Elina Siilbek

Elina Siilbek is a trainer and CEO with more than 20 years of experience in management and training. She has worked in both the private and public sectors and her main training topics are related to people and their behavior: behavioral and communication strategies in complex work situations, leadership, personality psychology, self-management psychology, and motivation. From 2006 to 2012, she was the director of the Äripäev Training and Conference Center and from 2001 to 2006, the director of the Rocca al Mare School Training Center. From 2000 to 2001, she was the Human Resources Director of Reval Hotel Group. She is currently the director of the Hobby School and Youth Work Foundation, a board member and director of the Harku municipality hobby school. She is also a partner, CEO and trainer of the training and consulting company ERE Koolitus. She has a master’s degree in psychology and pedagogy, and her main interests are personality psychology, neuropsychology and organizational psychology. Elina has started the Harku municipality Hobby School, Äripäev Training Center and Rocca al Mare Training Center and has been a co-author of the Äripäev Personnel Handbook. She has organized conferences and trainings in cooperation with top Estonian trainers, trained managers and specialists, and given lectures to personnel managers and students. Elina Siilbek is involved in the project “Back to School” and teaches upper secondary school students as a volunteer, the main topics of these lessons are cooperation skills, self-management and time management. In recent years, Elina Siilbek has run the Hobby School and Youth Work Foundation, which has provided a good overview of the needs of young people, youth work and the management of youth centers. The foundation operates the largest hobby school and all youth centers in Harku municipality (more than 60 employees and 1,000 clients in total).

Kaja Jakobson

Kaja Jakobson is a trainer and entrepreneur at MTÜ Planum and a financial analyst and mentor at TalTech. She has extensive experience in training adults and young people, and previous experience working with young people. He has been an assessor of the Tallinn Board of Education and has worked in various positions in the education system: as the head of extracurricular activities at Järva-Jaani Secondary School (1992-1994), as a teacher (1995-2005) and as a head of studies at Kadriorg German Gymnasium (2005-2014). In 2014-2016, she also chaired the work of the national standard-determining tests committees at SA Innove. She has extensive experience of youth-oriented study programs, and an overview of young people’s needs in areas that are not included in the school program. Kaja Jakobson has always wanted to develop young people’s communication and cooperation skills, as she knows the needs of both young people and specialists working with young people in developing these skills. She has a master’s degree in physics (University of Tartu, 1987), economics (University of Tartu, MBA 2015) and information technology (University of Tartu, 2022). In addition, as a head of extracurricular activities and an entrepreneur, she has organized several major events and trainings.