HR Club Next Generation Summer School, 3rd Edition

HR Club Next Generation started as soon as we realized the need to contribute to the development not only of the current HR professionals in Romania, but also of a new generation of HR professionals who correctly understand and respond to challenges in this field.

HR Club Next Generation objectives:

  • Providing participants with relevant and complete information about the HR field.
  • Developing their ability to use all information acquired shortly after the completion of courses.
  • Giving the participants the possibility to decide at the end of the summer school what specialization they want to pursue in the field of human resources.

The third edition of HR Club Summer School Next Generation took place between 6 and 17 July 2009, allowing the 30 participants to benefit from free courses offered by HR Club and the project’s sponsors. The agenda consisted of a series of trainings on sales, leadership, personal development, presentation skills and of six learning modules covering the main areas of human resources management: recruitment and selection, training and development, labour legislation and payroll, compensation and benefits, organizational development and strategic HR.


The 30 participants were selected from a total of 80 candidates following a three-steps evaluation process: submission of applications consisting of CV and essay, participation to an interview with the HR Club executive team and participation to an assessment organized by one of the project’s partners. The participant’s profile is the following:

  • Students, fresh graduates, masters from Bucharest, Cluj, Iasi, Timisoara, Oradea
  • With HR previous exposure (voluntary activity, internships, jobs, summer schools, courses, trainings etc.)
  • With strong interest in developing a career in HR
  • With proven seriousness, creativity, good communication skills, team work sprit, good knowledge of English

Learning modules

  • Recruitment and Selection
    • Stelian Marian - Managing Director, Human Capital Solutions
    • Alexandru Vasile - Executive Search Sales Manager, Lugera&Makler
    • Anca Lazaroiu - Coordinator, People and Brand Engagement, Vodafone Romania
    • Cristina Veliscu - Project Manager, Adecco Romania
    • Madalina Enache - HR Director, Romsys
  • Learning and Development
    • Florin Petean - Director Executiv, CDM Cluj-Napoca, membru al Board-ului HR Club
    • Anca Podoleanu - Managing Partner, Choice Consulting
    • Christian Scholtes - Associate, Hermes Advisors
    • Dana Barbu - HR Manager, Provident Financial
    • Catalin Zaharia - Coach & trainer NLP, Mind Master
  • Compensation and Benefits
    • Horatiu Cocheci - Manager, Human Capital Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Carmen Maftei - Comp&Ben Manager, Citibank Romania
    • Mirela Iordan - HR Director, Pfizer
    • Narcis Popescu - Consultant, Hay Group
    • Ruxandra Gheorghe - Comp&Ben Manager, BCR
  • Labour Law and Payroll
    • Liliana Bolan - Consultant, B&B Experts
    • Adelina Stoian - Social Relations Director, BRD - Groupe Societe Generale
    • Camelia Slivneanu - HR Supply Chain & Industrial Relations Manager, Coca-Cola HBC
    • Dragos Brezeanu - Industrial Relations Director, Rompetrol Group
    • Gabriela Balanescu - HR & Administration Director, Prima TV
    • Rodica Rapcea - Administrative/Payroll Manager, Real Hypermarket
  • Organizational Development
    • Cristina Mihai - Business Performance Advisor
    • Andreea Patrascu - OD Manager, Orange
    • Gratiela Florea - OD Manager, Coca-Cola Hellenic
    • Simona Simion-Popescu - Human Resources Director, Xerox Central EasternEurope, Israel& Turkey (CIT)
  • Strategic HR 
    • Alecsandra Litu - Business Unit Manager ROI Institute
    • Georgiana Lazar - HR Business Partner, Unicredit

The HR Club Next Generation summer school agenda also included a company visit to Coca-Cola and the following trainings:

  • Best Year Yet: Dana Burghel - Coach, Learning About
  • Sales Attitude on the Phone: Ciprian Todoca - Managing Partner Lime Experience
  • Presentation skills: Lucian Ciolan - Associate, Hermes Advisors
  • Leadership situational: Rares Manolescu - Senior Manager, Human Invest

Academic Partner: Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest, through the Master Program Traing of Trainers

Sponsors of the project: Chipita Romania, Coca-Cola HBC Romania, Perspective Group, Qual Media

Anual partners



  • Leadership
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  • Performanta
  • Gala Premiilor de Excelenta HR Club
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  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Performanta
  • Gala Premiilor de Excelenta HR Club
  • Afaceri
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Performanta
  • Conferinta


HR Club Partners