nextgen Conference

We have the great pleasure to invite you on the 4th of June to the second edition of  ‘NextGen Conference’, an event that takes place in Oradea. The main theme is having confident children.

The conference has the following objectives:

  • Promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences in the field of education;
  • Strengthening networks between civil society and the educational system for the benefit of better education for all.

The main themes:

The role of parents and school in raising confident children

The role of education in developing problem solving skills

Why participate in this event?

Meet our speakers

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Mihaela Tatu

„You are what you choose to be!” „There is no age for a new beginning!” These are the two mottos of Mihaela Tatu, after which she still guides everything she does. At the age of 30 she gave up accounting and started over in mass media. At first in Radio1 Brasov, where she was awarded 2nd Best Female Radio Voice. Later, she worked in television, where she gained notoriety with the show "De 3xFemeie" (3 Times A Woman) with Acasă TV. Since 2011, after more than 20 years of mass media, she has decided to dedicate herself to the study and practice in a field that Mihaela says represents one of the biggest challenges of Romanians: communication. Her native skills inspired her and guided her to this field. Communication was the basis of everything she had done in the media until then: radio, tv, anchoring and event presentations. Currently, with an experience and expertise in the field of almost 30 years, she is a trainer in the Technique and Art of Communication, with students from all backgrounds, professions, ages and walks of life. However, her great weakness is children and young people. She devotes a great portion of her time to working with young people, considering them the breath of fresh air that Romania needs. In fact, “They are Romania.”

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Ana Maria Ivan

She is a mother, a coach, a parent blogger and an author of children’s books. She writes daily or almost daily on her personal blog, She has 3 children she adores and for whose sake she learns daily how to be a better mother and a better person. She says about herself that she is far from perfect, but she doesn’t try to be. She teaches her children how to fly - the free, brave and straight flight. Title: Children’s self-esteem, the parents’ challenge. Ana Maria Ivan firmly believes that “when it comes to raising children, one of the most important things parents can do is help their children develop a strong sense of self-esteem. High self-esteem gives children the confidence and the resilience they need to overcome the challenges and failures that are an inevitable part of adulthood. By giving children the space they need to make mistakes and develop on their own terms, parents can help lay the grounds for a lifetime of happiness and well-being.”

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Otilia Mantelers

Otilia Mantelers is a psychologist, a specialist in parenting, known in Romania for the way she supports the importance of play in raising children. He has completed four training programmes in trauma psychotherapy, which she practices with his clients and the working groups that she facilitates. She has been holding personal development courses for many years and organizing conferences with international guests, being one of the promoters of the science of parenting in Romania. The ingredients of self-esteem in children: self-esteem is the Holy Grail that we, as adults, seek, although we know about ourselves that, for the most part, we have achieved what we set out to achieve in life. Although we are successful, we still wonder why we don’t have that self-esteem. And how do we plant it in our children? In the presentation at the NextGen Conference organized by ISO I am pleased to offer you the two ingredients of self-esteem and explain some of the steps that we, parents, can take.


Robert Malone

Born in Ireland and living in Oradea, Robert Malone is an instructor of The Shichida Method (Winner of the IID Award 2021 for Effective Lessons, Good Classes, Good Class Curriculums, and Good Educational Materials), a revolutionary early childhood education curriculum for children from 6 months to 6 and a half years old. He has experience in teaching over 50 children in this innovative curriculum, and guiding parents to cultivate their children's minds, hearts, and souls at home. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (BA Second-class Honours), and SOAS, University of London (MA First-class Honours). He is passionate about educating parents and educators on how to support children's emotional development in a way that enables their full potential to flourish. In his presentation, he will discuss the three key principles necessary to develop children's full potential and share practical steps / actions / exercises to do so. His enthusiasm and passion for raising and educating a new generation of children is infectious and will be sure to leave you inspired about the future of Romania.


Hedi Hoka

Hedi Hoka is a doctor of psychology, psychotherapist, best-selling author and mindfulness trainer. He studied mindfulness and neuropsychology at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, Massachusetts, USA, and is a certified professor at Mindful International Academy. After many years of study and research of the brain, Hedi completed his knowledge by studying systemic therapy, thus discovering the journey of the soul in the family constellations.Title: The journey of self-esteem: from grandparents, to parents and to children We inherit the DNA from our parents, half of the mother's DNA and the other half of the father's DNA. In other words, we're half mom and half dad. In DNA, children also receive all the teachings, experiences, traumas, unresolved problems of parents, grandparents, great-grandparents. When we say that a child does not have self-confidence, perhaps we should look at ourselves in the family. Often, what we, as adults, are unable to heal, children carry on our wounds.


Ebony Ellis

“Working hard is important, but there is something that matters even more, believing in yourself.” Harry Potter (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)). This is a quote that shows my philosophy of education. I believe in developing the whole child and not just focussing on academic ability. Having been educated and trained in the U.K., I have been fortunate enough to teach in the UK and international schools during my career of over 15 years. I am very excited to be teaching in Romania again and be part of the ISO family. It is wonderful to be part of a team of children, parents and staff who are always ready to share a smile! “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Dr Suess

The Conference’s Program

June 4 will be a day full of content, with 6 sessions of speakers, and a lot of informations.  

Day full of content
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The following program may undergo minor changes.

09:30 - 10:00
Welcome and registrations
09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:30
The opening by the organizers
Sponsors & prizes presentation
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
Session 1 - Mihaela Tatu
Communication is not limited to Speaking!
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30
Session 2 - Otilia Mantelers
The ingredients of self-esteem in children
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00
Session 3 - Hedi Hoka
The journey of self-esteem: from grandparents to parents and to children
11:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch Break
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:30
Session 4 - Ana Maria Ivan
Children’s self-esteem, the parents’ challenge
13:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:00
Session 5 - Robert Malone
"Love, Praise, Acceptance: The three pillars necessary to fulfill the children's potential"
13:30 - 14:00
Session 6 - Ebony Ellis
"I can and I will"
Closing speeches & awarding prizes
Vizualuri ISO (1)


Single ticket – 175 Lei

Double ticket – 315 Lei

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