Köln 2014

The German branch held its annual symposium in Cologne in the vicinity of its famous cathedral at a top location, the City Dorint Hotel am Heumarkt. The agenda comprised three very interesting topics. Two of them dealt with latest research on mind and brain issues. Mr. Sinisa Trisic, MBA, explained how we make choices (mostly unconscious) based on emotinal systems being  characterized more by creativtity/adventure  or balance/security or domination/competitiveness. Dr. Martin Sauerland & Dipl.-Psych. Sandra Kaltner from the University Koblenz-Landau spoke about occupational cognitive developments to counter performance related deficiencies resulting from dysfunctional cognitions, mostly of negative nature. The third topic was delivered by Dr. Florian Schuhmacher, Human Relations Manager of Inter-Union Technhandel GmbH, who explained the modern process of selecting new employees, particulary of interest for those of us who are looking for a better job.
Additonally, we had our annual meeting of our members, where previous and future activities were discussed and at the the end the whole board reelected unanimously.

To finish this day in style, we had an excellent dinner. And as always, both events were well organized thanks to Mrs. Mandy Kraupner and Dorit Streitferdt from Allfinanz Hamburg.


Agenda Annual Symposium in Köln on Saturday, May 10th 2014

    The 2014 annual symposium of the German Branch will take place at a top location in the Centre of Köln, the City Dorint Hotel am Heumarkt, Pipinstr. 1.

     The agenda for the day will be as follows:


     09:00 Get together

     09:30 Welcome and introduction by Dr. Martina Nieswandt, MBA

     09:45 Presentation/Discussion : "Wie treffen Menschen Entscheidungen?" by Sinisa Trisic, MBA.

     11:15 Coffee break

     11:30 Presentation/Discussion: "Neue Trends - Wie Personal heute für Stellen ausgewählt werden sollte" by Dr. Florian Schumacher (Human Relation Manager) 

     13:00 Lunch

     14:15 Annual Meeting of Alumni Members with election of the Board

     16:15 Coffe break

     16:45 Presentation/Discussion: "Occupational Cognitive Development - Über den Einfluss dysfunktionalen Denkens auf berufsbezogenes Erleben und Verhalten" by Dr. Martin Sauerland (Universität Koblenz-Landau,        Lehrstuhl für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie)

     19:30 Dinner and drinks Reception