, the opportunities are not
01/30 94 446, 01/30 94 444.
The participation fee is EUR 351 for AmCham members!
We look forward to meeting you at the 11th EWM conference!
participants will receive a book “Career of passion” by Dr. Orenia Yanai.
Career of passion
paying the registration fee you will contribute 5 EUR to Association
of Women –Victims of War in Bosnia
The conference will seek additional funds for the Association with a
charity sale of artwork by
dr. Peter Marolt
AmCham Slovenia is Official Supporter of project Bledcom 2012 : PRactice makes PRerfect
On 6th and 7th July, BledCom, international conference on public relations, will take place at Bled.
AmCham Slovenia is Official Partner of IRDO Institute in 2102
Are you a socially responsible company, institution, individual?
Present your example of good practice and strengthen your reputation in public!
Sign up for tender for the award HORUS 2012 till 09/20/2012.
Tender documents will be available from May 2012 at www.horus.si.
Are you a socially responsible
company, institution, individual?
Present your example
of good practice and strengthen your reputation in public! Sign up for
tender for the award HORUS 2012 till 09/20/2012. Tender documents will be available from May 2012 at www.horus.si.
For Horus 2012 prize
(nominate your company or institution):
a. Category COMPANY - Slovenia, Slovenians Abroad or
b. Category INSTITUTIONS
recognition Horus 2012 (please, suggest individuals - candidates) for:
b. Candidate as your proposal, which operates in the context
of social responsibility.
till 20/06/2012 you should complete the preliminary entry and with its help you
will secure yourself the opinion of the Expert Committee (before you fill the
entire application package).
APPLICANTS AND OTHERS: Ljubljana, June and September 2012.
More information and application forms: www.horus.si.
AND CREATE SLOVENE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY!
Honorary Sponsor: dr. Danilo Türk, President of the
Republic of Slovenia.
also supports the Government Office for Slovenians Abroad.
Organizer: IRDO - Institute for the
Development of Social Responsibility, PRSS - Slovenian Association for Public
Supportive project partners: American Chamber of Commerce, the
Slovenian Marketing Association, Association of Journalists of Slovenia, London
School of Public Relations, The Slovenian Foundation for Business Excellence,
Slovenian UN Association for Sustainable Development, Slovenian Association of
Managers and Managers of NGOs, the Styrian Chamber of Commerce, the Association
employers of Slovenia, the Association Manager.
Media Partners: Delo, Dnevnik, Večer (all newspaper
publishing companies), Žurnal Media.
Clipping Partner: Press Clipping d.o.o.
AmCham Slovenia is Official Partner of Zavod Y and project SIMBIOZ@
We will bring Slovenia together with united strength!
Harvard School of Negotiations - special offer for AmCham members!
11th and 12th June 2012
We are welcoming new members
A Taks, mednarodne rešitve, d.o.o.
CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz d.o.o.
Vzajemna zdravstvena zavarovalnica, d.v.z.
Wolf Theiss Attorneys-at-Law-Slovenian branch
Žurnal media, d.o.o.
Patroni & partnerji AmCham Young Professionals