Živa Ploj Peršuh, the European Career Centers for Artists, CEO and Artistic Director, was a guest at the Business Conference Re:Innovating mobility, organised by the newspaper Delo to mark the end of the months-long Mobility 2023 campaign. Guests were welcomed by the Minister for the Economy, Tourism and Sport Matjaž Han, Mayor of Ljubljana Zoran Janković and Stojan Petrič, director of the Delo newspaper company.
The conference addressed different segments of mobility, with a panel on Re:innovating work concepts, featuring Živa Ploj Peršuh, the discussion focused on the revised concepts of the work.
The panel was moderated by Simona Špilak, owner of BOC Institute, a recruitment agency working in the field of executive search, and an international executive coach, who discussed new, successful models of work with Živa Ploj Peršuh, Matejo Lavrič, Director of Kolektor Ventures, Tomi Ilijaš, CEO and founder of Arctur, Dr. Uroš Ocepek, PhD in Computer Science and Informatics, teacher at the Secondary Technical and Vocational School Trbovlje and teacher of the year 2022, and Andraž Štalec, CEO and co-founder of Red Orbit.
Živa Ploj Peršuh said it was important to share knowledge and experience with as many young people as possible. “When we make new strategies, political decisions and new visions in companies, we are looking to the future, but we are also too focused on the current generation,” she said. We need to improve the youngest ones – as a mentor and leader myself, working with young people from the age of 12 – and not only in the area of work, for example how to put together a programme, how to perform, how to sell a concert, but also to cover social, societal issues and sustainability. For example, how to travel to gigs in a green way, by train, she adds. “Through our performances, we are educating audiences about the importance of green travel, and young people should be given the opportunity to learn about these options as soon as possible, and to accept them as safe and ethically unquestionable.”
Živa Ploj Peršuh agreed with the panellists that the new concepts of work will be fluid and dynamic. “I am convinced that there is still a lot of room for manoeuvre in this area, and among the skills I would like to stress the importance of ethics, empathy, networking and listening – not only to each other, but also to new technologies,” concluded Ploj Peršuh.