SASS ACADEMY: Management of People in Organizations

One-year non-formal education: Management of People in Organizations

Place of studies: Leskoškova 9e, Ljubljana

At an additional cost, the candidate has the opportunity to attend most of the lectures and practical exercises via Zoom (Study+ package).

Are you interested in the secrets of successful human resource management? Are you interested in the fields of psychology and personal growth? Do you want to gain knowledge about various techniques of interpersonal communication and personality models?

One-year, non-formal education Management of People in Organizations is intended for anyone who:

  • wants to acquire or improve their skills in the field of management, or
  • works or wants to work in positions in the public, private, or non-profit sectors that involve frequent interaction with people, or
  • is interested in personal development, mental health, and personal growth.

The newly acquired knowledge will distinguish you and your abilities, and open doors to new opportunities on your career path



Education is divided into two main content areas.

The first content area mainly covers acquiring knowledge and practical skills in the areas of organizational operations, management, communication, and understanding trends in creativity and innovation. In this content area, you will listen to the following topics:

  1. Basics of Organization and Management
  2. Basics of Communication in Organization
  3. Human Resources Management
  4. Creativity and Innovation

The second content area covers the acquisition of knowledge and practical skills in the areas of psychology, mental health, and personal growth. In this content area, you will listen to the following topics:

  1. Psychology of Work and Organization
  2. Theories and Models of Personality
  3. Interpersonal Communication Techniques
  4. Mental Health and Personal Growth

The education includes lectures, practical exercises, and knowledge tests.


Everyone can apply for non-formal education. Special prior knowledge is not a requirement, the key is interest in the content area and motivation to acquire knowledge and practical skills.


October 2024 – June 2025; it takes place in the afternoon (4:00 p.m. – 8.00 p. m.) rare exceptions are possible when the sessions take place in the morning (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.).

  1. Lectures and practical exercises for the first content module will take place from 1.10.2024-17.1.2025.

  2. Lectures and practical exercises for the second content module will take place from 10.2.2025-31.5.2025.

  3. Knowledge tests will be conducted in the form of written and oral exams, presentations, preparation of written and practical products, etc. Some providers of non-formal education often check knowledge on an ongoing basis. Certain knowledge tests are organized separately, specifically during designated exam periods:

  • 20.1.2025 – 7.2.2025
  • 2.6.2025 – 30.6.2025
  • 18.8.2025 – 12.9.2025

Knowledge tests require appropriate prior individual work by the participant in the education.

You will receive a detailed schedule after enrolling and paying for non-formal education.

You can obtain the list of subjects that require obligatory physical presence on the email address:



a) Fill out the citizen application, print it, and sign it.

b) Send the application to the faculty’s address:

Fakulteta za uporabne družbene študije v Novi Gorici
Gregorčičeva ulica 19
5000 Nova Gorica

or scanned to the email address:

Based on the received documentation, the faculty will invite you to enroll. Upon invitation to enroll, you will receive a username and password to access the online platform. In the online student office, you must fill out and sign (with a mouse) the enrollment form and contract that will be automatically created for you. You will receive an invoice for tuition payment by email*.

*Tuition can be paid in a lump sum upon enrollment or in 5 installments as follows: upon enrollment, no later than November 30, no later than January 31, no later than March 31, and no later than May 31 of the current academic year. In case of payment in installments, an increased tuition fee of EUR 30.00 is charged with each installment to cover administrative costs of processing installment payments.


Upon successful completion of the one-year non-formal education programme, participants receive a certificate of completed non-formal education and a certificate of passing the exams.


Each subject is evaluated with credit points. When enrolling in the Social Management (BA), Social Management (BSc) and Psychosocial Support (BA) study programme or other study programmes* offered by the School of Advanced Social Studies (SASS), the faculty offers the possibility of (part-time or full-time) recognition of informally acquired knowledge that the candidate previously obtained through informal education in “Management of People in Organizations”, provided that the candidate successfully passes knowledge tests and meets obligations. To do so, the candidate must submit a request for recognition of informally acquired knowledge, which is decided by the competent authorities of the faculty.

*To enroll in the relevant formal study programme, the candidate must meet the admission requirements specified in the Call for Enrollment. Calls for Enrollment for all SASS study programmes are published on the faculty’s website.


Price of one-year non-formal education: 2,490 EUR

  • One-year non-formal education will be carried out if there are sufficient enrolled candidates.


By purchasing the STUDY+ package, in addition to the friendly staff at the faculty who are always ready to support you in your studies, you will receive the following benefits or services that will be of great help to you: the possibility of direct participation in most lectures and tutorials via ICT resources (Zoom); the possibility of viewing recordings of most lectures and tutorials throughout the year; the possibility of taking exams via ICT tools (Zoom or Moodle online classroom). The package costs 399eur* (*per academic year) and is ordered and paid in a one-time amount upon enrollment or at any time during the year.

You can obtain the list of subjects that require obligatory physical presence despite purchasing the Study+ package on the following email address: