In 2010, the Board of governors affirmed a decision about the establishment of the International Institute for Wellness Development. Its main purpose is mostly to research, create, expand and transfer the knowledge to encourage development of wellness activity as scientific research and economic activity since wellness is also one of the most promising activity for tourist development of Slovenia. To meet these purposes the Institute cooperates with similar international organisations for wellness activity development and brings forward the cooperation and long-term partnership with the European Wellness Institute EWI from Germany.
The aim of the Institute is to follow and assess the development of wellness profession; if necessary, it organises panel discussions for professional debates on current issues as well as supports researches and preparations of reports from the field of wellness activity for scientific and professional conferences.
Activities of the International Institute for Wellness Development:
|2016||4th panel discussion: FIVE YEARS OF WELLNESS EDUCATION – EVALVATION AND CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE||November 2016,
VSGT Maribor, Cafova 7, MB
|2015||Attending the 5th Congress BalkanSpa & Wellness Summit in Thermana Laško with students and presenting the paper DEVELOPMENT OF WELLNESS TRAININGS AND EDUCATIONS IN SLOVENIA (MSc. Nataša Artič)||6 and 7 November 2015,
|2013||3rd panel discussion: ADDED VALUE OF THE FIRST GENERATION OF GRADUATES OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME WELLNESS TO THE LABOUR MARKET, VSGT Maribor as a co-organiser with the Slovenian natural spas (orig. Skupnost slovenskih naravnih zdravilišč)||17 June 2013,
|2013||Presentation of the International Institute for Wellness Development and presenting the paper WELLNESS FOR THE HEALTH OF EMPLOYEES at the annual event Mentor’s Day at VSGT Maribor – the purpose of the event was to strengthen cooperation between school and economy as we hosted mentors from the network of learning companies.||2 December 2013,
|2011||2nd panel discussion: WELLNESS OR VELNES, VSGT Maribor in co-organisation with the Slovenian natural spas||21 September 2011,
|2010||Participation at the international conference EUROCHRIE and presentation of the paper INNOVATIVE APPROACH TOWARDS APPLIED WELLNESS EDUCATION: CASE OF SLOVENIA (MSc. Helena Cvikl and MSc. Nataša Artič)||25-28 October 2010,
|2010||1st panel discussion: NOVELTIES AND GUIDELINES FOR EDUCATION AND TRAININGS IN WELLNESS||13 May 2010,
Zagrebška 18, MB
|2010||Participation at the 2nd international scientific conference ”Quality and innovativeness in tourism and hospitality” at Bled and presentation of a paper TRANSFERRING CURRENT FOREIGN PRACTICE INTO NATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME IN WELLNESS (MSc Helena Cvikl and MSc Nataša Artič)||11 February 2010,