For a better future: discovering and understanding giftedness
World campaign: Genius no more denied
8th and 9th of June, 2023, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Bratislavska cesta 8, Ljubljana
Join us for an event dedicated to raising awareness of giftedness while highlighting the unique challenges and opportunities gifted individuals face. The event will bring together all those interested in the field of giftedness, gifted individuals who want to learn more about themselves and their abilities, parents who want to understand the special needs of their gifted children, psychologists, special educators, therapists, teachers, human resources professionals, and, last but not least, leaders and business owners who are aware that investing in their gifted employees will not only have a positive impact on their development and well-being but also on the success that will be based on the future.
The meeting is organized into two days of thematic modules. On Thursday, June 8, 2023, we meet at the VIP event Entrepreneurial Intelligence: Unlock Your Potential for Business Success, and on Friday, June 9, 2023, at the event For a Better Future: Discovering and Understanding Giftedness.
The main speaker at the event will be Patricia Susan Jackson, a world-renowned expert in the field of giftedness, psychotherapist, founder and director of The Daimon Institute for Highly Gifted, author of numerous articles, and award winner with more than 30 years of experience in the field of giftedness.
For a Better Future: Discovering and Understanding Giftedness
Friday, 9th of June, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Ljubljana
1:30-2:00 PM Participant Registration
2:00-2:15 PM Introductory Speeches
2:15–3:30 PM “Making good on the promise of Giftedness: helping our most exceptionally talented children and adults thrive”, keynote speaker Patricia Susan Jackson, psychotherapist, specialized in helping exceptionally gifted individuals, founder, and director of The Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted
3:30-3:45 PM Break
3:45-4:45 PM “Understanding Giftedness Through the Prism of Personal Development,” Katja Ujčič, founder and director of Geniusx, Institute for the Research and Development of Giftedness
4:45-5:45 PM Workshop: “Gifted Children and Young Adults who Flourish: 27 Strategies for Success”, Patricia Susan Jackson
5:45-6:00 PM Break
6:00-7:15 PM Interview on the Challenges and Opportunities of Discovering and Developing Giftedness with Patricia Susan Jackson and Katja Ujčič
7:15-9:00 PM Reception and Networking
The event will be held in Slovenian and English.
Entrepreneurial Intelligence: Unlock Your Potential for Business Success
Thursday, 8th of June, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Ljubljana
5:00 – 6:15 PM “Developing Entrepreneurial In
6:15 – 7:00 PM Discussion and Networking
Patricia Susan Jackson will reveal why discov
The discussion will be conducted in the English language in a group of up to 30 people.
Patricia Susan Jackson, The Daimon Institute for Highly Gifted
Patricia Susan Jackson is a leading global expert in working with gifted children and adults. In her work, she specializes in helping exceptionally gifted individuals and, with almost 30 years of experience as the founder and director of The Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted, she has helped awaken and develop the potential of countless gifted individuals from around the world. She is the author of numerous articles and a speaker at countless international conferences on giftedness. In 2021, she received the “Mental Health Practitioner of the Year Award” from Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) organization, and in 2020 she was selected as a “Person to Watch” by the international organization 2-e-Newsletter.
“Giftedness is a topic close to my heart, and I believe that recognizing and supporting the unique needs and abilities of gifted individuals is crucial for the benefit of all of us. By providing appropriate support and encouragement, we can help these individuals reach their full potential, so they can make a positive contribution to society. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with you in Slovenia. Thank you for the invitation, and I am excited to meet you all!” Patricia Susan Jackson
Learn more about Patricia Susan Jackson: The Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted.
Katja Ujčič, GeniusX, Institute for the Research and Development of Giftedness
The founder and director of GeniusX, Institute for the Research and Development of Giftedness, Katja Ujčič, highlighted the purpose of the event, which is to raise awareness of a different approach to giftedness. An approach focused on discovering and accepting giftedness, tailored education, and understanding the needs of gifted individuals.
“I am extremely proud that GeniusX, Institute for the Research and Development of Giftedness, will be bringing Patricia Susan Jackson, a world authority on giftedness, to Ljubljana. In her 30-year practice with gifted individuals, Patricia Susan Jackson has developed an integrative approach to identifying and developing giftedness. By organizing her lectures and workshops, we want to enable gifted individuals, parents of gifted children, and all those who work with gifted individuals to learn about this unique understanding of giftedness firsthand.” Katja Ujčič
More about Katja Ujčič: https://geniusx.si/o-meni
If you are a gifted individual, the event will help you understand how to use your talents in the best way possible and how to cope with the challenges that come with giftedness.
If you are a parent of a gifted child, the event will help you understand your child’s special needs and how to support their development.
If you are a psychologist, special education teacher, therapist, or teacher, you will learn about new approaches to working with gifted individuals and how to support their development.
If you work in human resources or own a business, you will learn how investing in gifted employees can have a positive impact on the success of your company.
Both days of the event are designed to provide practical information and constructive conversations about giftedness. At the event, you will be able to connect with others who share your interests and understand you, creating a network of support and friendship.
Join us for these inspiring events full of new insights, friendships, and opportunities for personal and professional development.
We are looking forward to getting to know the unique world of gifted individuals and spending time with you!
Katja Ujčič and Patricia Susan Jackson