We kindly invite you to participate at the Conference on Empowerment, Recovery and Professional Growth in Work-Based Learning.

The conference will be held on 11 May 2017 in Landesklinikum Melk (Melk hospital), Krankenhausstraße 11, Melk, Austria.




Conference day: 11 May 2017

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome speech
Barbara Schwarz, Representative of the government of Lower Austria (tbc)
09:15 – 10:15 Recovery, Empowerment and Professional Growth in Work-Based Learning – A Business Perspective
Gerda Ruppi-Lang / Head of Working Group on Occupational Health Management
10:30 – 11:15 Work-Based Learning – An Academic Perspective
Prof. Dr. Eva Werner, hon.prof. / FH Krems (University of Applied Sciences Krems)
11:15 – 12:00 Empowerment, Recovery and Professional Growth in Work-Based Learning – A Religious Perspective
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 Workshop sessions

Time Workshop A Workshop B Workshop C: Results of PROFINWBL
13:00 – 14:30

Recovery and Empowerment Cirkus Paciento /

Ledovec (CZ)

Substance Abuse

Annele Heikkilä / KPEDU (FI)

John McQuaide / North West Regional College (UK)

Guidelines for Train-the-Trainer seminars (Curricula for Train-the-Trainer)

Lene Smets / HIVSET (BE)

Toolkit ‘Tools for Quality & Empowerment in WBL’

Natascha Skog / KPEDU (FI)

Ralph Kampleitner / LKH Melk (AT)

Toolkit ‘Career Guidance & Professional Growth in WBL’

Annemie Lauryssens / HIVSET (BE)

14:30 – 14:45 Performance Cirkus Paciento
14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 16:30

Impro theatre

Regina Schreiber (AT)



Using Serious Online Games to Support Recovery

Lucia Pannese / imaginary (IT)

IT-tools for Open Educational Resources

Tomaž Kocman / Vrtec Jelka (SI)

Curriculum for Learners in International WBL

Bob Van de Putte / HIVSET (BE)

Liliana Bran / Scoala Postliceala Sanitara Arad (RO)

Using New Media to Give Esteem

Verena Hahn-Oberthaler (AT)

 16:30 – 16:45  Performance Impro-Theatre

16:45 End of conference day


Empowerment, Recovery and Professional Growth in Work-Based-Learning – Results and Lookout

To close our EU project “PROFINWBL – Professionalism in Work-Based Learning”, which is funded by the EU programme Erasmus+, we are organising the European Conference “Empower­ment, Recovery and Professional Growth in Work-Based-Learning “. This conference also serves as the Austrian Multiplier Event for the dissemination and communication of our results, combined with an outlook on the potential benefits of the results for the main target group – the “health and social sector” – but also beyond.

The objectives of this conference are:

  • Presentation, dissemination and communication of the project results of our EU project “PROFINWBL”
  • Pointing to relevant developments in other economic sectors
  • Extension of the discussion by also looking beyond the main target group – “health and social services”

By this European conference, we will offer an opportunity to discuss our project results and exchange ideas with representatives of our main target group. At the same time, we want to take account of developments and activities in other sectors and other perspectives in order to ensure mutual learning and knowledge-sharing.

Attend the conference on 11 May 2017 in Melk and let us talk about the various chances of work-based learning for empowerment, recovery and professional growth!

Gerald Wagenhofer
Managing Director UBW Unternehmensberatung
Wagenhofer GmbH


Participation & Registration

Participation is free of charge, as the conference is funded by the Erasmus+ programme.


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

If you would like to participate in the conference, please register at:

If you have any questions or need help with registering, please contact:
Karin Novotny
T: +43/676/4159706


Contact & Imprint

UBW Unternehmensberatung Wagenhofer GmbH
Hermanngasse 6/42
1070 Wien
FN 285 856b


Editorial & Layout

Editorial: Karin Novotny; Gerald Wagenhofer
Layout: Ralph Kampleitner


Conference Location

Landesklinikum Melk (Melk hospital)
Krankenhausstraße 11
3390 Melk


Further information and detailed directions to the conference location can be found at www.ubw-consulting.eu.



At www.ubw-consulting.eu you will find a link to hotels in the surrounding area. We kindly ask you to make the reservation yourself.