Invitation to the QualiTools conference

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We would like to invite you to participate in a FREE training combined with an international interactive conference entitled “QUALITOOLS – Quality in coaching. International conference on improving teachers’ skills & fostering organisational quality culture”which will take place on June 12, 2018 at the University of Social Sciences in Łódź. The conference and training will be conducted in Polish, foreign guests’ presentations will be translated.

By participating in the event, you will:
• learn how to improve the teaching process based on practical methods,
• gain the skills necessary for quality supervision over training,
• learn the best practices from 5 European countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Poland, Portugal, Great Britain,
• take part in a selected training for trainers, managers and teachers, which will end with a certificate,
• take part in a moderated discussion with the participation of European experts,
• during lunch you will have an opportunity for networking,
• receive a free handbook containing ready-to-use methods and training techniques.


The conference and workshops are aimed primarily at:
• trainers, coaches and teachers (especially those related to the IT, but not only),
• employees of training companies and careers of vocational education,
• HR department employees responsible for organizing trainings,
• school directors, managers and people responsible for quality supervision over training,
• students and graduates, among others: psychology, pedagogy, management and IT,
• and all those interested in improving quality in education.


The subscription can be made via the application form below the website or at After you have made your subscription, you will receive an email with an activation link.

Participation in the conference is free of charge. The cost of travel / accommodation is covered by the participant.

Additional benefits: participants will receive printed version of the Handbook: '65 ways to improve the quality of training' and a certificate of participation in the international conference.


The number of places is limited, the order of applications decides. Subscriptions are ongoing until June 11, 2018.


As part of the conference, each participant can take part in a free training on one of the selected topics:

QUALITOOLS in every day training practice

As part of the workshop, participants will exchange quality practices applied in training organizations in which they work and represent them. Then, everyone participating in the workshop should determine what quality areas are most useful to them and what methods they find interesting and useful. The last part of the training will be an attempt to answer the question what kind of support trainers need from training organizations to be able to use them at work.

Lecturer: Karin Steiner, Analysis Consulting and Interdicplinary Research, Austria

Sociologist and group trainer with over 20 years of experience, founder of ABIF (Austrian social research organization), initiator and coordinator of several EU projects (QUINORA, GuideMe !, NAVIGUIDE), author of several publications on quality in training; co-author of the QualiTools manual and an online database of methods for improving quality within vocational education.

Quality culture - culture of success - systems supporting the quality of the process of improving qualifications in organizations

The workshop will be a space for discussion about the quality culture in the organization's training activities. During the meeting, participants will have the opportunity to take part in the exercises proposed in the Managers Guideline developed in the project, in order to implement them in their organization in the future. In addition, participants will receive a package of information on how to support the culture of quality in training activities in their organizations and where to seek support for their activities.

Training in Polish.

Lecturer: PhD Małgorzata Klimka - Kołysko, University of Social Science, Poland

Employee of the Institute of Applied Psychology, University of Social Science. She deals with theoretical and practical aspects of psychology of educational and vocational guidance and career guidance in lifelong terms, work psychology - aspects of employee psychological hygiene, employee motivation, occupational stress, mobbing, occupational burnout and management psychology - especially in the context of human resources management and behavioral economics . She pursues the passion of supporting the development of employee careers as the director of the SAN Academic Career Office. For many years, a trainer and author of trainer training programs cooperating with such institutions as, among others: Education Development Center. Founder of the Experts Hub training and consulting company.

8:30-9:00 Participants' registration

Official welcome, introduction to the QUALITOOLS project


Marta Kędzia, Społeczna Akademia Nauk, Łódź, Polska 


Presentation of Handbook and QT methods database + discussion


Karin Steiner, Analysis Consulting and Interdicplinary Research (ABIF), Wiedeń, Austria


Presentation of Manager Guideline – overall picture of creating a quality culture on an organizational level + discussion

Sophie Kroiss , European Peer Review Association (EPRA), Wiedeń, Austria


Four good international practices on improving the quality in training and training organisations:

  • UK - Bridging to the Future Ltd (BtF)
  • Portugal - Vocational Training Centre for the Commerce and Services (CECOA)
  • Bulgaria - Znanie Association
  • Austria –  EPRA/ABIF

Murmering groups within the audience

Moderator: Karin Steiner Analysis Consulting and Interdicplinary Research (ABIF), Wiedeń, Austria




Workshops in two groups:

Title of workshop 1: QUALITOOLS in every day training practice

Led by Karin Steiner, ABIF

Title of workshop 2: Quality culture - culture of success - systems supporting the quality of the process of improving qualifications in organizations

Led by PhD Małgorzata Klimka-Kołysko, SAN


Coffee break


Moderated discussion (eg. fishbowl): The fishbowl discussion will be attended by quality experts of the QUALITOOLS project team & by voluntary participants from the audience:

  • Małgorzata Klimka (SAN)
  • Karin Steiner (ABIF)
  • Radosveta Drakeva / Valentina Georgieva (Znanie)
  • Vanda Vieira (CECOA)
  • Xavier Rodriguez (BtF)

1-2 free chairs
Moderator: Karin Steiner - abif - analysis consulting and interdicplinary research, Wiedeń, Austria


Closing the event


Date: June 12, 2018, at 9: 00-15: 30

Place: University of Social Science, Kilińskiego street 98, 90-012 Łódź, hall A3


If you have any questions, please contact the office of the University of Social Science:

     Phone number: +48 42 664 66 56

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