Katarina Hočevar

Head of HR Department, Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food

Katarina Hočevar graduated, specialized, and obtained her master’s degree at the Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana. Since 1999, she has been employed in the government, focusing on human resources and organizational matters. She currently holds the position of Head of Human Resources and is the Deputy General Secretary of the Ministry. Since 2020, she has also been a lecturer in the field of public sector organization at the Faculty of Administration, teaching courses in human resources management and customer relations. Throughout her career, she has participated in numerous inter-ministerial working groups and projects related to the public service system and the salary system. Additionally, she serves as the Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Municipality of Zagorje ob Savi.


Development of high potentials is key to success

The development of high potentials is crucial for shaping successful leaders and encouraging collaboration. This presentation focuses on the importance of enhancing commitment, loyalty, and the desire for further development of competencies among high potentials. Although these employees do not yet hold key positions, they demonstrate high work performance and have promising developmental potential. This presentation highlights that optimal development of these employees requires special attention, including intensive monitoring, investment in their development, mentorship, gaining experience, and education. Special emphasis is placed on developing teamwork skills, the ability to manage changes, and the introduction of “positive rotation” within the organization, all of which contribute to a more dynamic and adaptable work environment.